Lakeview Health System

What is a Midwife?

The word midwife has been used for centuries to describe a woman who is "with women" at birth. A midwife was traditionally an older female in the family or the community. Today, the word indicates a philosophy of care that focuses on the specific needs of women, offers a variety of options, and minimizes unnecessary intervention; and the individuals who hold that title are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.
Stillwater Medical Group midwives know that healthy mothers mean healthy, happy babies and families. Making a midwife your primary care provider means your midwife is there for gynecological care, breast exams, routine health screenings, and more. You can receive adolescent and midlife care, as well as prenatal and pregnancy care all from the same place, with a midwife you trust.


  • Annual visits
  • Gynecological problem visits (like UTIs and vaginitis)
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening and treatment
  • Preconceptual care
  • Prenatal carelabor support and vaginal delivery
  • Postpartum care
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Birth control management, including Mirena, Paragard, and Nexplanon

Meet the Team:

Lauren Pasche, CNM   Michelle Rice, MSN, CNM

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