• The Missoula Birth Center will be closing it's doors on July 1, 2024. Jeanne Hebl CNM is retiring.
  • The Birth Center and Women's Health Clinic
    Missoula's only Freestanding Birth Center

Welcome to Missoula's only Freestanding Birth Center

We offer Women's Healthcare and Birth Center Births.

 With over 60 years of combined experience, we provide clients with extensive knowledge and exceptional care. With a team of 3 exceptional midwives we provide the following services:

  • Well Woman Annual Exams
  • Birth Control and STD Screenings
  • Family Planning
  • Bio-Identical Hormones
  • Free "meet and greet" appointments
  • Blood drawing for laboratory testing
  • Prenatal care
  • Ultrasound checks
  • Birth Center Births
  • Postpartum care
  • Lactation consultation with certified lactation consultant in-house
  • Prescriptions for medications and vitamins
  • Mental Health screening and treatment
  • On-site newborn hearing screening
  • Privileges at CMC hospital here in Missoula

We offer our clients the convenience of same-day appointments, extended hours, 24/7 direct access to midwives and we accept all insurances. 

Photo Credit: baby in water; Jenna Nord Photography

Hands on belly: Kelsey Farago Photography

baby girl touching mom's baby bump

Meet Our Doctor

Learn Who we are

  • Jeanne Hebl, CNM Hebl, CNM

    My midwifery career began upon graduation from the University of California, San Francisco General Hospital in 1985. North Central Bronx Hospital in the Bronx, New York, was my first introduction to a long-standing, reputable midwifery service that mainly served the indigent population of the area. My subsequent career experiences include 3 years in Ethiopia, Africa, as a CNM nurse consultant. My main position included training the local nurses to enable them to train the traditional birth attendants (TBA) in their respective languages in a culturally sensitive manner. Following Africa, I relocated to Whitefish, Montana to work at the County Health Department in Kalispell and North Valley Hospital in Whitefish. I also spent 3 years in Browning at the Indian Health Hospital. In 1994, I relocated to Missoula, Montana. After many years in practice assisting births at Community Medical Center, I joined Dr. Lynn Montgomery and participated in the development of the first birth center in Missoula.

    Following the closure of Dr. Montgomery's Birth Center in 2009 due to his passing, I opened another Birth Center to follow in the tradition and vision that both Dr. Montgomery and I shared. My expertise includes caring for women throughout pregnancy, birth, and post-partum. I'm an advocate of natural childbirth and also believe that women should have the option to take charge of their pregnancies and births according to their individual desires. My goal is to empower women by offering unbiased information while presenting options. My passion is to support women and their families through their pregnancies and births. I'm also skilled in well-women annual exams, birth control options, and peri and post-menopausal care. I feel honored to be able to provide an alternative birthing option for the women and families of Missoula.

  • Nichole Loran, CNM Loran

    I have a profound respect for women, their families, and their choices regarding birth and believe that informed consent is a fundamental right of all childbearing families. I believe that childbirth can be an empowering and transformative experience and has the opportunity to strengthen families and therefore communities. I am particularly interested in complementary and alternative medicine for women’s health and have been working to expand my knowledge of these areas. 

    I have worked with Jeanne Hebl since March of 2012, starting as a second attendant at births. I completed my Master’s degree at Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, training as a Nurse Midwife under Jeanne, and graduated in 2014. In 2017, I completed an internship as a Registered Midwife in British Columbia, Canada. I also have 10 years of experience as a Nursery Intensive Care Unit registered nurse in Montana, California, and Hawaii. Years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a midwife in San Marcos, Guatemala in support of indigenous midwives as well as helping out at the Clinica Naturista, as I am also fluent in Spanish. 

    I have a son who was born in 2015 and our little family generally spends much of the summer months out in the mountains. Our son has already expressed a love of fishing, though neither of us have much experience, we find ourselves preparing for this newfound hobby. We are passionate about growing organic gardens and consider access to healthy food and clean water to be a basic human right.

