Meet the Roots Team!

Roots Community Birth Center was born out of Rebecca’s vision to make out-of-hospital birth accessible and welcoming for families. Our space was created to make you feel comfortable, welcomed, at ease, and at home. 

 
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Rebecca Polston, CPM, LM
Owner, Director, Midwife

Rebecca is the owner and director of Roots Community Birth Center. She has a passion for building the Roots community and creating a safe space for all birthing families. She has been in practice for 6 years. She loves providing nurturing grounding care. She and her husband have 3 children, 2 of whom were born at home. She loves horses, her dog and reading.

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Jahan Zuberi, CPM, LM
Staff Midwife

Jahan relocated to Minnesota in the fall of 2016 to complete her midwifery training at Roots. After she graduated she joined the practice as a staff midwife. Jahan was called to midwifery out of her deep reverence for the process of creation and her desire to make compassionate, client-centered care accessible to all people. When she is not in the clinic she enjoys making herbal medicine, gardening, hiking, cooking and spending time with loved ones.

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Aly Folin, CPM, LM
Staff Midwife

Aly has been in practice as a midwife since 2004, primarily attending home births. She has been a part of Roots since we opened in 2015. She has two children, both born at home with the help of midwives. When she is not catching babies, she enjoys walking in nature, snuggling with her family, and reading novels. 

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Britt Duncan
Birth Assistant

Britt brings years of doula experience before becoming a birth assistant with Roots Community Birth Center. She and her wife have three amazing daughters and two playful cats. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and traveling.

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Hayley Duke
Birth Assistant

Hayley’s journey in birth work was jump started by the birth of her first child in 2014. She started working as a doula and later pursued midwifery training. She joined the Roots family as a birth assistant in 2018. She moved to Minnesota from Florida in 2014 and currently lives on a goat farm with her family.

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Emmie Burns
Birth Assistant

Emmie has been a doula, student midwife, and birth assistant since 2016. She loves how midwifery honors one of life’s biggest transitions with the love and respect it deserves, and she is humbled to witness such an important time for families. She lives in Minneapolis’s Uptown neighborhood with her husband, baby girl, and two dogs. Her daughter was born at home last summer.


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“Every midwife here is knowledgeable, professional and warm. My birth experience was the best I've had, they took the time to hear my concerns, fears and wishes beforehand and made sure things went smoothly during labor.”

Alli