St. James Healthcare

St. James is here to help you find just the right doctor to be your partner during this exciting time!

Your Pregnancy Journey

When you’re expecting, you don’t have to navigate the dos and don’ts alone. Our mom and baby experts provide a wide range of services and treatments during pregnancy, labor and delivery and after your baby is born.

Screening and tests during pregnancy

From fetal and Doppler ultrasounds to blood and glucose tolerance tests, you can expect to undergo certain screenings and procedures to make sure you’re healthy and your baby is developing normally. 

Genetic counseling and testing

If you have concerns about passing along a family medical condition or want to have your baby tested for certain birth defects or genetic disorders, you can speak with a genetic counselor or maternal-fetal medicine specialist.

High-risk care

It’s only natural to worry when you’re suddenly in charge of the health of another human being, but most pregnancies go off without a hitch.

If something does happen in those nine months that puts you or your baby at a higher risk for complications, you’ll have access to high-risk pregnancy specialists, additional fetal testing and a neonatal intensive care unit NICU).

What makes a pregnancy high-risk?


Depending on your vision of your pregnancy and childbirth experience, you could see a family practice doctor, OB-GYN or midwife.

What do certified nurse-midwives do?


Adults have adult intensive care units (ICUs), children have pediatric ICUs and premature or babies with health issues have neonatal ICUs. If your little one needs extra medical attention after birth, he or she will be taken to the NICU to be cared for by neonatologists, nurse practitioners and nurses trained in caring for newborns with special needs.

Learn what to expect when your baby is in the NICU.

St. James Healthcare Lactation Clinic

Breastfeeding Support

If additional breastfeeding support is needed once a family has gone home, outpatient lactation services are available at St. James Healthcare.

Together, you and a lactation consultant will address any nursing problems or concerns in a private and nurturing environment. The lactation consultant will be able to tell you how much milk your baby is getting, evaluate your breastfeeding technique, help alleviate pain and provide guidance.

Attending a session with a Lactation Consultant

The St. James Healthcare Lactation Clinic is located on the 2nd floor near the main entrance. After registering with Patient Access you will be greeted by our lactation consultant. Please arrive 15-minutes before your scheduled appointment to complete the paperwork.

To schedule an appointment please call 406-723-2711 or email jessica.walsh@sclhealth.org


Breast milk is sometimes called “liquid gold” for good reason: it contains all the nutrients your baby needs for his or her first few months of life.

If you plan to breastfeed, we have lactation experts to help if you run into any challenges.

Read about breastfeeding support.

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