The certified nurse midwives at Glacier Maternity and Women’s Center provide safe, supportive, woman-to-woman care. They offer obstetrics and a full spectrum of women’s gynecological health needs at four locations – Whitefish, Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Eureka. The clinic joined North Valley Hospital in November 2010 and works collaboratively with all of their patients to deliver a memorable experience.
Glacier Maternity provides a sliding fee scale to help those in need, thereby making health care services more accessible and affordable.
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- Prenatal care, including an initial physical and lab work along with regular visits throughout the pregnancy. Education for achieving optimal health and prevention and recognition of complications is emphasized.
- Hospital services for your delivery are provided exclusively at North Valley Hospital and include supportive care in labor, water birth options, ordering pain medication and anesthesia if desired, and performance of all procedures needed during a normal birth. Every effort is made to respect choices made by the woman and her family regarding the birth experience.
- Annual examinations, including Pap smears, breast and pelvic examinations, referrals for mammography and laboratory studies, and general wellness counseling.
- Contraceptive counseling and prescription, including birth control pills, patch or ring, Depo-Provera injections, diaphragm fitting and IUD placement.
- Screening and treatment of vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual irregularities, pelvic pain and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Perimenopausal and postmenopausal consultation and annual gynecological exams with additional counseling and treatment for the symptoms that may develop during this transitional time.
- Should you develop a condition during your pregnancy or gynecological care that requires a physician’s management, OB/GYNs Mirna Bowden, MD, Kathleen Lewison, MD, and Carrie Merrill, DO, will provide consultation services to us. In cases where serious complications develop, which are outside the scope of our expertise, they will accept your transfer to their care.
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What is a certified nurse midwife?
A certified nurse midwife is a master’s-level registered nurse who has additional education in women’s health care and midwifery. By education and experience, a nurse midwife is qualified to be the main caregiver throughout pregnancy and childbirth for healthy women, and to provide normal gynecological services, including family planning, annual exams, Pap smears, and perimenopausal and postmenopausal care.
Each year, more than 100,000 women in the United States give birth to their babies with the help of nurse midwives. The numbers continue to grow as word spreads that having a baby with a nurse midwife is a safe, satisfying experience.
Why choose a certified nurse midwife?
Nurse midwives provide safe care. Over the years, nurse midwives have maintained a superb record of safety. Research shows that pregnancy, labor and delivery for a healthy woman is as safe with a nurse midwife as with a physician and that women who choose nurse midwives are less likely to have cesarean sections and unnecessary medical interventions.
Nurse midwives work as partners with women to facilitate the best decisions for their health. Nurse midwives take the time to listen and give support. More than anything, what nurse midwives offer women is time. Whether it is time to answer all the questions during an office visit or time to coax a slow labor, nurse midwives are available. This personal support provides crucial enhancement to a woman’s health and helps prevent medical complications.
“Midwife” means “with women.” As early as Biblical times and in most cultures since, women have assisted other women through labor. Certified nurse midwives are part of this long tradition of women helping women, with special sensitivity, a sound knowledge base and good common sense.
195 Commons Loop, Suite D
Kalispell, MT 59901
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Evening appointments available Wednesday until 6 p.m.
734 Highway 2 West, Suite 12
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon
Every other Thursday 9 a.m. to noon
Eureka Healthcare Primary Care
304 Osloski Road
Eureka, MT 59917
Every other Tuesday 9 a.m. to noon
2000 Hospital Way
Whitefish, MT 59937
Thursday 9 a.m. to noon
Glacier Maternity and Women's Center
195 Commons Loop, Suite D
Kalispell, MT 59901
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