About the Midwife

Ashley Musil is a co-owner and the clinical director at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center. She completed her midwifery training in 2013, and became a Texas state licensed midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife in early 2014. She opened a homebirth practice in Spring, TX and also began working part-time at a local birth center in 2014. She and her mother, Karla Mercieca, joined together to open Wellspring Birth Center in Kingwood, TX in January 2016, where she offers both birth center and home births.

 

Ashley believes in the power of women and their bodies. God designed women's bodies to grow babies, birth them, and feed them. For most women, these are very normal functions that should be treated as such. Women need to be trusted and empowered to make their own decisions on their journey toward motherhood. They need to feel they can trust their care provider and loved ones to assist them safely through that journey as well. Ashley feels very strongly that she was divinely called to midwifery and serving women during the most sacred time of their lives.

 

Ashley also holds a B.A. in Visual Communication and Design from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She has five children, and her husband is a Sheriff's Deputy and Accident Investigator for Harris County Sheriff's Office. She is passionate about essential oils and natural healthcare, and often teaches classes about essential oil use during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Her passion in life is to see women empowered by their choices, inspired by their dreams, and aspiring to meet their goals. 

 

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Curriculum Vitae - Ashley Musil, LM, CPM

EDUCATION

Association of Texas Midwives

Graduate Midwife                                                                               2013

 

Northwestern College

B.A. Visual Communication and Design                                             2005

Magna Cum Laude

 

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

North American Registry of Midwives

Midwifery Bridge Certificate                                                              2017

 

State of Texas

Licensed Midwife                                                                               2014

 

North American Registry of Midwives

Certified Professional Midwife                                                           2014

 

American Heart Association

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers                                       2017

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Neonatal Resuscitation Program                                                        2016

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center

Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife                  2014 – Present

Birth center and homebirth practice providing care for low-risk pregnant women throughout antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum.

 

North Houston Birth Center                                                          2014 - 2017

Part-time Staff Midwife

Provide on-call midwifery services on a part-time basis for a busy birth center, caring for low-risk women throughout antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum. 

 

 

Monotrice/Doula                                                                         2012 – Present

Provide labor support and prenatal counseling for women choosing or needing a hospital birth.

 

 

Instructor/Speaker                                                                       2011 – Present

Teach classes and participate in panel discussions on topics such as health, wellness, entrepreneurship, childbirth courses, and natural healthcare alternatives in both private and public settings and at local conferences.

 

Health and Freedom Midwifery Care

Apprentice Midwife                                                                       2011 – 2013

Trained under a Licensed Midwife. Actively assisted or acted as primary midwife under supervision during prenatal appointments, postpartum appointments, and at homebirths.

 

West Houston Birth Center

Apprentice Midwife                                                                        2012 – 2013

Trained under a Certified Professional Midwife. Acted as primary midwife under supervision or birth assistant in a birth center and at homebirths.

 

North Houston Birth Center

Student Midwife                                                                              2013

Observed births in a birth center under a Certified Nurse Midwife.

 

TLC Birthing Services

Student Midwife                                                                              2012

Actively assisted with homebirths under a Certified Professional Midwife.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

“Labor Encouragement with Essential Oils”

Educational article published in Midwifery Today, Issue 107             2013

"For a Gentle Birth, Just Add Water"

Article published in Natural Awakenings Magazine, May 2017          2017

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Association of Texas Midwives Annual Conference, Navasota, TX     2017

 

Birth Emergency Skills Training, Houston, TX and Knoxville, TN       2017

 

Evidence Based Birth Instructor Training, Online                              2016

 

Limited OB Ultrasound Skills Training, AHEC, Houston, TX               2016

 

WIC Breastfeeding Management for Providers, Kingwood, TX            2016

 

Association of Texas Midwives Annual Conference, Navasota, TX     2016

 

Midwifery Today Conference, Harrisburg, PN                                    2016

 

Association of Texas Midwives Annual Conference, Conroe, TX        2015

 

The Gathering of Midwives, Kerrville, TX                                           2014

 

Association of Texas Midwives Annual Conference, Dallas, TX           2012

 

 

PROFESSIONAL/BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Birth Centers

North American Registry of Midwives

Association of Texas Midwives

Greater Houston Midwives Alliance

Texas Birth Center Coalition 

NACPM

American Pregnancy Association

 

 

 

From Ashley:

 

"I have heard it said that the day you give birth is just one day in your life. What's the big deal? Well, the big deal is that it is one day in your life that you will remember for the rest of your life. Women swap birth stories with each other... it's what we do! Perfect strangers will share their birth stories because it's where we find common ground. It's part of our life story. The excitement, the disappointment, the triumphs and empowerment, or the hurts and feelings of failure. It is a much more important day than most of us realize at the time. Do yourself a huge favor and, first of all, pray about your upcoming birth. Discuss your desires with your family and significant other. Then, interview several midwives in your area to find the right fit. It may only be one day, but it is one of the most important days of your life. You want someone you trust to journey alongside you as you welcome your sweet little bundle into the world."

Ashley Musil, 2014

Wellspring Birth Center

794A Russell Palmer Rd

Kingwood, TX 77339

 

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Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10-5

Wednesday: 10-5

Thursday: 10-5

Friday: Closed

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