Meet the Midwife: Christine Mehl, CPM, LM
Utilizing a Rebozo technique on a client to provide pregnancy comfort and encourage baby to be in an optimal position for birth.
It is an honor to guide clients during pregnancy's transformative journey. I have always known about homebirth and midwifery care, since I was born at home myself. The re-growth of out-of-hospital birth over the past decade has assisted tens of thousands of families striving for an empowering, safe, childbearing experience. It is my sincere belief that every individual deserves the opportunity to choose and receive the care they want.
I am a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and a licensed midwife (LM) in Minnesota. I graduated summa cum laude from Midwives College of Utah in 2017. I am skilled in and meet the requirements set forth by the International Confederation of Midwives.
During my four year midwifery clinical training, I served homebirthing families in Fargo-Moorhead, and interned as a midwife at free-standing birth centers in Utah (Better Birth) and Alaska (Integrated Wellness & Center for Birth). Throughout my clinical experiences, I was privileged to learn from six Certified Professional Midwives (CPM's), two Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM's), and an Obstetrician/Gynecologist (OB/GYN).
I maintain certifications in CPR/Healthcare Provider BLS (Basic Life Support) and Neonatal Resuscitation. I am a member of Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives (MCCPM) and National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM). Prior to entering the midwife profession, I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Community Health Education, and served clients as a doula.
I am married to my best friend, John, and together we are parents to our six children. I have birthed five of my babies at home with the guidance of a midwife. I enjoy nature walks, spending time with my family, reading, researching genealogy, and playing card/boardgames.