Kristine Twite Lehnen, DNP, APRN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Not accepting new patients in this area.
- Physiologic birth
- Trial of labor after cesarean
- Water birth
- Patient-Centered Care
- Shared decision making
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Postpartum care
- Lactation/breastfeeding support
Practice philosophy: I believe in partnering with women and families in their care and birth experience. Listening to women, honoring their wishes, following evidence-based medicine/midwifery practice, and using shared decision making are vital to providing optimal care, and great outcomes.
What are you passionate about and why? I'm passionate about honoring women's and families' wishes and desires during the birthing process, facilitating not only a safe birth, but also a great birthing experience.
If you weren't a health care provider, what would you be? I can't imagine being anything else!
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? Since I was a child, I have always been interested in being involved in women's health and the birthing world.
What is something you have learned from your patients? Patients are the experts on themselves and we will do a better job caring for them and partnering with them if we listen to their hopes, their fears, and their lived experiences.
What is one of the challenges of this career you enjoy? And why? The hours of being on-call as a midwife can be exhausting - but SO worth it!
What is your personal health goal? I'd like to work out more often. My goal would be to make time to exercise 6 days a week.
What is the best thing you've done for your health or the best health advice you've received? One of the best things I've done for my health is to get adequate sleep.
What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of my four amazing kids and how wonderful they are turning out to be as young adults.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Earning my bachelor's of nursing as a young single mother, then earning my master's degrees and my doctorate of nursing practice while raising a blended family are my greatest personal achievements.
- Frontier Nursing University
- American College of Nurse Midwives
- Association of Women's Health
- Minnesota Affiliate of ACNM
- National Providers of Women's Health
- Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses
Current licenses and certifications
- CNM American Midwifery Certification Board
- Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified
Years of experience
- Abbott Northwestern Hospital
- United Hospital
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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)