Nicolle believes that midwifery care is a partnership between her and the women she is honored to provide care to. She believes knowledge is power, and that one of her most important responsibilities as a midwife is to help women make informed decisions about their health care. She feels pregnancy and birth are transformational times in a woman’s life; her goal is to help women feel supported and respected during this journey, and throughout their lifespan.
Nicolle has several areas of special interest in her practice, including;
Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders (PMAD), often referred to as Postpartum Depression, and the impact of social support on women’s experiences in the postpartum period; Breastfeeding, and how to support women during this process; The importance of Doula Care for every woman; and, the benefits of water birth for mom and baby.
Nicolle completed her BSN with 2nd major in Women’s Studies at the University of St Catherine. She completed her MSN in 2010, and her Ph.D in Nursing in 2012 at the University of Minnesota.
After graduation, Nicolle established a thriving midwifery service in rural central Minnesota. Here she practiced as a solo midwife within a multi-specialty clinic for nearly 4 years, providing midwifery care to hundreds of women. She has also worked at an out-of-hospital, freestanding birth center.
Nicolle loves to spend time with her husband, 3 sons, and daughter in-law; raise organic vegetables; and, enjoy the outdoors with her family and rescue dog. She typically spends her spare time in the kitchen, cooking, canning, baking, or creating homemade bath and cleaning products (Pinterest!!).
She has a great interest in volunteerism, and most recently participated in a Remote Area Medical clinic at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee, along with her husband and youngest son.