Replacing Angela is Kelly Rae Garland. We are thrilled to add Kelly Rae to our team. With this change our clients can continue to expect the fast, safe and professional service Bywater Birth has been known for since 2011. Please enjoy getting to know Kelly Rae!
Kelly Rae Garland began her journey into birth work after her own birth of her son, River Dakota. She trained with Debra Pascali-Bonaro through DONA in New York City. She quickly realized that she wanted to become a midwife but wasn’t sure exactly which path was right for her. She began nursing school and after a year realized that wasn’t her path. She found a holistic midwifery school that aligned with her ideals and model of care that she wanted to provide. Kelly has worked with a number of home birth midwives in the Twin Cities. She is also a CLEC, placenta specialist, an herbalist, aromatherapist and reiki master. She has also taken Spinning Babies workshops. Her goal is to empower, to protect, nurture and educate every birthing person she has the honor of working with. She has a deep understanding of the physiology of birth and the emotional needs of a laboring person and encourages them to take responsibility for their care.