I witnessed my first birth at the age of 15, and some 13 years later it is even more exhilarating than it was the first time! I find myself forever in awe of the very intricate handiwork of Christ. The sight of a mother allowing her body to labor and work according to its perfect design to bring forth life is indescribably humbling. And the harvest….oh what a harvest! There is this moment, when a mother takes that first look into the eyes of her child, when a dad marvels at the strength of this woman who has just birthed their baby, when this tiny unadulterated miracle happens. Time stops. Just for a moment…and a family is born. I say, catching babies is like shaking hands with God, over and over again. I am honored to be a stage hand in your journey.
My formal midwifery training began in 2012, but my work in birth started in 2003. The first 10 of those years were spent serving as labor support for families during birth and the immediate post partum. During approximately 3 ½ years of that time, I also served as a patient care technician in labor and delivery, post partum, and newborn nursery. I have completed a rigorous midwifery clinical apprenticeship, and had the privilege of being trained under the wisdom and instruction of some of the most amazing midwives this side of Texas. I maintain good relationship with my preceptors, and they continue to be a source of wisdom, counsel, and encouragement as I continue my journey. I have attended over 200 births, and served as primary care provider for 50+ births. In 2015, I received my national Certified Professional Midwife credential from the North American Registry of Midwives after passing my certifying exam, and was also decreed a Licensed Midwife by the state of Texas. I am a member of the North Texas Midwives Association. I maintain current certification in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation as a healthcare provider.
I am currently doing life with my amazing husband, Lio. Together we have the joy of raising four amazing and mighty men: Noah, Elijah, Judah, and Isaiah.
Teree Saenz; LM,CPM
Heirborn Birth & Wellness Initiative