Midwives committed to homebirth in Austin, Round Rock, Temple

The Natural Birthing Center staff and midwives are highly trained, dedicated and experienced. Our midwives are committed to out of hospital birth, home birth, and water birth in the Austin,  Round Rock,  Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Temple, Salado and surrounding areas.  Meet our staff.

Sandra Tallbear, ARNP/CNM

Advanced Registered Nurse Practicioner, Certified Nurse Midwife (ARNP-CNM) Georgetown, TX


Direct clinical care

We work in partnership with you to have a peaceful, calm, safe homebirth. Your ideas, desires and dreams related to your birth are our goals.  We protect the space for your birth.  Sandra has 23 years experience in water birth


Professional History 

1986-        Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), Harding University, Searcy, AR.  Minors  in Spanish, Bible.  Bilingual in Spanish, Continues to learn French and Italian. Still and active Christian.

1987-1989   Artemis Speaks College, with VBAC expert Nan Koehler, Tradiditional Birth Attendant.  Sebastopol California

1988-1991   Labor & Delivery.  Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, WA.

1993-        Graduated Cum Laude Masters of Science in Nurse-Midwifery (MSN), University of California San Francisco, and San Diego campuses.

1993-1996   Certified Nurse Midwife, Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital,Adjunct faculty UTMB Galveston.      

1997-2003   Healing Heart Midwifery, Nacogdoches, TX.  Home birth midwife & water births.

2002-2004  Travel Nursing Labor & Delivery,  several California Hospitals. 

2004-2005   Austin Area Birthing Center. Certified Nurse Midwife.

2004-2007   Labor & Delivery, North Austin Medical Center, Austin, TX.

2007-2014   Angels Singing Over Me Midwifery, Administrator, CNM,  home births and water births.  

2007-2010   Scott & White Hospital, Round Rock, TX.  Registered Nurse L&D. Charge Nurse.

2011- 2013   Central Texas Birth Center, Gerogetown, TX.  Assisted in opening CTBC.               Certified Nurse Midwife. Home Birth  and waterbirth.

2013- 2021        The Natural Birthing Center, Salado, opened 2013. Home Birth and Waterbirth specialities.  Clinical Director and Certified Nurse Midwife,

2017 -         Natural Birthing CenterRound Rock. Administrator. Clinical midwife. Preceptor.


NRP  expires 10/2022   CPR expires August 2023.  ACMB certification expires 2023. Certified in Acumassasge December 2018.  Vaginal Breech workshop Oct 9 & 10 2019. 

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Our Team

Gabriela Villacorta

Student Midwife, 

Gabriela has been working with the midwives of Guatemala.  She wants to grow her knowlege base and is seeking a midwifery degree at Mercy In Action. She is a community organizer and a certified life coach.

Miranda Cawell

 Student Midwife

Miranda had several homebirths.  She is a mother of 5.  She has been a midwifery student at Mercy in Action for a year, and an apprentice at The Bastrop Birthing Center for a year.  She comes to us with wonderful experience. 

Bailey Bradford

Student Midwife


Bailey has a passionate  heart for birth and babies.  She is in the process of midwifery classes. She loves Jesus and has bible studies in her home on Wedsnesday evenings.   Bailey is currently on maternity leave.

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