Midwives committed to homebirth in Austin, Round Rock, Temple

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. 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-          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 10/22   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 brings a calm quiet presence coupled with a strong midwifery knowlege base in midwifey care. 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, women during birth. She has a special interest in empowering impoverished women in third world countries.  Kendra is an active Christian.

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. She brings a positive attitude, and calm caring combined with good instincts. 

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.  she has good midwifery instincts.  Skiler is also a an active Christian. 

Bailey Bradford

Student Midwife

doula

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.

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