about us

Our free-standing birth center is a licensed health care facility through the Colorado Department of Health, and is accredited by CABC (Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers). We are located 2.5 miles from Boulder Community Health Foothills Campus.

our mission

To provide comprehensive, compassionate pregnancy, labor, postpartum, gynecological, and primary health care services via a human-centered model of care.

our vision

We believe in health partnerships where individuals assume an active role in their care with providers that offer exceptional, individualized, evidence-based care. We believe in a system where midwifery centers are a foundational part of the public healthcare system.

our motto

Trust. Nurture. Honor. Birth.

Trust. Nurture. Honor. All humans.

 Trust. Nurture. Honor. All stages of life. 

 All are welcome here.

midwifery model of care

Midwife literally means “with woman.” The midwifery model of care views pregnancy and birth as normal events during a person’s life that typically have the best outcomes when the natural process is supported and medical intervention is minimized. 

about us

Our free-standing birth center is a licensed health care facility through the Colorado Department of Health, and is accredited by CABC (Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers). We are located 2.5 miles from Boulder Community Health Foothills Campus.

our mission

To provide comprehensive, compassionate pregnancy, labor, postpartum, gynecological, and primary health care services via a human-centered model of care.

our vision

We believe in health partnerships where individuals assume an active role in their care with providers that offer exceptional, individualized, evidence-based care. We believe in a system where midwifery centers are a foundational part of the public healthcare system.

our motto

Trust. Nurture. Honor. Birth.

Trust. Nurture. Honor. All humans.

 Trust. Nurture. Honor. All stages of life. 

 All are welcome here.

midwifery model of care

Midwife literally means “with woman.” The midwifery model of care views pregnancy and birth as normal events during a person’s life that typically have the best outcomes when the natural process is supported and medical intervention is minimized. 

our team

We consider our people to be our most valuable resource in providing quality, compassionate care for the community. We select passionate team members that are in alignment with our mission and vision and are committed to being partners in your healthcare experience. We are honored to be birth “guardians” and to witness the miracle each and every time.

the midwives

angela montello

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife + Clinical Director 
  • # of years in healthcare : 22
  • Education : University of New Mexico | Master of Science, Nursing 
  • Philosophy : Midwifery is a Science + Art | Relationships take time | It is a human right to have access to quality, compassionate healthcare  
  • Passions : Mentoring + Evolving Midwives | Protecting Birth | Plant medicine | Ayurveda | Essential oils | Volunteering with One Heart Worldwide | Travel | Being with Son

bailey begane jones

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 16
  • Education : University of Colorado | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Honors the power + strength of women to give birth, change the future, and do anything! | Every person has the right to a gentle birth 
  • Passions : Sharing precious moments of birth with families in our community | Human Rights | Motherhood | Nature

anna fernandez

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 21
  • Education : Frontier Nursing University | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Care that has a foundation in respect, compassion, and empowerment 
  • Passions : Being a mom | Family | Holistic healthcare | Herbalism | Spending time in the woods, mountains and rivers

abrie koupal

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 12
  • Education : Frontier Nursing University | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Birth has the power to transform individuals, families, and entire communities in profoundly positive ways when the strength of each person is honored and allowed to shine | Genuine, family-centered care 
  • Passions : Husband, 2 young children, and rescue mutt | Playing in the mountains | Continuing to grow as a midwife, mama, and human being | Traveling to wild places

laura thielke

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 21
  • Education : University of Colorado | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Physiological Birth | Meeting women where they are at and coming alongside them with empowerment and education | Team Building 
  • Passions : Husband and 3 kids | Reading | Running, Biking + Snowboarding

courtney hasson

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 10
  • Education : Frontier Nursing University | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : All women should have equitable access to high quality healthcare as well as an environment that enable them to feel empowered by the decisions they choose for themselves and their families
  • Passions : Family + Friends | Travel | Global Health | Cultures of the World | Photography

katie butler

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 7
  • Education : Frontier Nursing University | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Advocate for women to birth the way they choose to, for meeting women exactly where they are, and for empowering them to take charge of their healthcare
  • Passions : Travel | Mountains | Friends, Family + Dogs | Paddleboarding

alexandria zayer

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 19
  • Education : University of Colorado | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : Honoring natural physiological processes and life’s most significant transitions | Providing trauma-informed care | Mindfulness 
  • Passions : Serving diverse populations and the full spectrum of life | Traveling |  Drinking Tea | Sharing time in nature with her husband and dog

the primary care nurse practitioner

elizabeth har-noy

  • Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 20
  • Education : University of San Francisco | Master of Science, Nursing
  • Philosophy : To establish trust with clients | Holistic, evidence-based, non-judgemental care that bridges the care gap through all stages of life 
  • Passions : Husband and 3 children | Skiing | Traveling

the acupuncturists

the

acupuncturists

tuesday wasserman

  • Acupuncturist 
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 12
  • Education : Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine | Master of Science, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Philosophy : Truly holistic and patient-centered care
  • Passions : Teaching | Spending time with husband and two sons 

simba eunhye shim

  • Acupuncturist
  • # of Years in Healthcare : 2
  • Education : Southwest Acupuncture College | Master Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Philosophy : Guiding patients to reach their optimal equilibrium and enjoy their lives fully | Chinese medicine heals the root with the least invasive methods
  • Passions : Holistic Medicine | Chinese Astrology | Family | Travel |  Food 

the office & business team

marian stonacek

  • Office Director
  • # of Years in Healthcare: 28
  • Philosophy: Strong proponent of collaborative care models which emphasize the health of the mother throughout the entire birth experience.
  • Passions: Creating Pottery + Jewelry | Cooking

tessa kaczor

  • Administrative Assistant
  • # of Years in Healthcare: 10
  • Philosophy: Incredibly honored to support childbirth and breastfeeding
  • Passions: Dancing | Cooking

amanda boni

  • Administrative Assistant
  • # of Years in Healthcare: 10
  • Philosophy: Enjoys the birth center’s slower pace and personal connection. Appreciates that our model of care emphasizes personal choice and the partnership between provider and patient.
  • Passions: Writing

finances + insurance

We believe in transparency and honesty in all our interactions — especially financial. By being clear about payment plans and financial expectations, we can ease a great deal of stress and anxiety. 

As a healthcare consumer, you should know your birth options and the costs of each. By understanding your insurance benefits, our financial policy, and the cost of our services, you will be able to make an informed choice about how you want to spend your healthcare dollars. To read BCoB’s full financial policy, click here.  

larsen billing service

We have partnered with Larsen Billing service, an offsite billing agency. In order for claims to be billed to insurance, each client needs to register with Larsen. Verification of benefits costs $20 and can be completed on the Larsen website. Our provider pin is 14059. 

in-network:

United Healthcare

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (PPO)

Cigna (HMO, Select, POS, PPO, and OAP)

Aetna

Medicaid

client paperwork

Our intake forms are quite extensive and we ask that you take the time to complete them thoughtfully.  Please complete the following prior to your first scheduled appointment, or arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete in-house.  Bring completed forms with you or feel free to fax (303-442-4104) or email them (info@birthcenterofboulder.com) in advance.

preparing for your first prenatal visit

 

 

 

preparing for your annual exam or primary care visit

 

 

call us to schedule a tour