We asked our new Midwife, Lindsay Silberstein a few questions to help all of our clients get to know her. We are so happy to have her as part of the team and we know she’s excited to be part of the team as well!
Q: What is your personal mission/goal in becoming a midwife?
A: To serve women and families with compassionate and excellent care that makes you feel empowered to make the best decision for your family based on shared decision making.
Q: What aspect or aspects of midwifery are you most passionate about?
A: Trust. You will hear me say this so many times but it is so important that you trust your provider. It is the foundation of all care. I am passionate about building a trusting relationship with you and always want you to feel comfortable around me. No matter how much experience someone has, if you don't trust them it doesn't matter.
Q: What would you like to share about your experience with your birth at PBP?
A: As a nurse, I had heard all the sayings "nurse curse", "why would you ever want to do that", "aren't you scared". All of these things crossed my mind, I'd be lying if I said it didn't. I had encouraged so many other women through their labors and births it was hard to imagine me personally. But I knew that PBP was a safe place for me. I felt encouraged, supported, and heard every time I was here. I trusted Jeannine completely.
My labor at PBP was fast. It was hard to wrap my head around what was happening because I had planned for a marathon labor and I was getting a sprinting labor. I was surrounded by so much love here, from my birth team, my spouse, and my family. As I birthed my daughter, Lily, and held her in my arms for the first time I knew that everything had been worth it. I believe that everyone deserves a moment like that.
Q: What have been some of the most rewarding aspects of working as and L&D nurse? On the other hand, what specific challenges have you encountered in this field of work, and how have you managed these challenges?
A: Watching women discover just how strong they really are. The look of "I really did it!" as a mother births her baby will never get old no matter how many times I see it. Women are always strong, but so many things cross your mind as you are laboring and sometimes doubt can creep in. But when you see women overcome that and believe that their power is greater than their fear, it is the most magical moment.
When plans change is always a challenge. Whether it is changing to a birth at the hospital, a pregnancy loss, or infertility. These things are never in the plans but sometimes they still happen. This is when trust is the most important. Together we can walk through these seasons and situations. The more trust that is built between us the better I can serve your individual wants and needs.
Q: What does success look like for you with each client?
A: Creating a safe and open environment where each family can share their thoughts, joys, fears, and desires with me. Trust is one of the most important aspects of the relationship between women, families, and myself. The more trust that we can have with one another the more I can best meet desires and optimize your birth experience even if plans change.
Q: What other things about yourself would you like PBP clients to know?
A: I love spending time with my family, going on adventures with my husband and daughter, coffee, and TCU sports.
Q: Are there any other final words you’d like to share about joining the Plano Birthplace team?
A: I could not be more excited to be joining PBP. This is a place that values listening to women, providing individualized care, and supporting women and families. I hope to make the transition into the team seamless and to add value to all of your experiences. I am very excited to meet you all and to share in your beautiful stories.