Health Notes: Birthing center is first in Duluth with midwivesA birthing center staffed by midwives is coming to Duluth and is accepting new patients with birth dates on or after Sept. 15.
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
A birthing center staffed by midwives is coming to Duluth and is accepting new patients with birth dates on or after Sept. 15.
Morning Star Women’s Health and Birth Center will have a grand opening in September at 1730 E. Superior St., the company announced this week.
Duluth’s will be the third freestanding birth center operated by the company, which was established in 1993. Other centers are in Menomonie, Wis., and St. Louis Park, Minn.
The center will have three birth suites and a licensed staff of certified professional midwives and certified nurse midwives, the company said in a news release.
It noted that the location is within minutes of Duluth hospitals.
The Minnesota Legislature created licensing for accredited birth centers in 2010, the news release said.
Morning Star will be the first such center in northern Minnesota.
Patients currently are being seen in off-site clinical locations, it said.
To learn more, call (715) 231-3100.