Thrive Midwives | Care Team to Assist With the Birth YOU Want!

Planning your birth and need to find a care provider that aligns with your needs and wants? Minneapolis has a few great options, but not many can compare to this highly trained Certified Nurse Midwife who is also a homebirth care provider! If you want a home birth, Thrive Midwives is the team for you! 

About Thrive Midwives

With two offices in MN, one in Minneapolis and the other in Hopkins, Thrive Midwives was founded in 2016 by Kari Michalski, APRN, CNM, who still serves as the lead midwife at the practice. Kari boasts over 21 years of experience in health care, with 10 of those years being spent as a hospital and birth center midwife! She decided to open her own practice and focus on attending home births, which gave her the ability to innovate clinically and intimately connect with families. Above all, Kari and Thrive Midwives are dedicated to helping parents have safe, empowered, informed births! 

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Thrive Midwives offers a variety of services meant to support a wide range of parents, including homebirthers, water birthers, and VBAC clients. Starting with free consultations, Thrive Midwives’ birth care package consists of a full schedule of prenatal visits, care during labor, birth, and immediate recovery, a birth assistant, postpartum care, and routine neonatal care for the first 14 days. 

Thrive Midwives provide a full menu of comprehensive women’s health care services aside from homebirth. Which include: 

  • Well-woman visits
  • Gynecologic visits to address any concerns
  • Contraception
  • Pre-pregnancy health assessments
  • Telehealth or virtual visits
  • Prescription medications
  • In-home IV hydration
  • Referrals for specialists
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Essential oil education
  • Herbal therapies
  • Perinatology
  • Lactation support
  • Basic primary care
  • Artificial insemination
  • Infertility care
  • Pelvic pain management/treatment. 

These care services are offered to women starting in the teenage years through to menopause. Above all, they provide a balance of evidence-based care with extensive knowledge on using supplements, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to support health and address illnesses. 

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Thrive Midwives holds supporting families close to its heart and is proud to be able to provide a number of great services as well as free resources for parents who may need any additional help or assistance with anything parental. Their resources include information for homebirth, labor and birth education, pregnancy and postpartum bodywork, prenatal yoga, fitness, pelvic floor therapy, postpartum mental health, lactation and breastfeeding, integrative medicine, as well as general evidence-based labor and birth! 

Thrive Midwives

Thrive Midwives is more than a midwife, but rather a midwife who is ready to become a part of your family and help your family meet their birth goals, as well as ensure they stay healthy and supported during it all! 

Finding a team you trust is a huge step in the motherhood journey! But now it’s time to find a photographer to capture all your special moments along the way. I have been a Minneapolis photographer for many years and love helping families. So check out more of my work in the blog links below. Then let’s chat about your next photo session!

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