  • Kathy Crowley-Haywood, CNM Kathy

    I joined the Birth Center staff in 2013 and what I love most about the Birth Center is the continuity of care that is found here, as well as our smaller size and accessibility to the providers. I truly enjoy working with women and their families and hope that you will find your visits here to be a positive experience. I believe in the midwifery model we follow here at the Birth Center as a method for safe, thorough care in a calm and nurturing environment. All women deserve a healthy, educated, and empowered pregnancy (and beyond) and it is my goal to help you achieve that. 

    In 1993, I came to Montana as a transfer college student after crossing the country multiple times and deciding that Missoula was the place for me. I originally attended UM for Wildlife Biology and graduated in 1995. Over time, I shifted my attention to raising my two young sons and my experiences with them prompted me to return to school to pursue a second degree in Nursing. I completed my R.N. in 2012 and have since become a Certified Lactation Counselor. In 2021 I completed my Master's degree at Frontier Nursing University to become a Certified Nurse Midwife.  My professional passions include lactation and breastfeeding; obstetrics; nutrition and food security; public health; and women’s issues. 

    In my free time, I am usually found outdoors with my husband and two sons enjoying Western Montana. My hobbies include kayaking, paddle-boarding, hiking, biking, and skiing.

    If I can help you please feel free to call me at 406.541.7115.  If you are considering the Birth Center for your prenatal care I invite you to come for a “Meet & Greet” so we can give you a tour and answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation or cost in exploring your options and we look forward to the opportunity to meet you.


What Our Clients Say About Us

    "We are so incredibly thankful to have found the Birth Center and have such wonderful memories with each of you! you are all so talented, and are doing an amazing job at providing the very highest level of care we have ever experienced. Having a baby is such an intimate and treasured adventure. Our hearts will be with you always! We hope that our paths cross again for any reason at all!

    "To ALL of you Super Hero Women, Thank you, Wow! Thank you for the incredible care, support, guidance and wisdom that you have offered our family in our journey! We are so grateful that we made the decision to follow your lead at the BIrth Center for the delivery of our baby. The light you bring into this world is pure magic!"

    I can't thank you enough for all you do. What an incredible precious job bringing life safely into the world and creating such a peaceful atmosphere to do so. We had the best experience with all you ladies during this birth and I can't stop looking back with so much thankfulness for that night. You each play such an important role in what was ultimately the biggest day in my life!"

    "We are so grateful to have been cared for by such a fantastic group of women. You are all a much needed and very appreciated part of this community"

    "We had a fantastic experience and have recommended you to several friends."

    " I had a wonderful experience and have recommended the Birth Center to anyone I know who is pregnant.  I have been told so many good things about The Birth Center, and they were all true! Thank You!"

    "Absolutely amazing experience start to finish.  Every staff member I interacted with made me feel informed, empowered and comfortable.  Nichole and Jessi were so good to me and my husband.  Outstanding!"

    "I felt so safe supported and empowered at The Birth Center.  I have loved both of my experiences doing prenatal care and finally getting to have a birth at The Birth Center was incredible. "

    " I am amazed at how wonderful my experience was in the middle of a pandemic"

    " As a second time mom, an RN, and someone who delivered in a different birth center previously, I was so impressed and grateful for ya'alls education; for mamas and families as well as your excellent care.  I would, and do recommend The Birth Center frequently. Thank you for taking such good care of my son and I as well as the other women and babes who come through!"

    "Even though our birth didn't go as planned, we still felt very supported and cared for.  It was really great to have the extra support during a c-section recovery.  The continued breastfeeding support has also been wonderful.  We felt very supported in our specific situation and desires with breastfeeding and being an LGBTQ family."

    “I feel truly fortunate to have birthed all three of our babies with Jeanne and Kathy. They are so skilled and have much wisdom. I was always certain we were in the best of hands. I felt so comforted by their presence and calmness- they gently helped me find my strength in tough moments. We were treated with compassion, kindness, and a warmth that has given me the fondest of memories. I am forever grateful for them."

    “The Staff at the Missoula Birth Center treated me and my family with caring professionalism. My husband and I felt empowered, safe, and heard. I delivered a beautiful girl feeling confident in the skills of my medical team."

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