Our Mission
To promote quality maternal and child health care through continuing education and Peer Review of midwives in the Greater Houston area.

Our Philosophy
As midwives, we believe the practice of midwifery to be distinct from the practice of medicine. We base our profession on the midwifery model of care:

A. Pregnancy and birth are a fundamentally healthy process.

B. Each woman is unique and her care should be tailored to meet her individual needs.

C. Attending to the emotional and spiritual components of childbearing are as important as appropriate antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum physical care.

D. Midwives should be trained by other midwives, be that training in a school or through apprenticeship and continuing education.

E. Midwives should maintain a professional attitude, and practice which promotes collegial relationships between physicians, midwives, and students.

F. The relationship between midwives and their clients is collaborative in nature.
We, the Greater Houston Midwives Alliance (GHMA), are unequivocally against social injustice and racial prejudice of any kind. We vow to stand up to all racism, racial profiling, brutality, and violence. Black women and infants die at a much higher rate than their non-black counterparts. As midwives caring for women at one of the most vulnerable times of their lives, it is imperative that we recognize the additional risks faced by Black mothers and their infants due to institutionalized racism, especially within our healthcare system.

Our members commit to looking within ourselves for any inherent biases we may carry and to doing the work necessary to learn and grow so that we may better serve our communities and our fellow Black midwives. It is our responsibility to be allies, to amplify Black voices, and to stand united with our fellow midwives of color to ensure equality and equity for all. As an organization, GHMA commits to making space for the ongoing work of anti-racism by providing resources and continuing education for our midwives to examine how we personally perpetuate biases and to grow in our understanding to provide better, more culturally competent care. We are committed to dismantling institutionalized racism within our organization.

Black lives matter to us. May we join together to create a caring and inclusive culture..
Executive Committee: Dawn Housos -President,  Andie Wyrick - Vice President,  Kristen Bowers - Secretary,  Mary Alice Martin - Treasurer
Click on a midwife name to visit their profile page.
  • 11321 Richmond Ave Suite M101, Houston, Tx 77095
    About Me As a recent Association of Texas Midwives program graduate, I am eager to take my first steps in servicing the families of the Greater Houston Area. Through the one on one training I received at local birth centers. I have been able to support families from all walks of life. Inspired by my own VBAC in 2007, I am motivated to share the exciting and engaging experience of pregnancy and birth with those expanding their families.
  • Sara Fleeman
    LM, CPM
    15127 chestnut falls dr Cypress, Tx 77433
    Sara began her journey into birth work as a doula in 2016, and began her midwifery training in 2017. The majority of her training focused on home birth, and that is where her heart is now. She graduated from the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program in 2021 and was licensed in early 2022. She looks forward to being a valuable member of the Houston midwifery community and providing excellent care to mothers and babies.
  • Tonya Brooks
    LM, CPM, MS
    21215 Crystal Greens Drive, Katy Tx 77450
    I was studying brain injuries in babies as a research scientist and discovered the best way to fix  injuries was to prevent them.  That understanding led me to being very interested in prenatal care to prevent them. As a scientist I did not really understand preventative care was rarely done by OBs until my first child was born. I had a fully drugged birth requiring forcepts to deliver a small baby. After that I researched  midwives, midwifery schools , their science, curriculum, and philosophy of care. I founded the Association for Childbirth At Home International (ACHI) which became a training and research organization growing from 4 groups to 360 to 1700 in a few years.
  • Andie Wyrick
    223 Lagarto Ct Pinehurst, TX 77362
    A certified nurse midwife has been in the Houston birth community for 20 years. She provides midwifery care with Holistic Heritage Homebirth. Her experience includes school nursing, hospital L & D, birth center, and home birth. She focused her doctorate studies on birth after trauma. Andie is confident in your ability to grow and birth your baby. She feels a partnership in care is empowering and hopes to foster that relationship with families. She has a tender, lighthearted, and hands off approach to the evidence based care she offers. She has been joyfully dating her husband of over 20 years since junior high and has five children. Her passions beyond bellies, birth, and breastfeeding are mission work, movie theater popcorn and reading. Laughing and making people laugh are her jam.
  • 2031 Nature Park Ln., Spring Tx 77386
    Midwife in Spring, serving families in the Greater Houston area
  • 1002 Avenue A Katy, Tx 77493
    We provide the latest evidence-based and time-tested birthing practices in an intimate home-like environment so moms and dads feel comfortable and confident about their birth experience.
    Tonya Rose - LM, CPM
    Jennifer Vassoilas - LM,, CPM
    Lynneece Rooney- CNM, RNC, APRN, MSN
    Cathy Rude- LM, CPM
  • Kristen Bowers
    LM, CPM, BS
    11900 Walden Rd, Montgomery, TX 77356
    Kristen Bowers is a staff midwife at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center and attends both home births and birth center births in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. She completed her apprenticeship at Wellspring and became both a Licensed Midwife in Texas and a NARM Certified Professional Midwife in the spring of 2021. After birthing in a community birth setting, Kristen became motivated to help others acquire their birth goals and switched career paths to become a midwife. She loves to make people laugh and encourages parents to experience the joy surrounding pregnancy and birth, while also being both educated and informed about the choices they have.
  • Cathy Rude
    LM, CPM
    3110 E Elm Cir, Katy, TX. 77493
    I have been a midwife for 30 years. I am co-owner of the Katy Birth Center with Natalie Wommack, LM, CPM and Connie Blokkum, APRN, CNM. I was a solo home birth midwife for 18 years before we opened Katy Birth Center in December 2010. We still offer home birth as well as birth center birth. I believe in a woman's innate ability to birth her baby, and that she, with evidenced based education and information will go on to have the birth that is right for her. We want to support her in every way for this goal while also offering safe, compassionate care for the entire process. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Gary and we celebrated our 51st anniversary this past September 2022. We have six lovely children, 3 daughters and three sons, with the last three born at home with midwives and the very last one born in water and caught by her 17 year old sister! We also have seven beautiful grandchildren, ages 20-6 and I was honored to midwife four of them. I am also a committed Christian and it is the focus and joy of my life. I've been very involved in ATM, as well as GHMA for many years as well as supporting midwifery issues on the state level through legislative avenues.
  • 11419 Bromley Bend Drive, Sienna, TX 77459
    Staff Midwife at the Katy Birth Center
  • Erin Reynoso
    LM, CPM
    10387 Taylor Rd, Bryan Texas 77808
    I have been a Texas Licensed Midwife since 2003, serving primarily Brazos county and the counties surrounding it. My passion is to care for mothers and babies. I love continually learning about pregnancy and birth while also teaching how to live healthy and well. I view my occupation as safeguarding the natural process of birth. This begins long before labor by establishing a good foundation with diet, exercise & lifestyle. I am privileged to walk with families through this miraculous journey. I have been blessed to have all 6 of my children at home.
  • Ashley Musil
    LM, CPM
    9489 Fosters Bend, Cleveland, TX 77328

