• Apprentice Led Care can be a win win for the midwifery team and you, the patient. You get amazing and personalized care while a senior student gets the experience and opportunity they need, and I get to fulfill my wish to share my knowledge and teach future midwives to my high standards. Sacred Journey has […]

  • C and J started care with me in the first trimester of their fourth pregnancy.  C had her last baby at home with me.  You can read about that journey here. C’s pregnancy progressed fairly normal.  Two days before she went into labor, C reached out to me over not feeling well and getting a […]

  • The Details! The training for 2019 consists of three days done in a cycle throughout the year.  You can join the training schedule at any point, you just have to complete the three days to meet that part of certification.  Here is the 2019 schedule: Saturday, January 5th, 2019 from 930-430 Day 1 of 3 […]

  • L and P started care with me in the beginning of the second trimester of L’s first pregnancy.  L had one less than pleasant appointment with an OBGYN that solidified to her that she wanted a different course of care for her pregnancy. L was such a delight at each of her appointments, always ready […]

  • “We have gone through two pregnancies with Shannon and I am so grateful that we chose her to be our midwife. This amazing woman has truly found her calling in life. After somewhat of an emotionally traumatic birth with our first born, she spent so much time counseling me through my fears and encouraging me […]

“Highly recommend Shannon and her services. Her services don’t end at your birth, the postpartum care is wonderful! Without her I wouldn’t have been able to BF – she recognized my son’s lip tie and told us where to go to get it fixed. She came to my home to help support me when trying to BF. Absolutely pleased.” Amy, Cypress, mother of Garrick, born March 10, 2016

Testimonial #58

“This was my second birth with Shannon and I love her more and more!

My midwife l❤️ves me

Y’all. I cannot say this seriously enough. Shannon Stellhorn is the best midwife ever. My total L&D was 2.5 hours. My water broke about 1:30 am and Shannon was prompt and even though contractions hadn’t started yet. By the time she got there they were 1.5 mins apart! When she says something about a fast and furious birth, she means it! Whew! I was NOT expecting a birth like that but Shannon knew what she was doing. Zeke came with 5 mins of pushing as I was in a standing squat holding onto my husband for support. Zeke had problems breathing on his own and that became apparent when Shannon started vitals. Immediately she kicked into life saving mode. She was calm, collected, and knew exactly what to do. I must also praise Hunter Clayburn because this duo saved my sons life. They knew what homeopathy to use, when to call an ambulance, and how to control the room. I was in shock. It didn’t really hit me until a few days later what all had transpired. Amy Embrey and Shani Van Patten were awesome in their assistance to Shannon in anyway that she needed. They knew when to step back and let Shannon take control. Amy had taken over as my primary but unfortunate circumstances made Shannon take back over immediately PP with Zeke. Everyone kept such good records of what happened, knew exactly what to do and say to those who needed to hear it. While this was not the birth I had planned, I would never do another birth without Shannon and her team! She saved my baby’s life while still respecting my wishes. Shannon, Hunter, Amy, and Shani I cannot thank you all deeply enough for all that you have done for me and my family. You are heroes.” Courtney, Magnolia, mother of Zeke, born September 21, 2018

Testimonial #57

Shannon has been my midwife for both of my daughters. They were both very different labors and births. Shannon is a great lady who handles your pregnancy, labor, and delivery exactly as you want! If you are considering a home birth, I highly recommend you interview Shannon!” Sarah, Tomball, mother of Gracelynn and Caralynn, born April 6, 2014 and May 1, 2017

Testimonial #56

“I knew before we even tried to get pregnant again that I wanted a different route than the hospital birth I had with my daughter. After months of trying we found out we were pregnant with baby number 2. I knew immediately I wanted a water birth. I had been fascinated by alternate birthing options and alternate medical care.  It took a bit to convince my other half to jump on board with this decision but, after weeks of researching he knew it was what my heart wanted. I found Shannon & I can’t express how important it is to know that she has this way about her that makes you feel so comfortable. I have high anxiety and she did wonders for my nerves. I knew as soon as we met her that she was perfect! I didn’t even bother to interview other midwives. Even my mother who has spent her whole life in the medical field knew I was in good hands.

