Welcome to WomanCare

WomanCare is an independent midwifery practice providing health care for women of all ages

WomanCare provides prenatal care, homebirth and postpartum care

WomanCare also provides health care for women who are not pregnant: annual exams, birth control, Pap smears, screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, bladder infections and vaginal infections...and more

LeAnn van den Bosch is a midwife who will be there for you and with you. She has more than 30 years of experience in women's health care: welcoming more than 700 babies, providing innumerable exams, diagnoses, prescriptions and hours spent guiding you and listening to your needs. 

WomanCare's office is located in Winona, MN
Please don't hesitate to call or email for more information
phone: 507 450 3422
emial: LeAnn@womancareofwinona.com 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Minnesota home birth, Marianna

Marianna's Birth Story

My due date (August 19th) came and sent.  LeAnn was more patient than I. At my last prenatal appointment with her (August 30, 2011), we talked about options for encouraging labor. We decided that if by the following appointment (Sept. 1st) I hadn't had our little baby girl we would talk about some options. Otherwise, baby was happy, I was happy, and LeAnn was happy, so we waited. Keep in mind, I dilate early and slowly. With my first baby, I was 5cm dilated and not in active labor. At this point in the story, I was 4cm dilated with our baby girl, but also not in labor. On August 31st, my mother came and watched our 20 month old son for the day. My husband and I spent the day walking, eating, laughing, and enjoying each other's company. We both knew today was going to be the PERFECT day to have a baby, so she would just have to come. My mom joined us for dinner, and I told her we were having the baby that night. She laughed because I clearly was not in labor. She said she was going to get going home, but I begged her to stay until 8 because I just knew baby had to come (she was the arranged sitter for out son during the the birth and she lived an hour away).