MEET THE MIDWIFE
Genevieve Schaefer is a home birth midwife practicing in central Texas. She finds great pleasure and honor in lovingly helping babies to be born into the arms of their parents in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. Her primary focus is assisting the women she serves in having an informed, supported and empowered childbearing year that includes shared decision-making, emotional support, fitness, nutritional counseling and community.
Genevieve’s Journey to Midwifery in Austin
A fourth-generation Texan and mother of four, Genevieve grew up with the influence of a large extended family in the Texas hill country. While raising her children homeschooling became an option for their family and she and her husband enjoyed watching their children explore and blossom. Genevieve is a graduate of the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training program where she completed both didactic and apprenticeship programs in preparation to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She has been a steadily working midwife, attending 2-4 births a month as a primary midwife and in collaboration with other midwives and students.
An active member in the midwifery community, Genevieve is affiliated with the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NARM), and the Association of Texas Midwives (ATM). She attends continuing education seminars, trainings and peer reviews.
Genevieve lives with her husband, two middle sons and her daughter in Driftwood, Texas. Her oldest son lives in San Marcos where he is completing his culinary degree. She loves to knit while waiting for babies and can sometimes be heard playing the piano.
Genevieve’s philosophy of care honors the whole person.