Meet Eva Parsons, our newest midwife on the Heritage Maternity Services team! She is a Texas Licensed Midwife and NARM Certified Professional Midwife.
"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! 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 working alongside Erin since Feb 2016. 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 graduate of Texas A&M University where she studied Sports Conditioning and minored in psychology and coaching. Elissa has recently begun her fourth and final year in her midwifery training. She anticipates being licensed in the summer of 2022.
“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.”
Katelyn Cox is a graduate of Lamar University where she majored in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. She recently started her first year of midwifery school with the Association of Texas Midwives.
"My passion is helping to empower women to birth in the beautiful and physiologic way they were always meant to. I was blessed to be able to birth my daughter in the comfort of my home and I am excited to be a part of facilitating such a sweet moment for other home birth mamas."