about shanna hinrichs lm, cpm
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, kids, and dog, 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), 2 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
North Texas Midwives Association Board Member
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
why choose shanna hinrichs midwifery care?
My philosophy of midwifery care is rooted in knowing that your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are normal life events. I work to form a trusting relationship with you while you are an active participant in your care and find empowerment through your experience. I am able to blend the ancient wisdom of the oldest profession with new evidence and technology of modern medicine. I tailor your experience to support the natural physiologic childbirth process – one driven by your's and your baby's innate human capacity while protecting your safety. Because of these beliefs, I am an advocate for Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC).
I believe in providing a safe space for you and your family to become empowered through individualized care and an authentic relationship. As your midwife, I strive to support you while you decide the best options for you, your family, and your pregnancy. I provide full prenatal, birth, and postpartum care, including standard labs. I offer homebirth and birth center birth to you and support you in the place of your choosing. I am different in how I practice in the number of times you will see me during your postpartum period. I believe that the "4th trimester" is a forgotten time in American culture.
I consider it an honor to serve growing families through the incredible journey of the childbearing year.