    Ashley Musil is a midwife, co-owner and clinical director at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center. She is also the president of the Greater Houston Midwives' Alliance. She serves as a regional representative for the Association of Texas Midwives and is also the Education Chair for ATM. She serves the northeast area of Greater Houston, including Kingwood, Humble, Cleveland, Crosby, Dayton, Livingston, Splendora, Porter, New Caney, Conroe, and surrounding areas. Wellspring offers both birth center and home births. The birth center is located in Cleveland, Texas on 5 beautiful acres of countryside. The satellite office is located in Kingwood, just off Northpark Drive. Ashley has taught continuing education classes to birth professionals, presented at multiple conferences, been interviewed on radio shows, and has had articles printed in Midwifery Today and Natural Awakenings. She has a passion for continuing education as well as inter-professional education as a means to bring professionals from various areas of the maternity care system together. She is also an instructor for the Association of Texas Midwives.

  • Tonya Rose
    LM, CPM

    I am a newly licensed midwife as of November 2020, and am working as a staff midwife at Katy Birth Center. I also completed an EMT-Basic training and volunteer at Jersey Village Fire Department. I am a widow of 8 years after 26 years of marriage and the mother of 5 adult children (ages 28-33). Yes, I had 5 children under the age of 5 (with one set of twins). I experienced a hospital birth with epidural with my first, two with midwives in a birth center, and the twins were delivered via cesarean due to both being breech. I am expecting my first grandchild in May/June 2022.
  • Amber Berry
    LM, CPM, MS
    903 E Main St., Humble, TX 77338
    Amber is a CPM in Humble, serving the greater Houston area.  She has 6 children and is married to Weston, who serves as an associate pastor at a local church.  It is her heart’s desire to journey with couples through their own unique birth experiences, offering encouragement and support to achieve the safest, most positive birth experience possible.  Before moving back to the USA, the Berrys served as missionaries in Egypt for 5 years.  Amber has a Master of Science Degree in Advanced Midwifery Practice, and has birth experience interning at an overseas missions birth center for impoverished women in the Philippines.  She is excited to be serving Houston families!  Babies are blessings and the gift of birthing them is something that is sacred, precious, and should be supported and protected so that each new parent can look back on their birth experience with joy and fulfillment.  She feels it is her God-given calling to serve Him and families through helping safely bring new life into the world!
  • 4200 Research Forest Dr. #150, The Woodlands, TX 77381

