What is a midwife?

Simply put, midwife means "with woman." As midwives, we believe that our place is with women, providing information, giving support, and helping women make informed decisions about their individual care.

Our strength lies in our ability to treat women's health, including childbirth, as a normal, natural part of life.  We believe in evidence based care and avoiding interventions when possible. 


Jeannine Tate

MSN, APRN, CNM

Owner and Midwife at Plano Birthplace

Privileges at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

Having birthed two of her children with midwives, Jeannine felt safe, supported, and empowered.  The midwives’ wonderful compassionate care left her with a desire to become a midwife.  She wanted to help other woman have an empowering birth experience like her own.

Jeannine Tate, MSN, RN, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife and Owner of Plano Birthplace

Jeannine obtained a Bachelor of science in Psychology from Florida State University and a Bachelor of science in nursing from Texas Woman’s University.  Working as a nurse both in hospital L&D units, and a freestanding birth center for over 10 years, Jeannine was privileged to be a part of over 2,000 labor and delivery experiences. As an L&D nurse, she witnessed first hand the positive outcomes that occurred when midwives were the providers.  Midwives provided safe, best evidenced based care of women and their babies, while simultaneously insuring women birthed with dignity and respect with minimal medical interventions. Birth was honored and women were empowered and pleased with their birth experience.

Jeannine went back to school and obtained her Masters of science in Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in 2015.  Now as a Certified Nurse Midwife, Jeannine’s philosophy is based on providing the safest best evidence based care that also values and respects women, labor, and the birthing process. As a Midwife, Jeannine respects and has confidence in women and their capabilities during childbirth.  In 2017, she opened the first birth center in Plano, Texas: Plano Birthplace.  She offers respectful, anticipatory, flexible care for women and their families in the community.  Midwifery care takes place in partnership with women, recognizing the right to self- determination, and is based on providing supportive care that is respectful, personalized, continuous and non-authoritarian.  Research has shown midwifery led care, centered on supportive relationships has proven to significantly improve women’s overall health, birth outcomes and maternal satisfaction.

 
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Adrienne Jones

MSN, APRN, CNM

Main Backup Certified Nurse-Midwife & has privileges at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.



Adrienne has experience caring for women in both the birth center setting as well as the hospital setting. Adrienne works to create an intimate, encouraging, and peaceful birth environment wherever the setting happens to be. She enjoys empowering women and their families by helping the community develop positive attitudes about health, wellness, pregnancy, and childbirth.

 


Introducing the Backup Midwives

At Plano Birthplace, we believe a trusting relationship with your provider, the midwife, is vital for you to feel supported, safe & successful. However, sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances your chosen midwife may not be able to be there for an important appointment, problem visit or even rarely a birth.

HAVE NO FEAR!  Backup Midwives to the rescue!  These Amazing Midwives are on call as needed for Plano Birthplace. Each midwife has their own thriving practices, but is willing to take call to make sure all women & families at Plano Birthplace have adequate support in times needed. These Midwives collaborate & work closely together to make sure all women & families they care for receive the latest best evidence-based care. They believe when women support each other best outcomes are achieved with a high rate of personal satisfaction. Plano Birthplace has an amazing supportive team.    

 You may have seen us around

WFAA Interview with Jeannine Tate, CNM and client Claire Dodge.  April 2017

Jeannine Tate's LinkedIn Profile

Jeannine Tate Featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine

The Best Collaborating Physician:

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Theodore E. Fogwell, MD  

Board Certification Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Women’s Specialty Surgery Center

Ted E. Fogwell, MD is my collaborating physician and sponsoring physician at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.  My relationship with him allows for me to continue to take care of my clients safely whether they birth at the birth center or at the hospital. 

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 Why I chose Dr. Fogwell

Dr. Fogwell is board certified in Ob-Gyn and is further trained in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Over the last 15 years, first as a labor and delivery nurse and now as a Certified nurse-midwife I have witnessed first-hand, the kind and compassionate care his patients receive.  I have observed Dr. Fogwell in the operation room multiple times performing c-sections as well as other gynecological surgeries.  He is a masterfully skilled, meticulous surgeon that is able to calmly, proficiently handle complex high risk problems.  He is the by far the best surgeon I have had the privilege of working with in my career. If anyone in my family, including myself needed gynecological surgery- I would choose Dr. Fogwell to be our surgeon.  

 I have accompanied Dr. Fogwell on several mission trips to Guatemala.  While on these life-changing medical mission trips, I have watched Dr. Fogwell generously give of his time and expertise to bring much needed medical treatment to women in need of surgical care.  He is an expert on taking care of women and continues to stay up to date on the latest research about medications and evidenced based care.  Having such an expert on my collaborative team allows me to continue to give top notch evidence-based care that helps to keep my clients safe and well.  I have won the collaborating physician lottery with Dr. Fogwell on my team.  

 As part of his overall care, Dr. Fogwell provides for his patients a warm, friendly environment. He states: “I work with my patients to develop an individualized treatment. My focus is patient-first, and my goal is always optimal health for my patients. I believe trust and honesty are key elements in the patient-physician relationship, and I work closely with my patients to keep them well.”

 Most of our clients at Plano Birthplace will remain low risk, and will not require any direct contact with our collaborating physician.  However, rest assured that I am working behind the scenes with him to insure if anything arises in your care that requires medical intervention I can and will continue to provide you the best evidenced-based care.  I meet monthly and discuss any issues that arise that may require collaboration or co-management.  I rely on his experience and expertise to help insure that if something occurs that requires medical interventions we are able to do what is best for you and your baby.  He will become involved only if there is something that requires his medical expertise.  If you birth at the hospital- you will most likely meet him- as he may be involved in your care.  

-Jeannine Tate, MSN, APRN, CNM. (owner of Plano Birthplace).

 

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