Jessica and Rosa are A skilled and compassionate MidwiFE team, who share the same vision of serving their community during the sacred and memorable experience of gestation, birth and postpartum.
Rosa Oesterreich, CPM, LM, TM
Licensed Certified Professional midwife
I am a Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed in Minnesota. I completed my clinical training and didactic midwifery education through a formal program and continuing residency at Maternidad La Luz.
I was also a midwifery academic instructor at Maternidad La Luz, where I oversaw the education of many students. I have spent a great deal of time throughout the United States, India, South & Central America studying and practicing midwifery.
I grew up un-schooling on land in rural Minnesota. My family, land and animals remain a large part of my identity. Outside of midwifery, I enjoy painting, reading, cooking, and biking. Environmental and social rights and justice are very important to me.
Jessica Swan, CPM
Certified Professional midwife
After traveling in the U.S., Guatemala, and Mexico as a young adult, I attended Maternidad La Luz, a birth center and midwifery school in El Paso, Texas. I became a certified professional midwife (CPM) in 2009 and stayed on as a staff midwife and academic instructor. In 2011, I moved back to my childhood community in Wisconsin and attended rural home births. In 2014, I moved to the Twin Cities to practice with Rosa and live within radical community.
Currently I am simplifying my life so as to have space and time to be with my two children (6 months and 4 years old) in a way that feels peaceful and joyful. I also am exploring different ways to expand my knowledge: lactation consulting, massage therapy, non-violent communication, fertility awareness and other things!
So as to allow more time for other things but still be involved in our practice and my passion for midwifery I am stepping back from clinical work. I'll be taking on more of the administrative responsibilities as well as providing Rosa support through consultation, review and occasional clinical support.
"We chose Jessica and Rosa for the home birth of our fifth child. It was our first experience with home birth and we were so pleased with the care and respect Jessica and Rosa showed me during my pregnancy, through the long birth, and as we settled into the postpartum period."