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Denise Midstokke, LM, CPM

Denise started her midwifery career in 1980 in the Santa Cruz Hills of California. Herself the mother of three children, Denise has felt passionately about her calling as a midwife from the beginning of her career. Denise opened her Sandpoint practice in 1985 and has since delivered hundreds of happy, healthy babies in the area.

Denise is certified with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) as a Certified Professional Midwife and is also an Idaho Licensed Midwife. When Denise isn't busy catching babies, she enjoys the beautiful Idaho outdoors via kayak, bike, or hammock, and hunkering down to knit.


Krysta Freed

Krysta joined our team in 2013 as a qualified Midwifery Intern.  While she earns her university degree in midwifery, she is training directly with Denise developing her practical clinical, educational, and medical skills.

Krysta is an active natural and homebirth supporter, having delivered her daughter with a midwife as well.  Krysta grew up in North Idaho where she lives with her family and their dog, Jordan.


Ammi Midstokke, M.B.A.

Ammi helped create the birth center we have today, and came to join the team full-time in 2013 as the Business Manager.  Her focus on business development and operations help us maintain a professional practice as we grow.

When she's not shuffling paper at the office, she can be found on the trails running or riding bikes with her daughter.



Lisa Christman

Lisa is certified with the AAHCC and has been teaching childbirth classes to families in North Idaho and at our birth center for many years. Lisa is a Bradley Childbirth Educator and Certified Doula.

Lisa is the mother of three boys and lives with her husband north of Sandpoint, where she maintains a fabulous garden.



723 Pine Street Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-0776