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Updated 10/1/21

One of the things that is important to me as a midwife is to ensure that midwifery continues on. One way that I do that is by training new midwives. I have almost always had a student midwife, as I enjoy teaching others. Some students stay with me for a little while.  Others have gotten to work with for much longer.  Each one holds a special place in my heart.  Driving many hours to clients’ homes and working long hours together fosters a special closeness.  I am really blessed to work with these amazing women.  Melinda Pond - Midwife

Melinda Pond was one of my first students.  I had to quit working with her when I moved from South Texas to North Texas.  She completed her apprenticeship with the help of several other midwives.  She now runs New Beginnings Birth Services.






Pamela Brott - Midwife

Pamela Brott had started her midwifery training in Missouri.  When she moved to Oklahoma, she started doing some of her training with me.  She cross trained at Heavenly Hands Birth Center.  Pam now runs the Texoma Birth Center. We still assist each other and back each other up on occasion.




Jennifer Atherton - Midwife

Jennifer Atherton came to work with my while my main student was on maternity leave.  She was looking for a second midwife to train under to try and get done faster.  Jennifer is now the owner of Serenity Midwifery.  Jennifer and I still work together on occasion.



Ashley Stanton - Midwife

I am especially proud of this girl.  Ashley Stanton was the first student to work start to finish with me.  Ashley recently graduated.  I am sad and excited to kick her out of the nest and watch her fly out on her own as Fort Worth Midwifery.  Ashley and I plan to continue to work together on an as needed basis.





Samantha Maddox - Student midwife

Samantha Maddox is my newest graduate student. After getting off to a slow start with another midwife in a different part of the state, Samantha has really soared while working with me. It has been really neat to watch her go from a timid, new student to the confidence and ability that she now has. Samantha completed her last student birth with me in April and finished her final birth with Ashley, mentioned above, in June. Samantha passed her exams with the North American Registry of Midwives in August. She is just waiting on her final approval from the state of Texas, so that she can start her own practice at A Baby 2 Be. She will continue to work with Ashley and me until she grows her own business.

Are you interested in becoming a student midwife?  Contact me for more information.

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Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM

Mercy Eizenga LM, CPM is the head midwife and owner of Comforts of Home Midwifery. Mercy was first exposed to homebirth when she witnessed the birth of her little brother at the age of 7. Her interest in natural childbirth grew with the birth of her first child and then attending Bradley Natural Childbirth classes with a friend a year and a half later. Attending her first birth as a doula verified that she was called to be a midwife. Mercy attended the Association of Texas Midwives Training Program and completed an apprenticeship with what is now the Corpus Christi Birth Center. She holds Texas and Louisiana state licenses and holds her Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives.

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