Lizi (Elizabeth) Seefeldt, APRN, CNM
- Water birth
- Vaginal Birth after Cesarean
- Physiologic birth
- Family-centered care
- Empowered healthcare experiences
- Gyn care
- Mental health concerns
What is your practice philosophy? My midwifery philosophy is centered on shared-decision making and trauma-informed care. My goal is always to transfer the balance of power back to my clients by sharing my knowledge of best practice, empowering them to make their own healthcare choices, and support them in those choices.
What are you passionate about? And why? I am passionate about empowering folks in their healthcare choices because the more knowledge we share, the stronger we become.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: A photographer as it has been a lifelong hobby for me. I absolutely love freezing special and/or candid moments for folks, getting the lighting just right, and making people feel confident in front of the camera!
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? My journey started as a nurse in the neonatal ICU. I fell in love with educating and empowering parents to care for their babies and of course birth. Eventually, this seamlessly led me down the path of midwifery as a huge part of being a provider is education and empowerment! I am the type of person who does not do routines well and so never knowing what my day has in store: birth, gynecological care, postpartum, well-person visit, mental health check-in, etc. keeps me on my toes and loving my job!
Something I have learned from my patients is: Something I’ve learned from my clients is that listening and validating their feelings/experience is a just as important part of my job as doing a physical assessment or reviewing lab results.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): My work days are almost always unpredictable and the diversity of my clients needs keeps me on my toes. From labor and birth, to well-person care, to contraceptives and postpartum, I love to expect the unexpected and I enjoy the challenge of helping my clients navigate through this as well.
My personal health goal is: Find time for yoga at least once a week.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? I started prioritizing my mental health several years ago by seeing a therapist, prioritizing sleep, and becoming more intentional about incorporating self-care into my life. I feel like a completely different person in all the best ways!
What are you most proud of? Having a baby early on during my nurse midwifery program (while my partner was also in grad school). This taught me a lot about work-life balance and perseverance!
What are a few of your personal achievements? Finishing with my Doctorate degree in 2020.
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)