Katie Sandell, CNM, APRN

Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Katie Sandell, CNM, APRN founded LSM in 2002 and has been proud to provide attentive care to many families in Duluth. She is an RN and has her Master’s Degree in Midwifery and brings over 25 years of nursing and midwifery experience working in women’s healthcare with pregnant and birthing women, their newborns and families. She has worked in clinic, hospital, birth center and home birth settings as a midwife since 1996. Katie believes it is truly a gift and an honor to be a midwife to so many amazing and wonderful women and families. She loves living in Duluth with her husband and daughters.


Rachel Voigt, CPM, LM

Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife (MN & WI)

Rachel Voigt, CPM, LM joined LSM in 2016 after graduating from Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton Maine. She is originally from southeastern Wisconsin and after completing the didactic portion of her education in Maine she spent 18 months interning at two home birth practices and one birth center in the Twin Cities before settling in Duluth.  Rachel believes all families deserve empowering care that is individualized to their unique needs throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. In addition to meeting new, tiny humans she enjoys hiking, drinking coffee and being near Lake Superior.