Meet the Midwife: Christine Mehl, CPM, LM
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. CPMs are community health care providers that are specially and specifically trained in out-of-hospital birth. 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 birthed five of my babies at home with the guidance of a midwife. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, researching genealogy, and playing card/boardgames.
I can't wait to hear about all your hopes and dreams for birth.