Opening Soon!


Black Hills Birth Center will be South Dakota’s and the upper Midwest’s first licensed Birth Center.  Whitewood was selected for its central location to other communities it serves and its friendly quiet small town charm.  Black Hills Birth Center will also be home to WomanKind Midwifery both of which are owned and operated by Jeanne Prentice, CNM.

Black Hills Birth Center is soon go be a South Dakota licensed healthcare facility that will feature two birth rooms, a woman’s clinic, large bathroom shower area, kitchen area, office and a beautiful court yard for birthing mothers to relax, unwind and labor.  The center will accommodate water and natural birth for women from South and North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Nebraska.  The center will staff a Certified Nurse Midwife, a Registered Nurse and other office staff to ensure a positive birthing experience for its clients.

A Certified Nurse Midwife is a registered nurse (RN) who is a master’s level prepared health care provider. Nurse-midwives provides in or out of hospital birth care in South Dakota.

About Jeanne Prentice – Jeanne has practiced midwifery for the last 30 years in New Mexico, Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas and for the last 15 years here in South Dakota.  Jeanne was the first licensed midwife in South Dakota and Wyoming to have a homebirth practice. Jeanne was instrumental in developing, writing and instituting the laws for the practice of midwifery and birth centers in South Dakota and Wyoming.


Jeanne received the American College of Nurse Midwifery Distinguished Service Award from over 7000 of her peers nationwide in 2011 for her unusual and exemplary effort in the field of community service, innovation in midwifery practice, education and research.  Jeanne’s clients come from as far away as Dickinson, Omaha, Sheridan and Pierre.  They usually come with friends, family and doula’s to support the birthing mother.  They often stay in area motels, eat in local eateries, purchase local products and services and support the surrounding community in general.  Jeanne is excited about this opportunity and thank the City of Whitewood, its employees, staff and residents and all the wonderful businesses for their support.


Black Hills Birth Center

PO Box 40

Whitewood, SD 57793

(605) 717-9433


INFO:  Black Hills Birth Center is located approximately:

5 Miles to Spearfish 6 Miles to Sturgis

19 Miles to Belle Fourche

36 Miles to Rapid City

15 Miles to Deadwood

93 Miles to Hot Springs

77 Miles to Custer

57 Miles to Hill City

106 Miles to Gillette, Wy

208 Miles to Sheridan, Wy




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