    Lisa graduated from the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program and was licensed in 2015. After licensing she worked in an out of hospital birth center for 6 months. She currently lives in the Woodlands with her husband of fourteen years, and two daughters. Prior to pursuing midwifery, Lisa taught Bradley Method® classes and worked as a birth doula and midwife birth assistant. Lisa is excited to be serving the Lord through her home birth practice in the North Houston area.

  • Dawn Housos
    LM, CPM
    513 Mable, Conroe, Texas 77301
    My name is Dawn Housos and I’m a home birth midwife in Conroe, New Waverly, Huntsville, and the surrounding areas.  I am a mother to five precious blessings—each one with his or her own unique birth story.  I first began my journey to serving birthing families 13 years ago when the Lord birthed the desire in me following the delivery of one of my own children.  Before becoming a midwife, I worked in a NICU as a respiratory therapist and have also worked with families as a doula and midwife assistant.  I have midwifery experience working at a birth center, and it is now my joy to serve families in the greater Houston area as a home birth midwife.
  • 17214 Mercury Dr Houston, TX 77058
    "Pregnanacy brings out a beautiful glow in women...Birth magnifies that glow!" There are few events in a woman’s life that will influence and transform her like the birth of a child. Its profound effect will last a lifetime and impact many of your attitudes and perceptions throughout your life. That special moment in time will give you a lifetime of memories. . I’m Darlene Dorries-Scrivner. I am the owner and director of BioBirth, PLLC. I am a Licensed Midwife through Texas Department State Health Services.(formerly Texas Department of Health) and have had a private practice since 1992. I continued my education with EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) training in 1997. I remain current in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR/First Aid and have taken many additional courses and continuing education courses including; Orthomolecular Nutrition, MTHFR and the Expectant Mother, Nutrition in the Childbearing Years, Herbs and Natural Medicine, Improving Perinatal Outcomes, Plus Size Pregnancy and many more. . Our goal at BioBirth, PLLC is to provide safe and satisfying care that is personalized to meet the need of each mother-to-be. BioBirth, PLLC is guided by the philosophy that a woman should be in control of her own health care, including her birth experience.
  • Shari Camarata

    Shari Camarata is a certified nurse-midwife promoting health, well being, and providing care during pregnancy and birth. Shari holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University and currently completing her doctorate. Shari believes in a whole health approach, allowing our bodies to function as designed. She has been in the Houston birth community for over 17 years working as a DONA-trained doula and registered nurse in labor, birth, postpartum, and nursery. Shari is active in the community volunteering for the Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse-Midwives, Improving Birth, March for Moms, B.I.R.T.H., and actively working with advocacy groups to bring attention to and reduce maternal mortality and other health disparities.
  • Melissa Nealy

