Leonora is a midwife, mom, and a human who believes that birthing people should have autonomy in their birthing experience. She grew up splitting time between the foothills of Northern California and the Bay Area, took a gap year, and studied abroad for a year in Ecuador. She got a BA in Filmmaking at Bard College in upstate New York and took another year studying abroad in Spain. After graduating she moved to Austin, Texas and began a midwifery apprenticeship in a thriving home birth practice and, after graduating from the Association for Texas Midwifery program, she started working at Austin Area Birthing Center where she worked for 10 years.
She is licensed through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) and the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). 12,000 prenatal and postpartum visits and over 500 deliveries later Leonora felt called to return to her home birth roots and do everything possible to keep birth safe and normal especially in the midst of a global pandemic.
- Phone: 415-306-1719
- Website: Home Birth Honey
- Certification: Certified Professional Midwife (TDLR) (NARM)
- Location: Austin and the surrounding areas
“I started my family with my partner Cory by having the most empowering home birth I could have imagined and received such fantastic, unobtrusive care. We spend the majority of our free time parenting a 4 year old and two teenagers and trying to pass on our love of cheesy 80’s and 90’s movies on to them. We live in South Austin with a Pug mix named Pemberton and a Persian kitten named Tickles Pickles.”