Meet The Midwives

Fern Creek Midwives consists of two midwives; Carrie Corbett and Heather Holman.  Their journey together began in 2007, when both Carrie and Heather began their formal studies and apprenticeships.  The two were longtime friends, and shared the calling and drive to become Licensed Midwives.  Five years later, Fern Creek Midwives was born.  Carrie and Heather are licensed in good standing by the state of Montana via the Alternative Health Care Board.  They are certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, as well as CPR for healthcare professionals.  Both earned degrees in Midwifery Science from The Midwives College of Utah. 

Carrie and Heather work in partnership to provide comprehensive, individualized care for  women in the Flathead Valley and surrounding areas.  Their goal is to work closely with women and families, guiding them through the many choices of the childbearing year.  Their combined experience in the midwifery field includes around 500 births, beginning in their apprenticeship and continuing in the present day.  They work closely with multiple care providers in the community as needed, and are comfortable referring to and consulting with the provider of your choosing should the need arise. 

Heather Holman 

LM

Heather has been active in the birth community since 2000, when she attended her first birth as a doula.  She also gave birth to her first child that year; enlisting the help of midwives, which clarified her path towards midwifery.  She attended U of M and FVCC working towards her RN with plans to become a CNM, but quickly realized that licensed midwifery was the better route for her.  Heather began her formal midwifery studies after the home birth of her second child in 2007.  She has attended births in multiple settings, including home, birth center, and hospital (and the occasional yurt). 

Heather and her Montana native husband, Justin, live in Bigfork, and along with their children (16, 10, 7, and 2), enjoy camping, huckleberry picking, and gardening.

Contact Heather directly at heather@ferncreekbirth.com

Carrie Corbett 

LM CPM

Carrie began her midwifery journey at 9 years old, when she witnessed the home birth of her youngest brother.  The daughter of an active home birth advocate, Carrie grew up with the understanding that birth is safe and best facilitated by midwives.  She has been part of the birth community since 2000, when she attended her first birth as a doula (without even knowing the term).  Carrie began her formal midwifery studies in 2007, after the home births of her own children.  She has attended births in multiple settings including home, birth center, and hospital.  In 2012 she traveled to the island republic of Kiribati, working with local midwives and serving women.

Carrie and her husband, Jesse, live in the Kalispell area, and are raising three spirited children (16, 14, & 10).  Together they enjoy traveling, rafting, and spending time outdoors.

Carrie is also a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM); a national credential through the North American Registry of Midwives.  She is the current President of The Montana Midwives Association.

Contact Carrie directly at carrie@ferncreekbirth.com