about us

“Being part of a family's choice to give birth in a way that maximizes the potential for a healthy mom and a healthy baby is a privilege.”

~Katrina Rauch
Business Owner/Manager

Certified Professional Midwife  •  Licensed Midwife (State of Montana)  •  Business Owner/Manager


katrina m. rauch

I am a professional midwife who has attended more than 160 births, taught 30 seminars on natural birth and developed the only local doula certification program. I am an expert on natural birth, waterbirth, prenatal care, breastfeeding, early parenthood and family bonding.


While studying pre-medicine at the University of Montana in 2001, I had the honor of witnessing a natural birth and fell in love with the process. After 4 years of college I changed directions and enrolled in Ancient Art Midwifery Institute. Afterwards, I completed the requirements for didactic work and experience with licensed Montana midwives Pat Schwaiger, Kathleen Hall and Ollie Hamilton. In 2010 I passed the North American Registry of Midwives written exam and experience requirements to receive my Certificate as a Professional Midwife. This is the highest Certificate available from the Midwives Alliance of North America.

jaxi howes

Jaxi has a passion for the postpartum mama! Her specialty is home-based care for new moms. She has been known to do dishes, rub feet, entertain older siblings and talk breastfeeding. Jaxi blends personal care with professionalism to support women emotionally and physically as they land into the role “mother.” She is accessible to women regardless of where and how they birth. Her doula certification and training were completed through First Breath Midwifery Care Doula Certification Program.