- Ellie -
Holistic Evidence Based Support
The biggest reason I decided to become a midwife was so that I would be able to spend all of my time getting to know my clients. Learning your hopes and dreams about giving birth, being able to listen to your fears or excitements. Getting to discuss what its like to feel the big feelings of birth and how amazing they are. Wanting to see new parents thrive and build confidence in themselves.
Birth is just a small, yet amazing part of what I am passionate about. Birth is one day, maybe a few. and yes! it is the end goal of the pregnancy. But if we just slow down and take a moment or a breath, every moment of the before and after birth are just as important.
I was drawn to birth at a very young age. I helped my cat have 5 kittens on my bathroom floor when I was only old enough to ask my mother questions about the process. I say "helped" when really all I did was watch, and wait patiently while the new mother did everything instinctively. What I learned was that if I was to disturb her that she would get up and move into another room. So I had to be very quiet and trust the process of birth. Which I am thankful happened so early in my life. Because I trust birth now. I helped so many more animals have their babies while I was growing up. Wanting to be a vet, and then a nurse when I learned that humans also had babies. I threw myself into births arms and let myself get rushed away with how amazing it is. Attending births of friends, then offering my support to strangers, then taking a leap by quitting my day job and becoming a full time doula. Midwifery was what gave my life breath. Over and over I would hear other student midwives talk about their first "catch" (the first baby they helped be born) like it was this life changing moment. It was never like that for me. The first time a new baby landed into my hands felt like I had been doing it my whole life. even though I knew nothing about what I should or should not be doing. It felt like the most natural thing in the world to me to help families welcome their babies into their own hands.
but birth is just one part of the pregnancy, birth, postpartum, newborn care cycle.
You do not have to go through this journey alone.
Having a midwife should mean that you are supported in all of your decisions and helped to find your community so that you can grow and be nourished.
I have four kiddos of my own. All born naturally, in birth centers and home.
Serving families since 2001 as a Childbirth Educator, Nanny
and has enjoyed offering birth support to hundreds of birthing women since 2009 as a doula.
Attending over 380 births as a doula and midwife
Certified and Trained:
CPR, Blood borne pathogens, Food handlers license,
Neonatal Resuscitation, Naturopathic Practitioner, Birth Doula,
Breastfeeding Education, Life coaching, Beginning-Advanced Herbology, Pregnancy Massage, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy , Reflexology, Homeopathy, Reiki, Professional Photography, Midwife Assistant, Rebozo techniques for Optimal Fetal Positioning
Degrees and Licenses:
Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Texas, Certified Professional Midwife ( CPM ) from North American Registry of Midwives,
BS in Naturopathic Medicine from NUHM