“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

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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.

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natural birth
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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
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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.

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