About Erica Hope, CPM, LM
Pregnancy and birth are a natural cycle in a person's life inherently perfect in design. My goal as a home birth midwife is to help facilitate this natural process while being knowledgeable in midwifery and medical interventions to be used when appropriate. I believe that home birth is safe when attended by trained midwives with community transport support and knowledgeable participants.
I am a mother of two teenagers and married to an Austin firefighter. I graduated with an Anthropology degree from Texas State University in 1997 and soon after got married and became a stay-at-home mom. Home birth was always very important to me, and I think I always knew that one day I would be a midwife. I attended my first birth as a doula in 2009 and completed Birth Arts International's Doula Certification Program in 2010. In 2011, I started apprenticing with local home birth midwives and five years later, I became a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife in Texas. I am certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) Program. I am also a member of Central Texas Midwives and Midwives Alliance of North America. I have been MANA’s CEU Chairperson for three years.
Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period can be times of great transition and empowerment. I am honored to be with families during these special times.