The Natural Birthing Center staff and midwives are highly trained, dedicated and experienced. We love our calling to birth and families. Our midwives are committed to natural birth, home birth, and water birth in the Pflugerville, Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Belton, Salado and surrounding areas.
" In the Lord alone are deliverance and strength". Is 45:24
Meet our Staff:
Direct clinical care
We work in partnership with you to have a peaceful, calm, safe homebirth. Automony means we respect your ideas, desires and dreams related to your birth. Of course we want your birth to safe. Our goals are to protect your birthing space. Sandra has over 30 years of birthing experience and 25 of water birth experience.
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.
1991-1993- University of California San Francisco, San Diego Midwifery program. Graduate Cum Laude May 1993.
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. Salado closed June 2021. NARM preceptor.
2017 - Natural Birthing Center Round Rock. Administrator. Clinical midwife. NARM Preceptor.
NRP expires 04/2024 CPR expires April 2025. ACMB certification expires 12/2028. Certified in Acumassage December 2018. Vaginal Breech workshop completed Oct 9 & 10 2019.
Advanced Student Midwife
Ruth is in her last year as a student midwife. She has completed her assists and is now in the primary phase. She has been an Austin Doula for 12 years. She is a great resource
and awesome addition to our team. She is in the advanced season of her apprenticeship and will soon be sitting for her NARM exam. She is ready to catch babies under supervision.
Student Midwife Birth Assistant
Abigail became a mom in 2008. She was blessed to have a beautiful water birth. It was then that God gave her the heart and passion for midwifery and the desire to help women know they were created for pregnancy and birth. Since then Abigail has had 4 other successful home births. She is excited to embark on the journey of midwifery and looks forward to working alongside other midwives.
NRP certified exp 1/2025
BLS exp 2/2025
Heather is a student midwife currently attending school at Beautiful Beginning Midwife Training Center in Austin, Texas. Her dream is to be a practicing midwife in Honduras where her and her family are currenlty serving as missionaries. When Heather is in Honduras she serves as s doula in the public birthing clinics. She desires to open a clinic, birthing center and a maternity home in Honduras upon becoming a licensed midwife and raising all of the funds. She has a passion to serve others.
Heather travels back and forth from Hondruas to Austin to complete her education.