Shannon goes out of her way to ensure your mind and body are in the right place. She had me on a vitamin regiment that did wonders for my strength to help prepare for labor. Her care helped with my energy and made me aware of my food intake as well.  It was such a blessing to have such a strong, empowering birth team. Shannon and her team exceeded all of our expectations with everything from prenatal care, birth, and postpartum. Hunter even cleaned after birth and blew me away with her generosity trying to do laundry. The time Shannon takes to explain all of your questions and genuinely care about everyone shows. She helped bring a healthy 9lb 4 oz little boy in to this world, just the way I wanted, with a water birth from home. I can never express my gratitude for everything.

Her postpartum care is unmatched. I can’t even explain how wonderful it is that she provides postpartum care. We had struggles with rashes, breast feeding, thrush, etc. and she was just a text/email/call away to help. She provided such informative information. I am a stubborn woman so asking for help and seeking help after birth was hard for me. Shannon made sure to touch base regularly because she just knows you and wants to be there for you.

Beware though, if you decide to join her care you’ll never want to go back to your OBGYN because her care is like nothing you will receive from them.”

Brittney, Tomball, Mother of Raiden, Born July 18, 2016

R and D began care with me in the first trimester of their fourth pregnancy.  R had her previous baby with me.  You can read about her first HBA2C journey here.

R’s pregnancy progressed along well.  We were all surprised when R met her due date, as R had never made it to her due date in any of her previous pregnancies.  R felt in a great space, and continued to stay busy and trust this little one’s journey.

On July 18th, R began to experience irregular contractions through out the day.  She did some mall walking and resting, but the contractions never regulated.  As the evening came, R agreed that rest was important, and went to bed to try and sleep.

R woke at 3am with stronger contractions.  I was up nursing my baby, and quickly received her message at 314am letting me know that contractions have been strong since 3am, coming every 3 minutes, 60 seconds long, and she was experiencing bloody show with them.  We chatted, and things quickly escalated.  My last message from R was at 335am, stating contractions were very intense.  I was anticipating a quick labor this time around, and made the decision to leave my 7 week old with my husband as I was certain things were moving very quickly.  I got my things in gear and headed out the door, expecting to arrive at 445am.

R’s sister in law had also had a baby with me, and I began to message her while I was en route.  She told me that R was feeling some pressure when I was half way there. I encouraged them to have R blow through contractions until I arrived.

My birth assistant, H, arrived at 425am.  I began to facetime in while I quickly sped to R.  H was able to help R continue to blow through her contractions, allowing me to arrive before the baby!

I walked in at 437am, finding R in hands and knees on her bed.  Although R had previously had a waterbirth, there was no way that was happening this time.  This little one was ready to meet her mama!

Things moved very quickly from there.  R was relieved I was there, and began to spontaneously push once I entered the room.  I could see the head on the perineum at 441am.  R listened well to her body, allowing her perineum to stretch.  The baby quickly crowned and the head was birthed at 444am, followed by the rest of the baby at 445am.  Her sweet baby was here.

This little one’s sex was a surprise, and R and D were surprised to find that they were welcoming another sweet little girl into their family.

R’s first HBA2C resulted in a postpartum hemorrhage.  We had made a plan to help prevent that and the rough recovery that followed her first journey.  The changes and plans we made for R’s specific care worked beautifully.  She lost a normal amount of blood, and recovery was much better this time around.

Welcome to the world LunaBella, born earthside on July 19th, 2018 at 445am, weighing in at 8.0#, 20″ long.  It was such a blessing to help this family for a second time on this journey.  This mama rocked her 2HBA2C.

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