“Please, choose your birth attendant and place of birth carefully. Search hard for the attendant that you connect well with. You and your baby deserve to be treated with utmost respect and dignity. There are attendants who believe in the sacredness and sanctity of birth. You may, however, need to act as a detective to find them.”
–Janice Marsh-Prelesnik (The Roots of Natural Mothering)

About Me

Ulrike Schmidt, CPM; LM


It all started when...

The idea of becoming a midwife first came about in 2006, or so. But, as timing goes, life had other plans and directions to take me. Fast forward to 2011, after the birth of my second daughter (all three of my pregnancies/births were supported by the loving hearts and hands of midwives), inspiration struck. I began the Midwifery Training Program through the Association of Texas Midwives in 2012, completing the program and my apprenticeship at the tail end of 2016, graduating and becoming licensed in early 2017. I trained for 4.5 years under a single preceptor who has been a midwife in Austin for over 35 years. During my training I attended approximately 115 births. 

I am a Licensed Midwife (LM) and Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) (2017), through NARM (National Association of Registered Midwives)

I am a registered member of the Association of Texas Midwives.

I am certified in both CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation. 

B.A. in Anthropology, Drew University (2000)

I live 30 minutes outside Austin in Bastrop, TX, on 25 acres with my husband, Chris, and three daughters. We have or have had: chickens, goats, peacocks, a horse, a pony; we love to grow food in our garden, and I keep bees! (Heart of Gold Apiary). We love to travel, and throttle back (whenever possible).

I am biracial, and passionate about civil, human, women's, and LGBTQ rights, and am committed to lessening the disparities in maternal health among women of color.


Photos on this page by Kayla Gonzalez, and Lisa LeBaron Photography