Links to important documents, suggested reading, and to local baby-friendly businesses, groups, and informational websites.


Katiera Rivera, DO
Dr. Rivera’s services comprise a full spectrum of family medicine for neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.  She has special interests in osteopathic manipulation, pediatrics and women’s health including family planning and obstetrics.  She is also a Certified Lactation Counselor to help new mothers with challenges of breastfeeding.

Cortney Foster, Photographer
Cortney Foster is a local photographer and former client of Fern Creek Midwives.  She specializes in birth photography, but also does all other aspects of photography including maternity, and newborn shoots.

Aundrea Marie Photography
Aundrea is a local photographer and former client of Fern Creek Midwives.  She offers a wide range of photography options; including birth, newborn, lifestyle, family, and maternity shoots.

Melissa Pfannenstiel, L.AC.  Erin Boedeker, L.AC.
Melissa and Erin are licenses acupuncturists with special interest in working with pregnant women.  The focus of their work is conception, pregnancy care, and postpartum attention.  Treatments include support throughout pregnancy, pre-birth preparation, breech presentation, labor induction, postpartum recovery, and uncomfortable symptoms of pregnancy.  They also offer placenta encapsulation services.  

Nature Baby Outfitter
Nature Baby Outfitter is a locally owned online specialty store providing a range of products and services including a variety of cloth diapering supplies, baby carriers, cloth menstrual pads, all-natural toys, and baby friendly products.

La Leche League
A good place to start when looking for breastfeeding support groups in the area, as well as resources and information.

Spinning Babies
Informational website for determining and and changing baby's position.

Natalie Norrell, Art Based Therapy
Natalie is a therapist in Kalispell who specializes in women's issues surrounding coping with trauma, loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, grief/bereavement, divorce recovery, and life transitions.

Angela Joy
Licensed massage therapist/bodyworker, natural therapeutic specialist, birth doula

Heather Hartley, CD (DONA)
Birth Doula, and private childbirth educator

Martha Artyomenko
Birth Doula

Suggested Reading

  • "The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" Henci Goer
  • "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" La Leche League International
  • "The Birth Book" Dr. Sears
  • "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth" Ina May Gaskin
  • "Gentle Birth Choices" Barbara Harper
  • "The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition, and Other Holistic Choices" Aviva Jill Romm
  • "Birthing From Within" Pam England