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The Healing Birth of Lucas

Lucas is my second son, but his big brother, Alex, was not born at LCW. Receiving care at LWC was part of the dream come true for me and my husband, Chris, when we decided to expand our family. Lucas’s birth was healing for both me...

Meryl, Frank, and Vincent’s Birth Story

PLEASE NOTE: The following story tells of a traumatic birth experience and could be triggering for some. It is our intention to share birth stories of all kinds in order to honor the experiences of our clients, aid in their healing, and celebrate the contributions...

Aqueelah, Brian and Olivia’s Birth Story

"I gave birth to my daughter Olivia in 2016 at The Birth Center. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown. While pregnant, I was in my last year of nursing school and everyone at LWC made me and my husband feel safe, confident,...

Kristen, Daniel and Grace’s Birth Story

"The midwifery model of prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care has always been the norm in my family. I was born in a birthing center. My sister was born in a birthing center. My cousins were born in birthing centers. As such, a hospital birth had...

Minnesota Prison Doula Project

At the end of each year, the Lifecycle WomanCare staff comes together to engage in an act of philanthropic giving. In 2018, we opted to compile a charitable group gift in support of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project (MnPDP). This incredible organization provides pregnancy and parenting...

Blooming with Life: The Story of Sherley’s Garden

“The hands that laid these bricks had often caught new lives just hours before.” Sherley’s Garden is familiar to many of the families who have labored at Lifecycle WomanCare (LWC). What they may not know, however, is the beautiful history of this serene space. Every part...

Staff LWC Births

JANE HAYDEN, CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE I had been working at Lifecycle WomanCare as a midwife for almost three years before my daughter was born. There are many things that make the care at LWC so special: the involvement of the whole family, respect for clients' wishes, guarding...

The Heart Hat Project

In loving memory of Grant Emerson MacKenzie #fromourGEMtoyours February was American Heart Month. To raise awareness around all things heart disease -- the leading cause of death in the United States -- forty Lifecycle WomenCare babies born in February received hand-knit winter hats generously donated by...

Christine and her February babies
Two Beautiful Births in February

This beautiful piece was written by a Lifecycle WomanCare mother about her two birth center births. "February is my birth month. It’s not the month in which I was born, but rather the month in which I gave birth to my two sons, six years apart....

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