Jackie Griggs, CNM, has been a Nurse Midwife in the Houston area for the past 30 years. She is a mom of 5 grown sons, 3 born at home with the help of midwives. She owns a birth center in Beaumont, Birth Center of Beaumont, and helps with babies at home in Houston and the birth center in Beaumont. She has been on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Birth Centers, until just recently, and still is a very big advocate for midwifery care at a birth center or home, for the women of this country.
Patricia “Trish” Perkins is a Certified Nurse Midwife who began her career as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Jefferson Davis Hospital. She is the mother of 4 children, all brought into this world into the hands of midwives. The first 2 were born in the hospital and the last 2 at home with Pat Jones! After raising her own family, she realized her lifelong dream of studying midwifery. She has worked as a midwife at a free-standing birth center and for Baylor College of Medicine, at The Centers for Children and Women. Her experiences also include working as a Lactation Consultant at St. Joseph’s hospital, helping them achieve Texas Ten Step status. She is now the owner of a beautiful free-standing birth center just north of The Woodlands, Bliss Birth Center. Trish is passionate about providing quality, woman-centered, compassionate care and has the unique knowledge, skills and experience to provide comprehensive, evidence based midwifery care that women deserve.