Meet Eva Parsons! "Midwifery has always been near and dear to my heart since I was born into the hands of a midwife, back in upstate New York! When I was a child I would page through my Mom's maternity books and ask all kinds of bizarre and nerdy questions. When I was in high school I entertained the idea of midwifery but I lived in Virginia at the time and there was no formal education program available. Instead, I studied Biology at George Mason University, with the intention of going into nursing. After graduating, I spent some years in Fairfax VA, working as a nanny and trying to figure out my lot in life. I ended up moving to New Jersey to be closer to my grandparents, later on that year began to pursue my dream to be a midwife again, and settled on a program based in Texas. I applied to the Association of Texas Midwives training program, and that following year was busy since I got married, moved to Texas a month later and the next month had our first baby! I completed most of the ATM program, but had to withdraw because of program time limits and raising my then two children with another on the way. It takes a special midwife to realize that motherhood can go along with midwifery internships; and I was so blessed to find Erin up in North Bryan! I have been interning with Erin since Feb 2016, and I am on track to complete my midwifery training within a couple of months. I love to support Mamas in their journey of welcoming new life! Midwifery is such a blessing to me, I have learned so much through it, and am so grateful to be on this amazing team with Heritage Maternity Services."
Elissa is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University where she studied Sports Conditioning and minored in psychology and coaching. Elissa has recently begun her third and final year in the Texas Association of Midwives school.
“Being a part of helping mothers bring their new babies into the world is such an honor and joy for me. The process of pregnancy and delivery is amazing. I love to watch women realize they are capable of something as incredible and challenging as having a baby and supporting them through it. I also love that Midwifery is personal and that we get to build relationships with so many amazing families. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get hands on training while in school and develop friendships along the way.”
Cardboard cut out of Elissa!