Cheryl Heitkamp, CNM, APRN
- Healthy lifestyles
- Pregnancy care
- Pelvic floor recovery
- Well female
- Birth control natural and long acting reversibles
Cheryl Heitkamp received her BA in nursing from St. Kate’s, and her MS in nursing from the University of Minnesota. Cheryl has been a Certified Nurse Midwife since 1989. She and her husband are parents to 5 kids (Pitocin induction with narcotic pain relief, unmedicated home births, unmedicated hospital births and her last was a Cesarean for “brow presentation, mentum posterior” -look it up…) with only her youngest living at home (among many animals-two dogs, a cat, a chinchilla and a fish)
Cheryl worked in the HealthEast system and United Hospital from 1989-1995 under the name of Cheryl Anderson. When she returned to work in 2006, she worked in Waconia, MN at Ridgeview Medical Center, then two birth centers, and prior to starting Willow Midwives worked at Park Nicollet-Shakopee’s St. Francis Regional Medical Center from 2011-2015.
Willow began as a dream in 2001. She and other innovative midwives gathered in Minneapolis and St. Paul to bring Kitty Ernst to the legislature to attempt to create an avenue for birth center licensure. It didn’t happen then, but in 2010, licensure of Birth Centers was overwhelmingly supported by the MN legislators and after a bumpy journey, Willow was planted.
My mission for Willow Midwives is to provide the highest quality experience while you seek care for your hormonal, sexual, reproductive and counter-reproductive health. I promote the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) mission and am working to establish midwifery as the standard of care for women.
- St. Catherine University
- University of Minnesota
- American Association of Birth Centers (AABC)
- American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
- Waterbirth International
Current licenses and certifications
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
Years of experience
Additional languages spoken
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
- The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's Minnesota
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