Carlyn Penwell, DNP, CNM
- Women's Health
- Prenatal care
- Minnesota midwife
- Water birth
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
I am passionate about making my patients feel empowered and confident in their choices for a healthy life and healthy pregnancy. Outside of work, I love movies, books, baking, making people laugh and spending time with friends and family.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be an attorney. I can only really imagine myself advocating for others in some capacity.
My most memorable travel destination was to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden where I stayed at the Ice Hotel, fed reindeer and rode on a dog sled.
I knew I wanted to become a midwife when I spent time at a hospital where there was a lack of education and support for women before, during and after childbirth. I found that I easily established a connection with my patients and I could really make a positive difference in people’s lives and health.
Something that I have learned from my patients is the value of being honest and transparent.
My personal health goals are to get more sleep and practice yoga regularly.
My most valuable achievements are tied to my relationships with others. I work hard to be a good daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and midwife.
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
- The Mother Baby Center at Abbott Northwestern and Children's Minnesota
- United Hospital
- The Mother Baby Center at United and Children's Minnesota
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Major health plans we accept
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we accept
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)