Health Foundations Unique Model of Care

Your body. Your baby. Your Birth. Your Way. 

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This statement is more than just our slogan—it is the cornerstone of our philosophy of midwifery care for pregnant women and their families.  Our families are truly at the center of everything that happens here at Health Foundations.  We exist to serve you—to empower you to make the best informed choices for your family and your future. 

While it’s true that we offer comprehensive midwifery care for expecting families, our center is unique in that we combine mainstream medical therapies with complimentary and alternative medicine—the best of both worlds, all under one roof.  We serve individuals and families through a variety of healing modalities.  We also serve our clients beyond the pregnancy, birth and immediate postpartum stages.  

This integrative care model is unique in the Twin Cities, and the nation. It is truly a rare birth center that offers so many healing services in one place.  Health Foundations is renowned nationally as practicing a model that many strive to emulate.  

We believe this model of care best meets the needs of our families and our community.  And we are so thrilled to offer so many wellness services under one roof that we wanted to tell you all about them today. 

In addition to our top-notch midwifery care,

We help couples via fertility and conception support.

We help couples before they get pregnant.  Conception support can set up a couple for the healthiest start to a pregnancy.  The couple need not have any prior difficulty with conception to seek this service.  This is all about optimizing the health of both future-parents so they can have the best start.  Think of this like preparing the soil before a seed is planted—a little preparation can go a long way!

We also help couples that have been trying to conceive but perhaps have encountered bumps along the road. 

Our fertility and conception support combines the best of conventional medicine—blood work and other diagnostics, for example—with naturopathic and other alternative medicines, as well as nutritional support.  This combination offers couples comprehensive support as they begin (or continue!) their journey into parenthood. 

Read more about our preconception planning services here.  

We also offer intrauterine insemination (IUI)!  Read more about IUI here.

We offer naturopathic care.

We offer naturopathic care for all adults and children.

Naturopathic physicians, or NDs, combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Founded in traditional healing practices, naturopathic medicine values holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Naturopathic doctors promote the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.

NDs treat all medical conditions and can provide both individual and family health care.  Here at Health Foundations, Dr. Amy specializes in women’s health, fertility and pediatrics. You can learn more about our naturopathic care here.    

We offer comprehensive women's health care. 

You don’t have to be pregnant, or even of childbearing age, to utilize our women's health services.  We offer pelvic exams and Pap smears, as well as serving women who have specific health concerns that may benefit from gynecological, obstetric or surgical care.  Currently our staff OB-GYN (Dr. Dennis Hartung, MD), our nurse midwives (Katrina & Rachel) and women's health nurse practitioner (Ann) offer women's health care.  You can learn more about our women’s health services here.  

We offer pediatric care. 

Whether or not you birthed at the birth center, you can take advantage of our pediatric services.  The well-loved, compassionate, and skilled pediatric nurse-practitioner Lindsey Deeb of Dakota Pediatrics sees patients at Health Foundations every week.  We offer well child visits as well as visits when there is a specific health concern. 

We offer chiropractic care.

We offer chiropractic care for pregnant women, as well as children and other adults.  The amazing Dr. Amber Moravec of Naturally Aligned Family Chiropractic see patients at Health Foundations weekly.  Dr. Amber is dedicated to helping women have comfortable, pain-free pregnancies and efficient labors. Dr. Amber sees women in pregnancy, will attend labors to help mom’s body function optimally and see both you and baby after you deliver. She offers terrific care at an affordable price and can make a huge difference in your family’s health!

We offer acupuncture. 

We offer gentle and intuitive acupuncture for both pregnant and non-pregnant members of your family. This even includes kiddos!  We offer non-needle techniques that are excellent for little ones. Our acupuncturist specializes in pediatrics and women’s health. 

We offer craniosacral therapy.

Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a very gentle technique that works to help the body’s natural healing mechanisms by relieving stress on the central nervous system. Using extremely gentle touch, the practitioner evaluates the craniosacral system for restrictions and initiates a release to allow the body to correct itself.  Craniosacral therapy is great for pregnant women, newborns and children, and adults with a variety of healing goals.

We offer yoga.

We have offered yoga here at Health Foundations for many years.  We have partnered with Blooma yoga to offer yoga classes in our beautiful upstairs gathering space.  Call us to learn more! 

We are a full-service lactation center.

We have a full product assortment from Bravado nursing bras, to pump parts, to breastfeeding supplements and much more, that allows you to "one stop shop" for all your breastfeeding, lactation & educational needs. We offer free nursing bra fittings and can order those difficult to find nursing bra sizes! 

We offer classes, support groups and community events.

Building and supporting community is one of our highest values at Health Foundations. We offer childbirth education classes as well as two support groups that are free and open to the public: Mama’s Milk hour for mamas and their babies, and New Mom’s group. We frequently host community events including holiday and seasonal celebrations. 

We are here to serve and support our community in a variety of ways that all seek to empower and heal individuals and families.  Please call us to learn more about any of our services: (651) 895-2520.