Our Team- midwives committed to  empowering women and homebirth in Austin, Round Rock

The Natural Birthing Centermidwives 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, Killeen, 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. 

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

                 Clinical Director and Certified Nurse Midwife,

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

 

NRP  expires 11/21   CPR expires August 2021.  ACMB certification expires 2023. Certified in Acumassasge December 2018.  Vaginal Breech workshop Oct 9 & 10 2019. 

Kendra Albright, Licensed Midwife

Kendra joined us August 2020

Kendra has been a licensed midwife since 2018. She has two beautiful children, and an amazing, supportive husband. She attributes her passion for midwifery to her mother, who had several home births, one of which Kendra was priveleged to witness. She had 5 different preceptors  from Texas to Tennessee. She has assisted Amish, Mennonite, conservative Muslim, and Druze women during birth. She has a special interest in empowering impoverished women in third world countries.

Bailey Bradford-.

Student Midwife, Post Partum caregiver, medical assistant.

Bailey gave birth at the Natural Birthing Center, Salado in April 2019. She comes with medical assisting experience and is a great addition to our team.  I am so excited that she is joining us over the next few years as a studet midwife.

Anita Hernandez, LM , CPM

 

 

 Anita is an "On call"  midwife. 

* Owner / Founder of Dulce Birthing Services, Killeen, Texas

* Birth Doula for 15 years
* Lactation Counselor 
* Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
* Certified Professional Midwife since September 2019. Licensed Midwife January 2020.

 

Anita is a wife, and mother of 4 handsome boys. and one daughter.  She fell in love with birth 15+ years ago. Before even knowing that being a Doula was a profession, she was naturally supporting friends, loved ones, and even a few friends of friends in the role of a doula. She became the go-to gal when women were pregnant back in her hometown. It was later, after relocating to Killeen, she realized that she could formally train. She received her Birth Doula training through Childbirth International, and gained even more knowledge to assist mothers. She has served mothers that have birthed 18 babies (not a typo); to first-time moms. She is currently pursuing her studies to become a midwife through Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute, and is currently completing her apprenticeship under Sandra Tallbear. Anita also provides lactation support and education alongside her doula services. She has real life experience, having nursed all 4 of her boys, along with lactation counselor training through Childbirth International to help her with assisting mothers. Whether they need a little or a lot of assistance figuring things out. Last, but not least, she believes in both the power of prayer and chocolate….tons of each!

 

Credentials & Qualifications:
*Bi-lingual, Spanish & English
*Mercy In Action – Midwifery Assistant Skills Workshop, 2016
*BLS (Basic Life Saving Skills) – Completed 2021
*NRP  expires Nov 2021

Other Experience:
Founder & President of Grace for Mothers (a local non-profit providing support, resources, and tools for mothers with children of all ages). Grace for mothers meets the needs of many birthing, and post partum mothers in Bell County.

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Raichal Reed, Student Midwife

 

ATM student of midwifery for the past 3 years.  She has taken 6 of the 8 modules offered by ATM and well on her way to graduation as a proficient midwife.  She is now in the NARM program and scheduled to graduate by December 2020.

 

 

Raichal is a birth, bereavement, and adoption doula originally from southern Mississippi where she fell in love with the natural ways of giving birth. After coming to Texas she decided to wade in the waters of the birthing world by certifying as a labor companion in 2015. Since then, she has been working for low income families in the central Austin area and became the volunteer director for GALS (Giving Austin Labor Support) in 2017.  She actively volunteers for the Travis county Sheriff's office to provide doula services for incarcerated mothers.  She has been in the ATM midwifery program since 2016.  She has apprenticed with Mary Michael Potter for two years and has been serving women with the Natural Birthing Center as a student since August of 2018. 

 

She has a sweet and gentle spirit.  Eager to learn and serve.

NRP expires 2021,  BLS expires 2021.  Trained in placental encapsulation and baby wearing.

Our Team

Katie McClain

Student Midwife, doula

Katie also had a home birth with the Natural Birthing Center and will be apprenticing in the Round Rock clinic.

Skiler Pierce

Student Midwife, doula

Skiler has a strong desire to be a midwife.  She took a doula class, demonstrated her skills, and joined our team. 

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