Services Provided with Thrive

Holistic and Comprehensive Health Care

Home birth

Well body visits

Gyn concerns


Preconceptual planning


Hyperemesis gravidarum HG


Pelvic pain

Basic primary care

Lactation support


Virtual and in person care

Mental health concerns



Certified nurse-midwives provide comprehensive care to people (born with female parts) from adolescence through menopause. I order labs, imaging, and prescribe medications or supplements for your health needs. I also offers evidence based integrative care, with extensive knowledge on using supplements, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to support health and address health concerns.

Thrive Midwives is out-of-network (OON) with all insurance types. Visits are typically 30-60 minutes long, resulting in more comprehensive, individualized, and holistic care. You also have ready access to me, via text, in-chart messaging, and by phone. Our billing team bills 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 prior to receiving care. Please call me if you want an estimate on how much visits typically cost with and without insurance.

Virtual visits

Virtual visits are 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. These visits are only appropriate for uncomplicated health concerns that DO NOT require a physical exam. If labs or imaging are recommended, orders can be sent to in-network facilities. Many Thrive clients have virtual visits to get medication refills, weight concerns, preconceptual planning, follow-up on a previous concern, switch contraceptive methods, and get care around their mental health. Please inquire about the cost of virtual care.


One of my goals at Thrive Midwives is to provide innovative care in a manner that is convenient and affordable for families. I offer IV hydration and IV medications at home, for our home birth clients struggling with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. This may be also be helpful for those with an intractable migraine or while working through a stomach bug. Care on this level enables you to avoid expensive, long emergency room visits, and keeps you safe from being exposed to illnesses common in hospitals. IV hydration with Thrive costs varies depending on the amount of fluids given, if medications are provided, and mileage to your home.


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.