Services Provided with Thrive

Comprehensive Women's Health Care

Home birth

Well woman visits

Gynecologic concerns


Prepregnancy health assessment

Telehealth or virtual visits

Prescription medications

Pelvic pain

Infertility care

Artificial insemination

Basic primary care

Lactation support

In-home IV hydration

Referrals for specialists

Certified nurse-midwives provide comprehensive care to women from the teen years through menopause. We can order labs or imaging, and prescribe medications for your health needs. Our provider also offers evidence based integrative care, with extensive knowledge on using supplements, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to support health and address illness.

Thrive Midwives is an out-of-network (OON) provider with all insurances in Minnesota. Our visits are typically 30-60 minutes long, resulting in more comprehensive and personalized care. You also have ready access to your provider, via text, in-chart messaging, and by phone. We will bill your insurance for you, then bill you for whatever costs they deem your responsibility. It is the responsibility of each person to be familiar with their OON insurance benefits and pay for care they receive. Please call us if you want an estimate on how much we bill for typical visits.

Telehealth or Virtual Visits

A telehealth or virtual visit is a fabulous way to receive efficient and affordable care, while avoiding the hassles of a clinic visit. Schedule at a time that is convenient for you, including evenings and weekends. These visits are only appropriate for uncomplicated health concerns that DO NOT require a physical exam. If lab testing or imaging is recommended, we can usually order those for you. Many Thrive clients have virtual visits to get medication refills, check-in on how their treatments are working, switch contraceptive methods, get skin issues assessed, and discuss how to manage anxiety or depression. The cost of a 10 minute telehealth consult with Thrive is $55, and $85 for a 20 minute visit. If you choose to have us bill insurance, your visit may cost upwards of $180 if your insurance does not cover virtual visits or they apply it to your deductible. Insurance and client billing is time intensive, which adds to our cost of providing care.


One of our goals at Thrive Midwives is to provide innovative care in a manner that is convenient and affordable for families. As a consequence, we offer IV hydration at home, with the option of IV medication. This may be particularly helpful for women with significant nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, those with an intractable migraine, or folks trying to get through a stomach bug. Go to an emergency room, and you may wait for hours to be seen or worse, get exposed to germs that you best avoid. IV hydration with Thrive costs $100-200 depending on the number of liters given, if medications are provided, and mileage to your home. Simple, affordable, and convenient.


Families Thrive Midwives

I loved the ease and convenience of using Thrive’s telehealth option. My daughter and I had developed a nasty case of thrush and with three kids and a busy schedule, I had no time to travel to an appointment to get it taken care of. Not to mention, it was a Saturday! In about 10 minutes, Kari had asked me the necessary questions, diagnosed the problem and had a prescription sent to my local pharmacy. It could not possibly have been easier. Thrive definitely has a patient for life!


As a doula practicing for 20 years, I can attest that the physical, emotional, informational and midwifery care that Kari provides is truly phenomenal. She cares so deeply about the families that she serves, which is evident in the countless births I have attended with her. From the moment you meet Kari, her knowledge about and trust in normal birth is infectious. On top of all of that she has an amazing sense of humor! As a doula, it is a joy to watch her hold space for all of the fortunate families that have entrusted her with their care.

−Jessie, doula

When I think about who I trust to deliver my baby, my mind automatically says, Kari. In 2015 I delivered my first son in a local hospital, and the tender care and attention I received from Kari during labor, delivery and post postpartum, I knew I wouldn’t be able to find in anyone else. The amount of respect you have between the boundaries of culture and medicine manifests itself in your practice, as I witnessed it during my first delivery. You place your patients wants and needs before yours. You are there any time of the day or night via phone, email or text message. During the hard times of struggle and when my life caused me stress, I turned to you to help me get back on track to improve or maintain my health. When I was going through my miscarriage, I trusted in your expertise and wisdom. Even though I was far away from home when it occurred, you made me feel comforted as I knew you were just one call away. When I think of you Kari, it brings tears to my eyes to have known such a wonderful person and knowing my family trust you whole heartily. What I can say about you is endless. Thank you for all you do.


I have known and practiced with Kari for a long time, and trust her implicitly to provide top-notch care for her patients. She stays current in evolving research regarding women’s health and demonstrates a growing knowledge base regarding use of supplements and herbal therapies. Kari is also really innovative in providing care in low resource settings, such as international health.

−Robyn, MD

Kari’s care is exceptional! Not only does she provide stellar whole woman care, she listens and truly forms a bond with each of her clients. Never feel like a number or meet an impersonal provider again. Kari takes the time to get to know you and your family’s health needs and provides you with the tools and knowledge to make well-informed and practical health choices. Thank you, Kari, for being my advocate!


Kari provides a one-of-a-kind blend of compassion, attention to detail and well researched medical knowledge. She believes strongly that pregnancy and birth is a natural process for most women, recommending both natural remedies and evidence-based Western medicine when it was indicated.


I am so impressed by how Kari keeps up with current research. You can rest assured that the care you get at Thrive will be rooted in the latest evidence and tailored to your needs. Kari is a strong communicator and will be your advocate. I will gladly refer families seeking home birth, gynecological care, and intrauterine insemination to Thrive Midwives.

−Emily, nurse-midwife

Kari is extremely knowledgeable, her clinical judgment and decision making are spot on, she is easy to talk to, and has a comforting and peaceful presence.


Kari offers the perfect balance of medical knowledge and personal care, while also trusting a woman’s body and addressing overall wellbeing. She believes that women’s bodies know what they’re doing. She helps you believe that, too.