I am a wife and a mother to 4 amazing children and am the Family Ministries Director at our church. Supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and lactation is my passion in life. My interest began when I was pregnant with my oldest son 23 years ago. While pregnant I read everything I could find about pregnancy and lactation. My first son was born naturally in a hospital. On paper, the birth was a success; but I found that his hospital birth lacked the supportive, compassionate, nurturing care I was expecting. When I became pregnant with my second son I looked elsewhere for care and discovered midwifery care. My next experiences with a birthing center and homebirth awoke in me a desire to help other mothers through their pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding years. I began my journey as a La Leche League Leader almost 16 years ago and volunteered with LLL for many years. I have been an IBCLC for 12 years, a birth doula for almost 8 years, and a student midwife for 3-4 years. I would love to support your family through your pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding journey.
Hello! My name is Stacy Villarreal Leon and I am a middle school English teacher, a mother of
five, and a student midwife. I got my BA in English with a concentration in middle school
education from UTRGV. While I love seeing my students learn and grow at such a critical age, I
fell in love with the idea of becoming a midwife when I had my first homebirth with my last
child. The experience was eye opening to the way birth should look. I believe that natural birth
is a wonderful and amazing way for a mother to embrace her design and realize all the strength
that she holds within her. Midwifery has truly become a passion of mine. I find it hard not to let
the topic consume my every thought. My goal is to be able to be a part of giving mothers an
option in where and how they choose to give birth.
Emmaleigh Villarreal Leon is my daughter. She is 15 years old and has also developed a passion
for midwifery. She was able to attend the birth of her youngest sister and her interest stemmed
from that experience. She is homeschooled, so she is able to spend her free time learning all
she can about midwifery and physiological birth.
I am a young wife and soon to be mommy! My passion for birth started years ago when I begin to see a huge need for support during pregnancy and birth for moms lacking resources in a foreign country. As a homeschool student and missionary kid I was able to pursue my doula certification while in Mexico, it was such a blessing for me to be able to serve women in that way! I married my sweet husband a year ago and we are expecting a baby boy in December. We both serve together at Macedonian Christian Academy and in our local church. I am now a new student midwife, I feel so blessed to have met Nicole and start my midwifery journey with her. I hope to use it for future opportunities as my husband and I would like to serve on the mission field in Ecuador.
My name is Marisol Rosales. I am a wife and mother to four beautiful children- two boys and two girls. When I was a freshman in college, I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I had no clue what to do or where to go. Fortunately, I am a very resourceful person so I found prenatal care at Davis Community Clinic. At the clinic, midwives were delivering the prenatal care. I didn’t even know what a midwife was, but as soon as my first appointment I fell in love with the care that she provided. She educated me in the process and I know there is no other way to receive care than the midwifery model of care! The intimate and personal care she provided left me in awe. Ever since then, I have been fascinated with pregnancy. I became a Doula, Childbirth Educator and Midwife Assistant. I have been serving my community on and off for 14 years as I grow my own family. When speaking to my mom about my passion for helping women and families she told me my great grandmother was a partera in Mexico. From that day, I know I am ancestrally called to do this work. Soon after the birth of my first child, I became pregnant with my first daughter and unfortunately I was not able to give birth in the Birthing Center because I moved back down to Los Angeles. I gave birth in a hospital and the experience was subpar compared with my birth center birth. Since then, I graduated with my bachelor’s in Psychology and two kids in my arms. Today I have had two hospital births and two birth center births. My husband and I are planning one more birth and I want to have a home birth. Recently we became homeowners here in Alamo, Texas and I hope to give birth to my baby at home. I am eager to serve you during your birth!