    Spiral Path Midwifery provides home birth with connected, grounded, competent care that enables you to make your own health choices.  I believe in helping to guide pregnant persons through their journey. You are an individual and your choices will be based on your knowledge and intuition.  I'm here to support you along the way and provide more information to help you choose your path. I also provide some lactation care for my clients only based on the decade of experience in lactation.  I will also provide CFT (Gillespie approach body work) if desired during your childbearing year.
  • Chris Duffy
    40 Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston Tx 77090
    • I look forward to meeting you!
    • I became a midwife in 1989 to provide care for mothers from conception through delivery and 6 weeks postpartum, as well as naturopathic education. I believe that, with God, all things are possible. If you are seeking alternatives, I can help. So after a thorough assessment and acknowledgment of all potential risks, I will help anyone I can to have a gentle home birth.
    • My fee includes:
    • ♥ Organic food supplements that contribute to a healthy uncomplicated pregnancy.
    • ♥ Basic labs that are often extra charges to the client
    • ♥ Birth pool available
    • Free Consultation
    • Please visit my website and complete a contact form or email me. Put the word “midwife” in the subject line or call:
    • Chris Duffy, 281-732-7816
    • I am happy to answer your questions.
  • Rowan TwoSisters, CPM
    2339 Commerce Street, Houston, Tx, 77002
    Hottie, Hooper, Healer, and now Licensed Midwife!  Professional Curandera for over 25 years so I bring a wealth of healing arts knowledge to the table.  My specialty is trauma-informed care, strategizing for long-term success, and doing the heavy lifting upfront so that when it's GO time it is easy to discern what's going well and what is not.   Also important for you to know that I want what you want. I think the birth experience is one of the most healing opportunities of your life, and however you want to curate that I'm down. Currently working as a junior staff midwife with Heart Of Houston Birth Center. Come in and meet me, and if I'm not the best fit for you I'll give my recommendations so that you can find the provider that is. My main gig is scar tissue remediation, scope that  here https://bit.ly/3ggGHku
  • Megan Robinson
    LM, RN, CPM
    11321 Richmond Ave. Ste M101, Houston, TX 77082
    I have 5 beautiful biracial babies. It was after having baby #3 at home with a midwife that I felt called to become a midwife myself! Prior to becoming a licensed midwife, I gained nearly 10 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. 4 of those years I worked in the NICU/Nursery where I attended hundreds of births helping transition the smallest 24 weekers to the largest 41 weekers. I strongly value cultural diversity. I love supporting families with home birth, water birth, VBAC, and VBA2C.

  • Patricia Perkins CNM
    During this special time, you have choices. Important choices such as a name for your baby, how to decorate the nursery, and even where to birth. This decision includes who will care for you throughout your journey into motherhood; caring for you during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. The Woodlands area provides many different options for pregnant mothers seeking care—whether it’s a hospital, free-standing birth center, or home birth experience you are searching for. Additionally, there are many exceptional choices for care providers depending on your particular preferences..

  • Shani is a certified professional midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives and licensed midwife with the state of Texas. Shani has been a part of the birth & parenting community for the past 6 years.  She fell in love with the Midwifery Model of Care as she was serving families as a Birth and Postpartum Doula.  Shani has spent the last three years pursuing her calling as a midwife at the National College of Midwifery. Before attending midwifery college Shani accumulated vast experience serving families as a birth doula and birth assistant to several local midwives. She holds certifications in BLS, CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation, Labor Doula support and is trained in Postpartum Doula and Infant Care.  Shani is married to her best friend, Russell who is an elementary school teacher, and is mama to the sweetest little boy, Emre.
  • 11111 Jones Rd. #2 Houston TX 77070
    Alyson has been a practicing midwife for over 30 years. Her birth management experience includes VBAC, VBAMC, breech, twins, and frequent complications as well, like hemorrhage and shoulder dystocia.  She has attended over 3000 families in home and birth center birth.

  • Patricia “Trish” Perkins a is Certified Nurse Midwife who began her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse working with the Baylor Midwives. After raising her own family, she realized her lifelong dream of studying midwifery. She worked at a free-standing birth center as a full-scope midwife. She was recruited by Baylor College of Medicine to be a part of opening The Center for Children and Women at Greenspoint, where she did prenatal care including high-risk prenatal care, well-woman care and Centering Pregnancy. Her experiences also include working as a Lactation Consultant at St. Joseph’s hospital, helping them achieve Texas Ten Step status. Trish is passionate about providing quality, woman-centered, compassionate care and has a unique knowledge, skills and experience to provide comprehensive, evidenced-based midwifery care that women seek.
  • Lynneece Rooney

    Lynneece has been privileged to assist laboring mothers and their families in welcoming their newborns into the world since 1981, and, is committed to empowering women to have the birth experience they desire.  She joined Katy Birth Center in April of 2017 after 34 years of both high and low risk hospital obstetrical care, in addition to running a home birth practice from 2011 to 2013. Since 2017 she has been working as a staff midwife at Katy Birth Center. She has been happily married since 1978 and has five adult children, and grandchildren. She loves to travel and enjoys boating, snow skiing, and horseback riding.

