Wanting to see new parents thrive and build confidence in themselves and in their own bodies is my passion. Most importantly helping families take control of their experience. Empowering women to take charge of their care and becoming an active participant
Birth is one part of the pregnancy, birth, postpartum experience that helps to build you into the new person you become to parent your child.
You do not have to go through this journey alone. You do not have to be a passive passenger while things are happening to you.
Having a midwife should mean that you are supported in all of your decisions and helped to find your community so that you can grow and be nourished.
I am a natural-minded mom who loves coffee, hiking and books, along with cooking for my family and getting dirt on my hands in the garden with my kids. I believe in attachment parenting, free range kids, and the importance of nurturing our children’s individual spirits.
I have five kiddos of my own.
All born with their own individual experiences, in birth centers, at home and in the hospital
Serving families since 2001
as a Childbirth Educator, Nanny
and has enjoyed offering birth support to hundreds of birthing women since 2009 as a doula.
Attending over 450 births as a doula and midwife
Education & Training
Certified and Trained:
CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation,
Blood borne pathogens, Food handlers license,
Breastfeeding Education, Life coaching, Beginning-Advanced Herbology, Pregnancy Massage, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy , Reflexology, Homeopathy, Reiki, Professional Photography, Midwife Assistant, Rebozo techniques for Optimal Fetal Positioning
Degrees and Licenses:
Licensed Midwife (LM) in the state of Texas,
Certified Professional Midwife ( CPM ) from North American Registry of Midwives,
BS in Naturopathic Medicine from NUHM
Kerstin is a mother of six children and blessed to take on the role as a stay at home mom for 19 years. Her children range from 8 to 18, including twins! Kerstin has experience as a birth doula, lactation counselor and newborn care specialist. Kerstin was called to pursue midwifery after falling in love with birth work as a birth photographer. After enrolling in a program with Birth Arts International and certifying as a doula, her passion for birth work grew and became a
calling that she needed to continue to follow. Kerstin and her family relocated from Connecticut a little over a year ago, with one of the reasons to attend midwifery school in Austin. She is excited to begin her apprenticeship at The Bastrop Birthing Center. If you don’t find Kerstin busy studying all things midwifery or at the birth center, you will find her enjoying time with her family exploring the joys of living in TX. She also loves sewing, crocheting, photography,swimming, hot yoga and jogging with her husband and her labrador, Marigold.
Anita Hernandez CPM LM.
Back up Midwife
Anita works as my back up Midwife and serves part time as my best friend. She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met and would give her heart and soul to a patient if they needed it. She is knowledgeable, strong, caring and unfaltering in her capacity for compassion and kindness. She is also my midwife