Carrie Sauter - CNM

Carrie Sauter - CNM

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My Areas of Practice
Person-centered evidence-based care

Pregnancy and Birth

Group prenatal care

Well-woman care, teens through peri-menopause

Complementary and alternative care, including Reiki

Breastfeeding support

Lesbian, gay, bisexual individuals and families

Immigrant healthcare

General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2010

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

Womens Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd.

5th floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

2001 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Family Birth Center
6500 Excelsior Blvd
3rd floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Education & Certifications

Master of Science: University of Minnesota
Nurse Midwifery
Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Science: Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, Michigan

Bachelor of Arts: University of Minnesota
International Relations, Development track, Minors: Women's Studies and Vocal Performance
Minneapolis, MN

American Midwifery Certification Board

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Michigan Board of Nursing

Professional Associations & Awards

American College of Nurse Midwives
Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society
Transcultural Nursing Society


Carrie grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota. While completing her undergraduate degree in International Relations, Carrie visited Guatemala and ultimately lived in there for six months. While in Guatemala, she worked on a public health project helping to build stoves as well as working with a medical team that provided mobile healthcare clinics in rural areas. It was that experience that was the catalyst for Carrie's desire to provide thoughtul, justice oriented, hands-on and heartfelt care to people, especically working with women and their families.

Carrie completed her BSN and worked as a labor and birth RN in Midland, Michigan for two years and then at the Family Birth Center at Methodist Hospital for five years during which time she completed her MSN in nurse-midwifery. She practiced midwifery in another healthcare system, then had the amazing opportunity to return "home" to Park Nicollet.

Prior to nursing school, Carrie also worked for seven years with people with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses which help guide Carrie in her relationships, including her practice of midwifery. Carrie holds as a firm value that each person should be supported and encouraged to be an empowered decision-maker in her (or his) care. Carrie views herself as a guide in the health and wellness process, being in relationship with women and their families on their journeys. Carrie has a deep appreciation for people as whole and complex beings, including the deep strength and power of women in the pregnancy, labor, and the birth process.

Carrie was a patient at Park Nicollet when her second daughter was born at Methodist, which was an incredible experience.  When she is not providing care along with women and their families, Carrie spends as much time as possible with her family, including her wonderfully supportive husband and two amazing daughters, as well as singing, enjoying music, reading, kickboxing, taking Zumba classes, biking, camping, and being involved in her church. She is also a beekeeper.