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 women 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 women and their families 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 women's bodies and their 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 of 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 distinct 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, our 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.
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