I have always looked at pregnancy and birth as a natural process. It just made sense to not interfere unless there was reason to. That being said, I didn't know much about midwives or doulas when I had my children. My birth experiences with all three were the catalyst that caused me to seek out doulas and midwives. I didn't have bad or traumatic births, but they weren't what I wanted either. Shortly after having my daughter I came into a circle of friends who were birth advocates, home birth mamas, a wonderful tribe really. This is where I learned about what I missed out on. I decided to take a doula training in February of 2010 and jumped right in! Then I had the privilege of working with midwives at some of these births and I knew what I was destined to do. Midwifery truly does choose you. In December of 2011 I was offered an apprentice position with Home Birth Midwifery Service under the training of Kim (Mosny) Lane. While she was in VA I trained alongside her in both home and birth center birth. She then moved to Utah to catch her first grandbaby.
December of 2015 I reached out to Kim, who had relocated to Houston TX to be a staff midwife at a birth center, to see what her thoughts were on me coming to TX to complete my apprenticeship. Her reaction was “OH my gosh!!! I literally just thought the same thing yesterday! I even said out loud 'I wonder if Ashley would move here'". It gave me chills. I knew that this was the next step in my path to fulfill my calling of becoming a midwife. I came to Houston in July of 2016. I completed all my clinical requirements for NARM within a year. Then, another change in the path. I moved to Austin to accept a position at a prominent birth center as a birth assistant. I received my NARM Certification in June 2018 followed by my Texas License. I am eager to serve this growing community during their childbearing years for years to come.
Yolandi grew up in South Africa where she studied medical nutrition and graduated with a bachelors in Dietetics. She lived between South Africa and South Korea since the age of 14 and spent many years traveling between countries and lived in New Zealand and Australia delivering horse babies as an equine nurse for a few years before stepping into (human:) midwifery.
Yolandi has been in functional medicine for a few years while running an online practice for women’s health. She started her practical training as a midwife in Utah in 2019 and became licensed in January 2021. Yolandi has practiced , and is currently licensed in Utah, Idaho and Texas.
Yolandi has a passion for continuity of care and the relationships that are created in midwifery. Being able to share in someone’s birth experience whom you have come to know personally as a friend is a memory that lasts and a job worth doing.
Dr. Summer Silva, Chiropractor
I am married to my best friend and college sweetheart, Brenton. We welcomed our first baby with a home birth in May of 2019. I am a holistic chiropractor with a special focus in serving pregnant women and children. I grew up in Colorado and moved to the panhandle of Texas in high school. I'm also the 3rd of 7 kids! Growing up on a farm, I was raised that everything, from the land to all our farm animals, has the ability to heal and self-regulate. I attended Sul Ross State University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I attended chiropractic school at Parker University in Dallas and became passionate about serving families after a mission trip to Haiti. I specialize in pediatric and prenatal chiropractic (Webster Certified) with additional training and certifications from the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association), but serve people of all ages from all walks of life. I had wanted to be a chiropractor since I was in high school after seeing how much it improved the lives of several loved ones. It wasn’t until after I was already in school and attending the birth of my nephew when I realized how much I loved women’s care from preconception through post menopause. In addition, being blessed in experiencing the beauty and challenges that come with pregnancy and birth, I realized how important chiropractic care was during this special time for not only myself, but my son as well! I am in absolute awe seeing how amazing our bodies are designed and how they perform as an entire whole; being a part of something that unleashes the ability for us to be our best has been one of the most amazing and un-regrettable paths I’ve been guided to. My mission is to build an empower a healthy community and break this focus of an outside in approach to health. I am honored to be an element in serving those who seek a health-FULL lifestyle and well-being.
Aubri Jordan, RN BSN, Student Midwife
Aubri is from Aledo, Texas and received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech University. She has worked at the bedside as a staff nurse, charge nurse, and in a supervisory capacity for the last 9 years at Dell Children's Medical Center in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Aubri is artfully skilled in neonatal and pediatric intensive care medicine and resuscitation. She is eager to apply the knowledge she has gained and immerse herself in the birth world to serve women in their journey to motherhood. Few events are as powerful and life-changing as being pregnant, giving birth, and welcoming a newborn baby into your family. Aubri believes it is an honor and a privilege to provide care for women and families during this time, and is eager to learn from all of the dedicated, courageous, and wise midwives in the Austin area. She is especially grateful to Ashley, who has taken her under her wing and devoted her time and energy into Aubri's apprenticeship and education at Hill Country Birth and Wellness.
"Ashley was amazing! Throughout the entire experience, she was there. She helped keep me and my husband strong and she provided so much support from beginning to end. Without her, I don't think I could have had the natural birth that I wanted. She was always easy to reach via email, text, and/or phone call. She answered all of my questions and even provided support with things that she didn't have to help with, like all of my breastfeeding questions as a first time breastfeeding mom! I was really impressed with how much Ashley helped us. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!" -V. Love
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