In March 1997, I moved back to Texas with my British family to be near my American family who I have been away from for 23 years. I contacted one of Texas' busiest midwives on arrival and she allowed me to follow her practice in order to 'learn the ropes' in a private midwifery practice in Texas. She was good enough to allow me to practice with her in order to gain the home birth experience I needed to become licensed in the sate of Texas.
Since observing and participating in midwifery care here in Texas, I have witnessed that the out-of-hospital environment is by far superior for the course of a normal pregnancy and labor. In fact, for the family unit as a whole, out-of-hospital birth is far superior. Having been on 'both sides of the fence', I am now totally committed to the out-of-hospital, midwifery led care for normal pregnancies, deliveries, and the postpartum period.