“Just as a woman’s heart knows how and when to pump, her lungs to inhale and her hand to pull back from fire, so she knows when and how to give birth.”  — Virginia DiOrio

You have the wisdom and ability to give birth in your own way,at your own pace and naturally.
— Barbara S. Smith, CPM, LM

Internationally trained, educated, and experienced midwife, providing excellent professional care for you…

What We Offer

Barbara’s Story and Credentials

Home Birth

Alpine Midwifery Care Philosophy:

I believe that by getting to know you and your baby and your family during the time of pregnancy, we will establish a trust between you, as the primary care provider for your baby, and me, as your midwife. I trust that you know what you need to be healthy and I am knowledgeable about questions and concerns which will arise during this special life event. I believe that pregnancy and birth is a normal and natural process. I feel very comfortable in my abilities and experiences to support you during this time.

read more ...

natural birth
When it came time for my baby to be born, Barbara was a strong and confident supporter at my labor. I knew that I was in control of the tone being set for the birth. I also knew that I was safe with such a skilled midwife at my side.
— Tessa Rogers, Billings, MT
Water Birt

My Story

One of the many reasons I was drawn to midwifery was a desire to help women all over the world give birth.  After my clinical hospital studies in Vienna I had the opportunity to live and work in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa in a small jungle town called Tshumbe. While there, I served many women as their midwife in a local birth center. One of my most vivid memories from those days in Africa with one of the orphans Congo was of one of the first births I attended.

read more ...