Meet the Roots Team!
Rebecca Polston, CPM, LM
Founder of Roots Community Birth Center, is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) with a degree from The National Midwifery Institute. With a prior career as doula, she has been attending births in some capacity since 1998, she has been practicing for 5 years. She established Roots Community Birth Center in North Minneapolis to bring quality, expert, culturally-centered care to women of all backgrounds.
Aly Folin,CPM, LM
Aly finished school in 2004 at the Seattle Midwifery School (now the department of Midwifery within Bastyr University). Having been in practice for over 11 years, she has seen a lot and has only deepened her appreciation for the amazing experience of birth.
Rosa Oesterreich, CPM, LM
Rosa Oesterreich is a CPM and Licensed midwife in Minnesota and Texas. Rosa completed her clinical training and didactic midwifery education through a formal program and continuing residency at Maternidad La Luz, a birth center and midwifery school in El Paso, Texas. Rosa was also a midwifery academic instructor and new student coordinator at Maternidad La Luz, where she oversaw the education of many students. She has spent time in many parts of the United States, India, South and Central America studying and practicing midwifery and has attended over one thousand births.
Holly Fix, CPM
Holly is a special midwife here at Roots. She is our postpartum home visitor! She is the gentle kind midwife who comes to your home and cares for you and your baby! She has 3 children of her own and occasionally helps out at births and around the clinic!
Brittany Collins, Office Manager
Many times Brittany is the first voice you hear at Roots Community Birth Center. She is our amazing Office Manager who helps book appointments, makes sure those birth certificates get filed and answers any and all questions you might have. She has 3 children of her own, has extensive experience as a WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor, and is passionate about helping families have the best experience possible.
The staff and midwives here are amazing! Having worked alongside them photographing at a birth I can testify that they really believe that a woman's body is strong and capable and they allow the family the space and options to have the birth that they are wanting. There were many laughs, tears of joy, and beautiful moments that I will treasure forever.- Danica D