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Nurse Midwife Services at CentraCare Health - Long Prairie

Call the Midwife Clinic to make an appointment


Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday: 1 to 7:30 p.m.

What is a nurse-midwife?

A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is a professional health care provider who is a registered nurse and has graduated from an advanced education program in midwifery accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CNMs must pass a national certification examination and meet strict requirements set by state health agencies. In Minnesota, CNMs can write prescriptions.

Midwife Services


  • Prenatal care
  • Labor support
  • Delivery
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding counseling and assistance
  • Preconception planning
  • Childbirth education

Classes available in childbirth education and breastfeeding.


  • Annual physical exam
  • Breast exams
  • Pap smears
  • Period problems
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause and hormone replacement
  • Vaginal, bladder and sexually transmitted infections

Other classes related to women’s health are offered on a regular basis.

Family Planning

Including, but not limited to:

  • Depo-Provera shots
  • Cervical caps
  • Natural family planning
  • Birth control pills
  • Emergency contraception
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Diaphragms

Other classes related to women’s health are offered on a regular basis.

Well-Baby / Well-Child (up to age 2)

  • Physical exams
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental screening

Additional Services for Women

Minnesota Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program

For women over age 40 without insurance or whose insurance does not cover preventive care, the Minnesota Breast & Cervical Cancer Control Program will pay for annual exams, including Pap smears, breast exams and mammograms, for women who qualify. Follow-up evaluation of abnormal Pap smears or mammogram reports is provided in the grant with specified physicians.

Lactation Support Services

The midwives are lactation consultants and are available by phone or appointment for consultation concerning breastfeeding questions and problems. They coordinate an electric breast pump rental service, if needed for emergencies.

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