“I met Shannon at the B.I.R.T.H. Fair in Houston prior to becoming pregnant in 2015, but knew immediately that I wanted her to be my midwife in the future. Shannon has such a caring demeanor, and is capable of putting anyone at ease. She was amazing and gave us quality care at every prenatal visit. Her birth team works so cohesively, and my home birth was everything I could have possibly asked for. I delivered a healthy baby boy (10lbs,10oz) at home on August 31, 2016. What I would really like to emphasize about my entire experience, though, is the postpartum care that Shannon provided. After my first hospital birth, I suffered from undiagnosed postpartum depression. I was deeply depressed and had no support system. I saw my ob/gyn at 6 weeks postpartum, and that was the only care I received. No one followed up with me. I chose a home birth because I knew I wanted a different experience. Shannon tailors her care to each woman’s unique situation. It truly is one-of-a-kind, woman-centered care. Not only did she help me prepare for my postpartum period before I gave birth, she was vigilant about checking on me after I delivered and always available when I needed her advice. She helped me seek additional support when it became necessary for my postpartum depression and for my difficulties breastfeeding. Rather than seeing her once, I saw her several times over the course of my postpartum period, and that truly made all the difference in my recovery. My depression did not last as long, and I still feel as though I have a great network of support through Shannon and her team. Shannon truly makes everyone feel like family.” Jessica, Baytown, mother of Phillip, born on August 31st, 2016