Blending the traditions of midwifery with current standards of safe, evidenced based care.

Meg Novak, CPM

Bella Luna Birth Services

Meg Novak, CPM

Meg Novak, CPM

Bella Luna Birth Services
Serving families in Winona, LaCrosse, Albert Lea, Rochester and surrounding areas.
651.424.8059

Hello!  I am a Certified Professional Midwife here in Winona.  I received my training at Maternidad La Luz, a busy birth center and school in El Paso, Texas, along with a homebirth apprenticeship in St Louis, MO.  I have been a birthworker since 2004, and have been involved with birth work in the United States and Mexico.  

I am passionate about social justice, and began my path to midwifery working in community based doula programs. I am one of the co-founders of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project, an organization that provides pre-natal and parenting education and birth accompaniment for women incarcerated in the state of Minnesota.  I have also worked in public health, working with youth experiencing homeless on building healthy relationships and sexual health.  I view midwifery as a cornerstone of my activism, and think that midwifery can have a big impact on changing the world and strengthening families.  I view birth as a transformative process that can be extremely empowering for families and new parents when they are supported and nurtured through that process. 

I recently moved to the Driftless region, where I live with my two beautiful sons.  I enjoy learning languages, traveling, learning about plants, and creating art. My family recently returned from living in Mexico for an extended period, and I look forward to serving families in Southeastern Minnesota and surrounding regions.