Resources to pick a care provder

If you are newly pregnant or pregnant and still mulling over your options for birth place and care providers, there are some resources you can use to help think about where you will have your baby (or babies) and who will be there.

For the kind of care provider:

Choosing a Caregiver from Childbirth Connection – discusses the different types of providers and what questions to ask when finding a provider

Questions to Ask Your Care Provider from Lamaze

Changing your Care Provider from Mother’s Advocate

Minnesota OB Clinic Cesarean Rates- scroll to page 192 for the list of clinics and their rates

The Midwives Model of Care

For the place of birth:

Choosing a Place of Birth from Childbirth Connection- Discusses the different options and things to consider

Minnesota Hospital Cesarean Rate from

Choosing a place of birth for a VBAC – The NIH statement and availability of emergency care



Veronica Jacobsen, BA, CLC, CPST, LCCE, FACCE
Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators

Opening BabyLove in September of 2011 has allowed me to build a space where all families can come to get good information in a caring, welcoming environment. I have found that not only do I love teaching more than ever, but I also really love running a business. Hopefully my passion for every aspect of BabyLove shines through.
I live in Richfield with my husband, and I am a mother of a two great children. When I can steal a few free moments, I love to go on adventures with my family, cook, garden, thrift, can, and craft.

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