Kayla M. 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 and her dream was finalized 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). As a life long learner, Kayla has continued to develop her skills through direct mentoring with Mikelann Caywood-Baerg.
Kayla is a firm believer in the normalcy of the birth process and the intelligence of the human body. She has gathered her birth experience both in and out of hospital. During her time in a birth center setting she was able to actively participate in the Natural birth process which helped develop her commitment to promoting both physically and psychologically safe space for birth and developing trusting, communicative relationships with her clients and their families. She views birth as a transformative, empowering journey for women and their families and delights in facilitating not only prenatal care but labor, delivery, and postpartum support.
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, dancing, bike riding, and picking out tunes on her banjo. Lastly, she is honored to support new and growing families on their journey into parenthood.
Jazmin Price: DEM, CPM, 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 where currently she is a remote Teacher’s Assistant.
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, & 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 met her husband, Jason 16 years ago in Military college and has shared growing and birthing 6 children with him. They enjoy 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.
Lisa Blank: Administrative Director, Childbirth Educator, Certified Medical Assistant
Administrative Director / Educator
Lisa brings a strong history of customer service to the Bozeman Birth Center and a passion for supporting women and their families in natural birth. You will also notice Lisa fills many roles at the Bozeman Birth Center to include but are not limited to office duties, laundry, gardening, childcare, grocery shopping, labor support, and organizing midwives.
Lisa is married to Jason, a Belgrade, MT native and has two children who were both out of hospital births facilitated by midwives. She enjoys this great state of Montana while she is hot springing, hiking, cooking, gardening, and planning her next staycation.
Furthermore, she holds a BS in Biology with a minor in Elementary Education, which helps in her growing 8+ years experience as a Childbirth instructor where she supplies women and their support with the knowledge To breathe and relax effectively; To nurse successfully; To parent realistically. She offers group, private, & refresher classes and structures them to fit your needs.
Lastly, beginning 2015 Lisa added small business owner to her list of things to do as her and her husband decided to purchase the Bozeman Birth Center and continue it’s legacy. She is striving to maintain the standards of the Bozeman Birth Center that the community and clients have learned to trust. With every client she feels honored to be part of their growing family and everyday looks forward to sharing her time, space & enthusiasm for natural childbirth.
Emily Hayes-Greenwald: RN, CLC
Registered Nurse / Certified Lactation Counselor
Emily joined our Birth Center team 2010. She received her Nursing degree in 2006 from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA which also included an intense internship in Women’s Health.
Emily is a Montana transplant raised in Michigan and after working most recently in Wyoming. Currently, the Bozeman Birth Center is fortunate enough to have Emily and her experience not only as a birth attendant, but as a former client which makes her an invaluable resource for clients because she understands both sides of their care.
Emily and her husband, Jason welcomed their first son, Sullivan in September 2011 by way of Waterbirth. She and her husband didn’t change a thing when their second son, Isaac arrived November 2016.
As a result, Emily is more committed than ever to nurturing families during their own out of hospital birth journeys by providing thorough, informed care and guarding your birth right.
Rachael Byrnes: RN, CLC, Postpartum Doula
Registered Nurse / Certified Lactation Counselor / Postpartum Doula
Rachael was born to protect the birth right of mothers and families. She is fascinated by pregnancy, childbirth, and newborns. This fascination lead her to study Nursing and Psychology at MSU Bozeman and ultimately graduated in 2015.
She was born and raised in Connecticut. Through her life experiences, she and her husband were drawn to the wide open spaces that Montana has to offer. Recently, they have welcomed a baby girl and have been completely smitten ever since. While adjusting to their new addition, they strive to live simply and mindfully while enjoying the closeness to nature in their Yurt outside of Bozeman with their furry friends.
Rachael also takes pride as a trained and certified post-partum doula. Nurturing mothers and their families with a gentle helping hand as they enter into the sacred fourth trimester is her passion. She enjoys guiding the pregnant mother and their family’s transition into parenthood with emotional and physical support, as well as education and reassurance on topics such as breastfeeding, newborn cues, bonding, and overall preparation as a new parent.
With every family she encounters, Rachael feels honored to be able to provide support and encouragement for women and their family’s as they gently bring new life into this resilient world of ours.