about midwife shanna
I am Shanna Hinrichs, and my story of community birth began over 20 years ago when I began supporting families as a doula, lactation consultant, and now midwife. I have known I was called to help families bring their babies earthside since I was a young child. I didn't know what that would look like, but I was fortunate to witness the intimate and precious home birth of a dear friend. That experience revealed my path as a birth worker and ignited my desire to serve clients in their most powerful and vulnerable moments.
I am fulfilled by serving my incredible clients as their families grow. Attending
births builds my trust over and over in the body’s ability to transform and heal.
I respect the responsibility of being a midwife and recognize what a privilege
it is to facilitate an experience that best supports my client's wishes.
I believe that educated, informed consent is the best way for families to
become empowered and make the best decisions for their pregnancy.
That belief has afforded me the privilege to serve on the board for
different cesarean awareness groups to help provide evidence-based
information so families can make the appropriate choice for themselves
and their current pregnancy. I am also a strong advocate for Vaginal Birth
after Cesarean (VBAC) when it is the most appropriate choice.
I was born and raised in Garland but have had the privilege to live
in a few different states. I am married and have given birth to
9 children, each with their own different story. Having experienced
9 very different births and breastfeeding journeys, I have lots of
hands-on personal experience to offer to you.
When not engrossed in the birth world, I enjoy spending time with my husband, homeschooling the 4 school-age kids still at home, and our dogs, as well as playing in the great outdoors, eating delicious food, and making our home in Rowlett as peaceful as a home with 5 kids (still living at home), 3 dogs, and 2 cats can be.
I would love the opportunity to chat with you to see if I would be the best midwife for you and your family. If we decide that I am not the best fit, I am more than happy to help you find the care provider you deserve as you travel this beautiful journey.
Shanna Hinrichs, LM, CPM
Services & Qualifications:
NARM Certified Professional Midwife
Lamaze Labor Support Specialist
Lactation Support Specialist
Previous Board Member for North Texas International Cesarean Awareness Network
Previous Board Member of The Cesarean Group
Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certified