Houston Home Birth Resources

Houston Midwife Nanci StanleyChoosing to have a home birth is not only choosing where to have your baby. It is also choosing to become more proactive and involved in your birth. Educating yourself is an important part of choosing to birth at home. It is important for you to understand what will happen within your body before, during, and after the birth process! Midwife, Nanci Stanley, has provided Houston home birth moms with many articles, research, and links to help them gain the information and insight that they need. Always feel free to contact Nanci with questions related to any resource below or any questions about home birth.

There are articles and resources below to help you understand the safety of home birth, the extent and practice of midwives, what to expect during pre-natal care, understanding complications, breastfeeding, nutrition and more! Nanci is always adding new and current information to this resources page, so be sure to check back periodically for new information.


Home Birth Safety and Benefits

Information and Articles that discuss the safety of home birth and the benefits.

Informative Articles

The Houston Midwife Scene

Is Home Birth Safe?

A New Mom’s Perspective

Houston Midwives Collaborate Together

Houston Midwives Use Holistic Approaches

What Does It Take To Become a Houston Midwife?

Prenatal Care With Your Houston Midwife

Post-Partum With a Midwife

Complications – Hospital vs. Home Birth

What To Expect During Birth When Using a Houston Midwife

Historical Trends in Home Birth

Midwife Mania – Time Magazine Article

Rest and Recuperation After Your Home Birth


Pregnancy Nutrition

American Pregnancy Association – Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition IQ

Nutrition and Exercise

The Importance of Nutrition and Exercise

Your Placenta


Getting Pregnant

Understanding Pregnancy Testing

Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Pre-conception Health

Conceiving After Age 35


Sperm Injection

Preimplantation Diagnosis

Zygote Transfer



 The Benefits of Yoga During Pregnancy

Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding Benefits

Breast Changes During Pregnancy 


Health Concerns

Female Infertility

Male Infertility

Illegal Drugs During Pregnancy

Professional Links

Midwifery Today

Citizens for Midwifery

Water Birth International

Midwife Alliance of North America