Why Choose Home Birth

Monika Stone

What comes to mind when you hear the words home birth? If you’re like most people, you have some thoughts, emotions, or questions around this practice, but you don’t truly understand what makes home birth a legal and safe birth option for women today. Monika Stone is a certified professional midwife (CPM), licensed midwife (LM), and pediatric nurse who has taken care of hundreds of women during pregnancy, delivered them safely at home, and cared for them and their newborns postpartum. In Why Choose Home Birth, Monika invites you to learn about this safe choice for women to give birth and gives you an updated picture of what today’s home birth looks like. She shares insight into the history and safety of home birth, explains the credentials of midwives and the services they provide, debunks some myths around home birth, and connects you to real people who chose home birth.

Monika Stone

Monika Stone CPM, LM is a home birth midwife in Austin, Texas. She is licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and certified through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). She was trained as a pediatric nurse in Munich, Germany and worked as a Birth Doula in Austin for eight years before she became a Midwife. She was trained through the Association of Texas Midwives Training Program, where she graduated as Student of the Year in 2011. She has been the primary midwife to hundreds of women and has delivered hundreds of babies at home.

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