Meet Kara


Kara Yorkhall, Founder


Kara founded Fertile Ground in 2007 and leads an exceptional team of practitioners, providing the best that the Twin Cities has to offer in holistic reproductive care. Her clinical approach is based on nearly 20 years of experience in women's health and her extensive knowledge of reproductive medicine.

Kara is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the Minnesota State Medical Board. Kara graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Oriental medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN and has completed the comprehensive training and examination to become certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.

In her free time Kara enjoys connecting with friends and spending time with her family.  Together they enjoy walking in the woods, biking, dancing and making music together.

I founded Fertile Ground Women’s Health and Fertility Center to support women
just like you:

  • Women whose dream of having a baby feels painfully out of reach because of infertility or recurrent losses.
  • Women undergoing fertility treatments who want to increase their chance of success and feel better throughout the process.
  • Women who want to ease their pregnancy anxieties and take steps to encourage a smooth labor and delivery.
  • Women with irregular menstrual cycles, painful or heavy periods, PCOS, or other hormonal imbalances who want solutions and relief.

Together, we can dig down to the root of your issues and take empowered actions that promote optimal fertility and health. Using ancient healing wisdom, we'll help bring your body back into balance.

My mission is to tend to your reproductive health using an individualized holistic approach that helps you reach your specific goals.

My strengths as a reproductive health specialist come from 20 years of experience in women's health and an extensive knowledge of reproductive medicine.

Where you see a long list of confusing and frustrating symptoms, I see patterns that tell a story. I see through the surface-level signals to the potential root causes of the issue, as well as the best possible routes forward.

Even though you might come to me feeling stuck or discouraged, I see what’s possible for you and your health. There is so much potential buried beneath your challenges—we just have to uncover and nurture it.

Helping you reach your goals, finding solutions to your problems, restoring your fertility, health and vitality—this is what lights me up! This is what I am here to support.

I've always been fascinated by the power and wisdom behind women's ability to create and nurture life.

Since I was a child, I knew that I wanted to be a healing presence in the world, to bring greater peace and health to our communities. At 19, I jumped at the chance to attend births with a village midwife in India. At 20, I completed doula training.


These experiences set me on a path to pursue my calling: To empower and support women through their journey of conception, pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.

I opened Fertile Ground Women’s Health and Fertility Center in 2007 to bring this vision to life and provide the best holistic reproductive care in the Twin Cities.

My exceptional team of practitioners and I have helped hundreds of couples achieve their family-building dreams with greater health, comfort and ease. We’ve also supported women with a broad range of health issues through multiple life stages.

We’d love to help you achieve your dreams too.

We’re committed to providing exceptional care. At our clinic, you’re not just a patient. You’re a unique woman with dreams and feelings who deserves individualized care and compassionate support.

For us, it’s not just what we provide; it’s how we offer it.

We’ll be your empathetic support system, the people you can count on to listen, who truly understand the struggles you face and how difficult they can feel.

We’ll be your cheerleaders, the ones who see your potential and lift you up when you feel discouraged.

We’ll be 100% on your side, helping you feel comfortable, understood and genuinely cared for at each step of your experience with our Center.

Whether you want to improve your health in general or build the family of your dreams, we’re standing by to help you create fertile ground upon which to reach your goals.