Our Team

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

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 by supporting your birth. We work in partnership with you.  


Professional History 

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

1987-1989   Artemis Speaks College, with VBAC expert Nan Koehler, 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, Supporting families to have home and water births.

2002-2004   Travel Nursing Labor & Delivery, Nacogdoches to California

2004-          Certified Nurse Midwife, Austin Area Birthing Center.

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

2007-2015   Owner-Operator, Angels Singing Over Me Midwifery, home births and water births.  

2007-2010   Charge Nurse, Labor & Delivery.  Scott & White Hospital, Round Rock, TX.  

2011- 2013   Certified Nurse Midwife, Central Texas Birth Center, Gerogetown, TX.  

2013- 2016   Clinical Director and Certified Nurse Midwife, Natural Birthing Center, Salado, TX.    

2017 -         Opening of Round Rock clinic location for the Natural Birthing Center.

Anita Hernandez


* Owner / Founder of Dulce Birthing Services

* Birth Doula 
* Lactation Counselor 
* Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
* Student Midwife 


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 pursing 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

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


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