Birth Center Staff By choosing to deliver here at our Summit County birth center, you will be surrounded by caring, compassionate and experienced staff. Natural childbirth brings your family together in ways you can’t imagine with the most amazing midwife support in San Antonio, Texas! © Copyright 2021 San Antonio Birth Center.All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Both CNMs and CPM are welcome to apply. ).  Her delightful communication style served her well in her former career as a hair stylist, and her attention to detail was honed while working with several local non profit ministries. She received further training from two homebirth practices in Portland and Canby Oregon. Beginning in 2008 and for the next 7 years she would work periodically in Northern Uganda, Africa as a midwife, offering prenatal and postpartum care and facilitating the deliveries of hundreds of babies. For many years Naomi was a photographer, specializing in birth, maternity, adoption, and family lifestyle photography.  When she and her family relocated to Texas from Colorado in February 2014, she knew it was time to chase her dream of becoming a midwife and began her clinical apprenticeship at the San Antonio Birth Center in March 2015. You might also She trained at, and then became a staff midwife and clinical director, at Maternidad la Luz (MLL) where she attended over 400 births. によるチーム医療と高い専門性を持ったソフト・ハードウェアの両輪で、「患者様本位の医療」「温かい医療サービスの提供」を目指します。 After over 20 years of wanting to experience birth for herself, Alisa and her husband were transformed in ways they never could have planned through the intensely primal and profound home birth of their daughter in 2014 and again through the joy-filled hospital birth of their son in 2016! When Gwynne is not helping nursing moms and their babies, you can find her spending time with her family at home on their small chicken farm, at the beach, camping, or exercising. After attending her first birth over 25 years ago, she soon became the unofficial “birth expert” among her peers. I love being able to witness a woman giving birth. Her current mission -- to expand women’s birth choices -- is creating a sustainable and beautiful birth center. The rate of C-sections for women who chose a In. While my goal was to have as natural of a birth as possible, Jack Anthony, my son, had another plan in my mind. Their first 3 children were natural hospital births and their 4th joined the family through the beauty of adoption. James Ducey, MD is a board certified OB / GYN and Perinatologist (high risk specialist). She also taught natural family planning, infant care, and women’s reproduction and health care, as well as trained Traditional Birth Attendants. Job Description: We are a five year-old freestanding birth center in the heart of San Francisco doing approximately 12-15 birthsmonth. Three of my children were born with the Ashland Birth Center midwives. The next few years Jessie worked as an assistant midwife/apprentice doing all aspects of midwifery care and completing the New Mexico Midwifery Apprenticeship Program. He will not permit any attending OB physician at SIUH to p… The position will be primarily prenatal care, birth and She received her clinical experience and education at Bellevue College and Bastyr in Washington, and Maternidad La Luz in El Paso, TX, the latter of which she loved working with Spanish-speaking clients. Jessie is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife who began her midwifery education in 2003 with her first apprenticeship in Colorado. With 10 years of attending births and nearly 150 births attended as a midwife, Victoria is honored to bring her expertise and calm presence to the Santa Fe Birth Center. She became a midwife, Mothering magazine editor, counselor for teen moms, Maternal Child Health program manager, childbirth educator, doula mentor, and psychotherapist. Soraya is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM), as well as a lactation consultant and La Leche League leader. We are a five year-old freestanding birth center in the heart of San Francisco doing approximately 12-15 births/month. Kirkland Birth Center 13128 Totem Lake Blvd NE, Suite 101 Kirkland, WA 98034 P: (425) 823-1919 F: (888) 972-5585 Kirkland@BirthCenter.com She practices Classical Midwifery, a philosophy incorporating evidence-based practice with traditional holistic wisdom. We welcomed Amber to our Administrative Team in November of 2016, and in the Fall of 2018 she began transitioning to a new role as an apprentice midwife and childbirth educator. Debbie is the owner of Hollywood Birth Center and has been a licensed midwife since 1995. Most families leave the center four to eight hours after birth, compared to 24 to 48 hours at a hospital. When not working at the Center she loves mothering her son, hearing live music, mountain biking and reading. They provide out of hospital care to low risk clients, getting to know you and your family on In October 2009, she became the owner and director of the San Antonio Birth Center (the “oldest” free-standing birth center in SA), and Alisa has dedicated the past 10+ years to honing our unique practice style and providing out-of-hospital birthing experience to birthing families in her community. Scheduling appointments, answering insurance and billing questions, assisting with payment plans, inventory and ordering, laundry and cleaning… there are so many details that go into keeping the facility and our practice running smoothly. In her teaching position at MLL she enjoyed being a preceptor for more than 60 midwifery students. We joyfully welcomed Jessica to the San Antonio Birth Center Sisterhood in the summer of 2018 and she quickly made herself irreplaceable!  