Home Birth

Stateline Midwives provide primary midwifery care for families who choose to have their babies at home. We are licensed, autonomous providers who keep birth safe and revered. We provide evidence-based care, all while having deep respect for you and your baby. Informed choice is important to us, and because of this, all care is done with informed consent and refusal. We support you and your choices. We love to see our growing families thrive.

Our care includes

  • Free Consultation
  • Initial visit with full physical and blood work
  • 24 hour availability for emergencies
  • Comprehensive prenatal care every 4 weeks until 28 weeks of pregnancy, every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and then weekly till you have your baby
  • Approximately 1 hour prenatal visits tailored to your needs, to build relationships and to clinically assess both you and your baby
  • Nutrition/herbal counseling and Childbirth education
  • Continuous labor support in your home once labor has been established
  • Water birth options
  • Newborn exam in your own bed
  • Primary care for both you and baby during your labor, birth and immediate postpartum until the family is comfortable, fed and you are ready to rest
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Continuous Postpartum support with several postpartum visits for you and baby
  • Contraceptive/family planning education with optional PAP at your six week postpartum visit

Birth Center

Both Andrea and Kristy have been working for years to provide access to out of hospital births for families who seek it. We are located just minutes from the Illinois border, and our birth center offers a serene setting for families seeking licensed, legal, midwifery care. While in labor you might find yourself resting by the fireplace, walking through the garden or baking your babe's birthday cake in the beautiful spacious kitchen to pass the time. We will tend to you, your baby, and your family so you can have the birth you have always envisioned.

Birth Center care includes primary midwifery care as well as:

  • Your choice of two birthing suites for your labor
  • A stocked kitchen to enjoy healthy snacks and drinks
  • Continuous postpartum care for 6 hours, or longer if you choose

Who We Are

We began this journey to help assist the families of Illinois where the politics and policies greatly restrict choices. Our love and compassion for these families are what lead us to forming Stateline Midwives, and opening our Wisconsin birth center. We are always accepting new clients in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Andrea Bukiewicz CPM, LM

Hey! I’m Andrea Bukiewicz. I am a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed midwife in the state of Wisconsin. My midwifery journey began in 2007, assisting women in both hospital and home. Here I saw our cultures disillusion towards birth and the harm it can cause. This experience catapulted my midwifery studies, beginning with my midwifery degree from National College of Midwifery in Taos New Mexico. I have had the honor of participating in a few hundred births, the bulk of them in the homes of my clients. I believe in the power of women mentoring women. This belief not only held true during my 4 year traditional midwifery apprenticeship, but it also reflects in the care that I give.

In 2013 my studies sent me to Bali Indonesia. Here I spent a summer interning at Bumi Sehat Birth Center and apprenticed under awarded humanitarian, Ibu Robin Lim. This experience helped me mature into the midwife you will know today. A strong woman who is here to protect our rite of passage and help women birth in such a way that honors its process, all while providing evidence based care and informed consent.

My own introduction to the healing arts and feminine teaching looked very similar to my midwifery apprenticeships, my grandmother sharing her eucalyptus folk remedies and family stories. Her love began the preparation for what was to come and helped cultivate my spirit and trade. Outside of midwifery and folk herbalism I am an athlete, writer, sex educator and coach, tattoo enthusiast, devout animist and avid traveler with my two children and our Goldendoodle, Loki.

Education

  • BS Midwifery, National College of Midwifery, Taos New Mexico
  • NARM, Midwifery Licensing Exam (CPM)
  • Four Year Midwifery Apprenticeship
  • Six Week Midwifery Internship under Robin Lim, Bumi Sehat Clinic, Bali, Indonesia
  • Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • Wildwood Institute, Madison WI Herbalist Program
  • Birth Arts International, Breastfeeding Educators Program
  • ALACE Doula Program
  • BEST (Birth Emergency Skills Training)
  • Working With Women In All Ages and Stages, Herbalist Program with Isla Burgess
  • Six week Breastfeeding Counselor Internship, WIC
  • Newborn Screening, WI State Labs

Memberships

  • Wisconsin Guild of Midwives
  • Illinois Council Of Certified Professional Midwives
  • Le Leche League
  • NACPM

Kristy Hinz CPM, LM, IBCLC

I’m Kristy, a Certified Professional Midwife who is Licensed in Wisconsin. I started birth work after the midwives who attended my births showed me that maternity care can be compassionate and individualized. In 2013 I began studying midwifery in a traditional apprenticeship and became a licensed CPM in 2017. Prior to becoming a midwife, I worked for over a decade as a DONA trained doula and a doula mentor. In addition to being a midwife, I’m also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and an Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA.

I’m an avid gardener who can’t wait to grow some veggies in the birth center garden and teach you all about growing and preserving food. My two kids Rollie and Val share my passion for snuggling tiny babies, and my husband Dave makes me the perfect cup of coffee before every birth.

Read on about my education and professional memberships:

Education

  • BS Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Three-year midwifery apprenticeship
  • NARM, Midwifery Licensing Exam (CPM)
  • IBCLE, International Board Certified Lactation Exam (IBCLC)
  • Lactation Education Consultant’s Certified Lactation Specialists Plus
  • Adult CPR Certification
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification
  • Birth Emergency Skills Training
  • Waterbirth International Waterbirth Certificate
  • DONA Doula Training
  • Breastfeeding USA Counselor Certification
  • Newborn Screening, WI State Lab

Memberships

  • Wisconsin Guild of Midwives
  • Illinois Council of Certified Professional Midwives
  • Breastfeeding USA
  • NACPM
  • ILCA
  • NILCA

Together we are the Stateline Midwives.

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