Missoula Birth & Postpartum Resources

 

Birth Doulas

* Marisa Wright – marisajwright@gmail.com  /  (406) 880-2320

* Cerisse Allen - (406) 207-2012

See the Lotus Project’s website for more Doula’s in the area

http://www.thelotusprojectmt.org

 

Postpartum Doulas

*Marisa Wright - marisajwright@gmail.com  /  (406) 880-2320

* Cerisse Allen - (406) 207-2012

*Jessica Farnham - Postpartum Doula, Craniosacral Fascial Therapist  & Massage Therapist

www.TheRootsOfWellness.com / (406) 529.7397

 

Birth and Family Photographers

* Jen Fredette - Mountain Pearl Photography - mountainpearlphotos.com  /  (406) 356-6561

* Jenna Nord - First Embrace (406) 829-1640

 

Childbirth and natural health Educators

* The Lotus Project - Prenatal, Birth, Postpartum Resource & Education Center

  www.thelotusprojectmt.org     

* The Learning Center at Red Willow

825 West Kent Avenue, Missoula / http://www.redwillowlearning.org  / (406) 721-0033

 

Birth Centers/Midwives

*Jeanne Hebl, C.N.M - Missoula Birth Center

2404 39th Street Missoula, MT 59803  /  (406) 541-7115

* Sandahno Danison (406) 880-0265

 

Breastfeeding pump & equipment / Lactation Consultation

*The Nursing Nook

734 Kensinton Ave Missoula, MT 59801  /  (406) 721-5440

 

Breastfeeding support groups, clinics, classes

In addition to the Nursing Nook,

*La Leche League – missoulalll@gmail.com  /  (406) 493-1813

*Missoula County WIC - 301 W Alder St, Missoula, Mt 59802  /  (406) 258-4740

* Baby Bistro – A Support/Social Group for new mothers 11:00am-12:30pm

 

Bereavement Support

Counselors

* AbreiCloud -  (406) 239-1753Abrei is a good friend and I’ve worked with her at Missoula Youth Homes, she’s a really great overall therapist who would be amazing.

* Diana Bjorgan - (406) 327-9697 comes highly recommend from a mom who experienced a loss

* Libby Catron-Gingerelli -  (406) 370-6626, she often works with new moms and runs a ‘new mom’ therapy group. She’s also worked with grieving families.

 

Postpartum Doulas

There are no trained/certified bereavement doulas in Missoula, yet, but the postpartum doulas listed above would all be wonderful and have a list of additional resources. Reach out!

 

Groups

* Gone Too Soon – Meets every month when possible. They do have a private facebook page and are an amazing support group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/686024614847317/

The public page is: https://www.facebook.com/GoneTooSoonMissoula

* Community Hospital - facilitates a baby loss remembrance night, the next one is October 15th

 

Financial Support

* Ramsey Keller Memorial – assists Montana families who’ve lost a baby pay for funeral/burial expenses

http://www.kisses2heaven.com/request-funds/

 

Other Resources

All That Love Can Do (for families continuing pregnancy after a fatal diagnosis)

Beryl Ann Young
Beyond Words Designs
CarlyMarie: Project Heal
Cora's Story (has a free ebook for friends and family of babylost parents)
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
Grieve Beautifully (private Facebook support group)
Grieve Out Loud
Held Your Whole Life (provides free memorial jewelry)
Justice For All (provides free certificates of life)
Molly Bears (provides comfort bears)
Molly Piper
Nine Months and a Day
Painted Clouds and Rainbows
The Ramsey Keller Memorial (provides funds to cover funeral costs for babyloss parents)
Small Bird Studios
Still Life 365
Still Standing Magazine
Sufficient Grace Ministries (provides free comfort bears and bereavement items)
Sweet Pea Project
Unspoken Grief
Waiting For the Day

Abused women shelters and support groups

* YWCA - 1130 W Broadway, Missoula  / www.ywcaofmissoula.org / (406) 543-1944

* Battered Women’s Support Group

1130 W. Broadway Missoula MT 59802 Missoula County / (406) 543-6691

* Crime Victims Advocate

City Attorney 435 Ryman Missoula, Mt 59801 Missoula County / (406) 523-4630

* Department Of Family Services

610 Woody Missoula, Mt 59802 Missoula County / (406) 523-4100

 

