Our Team

The Natural Birthing Center's employees are highly trained, experienced and dedicated to our clients. Our clients come first.

Sandra Tallbear, ARNP/CNM

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


Direct clinical care

We serve families.  Our goal is to be a blessing to you,  by supporting your birth. We work in partnership with you.  We want you to have a safe, fulfilling birthing experience. 


Professional History 

1986-         Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), Harding University, Searcy, AR.

1987-1989   Artemis Speaks College, with VBAC expert Nan Koehler, TBA,  Sebastopol California

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

1993-         Graduated Cum Laude in 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-         Austin Area Birthing Center. Certified Nurse Midwife.

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

2007-2015   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 specialist.

2013-          The Natural Birthing Center along with Joycelyn Romero, CPM. Home Birth and Waterbirth. 

                 Clinical Director and Certified Nurse Midwife, Natural Birthing Center, Salado, TX.    

2017 -         Natural Birthing Center. Round Rock location opened.


NRP and CPR expire November 2019.  ACMB certification expires 2023. Certified in Acumassasge December 2018.

Anita Hernandez


* Owner / Founder of Dulce Birthing Services

* Birth Doula for 20 years
* Lactation Counselor 
* Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
* Advanced Student Midwife  Expected graduation 2019


Anita is a wife, and mother of 4 handsome boys. 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 Texas, she realized that she could formally train. She received her Birth Doula training through Childbirth International, and gained even more knowledge to assist mothers with. 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 2016
*NRP Completed June 2017

*NRP with Karen Strange Nov 2017

Other Experience:
Founder & President of Grace for Mothers (a local non-profit providing support, resources, and tools for mothers with children of all ages).







Ashlee Larsen CPM, Texas Licensed Midwife


*Certified Doula- 2010

*Owner/ Operator of Support the Mama Professional Birth Services- 2010 to present

*Midwifey  Student 2011-2017

*Midwife Assitant 2011- present HBMS, WHBC, AABC

*Medical Assistant Sub 2017- AABC

*Graduate Midwife Intern May 2018-December2018

*Contract CPM for The Natural Birthing Center    


Credentials and qualifications:


*Certfied Doula,  ToLabor

*B.E.S.T. Trained (Birth Emergency Skills Training)



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