Meet the OB Staff

Stacy Ludwig RN, C-EFM

I have been a nurse at the Family Birthplace of MMC for 15-years.  I am married and have 2 sons and 1 daughter.  Both my husband and I were born here and have lived in this area our entire lives.   I have always known I wanted to be a nurse who worked with moms and babies since I was a teenager.  I especially enjoy caring for moms in labor and feel blessed to be a part of their families’ special day! Stacy Ludwig RN, C-EFM

 

Jan Bergman RN, C-EFM

I have been a nurse for over 40 years, many of them in labor and delivery. What a privilege it is to be able to support and encourage a woman and her family during labor and witness the miracle of birth. I love my job! Jan Bergman RN, C-EFM

 

Jenny Galley RN, C-EFM

I love my job as a labor and delivery nurse because I get to be a part of one of the greatest life altering human experience every single time a baby is born. This is why I have dedicated almost five years to working as a NICU nurse and over 8 years as a labor and delivery nurse. Jenny Galley RN, C-EFM

 

I have been gifted with finding myself with two callings in life.  First, when I attended college in the early 1970’s, I fell in love with the mothers and babies when I took Maternity Nursing. I came to my professional home here at MMC in 1979, and have worked here continuously for over 37 years.  Those first babies have grown up and I have been with them having babies, which I suppose makes me a Grand-nurse! About 12 years ago I found my second calling in Energy Work. I have been a Healing Touch Certified Practitioner for five years now, and am proud to say that MMC supported me through all 5 levels of my training.  Since all of my credits are in Nursing, I am able to offer my Healing Touch as part of my nursing practice here! Jan Perkins, B.S.N., R.N.C.–OB, H.T.C.P.

Deanna Laukka RN, C-EFM

After 33 years in nursing, and 27 of those working in labor, delivery and nursery, I still consider it a great honor to have a role in all the amazing moments in the miracle of welcoming new life! I am certified in fetal monitoring and also am an instructor in our Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Being a Mom is one of my greatest joys in life, so I love coaching, supporting, teaching, advocating, and caring for Moms, babies and their families. Deanna Laukka RN, C-EFM

Judi Igo RN,C-EFM

I have been an OB nurse for the majority of my nursing career of 35 years. I come from a large family and have always enjoyed babies. I always wanted to be a nurse, caring for new moms and babies. It is the best job of all! Webster’s definition of a Miracle is “ a wonder, a marvel. (1) An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. I consider myself very fortunate to witness little miracles every day. Judi Igo RN,C-EFM 

 

Brittny Tody Erickson, BSN, RN, C-EFM

I love working at the Family Birthplace of MMC because I get to work in my home community and I play a role in helping it grow.  I cannot think of a better way to spend my days at work than with new and growing families.  Helping women and their families through such an important time in their lives is extremely rewarding and I enjoy every minute! Brittny Tody Erickson, BSN, RN, C-EFM

Carrie L. Alajoki MSN, RN

One of my most important jobs as an OB nurse is to provide family centered care that creates a safe and comfortable environment for mothers to welcome their newborns into the world.  After babies are born, it is important to make sure mothers have the tools, education, and resources they need to take care of themselves and their newborn as they head home.
 Carrie L. Alajoki MSN, RN

Kathy Barnes RN, C-EFM

Being able to not only observe but facilitate the birthing process and share one of the most important times in a family’s life for a job will always seem too good to be true. I feel truly feel honored and blessed to be part of this extraordinary miracle.” Kathy Barnes RN, C-EFM

 

 

Lynn LaFrenier RNC-OB, C-EFM

I have been an OB nurse for 30 years and have seen many changes in how we approach the birthing process. But, I still enjoy it as much as I did when I started. The most important thing continues to be the focus on assisting families to have the birth experience that they desire in a warm, safe and secure environment.  As an OB nurse I am honored to be a part of each family’s birth journey. Lynn LaFrenier RNC-OB, C-EFM

 

Karolyn Meinke, RN

Having a Baby is one of the many memorable events in a couple’s life. The relationship I form with my patients is everlasting. Some of my good friends come from being their labor nurse. It’s a trusting bond –relationship. I feel so honored and it is a privilege being a part of their delivery and being a part bringing these babies into the world. Karolyn Meinke, RN

Michelle Lagalo, RN

I have been a Labor and Delivery nurse for over 11 years and it is the most amazing and gratifying job.  It is my priviledge to help in any way I can to welcome your new life into this world. Michelle Lagalo, RN