Are you licensed?
Yes. I am both a Licensed Midwife in the state of Texas, and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives.
Is homebirth safe?
While homebirth is not a good fit for every person or pregnancy, in most cases it is as safe or safer than birth in a hospital. For more information regarding safety, please visit Midwives Across North America’s homebirth safety page at: http://www.mana.org/blog/home-birth-safety-outcomes
Am I a candidate for a homebirth?
Most people are good candidates for birth at home. If you have concerns about your specific situation, I am happy to do a free risk assessment evaluation for you.
Do you support VBACs?
Yes! Not everyone is a good candidate for labor after Cesarean, but most are! Each situation is unique. If you aren’t sure of your candidacy, contact me and we can review your individual history together to figure that out.
I am due soon. Can I still transfer care?
If your pregnancy is low risk, you’ve been receiving prenatal care, and I’m able to get a copy of your medical records to date, then in most cases yes. The only exception is when my calendar is very full. Taking on more clients than I can reasonably handle is unfair to everyone involved. For more information about late transfers, click here.
Do I need to also see an obstetrician if I’m receiving midwifery care?
I provide complete prenatal care as long as the pregnancy is low risk. If complications should arise that make it necessary, I can provide a referral or you may see a doctor of your choice. Consultation or co-care may be an option in many of these situations. Full transfer of care during pregnancy is very rarely needed.
How do I get lab work and/or ultrasounds done?
I am able to order both labs and ultrasounds as needed. Labs can be drawn as needed during normal appointments, or orders sent to a lab near you. For ultrasounds, I collaborate with a couple of independent sonographers in the DFW area.