Roots Birth &
Women’s Health

Serving the community of Missoula, MT

Our midwives are on call 24/7. Same-day appointments available.

About Us


Our Philosophy

“Every woman has the right to safe, evidence-based, supportive, unbiased, and holistic healthcare.”



“While Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are independent practitioners, we believe in the power of collaboration. That’s why our midwifery practice is a part of Origin Health, a high-risk Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) practice.”


Meet The Midwives

Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Lighter

Certified Nurse Midwife

Meet Erin

Erin Pence

Certified Nurse Midwife

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Meet Lauren

Lauren Hinkle

Certified Nurse Midwife

Brittany Ross, CNM

Meet Brittany

Brittany Ross

Certified Nurse Midwife



“I highly recommend Roots! I could not have had a more positive experience with the entire practice. The midwives are caring, skilled, knowledgeable, and supportive. They provide top notch medical care and treat you as a person, not just a patient.” – Mary


“Words cannot describe our overwhelming positive experience with Roots! The care and professionalism we received exceeded every expectation we may have had in every step of pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum care.” – Katharine


“Roots provided me an empowering unmediated birth. Overwhelmingly positive place to be pregnant and have a baby.” – Nicole

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a midwife?

Certified Nurse Midwives care for women from puberty onwards. Our care is holistic and focuses on the unique needs of each individual and their family. We care for women through all stages of life and are experts in low-risk pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care.

Will my insurance cover midwives?

Yes, we accept most insurances, including Medicaid. We are also happy to work with self-pay clients. If you have questions about billing and insurance coverage, give us a call!

Can a midwife order labs, ultrasounds, and medications?

Absolutely. Certified Nurse Midwives have full prescriptive authority in the state of Montana. We also have the ability to draw labs and perform ultrasounds on site.

Who can come to my visits?

Partners and children are welcome to come to appointments! We love to involve family members in the appointments and welcome their questions.

Can I see you for general primary care concerns?

Yes, you can! Our scope of practice includes primary care visits. Feel free to call and make an appointment for general health concerns such as sinus infections, UTIs, depression, etc. If we think you should see a family practice provider or a specialist, we will provide a referral. 

Get In Touch


2831 Fort Missoula Road, Building 2, Suite 232, Missoula, MT 59804

Phone Number

(406) 523-5650

FAX Number

(833) 399-2562