The Birth Center’s mission is to provide safe, holistic, and compassionate care to women and families in a comfortable, low-intervention environment where women feel supported, empowered, and involved in their medical decisions. Care is provided based on evidenced-based practices as well as an innate trust in the human body.
Kayla Wright: CNM, WHNP, CLC, PMAD
CERTIFIED NURSE MIDWIFE / WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER / CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR / PERINATAL MOOD DISORDER CERTIFIED
Kayla’s midwifery journey began at age 10 with her hands pressed against the pregnant belly of her 5th grade teacher. Since then, her focus never wavered as she pursued her passion to become a midwife. Her dream was realized as she graduated at the top of her class from Yale School of Nursing as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) in 2014.
Kayla is a firm believer in the normalcy of the birth process and the intelligence of the human body. She started her journey attending births in the hospital, but quickly moved to the birth center environment where she found her true calling. She constantly strives to promote both a physically and psychologically safe space for birth and develop trusting, communicative relationships with her clients and their families. She views birth as a transformative, empowering journey for women and their families. She is honored to support new and growing families on their adventure into parenthood.
Kayla lives in Bozeman with her partner (Greg), puppy (Oshie), and bearded dragon (Murphy). An Idaho native, Kayla is thrilled to be back among the mountains and the people of the West. She enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, cross-country skiing, belly dancing, and bike riding.
Jazmin Adams: CPM, MT DEM, CLC
DIRECT ENTRY MIDWIFE / CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE / CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR / WHOLE FOODS PLANT BASED CERTIFIED
Jazmin’s midwifery journey began when she realized during her own maternity care that there was a deficiency in the maternity care system. At that moment she decided to “either be part of the problem or part of the change”. That was over 14 years ago. Since then she has been apprentice trained in 2008 to 2012 to be the first Alabama apprentice to become a CPM and was VP of the Alabama midwifery state organization. In 2015 she graduated with a MEAC accredited BS in Midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah.
Jazmin believes that mothers should be empowered to be active participants in developing their care plans through informed consent and respect from their chosen care provider. Her philosophy uses a holistic, evidence based approach that guards the safety of the birth process which allows a mother to completely “let go” and “birth her baby”. She views birth as a beautiful, normal, and natural event that should be honored as sacred and life changing. Furthermore, she strives to never forget that she is granted an honor each time she is invited to accompany a woman on her journey through pregnancy, birth, and into motherhood.
En route to finding her home in Montana, Jazmin was Neveda born and raised. She enjoys having fun family time, home schooling, raising open minded humans, and kicking back in their hot tub and taking in the magical Bridgers. She has experienced both hospital and out of hospital birth and encourages all women to find their midwife. She is a dedicated work-a-holic perfectionist, practices kindness, and shares empathy. Most importantly, Jazmin believes in being connected to her community and welcoming woman of all socioeconomic status’ with a warm smile and gentle touch.
Brooke Bent: Office Manager
Brooke’s first introduction to midwifery and natural, out-of-hospital birth was in 2013 when she realized after a “pregnancy scare” that she was afraid of labor. After research, she realized that labor does not need to be scary or difficult as it is sometimes portrayed by culture and TV. When she became pregnant two years later, she was able to achieve her dream: a joyful, natural birth with Kayla assisting at the Bozeman Birth Center. Her beautiful and fun birth experience (complete with a dance party!) further sparked her passion for natural birth. Two years later, her second baby was also born at the Bozeman Birth Center and she loves to share her natural birth stories.
Brooke studied English and Spanish at MSU and has worn many hats over the years and holds various licenses. Most of all, she enjoys working with and helping people. She has traveled abroad including a stint as a foreign exchange student in Chile. But for now, she enjoys staying put in Montana and spending time with her husband and two kids. They love to spend time outside on trampolines and going to parks in the summer and visiting museums and bounce houses in the winter. A lover of language, Brooke enjoys spending time with her nose in a good book and writing her own books. She has had a children’s book published with more in the making.
Stephanie Lindholm, Nurse Assist
I am the only one of my five siblings delivered by a midwife and my mom always said I was her "easiest and best delivery." When I told my siblings about working at a birth center with midwives they weren't surprised. I had written papers about midwifery and birth centers in nursing school and graduated as a BSN. I then delivered my own girls with competent midwives. My husband was glad to be so involved in the delivery with cutting the cord and skin-to-skin but he left the catching of our youngest baby to me. When not working we enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, and playing games.