Lisa

Meet the Midwife

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Philosophy

I believe in “mothering the mother”!

  • In a healthy woman, pregnancy is not a medical condition; it is a normal physiological body function. Most healthy women can enjoy birth out of the hospital.

  • Birth can be the most transformative, empowering moment of you and your partner’s lives.

  • Unnecessary interventions can interfere with the primal birthing instinct, altering important emotional and physical aspects of your birth. They can stall, complicate and necessitate further interventions, spiraling into an unwanted C-section. Unnecessary or disrespectful interventions can also create lasting emotional trauma for mother and baby.

  • I believe in easing your little one into this world, into a quiet, loving, respectful environment.

My Background

As a young girl, my favorite toy was my nurse’s kit. I was fascinated by birth and wanted to help women deliver their babies. I can remember, at nine yrs old, wishing my mother’s pregnant friends would go into labor at our house so I could deliver that baby! And, even at that tender age, I was confident I could do it, and make the experience calm and supportive for the mother!

Years later I married and had 3 children of my own, giving birth naturally using the traditional Lamaze method in a hospital. This transformed me, progressively reigniting my passion to help other women with each birth. I acted as doula occasionally through the years, still pulled by birth, but focused at the time on raising my family, and other career choices. Finally, pursuing midwifery after my children left “the nest” was the realization of a life-long dream.

Every birth fills me with joy, wonder and gratitude. I am humbled and honored to be called into this incredible profession.

I’m a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), LM (licensed in the State Of Texas), NNR and CPR trained every 2yrs, and continue to learn with CEU’s, conferences, workshops, avid reader and birth junkie!