Addiction services and support groups

* Turning Point Addiction Services

1325 Wyoming St, Missoula / (406) 532-9800 / www.wmmhc.org

*Department of Health and Human Services

Child & Family Services 2677 Palmer St, Missoula / (406) 523-4100

 

Child abuse Protection agencies

 * Child and Family Services Division – Public Heath and Human Services

Child Abuse Hotline (toll free, 24 hours) 1-866-820-5437

2677 Palmer Street Suite 300 Missoula, MT 59808

 

Childcare options

*Child Care Resources - 105 E. Pine St., Missoula

www.childcareresources.org / (406) 728-6446

 

 Children’s hospitals/ Minor emergency services

* Community Medical Center  2827 Ft. Missoula Rd, Missoula Mt 

www.communitymed.org  / (406) 728-4100

* St. Patrickʼs Hospital  500 West Broadway, Missoula Mt 

 http://www.saintpatrick.org  /  (406) 543-7271

 

Chiropractors, Cranial Sacral/Massage Therapist, Acupuncture

*Tall Pines Chiropractic - Steven and Christa Stanchuk 913 SW Higgins Ave 926-1575

* Henry Cloud Massage - Craniosacral, lymphatic, deep tissue, Reiki, and Feldenkrais functional integration

Located at Black Bear Naturopathic Clinic - 2831 Fort Missoula Rd Suite 105 Missoula, MT 59804

http://www.blackbearnaturopaths.com  /  (406) 542-2147

 *Missoula Acupuncture & Wellness Center - Michael Peluso

www.missoulaacupuncturewellness.com / (406) 926-1611

* The Roots of Wellness - Jessica Farnham - Postpartum Doula, Craniosacral Fascial Therapist  & Massage Therapist

www.TheRootsOfWellness.com  /  (406) 529-7397

*Holistic Chiropractic Dr. Patricia Skergan - 436 S. 3rd St W, Missoula Mt

 www.wholisticchiropractor.com / (406) 728-7777

*MamaLove Massage - Chistina Harrell CMT, CD(DONA)

 www.mamalovemassage.com / (406) 239-0546

 

Community services and programs

*The Parenting Place - 1644 S 8th Street West, Missoula 

www.parentingplace.net / (406) 728-5437

*The Natural Parenting Center (406) 543-6053       

 

 Cultural/Multicultural resources

*Missoula Cultural Council – 327 E Broadway Missoula, Mt 59802 / (406) 541-0860

*Missoula Indian Center – 830 W Central, Missoula Mt 59801 / (406) 829-9515

 

Early intervention programs for babies with special needs

*Parents Letʼs Unite for Kids

www.pluk.org  /  (800) 222-PLUK  or  (406) 327-4645

 

 Family doctors/Pediatricians

*Blue Mountain Clinic

610 N. California St., Missoula  /  ( 406) 721-1646

*Laura Marx - Red Willow Learning Center

 

Health food stores

 * Good Food store – 1600 3rd W, Missoula MT 59801 / (406) 541-3663

* Natural Grocers - 2530 S 3rd Street West, Missoula, MT 59804

* Huckleberries in Rosaures - 2350 South Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59801

 

Libraries/Infant programs

 *The Play Network

playnetworkmissoula@gmail.com  /  www.playnetworkmissoula.blogspot.com  /   (406) 721-7690

 *Missoula Public Library – 301 E Main St, Missoula MT 59802 / (406) 721-2665

 

 Maternity/Nursing clothes

 *Motherhood Maternity - Southgate Mall Missoula, MT 59801 / (406) 721-7674 

* Target - 2420 North Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59808

* Goodwill - 2501 South Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59801 (a surprisingly good selection of maternity clothes!)

