The staff at Wellspring is here to serve you in whatever capacity we can. Check out the team below and feel free to call us with any questions you have.
Midwife and Clinical Director
Ashley is a midwife and Clinical Director at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center. She has been a licensed, practicing midwife in the Houston area since 2014 and feels divinely called to her vocation. She opened the birth center in 2016 with her mother, Karla Mercieca. Read more about Ashley's background and family.
Front Office and Business Administrator
You'll see Karla at the front desk when you walk in the door. She is always a friendly face and good for conversation. She handles appointment scheduling, payments, and assists with insurance needs. She opened the birth center in 2016 with her daughter, Ashley Musil, and has enjoyed learning all about the birth world since then. She is also our main placenta encapsulator.
Dawn has been a Texas licensed midwife and CPM since 2017 and has experience in the birth center and home birth environments. She lives in Conroe with her husband and five children. She started working part-time at Wellspring Birth Center in January 2018, and the staff loves having her here. Her presence at birth is calming and understanding, and she is well trained to handle any situation.
Kristen has been apprenticing with Wellspring since April 2019. She is hoping to be finished with her training by mid 2020 and dreams of working in a birth center when she is licensed. She has three young children, all of whom were born in a birth center with a midwife.
Hannah is our junior apprentice, and she joined the Wellspring team in October 2018. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and is currently a student of the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program. She has one daughter, who is two years old. Though she had a homebirth-to-hospital transfer, her experience with midwifery care inspired her to pursue a career in midwifery. She plans to be a part of the Wellspring team until 2021, her scheduled graduation date.
Backup Birth Assistant
Taryn has been working with Wellspring since its opening in 2016. She originally taught Bradley Method Childbirth Classes at the birth center. We don't see her often these days as she has other business ventures to work on, but she is still a backup birth assistant. You may also see her at the front desk from time to time as she occasionally covers for Karla. No matter what she is doing at Wellspring, she does it with a smile!
Hannah is an entrepreneur, and we first met her at an event we hosted called the Wellspring Baby Market. She was selling custom mugs (and they are beautiful!). She is fascinated with birth and the transition to motherhood, so when a position for birth assistant became available, she applied. She is quiet but does her job diligently. We are excited to have her as part of the team.
Childbirth Educator and Backup Birth Assistant
Tania started working at Wellspring in June 2018, but she has been a Bradley childbirth educator for several years. She has also attended a few births as a doula, and she felt she could be of service to Wellspring clients as well. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the birth team, especially when it comes to positioning and comfort measures for labor. We're glad to have her working with us.
Childbirth Educator and Birth Assistant
Sierra was recommended to us as a Hypnobirthing Instructor when our former instructor went on maternity leave. She is so excited about birth and passionate about serving the underserved populations. She dreams of being a midwife, so when the position for birth assistant became available, she jumped at the chance (Ashley actually begged her to apply). She is loving and generous, and a great asset to the Wellspring team. She hopes to be a student midwife here sometime in the next couple years.
Wellspring Birth Center
794A Russell Palmer Rd
Kingwood, TX 77339
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