The Midwives

Erin Schleicher, CNM

I grew up in central Texas and then moved to Florida just before high school. I lived and worked in the Tallahassee area for 18 years. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Florida State University in 1999 then worked as a nurse in Labor & Delivery, where I had the chance be with women in labor and watch some amazing midwives in action. After 10 years I chose to return to school and earned my Master’s in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2009, with dual certificates in Midwifery and Women’s Health. Since then I have attended hundreds of births and am excited about continuing my career in San Antonio. Though I have no children myself, I consider it a true honor to be with women during such an important time in their lives. I believe women should be given the information and opportunity to make decisions about their own healthcare. I have been very active in the local chapters of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). My husband Jeremy and I have been married since 2008 and enjoy movies, traveling and golf.

Jenna Bruce, CNM

Hi y'all. My name is Jenna Bruce, and I am beyond excited to be joining the team of midwives at LoneStar OB/GYN.  I am a Texas native, and recently moved back after spending a year in Denver and deciding that the cold weather  just wasn't for me!

Midwifery is my one true passion, and caring for mamas and babies gives me the greatest joy. I have been a midwife for 3 years, and worked as a Labor & Delivery nurse for 4 years prior to that.  My favorite thing about providing midwifery care is not only getting to experience the oxytocin high of babies being born, but getting to watch the birth of a mother as she holds her baby for the first time.  I enjoy walking with women through this crazy journey called motherhood, and helping to normalize and assure women of all the normal processes that take place along the way.

I am a mother of two precious boys in which in conceived through IVF, and delivered unmedicated and naturally- one at home!  During my free time,, my wife and I enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring parks.  We also love music and socializing with friends and family.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your wonderful families!

Lauren Guehl, CNM

I joined the midwife staff at LoneStar OBGYN when I relocated to San Antonio in June 2010 from Austin. I earned a Masters in Nursing in 2007 from Case Western Reserve University, and today I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, where I majored in Women’s Studies and History and found the subject of women and their health to be fascinating. I decided to go to nursing school and when I witnessed my first labor and birth, I knew I had found the right career path. After becoming an RN I worked in Labor and Delivery for three years full-time, and continued to work part-time while I was in midwifery school. When I graduated in 2007 I moved to Austin to work at a birthing center, and I was there for three years until I joined Lone Star in June 2010. Working at the birthing center gave me an enormous respect for natural childbirth, and taught me how to recognize when labor is progressing normally and no intervention is needed, and how to recognize when things aren’t going smoothly. Part of being a good midwife is understanding when to be ‘hands off’ and just let things happen naturally, and when to jump in with the appropriate intervention.

I spend my spare time with my son, Henry, born in 2009. I also enjoy traveling, projects around the house, and camping. I love being a midwife and getting to work with families as they grow – I love the personal strength that childbirth gives women, and I love being a part of that transformation. I share the following quotation from my ‘Hand-Blessing Ceremony’ (a tradition in midwifery where the hands of new midwives are “blessed” by the more experienced midwives of the community): “May a divine power enter these hands and guide you as you help mothers and babies for the rest of your life, and may love and courage stay with you always. You have been called to take this journey, and you leave tonight with a blessing on your hands – remember that to be a midwife is an honor, to share in the lives of women is a privilege.”

Megan Brister, CNM

I have wanted to be a midwife for as long as I can remember.   My mom was a Lamaze Childbirth Educator and raised me to believe that pregnancy and childbirth were normal life events that should not be feared.  Somewhere along the line as a lost teenager, I decided I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do and ended up attending the United States Military Academy at West Point where I graduated and served as an officer in the Army for 5 years.  I met my husband in the Army and was honorably discharged in 2006 shortly after the birth of our son.  I had a wonderful and uneventful pregnancy and childbirth with him, thanks to the confidence instilled in me by my mother.  In 2008 our daughter was born and while we knew we were done having children, I felt like I was still very connected to pregnancy, labor, delivery, and breastfeeding and could not imagine being totally done with these life changing moments.  I decided to go back to nursing school to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a midwife. I graduated and worked on a postpartum unit for a year before returning to school to get my midwifery degree.  While attending midwifery school, I worked with a home birth midwife where I learned so much about the art of midwifery and trusting in the processes of pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding.  It was there I really began to understand the power and strength that women innately possess.  I was honored to witness countless labors where women labored and birthed beautifully in the comfort of their own homes with no outside intervention. 

We moved to San Antonio in 2014 and I began working at St. Luke’s Baptist on Labor and Delivery where I met and fell in love with the Lone Star Midwives.  I was fortunate to do my midwifery clinical rotations as a student with them and am so excited to be joining them as a certified nurse-midwife.  Serving women and building their confidence in their ability to grow, birth, and mother their children is my passion.  I truly believe that the birth process is the gateway for women to learn that they can do anything, giving them the confidence to go on and enter the daunting world of parenting.  I look forward to serving the women of San Antonio and working with this awesome team of midwives to provide passionate, evidence based care to women throughout their life-span. 

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