  • info@heartofhoustonbirth.com
    At Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Center we believe pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting are whole-person, whole-family, and whole-community experiences which deserve whole-hearted care. We provide a personalized, holistic approach to pregnancy and wellness care.  Whether you pregnant, recently gave birth, well into your parenting years, or having a baby nowhere on your radar, we have services to fit your needs.  Our amazing team of midwives and partnering professionals are here to support you and your family.
  • Jackie Griggs, CNM
    637 W 20th St, Houston Texas 77008
    I am the mother of 5 sons, 3 of which were born with the help of midwives. I am proud to be a midwife and love being part of this great group of Houston midwives. http://www.Heightsmidwife.com I became a midwife because I did not like being part of the high c-section rate in the hospital. I wanted to be part of the solution. I like being a midwife much better because I like working with women from the beginning of their pregnancy until the baby is several weeks old. I truly believe birth centers and midwifery are the future of maternity care in the United States, and I am happy to be part of it.
  • Pat Jones
    RN, CPM, CNM
    2110 Portsmouth St Houston, TX 77098
    Women’s Health & Birth Services
  • Jaelin Stickels
    101 S Timber Top Dr Spring TX 77380
    Jaelin Stickels is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.  She is the  co-owner of Holistic Heritage Home birth and Cofounder of Sheis.com a site for women by women. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Texas and a Master’s Degree from Georgetown; she is currently working toward her Doctorate.  She has dedicated nearly 15 years of her life to serving women as a medical professional and is passionate about helping them to be empowered in all aspects of their lives
  • 14375 Liberty St. Montgomery, TX 77356
    I am Amorette (Amy) Embrey a licened midwife and Certified Professional Midwife. Amorette is Latin for “Little Love” and thus a name was born. Little Love Midwifery Service was born from a desire to support women in their homes and give them the ability to make decisions based on informed consent.
  • 3704 Trent Cove Lane, Pearland Tx 77584-1479
    Midwife serving Pearland, Lake Jackson, Galveston, Baytown and the Greater Houston Area. When women are informed, respected, supported and safe, they're capable of creating for themselves experiences and outcomes they had only previously hoped for. InBloomMidwifery.com Like In Bloom Midwifery on Facebook! Phone: (281)389-0810
  • Kate Jones
    LM, CPM

    I am a British trained midwife, I have been in Houston for 7 years now and am a CPM and Licensed midwife here in Texas. My second daughter was born here at home in 2016 with the help of wonderful midwives.
  • Micaela Canales
    RN, RNC, MSN

    Micaela Canales (she/her)  is a Student Nurse-Midwife studying under Jackie Griggs, CNM. Her philosophy is that you know your body best, and that birth is a sacred, transformative, empowering event.  Micaela’s passion for sexual and reproductive healthcare is lifelong and led her to reproductive justice organizing and work as a registered nurse in high risk obstetrics for Ben Taub Hospital. Her experience includes supporting more than 300 families in birth and more than 1000 precepted clinical hours in birth centers, homebirth, and hospitals.

    She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and International Policy Studies with a focus on gender and sexuality at Rice University as well as undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is licensed as a registered nurse in Texas and certified in in-patient obstetrics nursing.

  • 211 Florence St. tomball 77375
    Andie Wyrick  - CNM, DNP, MSN
    Jaellin Stickels - CNM, MSN
    Blair Krisman - LM, CPM
    Sara Fleeman - LM, CPM
    We wanted to celebrate the heritage of midwifery. Heritage is a salute to the firm foundation that midwifery holds and has passed down from generation to generation. We hope it evokes a nostalgic sense of tradition and history. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3

  • info@heartofhoustonbirth.com
    My midwifery journey started 40 years ago when I was born into the arms of a midwife in my parents bedroom.  While it was a transformative experience for my mother and father, it also planted the seeds for me to believe in the normalcy of birth and the power of the experience.  I have spent the last 20 years dedicated to mothers and their children.  My midwifery experience ranges from the most “normal” pregnancies to the most medically complex.  I firmly believe that every woman needs a midwife, and my biggest joy comes when a mother holds her baby for the first time and  says, “I did it!”
  • 9489 Fosters Bend Cleveland, TX 77328
    Ashley Musil  - LM CPM
    Kristen Bowers - LM CPM BS
    Wellspring Birth Center is a freestanding birth center located in Cleveland, Texas. Offering both birth center and home births, Wellspring has an inviting, homelike atmosphere, and friendly staff.
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