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Nicole Dishong, CNM

99.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 27 ratings

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About Nicole Dishong:

“Birth has been my passion for the past 20 years,” says midwife Niki Dishong. “I really love what I do.”

Dishong’s journey to midwifery began in college, when she studied goddess-based, matriarchal religions. “The goddess was in charge of life and death,” she says, “and the birth aspect was so interesting to me. It just kept pulling me until finally I realized, ‘I want to deliver babies!’”

She started as a nurse’s assistant in labor and delivery, and went on to earn her LPN and RN. She says her mother, who earned her NP degree at age 55, was her inspiration and “compass.”

At 41, Dishong was in her last year of midwifery school when her mom was diagnosed with cancer. “I wanted to quit and be with her, but she would not allow it.

Dishong finished her degree and then went to be with her mom in Florida. While there, her sister and mom performed the traditional midwife “blessing of the hands” ceremony for Dishong, with water from the Gulf of Mexico. “That is another strength I carry in my heart — that my mom was able to bless me to do this work before she died.”

At Southdale ObGyn, Dishong is a strong advocate of self-directed care. “I try to direct women to the best evidence-based, well-researched information available, so they can make better-informed choices about what they want to do with their bodies,” she says. A perfect day off for Dishong includes reading, a good, long hike (“on flat ground!”), and maybe trying out a new restaurant with her daughter. She enjoys living close to her sister and dad in the Twin Cities — and helping her colleagues at Southdale Ob/Gyn deliver the best possible care to women of all ages. “I look forward to doing this until I can no longer do it,” she says. “The work is so inspiring to me. I feel very, very blessed.”


University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Master of Science in Nursing/Midwifery, May 2012

Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM: Bachelors of Science in Nursing, May 2010

St. Petersburg College, Pinellas Park, FL: Associates of Science in Nursing, May 1999

Pinellas Technical Education Center, Largo FL

June 1995 – June 1996

Licensed Practical Nurse


CPR certified

Neonatal Resuscitation Program certified

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3625 W 65th St #100 Edina, MN 55435

305 E Nicollet Blvd Suite 393 Burnsville, MN 55337

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Nicole Dishong, CNM Reviews (13)

Annual Well Woman Exam

She listened to me and provided me the only thing I wanted -- a breast exam.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Nicole was very thorough, empathetic, engaging, funny. She made me feel comfortable and was real personable.

Office Visit / Follow-up

Nicole is always such a joy to see. She makes her patients feel comfortable, valued and known.

OB Care

Nikki was reassuring and honest through the process of checking how far along I was in labor and throughout delivery of our baby. She is amazing and we love her. She has delivered both of our girls!

Annual Well Woman Exam

Nicole takes her time, offers helpful and thoughtful feedback, her genuine care for her patients truly shows.

New Patient Visit

[Highly satisfied with] How kind my provider was.

Annual Well Woman Exam

Everyone is friendly and explains/reminds me how the appointment will go so I feel comfortable. I like communication!

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Nicki is the best! I love having her as my midwife she actually tries to get to know me and is so down to earth and amazingly cool. I enjoy her company!

Post-Partum Appointment

Nikki is the most caring provider who always takes the time to listen to me and allow me to ask questions. She kept me informed on what to expect postpartum and what is normal. She is very personable and easy to talk to and truly cares about her patients

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Great communication, listens to concerns and responds thoughtfully and kindly!

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Friendly staff, love my doctor.

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Nikki is the best :)

Obstetrical Appointment (routine)

Niki is so warm, fun and personable. I feel like I can address anything with her and I know she will listen and take me seriously but also be practical and make me feel comfortable. She gets to know you and has a knowledgable but relaxed demeanor. She shows true interest in me and my life and expresses empathy and care. She's great at being a neutral voice and clearly explaining your options.