Midwifery Care


The Family Birth Place at North Memorial Medical Center is proud to offer a nurse midwife program, which provides primary care to women of childbearing age. In addition to the care we give patients before, during, and after pregnancy and childbirth, the program also focuses on women’s overall health.


  • Prenatal, delivery and postpartum care
  • Childbirth education and preparation
  • Well women health visits
  • Family planning and contraception, preconception, and infertility counseling
  • Comprehensive gynecologic care (including annual exams)
  • Health maintenance education
  • Nutrition and exercise counseling
  • Cancer screening and mammography
  • Sexual health management
  • Immunizations
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening and counseling
  • Heart disease and osteoporosis risk assessment and reduction
  • Menopause management


  • Diane Banigo, CNM
  • Teresa Jarvis, CNM
  • Bridgette Mastel, CNM

North Memorial’s certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are licensed healthcare practitioners educated in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery. CNMs must graduate from an accredited education program and pass a rigorous certification exam. Because of the high standards established for education and certification, CNMs are licensed in all 50 states.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The North Memorial Difference

  • North Memorial midwives believe that pregnancy and birth are natural processes, and are committed to meeting your individual needs and wishes for your birth experience.
  • We encourage and support labor options, including position changes, massage, aromatherapy, the birthing ball, water immersion as well as water birth, and pain medication.
  • During labor & delivery at North Memorial Medical Center, our nurse midwives are supported 24/7 by OB physicians (called Laborists) so patients receive some of the most comprehensive obstetrical care in the Twin Cities.

This service is available at:

Women & Children's Services

Women & Children's Services

3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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