 

Naturopathic/homeopathic services/stores and clinics

*Black Bear Naturopathic -  2831 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 105 

http://www.blackbearnaturopaths.com  /  (406) 542-2147

*Meadowsweet Herbs – 180 S 3rd St W, Missoula MT 59801 / (406) 728-0543

 

Parenting class

*Families First- 815 N Higgins Ave, Missoula

www.familiesfirstmontana.org  /  (406) 721-7637 

 

 Perinatal loss / bereavement support groups

* 'Gone Too Soon' (406) 529-4311  facebook.com/gonetoosoonmissoula

2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 1:30pm OULA Studio @ 1900 W Broadway

*Season Bereavement Programs - 815 E. Front St Suite #3, Missoula Mt /  (406) 721-7690

 

Postpartum depression resources and support groups

*Black Bear Naturopathic -  2831 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 105 

http://www.blackbearnaturopaths.com  /  (406) 542-2147

* Christine White comes highly recommended for her management of hormone imbalances that can often be the cause of PPD, as well as addressing other causes

* Jen Hudson – 519 South Fourth Street West Missoula, Mt 59801 / (406) 213-0163

 *Missoula Women’s Health - 2835 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 202 Missoula, Mt 59804 / (406) 728-4292

 

Single parenting groups

* The Parenting Place - 1644 s 8th W, Missoula  / (406) 728-5437 / http://www.parentingplace.net

 

Teen parent support groups/educational services

* Boys & Girls Club of Missoula - 1515 Fairview Avenue Suite 243, Missoula, Mt 

www.bgcmissoula.org  / (406) 542-3116  

* Mountain Home Montana - 2606 South Ave West, Missoula Mt 

info@mountainhomemt.orgwww.mountainhomemt.org  /  (406) 541-4663 

 

VBAC/CA support groups

* ICAN - International Cesarean Awareness - http://www.ican-online.org 

Stacey Dunn - Mountain Mama Birth Services / mountainmamabirth.com / 406) 219-8029

* The Positive Cesarean - www.birthcut.com

 

Well baby clinics

* Blue Mountain Clinic - 610 N. California St., Missoula / (406) 721-1646

* The Golgi Clinic – 113 W Front St, Missoula MT 59802 / (406) 541-8886

* Grant Creek Family Medicine - 3075 N Reserve St, Missoula, Mt 59808 / (406) 327-1850 

 

Evidence Based Research for Doula Support

 

Cochrane Review of Benefits of Continuous Labor Support: 

 http://childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10272&ClickedLink=200&area=2

 “Overall, women who received continuous support were less likely than women who did not to have regional analgesia, have any analgesia/anesthesia, give birth with vacuum extraction or forceps, give birth by cesarean, have a baby with a low 5-minute Apgar score, report dissatisfaction or a negative rating of their experience. Women receiving continuous support were more likely than those who did not to give birth spontaneously (that is, with neither cesarean nor vacuum extraction nor forceps) [and] have a shorter labor.”

 

DONA's Birth Doula Position Paper:

 http://www.dona.org/PDF/Birth%20Position%20Paper_rev%200912.pdf

 “Doulas provide unique positive contributions to the care of women in labor. By attending to women’s emotional needs, some obstetric outcomes are improved. Just as importantly, early mother - infant relationships and breastfeeding are enhanced. Women’s satisfaction with their birth experiences and even their self-esteem appears to improve when a doula has assisted them through childbirth. Analysis of the numerous scientific trials of labor support led the prestigious scientific group, The Cochrane Collaboration’s Pregnancy and Childbirth Group in Oxford, England to state: “Continuous support during labor has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm.”

 

The Evidence for Doulas:

 http://evidencebasedbirth.com/the-evidence-for-doulas/

 “The most important thing a woman needs during labor is continuous support. This means that you have someone by your side continuously from start to finish. A doula never leaves your side. Nurses have many other responsibilities other than you…A nurse’s support ends when her shift does. The doula only has one obligation the whole time she is with you—and that is YOU!”

 

DONA’s Postpartum Doula Position Paper:

 http://www.dona.org/publications/position_paper_postpartum.php

 “In order to define the role of the postpartum doula and determine her scope of practice, DONA International undertook a study of existing literature on factors that influence postpartum recovery and adjustment and identified which of these might be offered by non-medical professionals. These have been included in the tasks that comprise the doula’s role, along with other factors, including the family’s perceptions of their own needs for supportive nurturing.”