Departments

Birth Center

Fatima Abdula, MD


The Birth Center at Northern Montana Hospital is located away from other patient care areas in a quiet and peaceful setting. Our Obstetricians and Family Medicine Doctors offer you and your loved ones, the highest quality care, and work with you to create a birthing plan that will be best for both mom and baby.

Our Anesthesia Department is on-call for your needs, with 24-hour coverage for the safest cesarean birth, natural childbirth or epidural pain relief.

  • Large all-private rooms
  • Personal Jacuzzi tubs
  • Labor ball
  • Rocking chairs
  • Medication options
  • Family Waiting Rooms
  • Nursery
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Early childhood education classes: before and after childbirth

Please view the Planning Ahead document located at right or on the documents page for tips on what items to bring to your childbirth.

Our Birth Center Providers include:

Fatima Abdulai, MD OB/GYN
Michael Nolan, MD Family Medicine
Northern Montana Medical Group-West Clinic 406.265.7831

Karrie Lien, MD Family Medicine
Carol Kerr, MD Family Medicine
Northern Montana Medical Group-East Clinic 406.265.5408

Thomas Booth, DO Family Medicine (infant care)
Northern Montana Medical Group-West Clinic 406.265.7831

Dave Widdekind, CRNA Anesthesia

Childbirth and Parenting Course

This complete course includes:

  • Information about normal childbirth
  • Labor coping techniques, comfort measures, relaxation skills and breathing patterns are practiced during class.
  • Common labor variations and interventions, including cesarean birth
  • Information on medication/anesthesia for pain relief and cesarean birth
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care


  • Saturday 2 Week Course 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    March 8th & 15th May 10th & 17th July 19th & 26th September 20th & 27th November 15th & 22nd

    Saturday Full Day Course 11:00 am to 6:00 p.m. June 7th October 25th

    Course Fee: $25 Location: Northern Montana Hospital 4th Floor Conference Room

    To register for this course, please call Northern Montana Hospital at 262-1312.