I am a midwife in Central Texas who serves families desiring a homebirth. My approach to midwifery care is that pregnancy and birth are natural life events. I offer care for mother and baby during the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. My style is holistic, personal, and nurturing. My independent midwifery practice is based out of Leander, TX, serving the surrounding area with up to a 1 hour radius. I offer in-home prenatal care, lab-work, waterbirth services, and extensive postpartum care.
My job as a midwife is to nurture the natural process of pregnancy and birth, and to continually evaluate when birth is normal and remaining low-risk, and when a higher-risk situation is developing. Birth is an amazing and powerful process, demanding a healthy respect and awe.
My first exposure to midwifery was through my own family. My mother gave birth to several of my younger siblings at home 25+ years ago. I have fond memories of those events from the perspective of a young girl.
I am a member of the Association of Texas Midwives and also the Midwives Alliance of North America. I enjoy forming meaningful relationships and contacts with other midwives, learning from their strengths.
I am licensed by the North American Registry of Midwives and the State of Texas to practice midwifery. Current certifications I hold include adult and child CPR as well as neonatal resuscitation, as required by Texas state law.
I frequently attend continuing education workshops on many midwifery topics, including birth complications, management of varying fetal birth presentations, evidence-based birth practices, and improved management techniques for postpartum support for families. Midwifery is an ongoing learning process with new and better practice techniques always ready to be discovered.
I graduated from a state-approved Texas midwifery school, The Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program. I worked for three years at Central Texas Birth Center, where I completed my clinical training, attending many, many births and over 1,000 prenatal and postpartum appointments in that period. During my time there I attended both homebirths and birth center deliveries, with a special place in my heart for homebirths. I have also been privileged to work PRN at The Addice Birth Center in Houston, and to work at a midwifery clinic in Uganda.
I love doing outdoor activities with my husband, including camping, hiking, and kayaking. I also enjoy participating in activities at my church and spending time with extended family, especially with my young nieces and nephews.
I love helping women walk through their pregnancies and seeing young families grow. For me being a midwife is how I love my neighbor.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.
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