When it comes to caring for moms to be, we know the life-changing journey requires personal, flexible and comprehensive options. The St. Peter's Health Obstetrics team offers the best in maternity care, from family planning to prenatal and childbirth care.

St. Peter’s Approach to Obstetrics

Our experienced team is committed to offering the most up-to-date and personal care, providing more than just medical advice to help you navigate pregnancy. Our care team, including obstetricians, nurses and advanced practice providers can easily connect you with valuable parenting resources, from Prepared Parenting courses to lactation consultations.

Most importantly, we’re committed being there for you for your entire journey. From your first prenatal appointment to when it's time to welcome baby into the world and beyond, you'll see our team. 

Other services available include infertility, abnormal bleeding, urinary incontinence, and sexually transmitted disease screening.

Care Team

Jenifer Dodge, MD

Jenifer Dodge, MD has experience in the full-spectrum of family practice care including obstetrics. She moved to Helena from Conrad where she had practiced previously. Dr. Dodge earned her Medical Degree at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno and completed a residency at Rapid City Regional Hospital in South Dakota. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Carroll College.

Chelsey Field, DO

Chelsey Field, DO earned her Medical Degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed a Residency at Montana Family Medicine in Billings. Dr. Field is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Academy and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Sara O'Connell, MD

Sara O’Connell, MD sees patients in the areas of Family Practice and Obstetrics at St. Peter’s Medical Group Broadway.  Dr. O’Connell earned her Medical Degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Carroll College.  Dr. O'Connell grew up in Centerville.

Beth “Betty” Plate, MD

Beth “Betty” Plate, MD practices at St. Peter’s Medical Group Broadway with a specialty in family medicine and OB. Procedures she conducts include OB care, trigger point and joint injections, and issues relating to women’s health. Prior to joining St. Peter’s Hospital, Dr. Plate completed her medical residency from the University of New Mexico Family and Community Medicine in Albuquerque, N.M. She earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo.

Katy Wessel, DO

Katy Wessel, DO is a family practice physician who practices obstetrics, women's reproductive health, and preventative care. Dr. Wessel moved to Helena from Oregon where she completed a family practice residency program. She received her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Touro University in Vallejo, Calif., and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at Montana State University-Bozeman. Dr. Wessel has also worked as a microbiologist and veterinary laboratory specialist.

Obstetrics Partners

We work closely with Family Medicine providers and the St. Peter’s Health Labor and Delivery unit to ensure continuity of care.

Location(s) of Obstetrics Services