Midwives (The Women’s Specialists of Houston)
Our midwives focus on your strengths
Midwifery philosophy acknowledges pregnancy and birth as normal healthy events in a woman's life. Midwives provide support and guidance in an atmosphere of trust. We encourage women to discover their strengths as they move through the important processes of pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.
The midwives of the Women’s Specialists of Houston at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women began our practice in 1994. We are committed to providing the highest level of health care honoring all women and their families.
The nurse midwives are certified by American Midwife Certification Board and fulfill state requirements as advanced practice nurses. Each nurse midwife has many years of midwifery experience.
The midwives have a well-established relationship of mutual respect with our physician colleagues. We work in collaboration and consultation with these physicians and attend births at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. Families are seen in the office Monday through Friday for both pregnancy and gynecological care. A nurse midwife is on call for labor and delivery 24 hours, seven days a week.
Meet our qualified team
Our midwives are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and fulfill state requirements as Advanced Practice Nurses. Each nurse midwife has many years of midwifery experience and collaborates closely with our physicians.
- Stefanie Clingon, CNM
- Theodorah Defrancesco, CNM
- Mary Hirschi, CNM
- Mary Love, CNM
- Sherry Oldfield, CNM
- Titi Otunla, CNM
- Well-woman gynecology
- Family planning
- Pre-conception counseling
- Prenatal care, in-hospital birth, and post-partum care