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 

About LeAnn

My interest in midwifery began in the 1980’s when I saw my first birth as part of my training in nursing school. I was profoundly impressed with the birthing woman’s strength and power, despite the poor care she received, and was driven to find out how care for women could be different. I worked as a labor and delivery registered nurse for a few years; during that time met a nurse midwife and began dreaming of becoming a midwife. About ten years later (because Life Happened in the form of getting married, the opportunity to live in Asia for 7 years, a research project on Traditional Birth Attendants in Indonesia and having two of my three children) I was thrilled to attend Baylor College of Medicine Nurse-Midwifery Division. My first job as a midwife was in an out of hospital birth center in Texas where I worked for almost a year before returning to life in Asia and a small solo home birth practice.

In 1993 I returned to the United States, started working for Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota and had my third child (and third home birth). I worked in a 2 midwife practice at Olmsted for 5 years, attending many deliveries in the hospital. In 2003 I resigned from my position at Olmsted Medical Center as an opportunity to live and work in beautiful Winona, Minnesota presented itself. For 10 years I worked in a 2 midwife practice in Winona Clinic, attending many more births at Community Memorial Hospital. (My total of births attended is just over 700). My work at Winona Clinic also included well-woman care (gynecology). 

2009 was a year of big changes: I was “down-sized” from Winona Clinic and had plenty of time to contemplate my life so far and my future. I discovered that the call of midwifery, the call to serve women, the craving for the privilege of attending births was still very strong. In early 2010 I started a homebirth practice serving southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa. I opened an office in downtown Winona where I provide prenatal care and women’s healthcare.

I am a member of Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) and the American College of Nurse Midwifery (ACNM). I attend continuing education sessions yearly and maintain neonatal resuscitation certification. So much of what I have learned so far in life and in my work as a midwife has been given to me by the women I have been privileged to serve. I thank them all from the bottom of my heart.