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, RN, CNM

Owner and Midwife at Plano Birthplace

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.

Introducing the Backup Midwives

Plano birthplace

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.