Women deserve reliable, attentive care throughout their pregnancies and their lives. Astera Health’s certified nurse midwife would love to walk with you every step of the way.

Is Midwifery for You?

Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) deliver hands-on care from prenatal to postpartum, as well as a full range of primary health care for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. They are trained in nursing and midwifery, receiving either a master’s or doctorate degree upon graduation. They also take a national certification exam through the American Midwifery Certification Board.

A Holistic Approach

CNMs differ from OB/GYNs in that they typically take a holistic approach in their practice, meaning they look at the whole picture of your care, including mental health, socioeconomic status, family dynamics, workplace conditions, and your general mood toward your health.

Education and Motivation

CNMs believe in providing education in all aspects of health that affect not only you, but your entire family. They devote ample appointment time to instruct and encourage you in areas such as nutrition, exercise, caring for a newborn, preventive care, and other facets of your pregnancy and general health.


  • Prenatal to postpartum care
  • Expertise and support during delivery
  • Water birth

Women’s Health

  • Pelvic exams
  • Contraceptive counseling
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vaginitis
  • Breast exams
  • Hormonal acne
  • STD testing
  • Biometric screening
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles

Meet Our Certified Nurse Midwives

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich, CNM, and Allison Freese-Johnson, CNM know what it’s like to be a mom juggling a busy life.

Dawn and Allison strive to empower women to make healthy choices for themselves and their families, and they love making the experience of pregnancy to birth a joyous occasion for everyone involved.

Learn more about our providers here:


Wadena Clinic: 218-631-3510
Sebeka Clinic: 218-837-5333
Ottertail Clinic: 218-367-6262