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.
Rachel Dolph, LM, CPM
Rachel joins us as a newly licensed midwife and is very excited to be serving and supporting the community. A Sandpoint native, Rachel spent ten years in Western Washington, and has been back in Sandpoint and working with Pend Oreille Midwifery for over four years! Having attended over 300 births and completing her midwifery education, Rachel received her license last year and will continue practicing in Sandpoint!
Rachel is a homebirth and VBAC baby, and is very passionate about birth work and wholistic nutrition. She loves to sing and will one day write a book elaborately describing her love of food, health, and growing a garden. She was recently married and when the time is right, she will continue growing her family in Sandpoint with her husband Kyle, her beloved dog, and all her house plants.
Meet Sandy! She teaches our childbirth education classes!
While expecting our first child we took the Bradley Method and from then on, I was hooked. I attended a weekend training in Chicago and finished the book work through the following year. Since becoming certified I’ve enjoyed walking with couples on their pregnancy journey and preparing them for the birth of their children. When I’m not teaching classes I enjoy soaking up the sun with my husband and our two boys at the lake as well as hiking, decorating cakes, gardening, reading and impromptu dance parties.