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


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.


Lindsay Silberstein


Certified Nurse Midwife & has Privileges at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

Lindsay is originally from a small town in Oklahoma.  She came to Texas to attend college at Texas Christian University.  Lindsay graduated from Texas Christian University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. 

After graduation, she began working in Dallas on a labor and delivery unit at a large county hospital.  Her passion for midwifery was sparked as she worked with Certified Nurse-Midwives for the first time. 

Inspired by the Nurse-Midwives, Lindsay knew her calling was to serve women in the DFW area through Midwifery care.  Along with 6 years of working as a registered nurse in labor and delivery, Lindsay gained both in-hospital and out-of-hospital experiences during her time as a Student Nurse-Midwife.  She graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in 2019.

Lindsay not only has professional experience with Nurse-Midwives but also personal experience.  In December 2018, she birthed her daughter Lily at Plano Birthplace surrounded by her husband, sister, and loving support team.   

Lindsay is passionate about providing personalized care and believes one of the most important aspects of care is trusting  your team of providers. She believes women should be able to make the right choice for their family based on shared decision making.


Adrienne Jones


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