Morning Star's trained specialized staff is passionate about serving women and families in our empowering, holistic model of care. With our unique and personalized approach to all aspects of your care experience, we strive to create a loving, nurturing community that you’ll always feel connected to. Professional Midwives make your pregnancy and birth event a relaxed, enjoyable experience.
Paula's education in midwifery began with the successful completion of an academic and clinical apprenticeship program with Barbara Cook, CPM, in Dallas, Texas, in 1993. She served as the resident midwife at a state licensed Birthing Center during the duration of the program. She has earned CPM certification by the North American Registry of Midwives and holds degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology.
Her philosophy is that women deserve safe options in childbirth. They have the right to make educated, informed decisions about their health care including the choices they have for maternity care providers and birth locations. Paula has been a practicing midwife since 1993, when founding Morning Star Birth Services, LLC, and now owns and operates Morning Star Women's Health and Birth Centers.
Paula lives in Menomonie with her husband Mike. She is mother to Alexandra and grandmother to Victoria.