She has a passion for serving others, truly loves people, and is an amazing multi-tasker! Through her 5 years of doula work and personal journey into mothering, she has cultivated a passion for nurturing and empowering women to be educated about birthing options. Risa is thrilled to join the Santa Fe Birth Center and to continue to be involved in supporting the Santa Fe birthing community. Job Description: We are a five year-old freestanding birth center in the heart of San Francisco doing approximately 12-15 birthsmonth.Both CNMs and CPM are welcome to apply. “I deeply care for the mother’s, babies, and families that I am privileged to support during the powerful and profound transitions of pregnancy, birth, and life and I aim to bring well honed skills, compassion, wisdom and love to each encounter.”. Meet Our Staff Back Services Prenatal & Post-Partum Care Birth Services Well-Woman Services Holistic Care Late Transfers Back Facilities Virtual Tour Beverly Hills Birth Center Back Testimonials Our Birth Videos Letters of It is such a powerful and sacred event each and every time. It never gets old. After completing a formal midwifery apprenticeship and academic program in 1993, she worked in many capacities – owning her own home-birth practices, as a partner in a group home-birth practice, and as a staff midwife at this very birth center. Šæ€¥åŒ»ç™‚の批准、高度専門医療の提供を重点に地域の医療事業へ貢献してまいります。 Alisa’s greatest passion – outside of motherhood – is traveling to and serving with an organization called MamaBaby Haiti. After completing a dual degree in Contemplative Psychology and Art Therapy at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, she continued her studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. Upon returning to the US she learned most American women chose either a medicated hospital birth (97%), or a home birth (1-3%). The San Antonio Birth Center is a better place because of these lovely human beings! As a young child, she was surrounded by many pregnant, birthing, and nursing aunties. She found her way to The Birth Center in April 2017 to begin her training to become an IBCLC. She returned to her native Santa Fe and joined the field of integrative medicine, incorporating nutritional studies into behavioral and developmental disability therapy. Meria Loeks  birth community involvement spans fifty years beginning in Amsterdam, the Netherlands while listening to Dutch women’s unmedicated birth stories. As a family, they are enjoying all that Texas has to offer as their favorite pass time is just being together: outside, hiking, biking, kayaking, tubing, jumping waves and drinking  coffee.  When off call Naomi enjoys traveling and serving families, women, babies, and midwives in Haiti with MamaBaby Haiti. We also provide In 2013 she was accepted into Birthingway College of Midwifery. Cindy attended her first midwifery course in 1990 (just five weeks after the birth of her first child) and completed her midwifery education in Austin in 1994. The birth center conducts regular emergency drills, to make sure staff members are prepared to manage unexpected situations with laboring moms and newborns. Victoria is deeply committed to midwifery care as a means of social justice and addressing the systems of oppression that people giving birth face. They are registered nurses with advanced education who must pass a national certification exam. Vanessa joined our administrative staff in December of 2020.Â, A native of San Antonio, Vanessa has deep passion for her community and gives through advocacy work, especially around all things birth and babies. She is fluent in Spanish and is excited to help us communicate better with our Spanish speaking families.Â, A trained doula and a mother to 3 children – including twin daughters – she brings to her work an empathy for others that has grown deep roots through the life experiences that have taught and molded her.  Â, Vanessa loves learning about people, and if you ever find yourself sitting in the reception area with a few moments to spare, she invites you to share your birth stories with her.Â, Phone: (210) 593-0462 | Fax: (210) 519-29927272 Wurzbach Rd. Jaqxun has been a birth and postpartum doula since 2001 and began midwifery training in 2010. Born at home herself, she was raised with an awareness of midwives and giving birth outside of the hospital. As the mom to 2 active kiddos, she doesn’t get much free time, but when she does she enjoys DIY projects, hiking, missionary work, and Coke Zero. Drawing on years of experience working with a wide range of families Lucy brings her grounded, loving and intuitive presence to birth. and majored in anthropology at Washington University (B.A.). In 2017 she graduated and received her Certified Professional Midwife credential. She has appreciated working with those who saw their pregnancy, birth and baby through a spiritual lens, full of prayer. After completing a doula training course in January 2019, Bella began attending births in an active support role, and she continues to take on private doula clients.  After graduating from high school she joined our administrative team (a job she says she loves!) Our focus is to empower our clients through holistic health management and education. 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