Midwife - Missoula
2404 39th Street
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 541-7115
FAX: (406) 541-7116

Online Education Library

Our team of midwives strives to enhance and improve the health of the women we serve by focusing on the normalcy of pregnancy and empowering women to make the best decisions about their health care options based on her individual needs. We have extensive training and significant experience with pregnancy, labor and delivery and comprehensive well-woman care.

Please use our midwifery library to learn more. And if you have questions, or when you are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

 

Patient Resources (Commonly asked questions):

Calcium Intake

Eye Ointment

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

Genetic Testing

Vitamin K

Chemical Exposures During Pregnancy

http://www.rcog.org.uk/news/rcog-release-mothers-be-should-be-aware-unintentional-chemical-exposures-say-experts

http://www.rcog.org.uk/files/rcog-corp/5.6.13ChemicalExposures.pdf

 

The decision to get pregnant is an important time for any woman. Ideally, it’s best to see your midwife before you get pregnant, also known as preconception counseling or pregnancy planning. During this time a woman can meet with her midwife to discuss her pregnancy plan and address any issues or concerns about pregnancy. The midwife can help the woman optimize her physical and emotional health and pave the way for a healthy, happy pregnancy prior to conceiving.

Preconception counseling from your midwife includes:

  • Physical assessment
  • Fertility awareness
  • Controlling bad habits and unhealthy lifestyle choices
  • Healthy diet
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Exercise and fitness
  • Stress Relief

Your midwife will help you understand any health conditions or risk factors that could affect your baby during pregnancy, as diet, bad habits, medications and medical conditions can all have an impact on a baby, even before her or she is conceived.

A midwife can also answer questions and concerns surrounding prenatal visits, labor, delivery and postpartum care.

As soon as you start thinking about getting pregnant, it’s important for a woman to visit her midwife for preconception counseling.