Meet the Midwives

Clare and Emme have a combined 27 years experience caring for women and babies.
Hundreds of families have chosen Trillium Midwifery Care.


Emme Corbeil -Certified Professional Midwife, CPM, LM

 

emmeEmme’s passion for birth began with the birth of her first born in 1991. Birth was transformative and empowering and she loved being a mom. In 2000 when her last baby was weaning Emme started attending births with plans of one day becoming a midwife. Emme quickly became an active doula sitting on the board of the Childbirth Collective and attending hundreds of birth in the home, birth center and hospital setting. Early in her doula career Emme witnessed her first home birth and knew immediately that she would be a home birth midwifery.

Emme started her formal midwifery apprenticeship in 2003 and earned her Certified Professional Midwifery credential in 2008. Emme has had the privilege of working with many community midwives both traditionally and formally trained. Along with learning directly from midwives at over 100 births Emme attended the Farm Midwifery training Center and was thrilled to learn directly from Ina May Gaskin, Pamela Hunt and the rest of the Farm Midwives. In 2005 Emme was accepted into an intensive internship at a busy birth center in the Philippines. While living and working at Mercy Maternity Center Emme was able to learn directly from mothers, babies and many foreign midwives. In addition to her apprenticeships and internships Emme is trained and certified in advanced neonatal life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Emme is a member of the Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives (MCCPM), MNow!, Midwives Alliance of North America, The Childbirth Collective and DONA International. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives.

Emme lives in south Minneapolis with her husband Paul and daughter Sydney. Her boys, Noah and Levi have flown the nest and live in Wisconsin.


Clare Welter – Certified Nurse Midwife, CNM

ClaireClare was born and raised in Richfield, MN, the sixth child of eleven! She remembers well the happiness that the births of her younger siblings brought to her family. As a midwife, it is truly a privilege to share with families the joy and excitement of their journeys as they prepare to welcome a child into the world.

Clare worked as a labor and birth nurse from 1984-1997. She graduated from University of Minnesota Midwifery school in 1997 and began her work as a Certified Nurse Midwife

. She first worked with a rich immigrant population on the West Side of St Paul. Birthing women taught Clare most of what she knows and about normal birth. In January of 2006 she left the world of hospital birth and began to attend home births. Clare loves the new dimensions home birth brings to her practice of midwifery. There is richness, a depth of relationship in homebirth that she believes is at the heart of the midwifery model of care.

Clare is also has a yoga practice and shares this with many students in her yoga teaching. Clare began her yoga studies in 1987 and taught her first prenatal yoga class in 1998 at the St. Paul Yoga Center, where she continues to teach three general classes each week.

Clare also offers a donation class each week for pregnant women and their doulas on Sundays from 1:00 to 2:15 at the St Paul Yoga Center. All are welcome. Yoga poses and sequences, with attention to the breath, is helpful to relieve common discomforts of pregnancy. Yoga teaches us to be present and to make friends with our bodies, and Clare knows that this connection helps women and their babies during the birth process. The prenatal yoga class also provides a space for birthing women to form relationships with other mothers and mothers-to-be. Clare has witnessed such wonderful support and mentoring among the circle of women in her yoga space.

Clare lives in St Paul with her loving man Paul and her son Julian.