Kathleen Mayorga, APRN, CNM
Bella Births, PLLC was founded by Kathleen in 2002, through heartfelt work and devotion to her clients we are growing every day. You can feel secure and confident, at Bella Births because we only have experienced Midwives. A Certified Nurse Midwife is well prepared to care for you during pregnancy and beyond. CNMs have a graduate-level education, are board-certified, and have prescriptive authority. Nurse-Midwives are Nurse Practitioners. We always have physician consultants available 24/7.
I felt a strong calling to become a midwife after giving birth to my own four beautiful children. Having a natural birth was very important to me. Each of their births was empowering and life-changing. I love being a mom and I love being a midwife! An organic and holistic lifestyle is very important to me. I choose to raise my family by eating organic foods and living a non-toxic lifestyle.
Birth is a natural occurrence in a woman and her family's life. It is a sacred and honorable time. A woman should be given the right and respect to birth where she feels most comfortable. Many times this is in her home or sometimes a birth center. Respecting a woman's privacy and allowing her to feel comfortable in her chosen space really helps her to birth naturally. Most of the time a woman knows just what she needs to do in order to birth her baby. As a midwife, birth has taught me to take a watch-and-see attitude, always respecting a woman's right to know what she needs.
I have been fortunate to have a wide variety of experiences. At the beginning of my career, I delivered babies in hospitals. I watched many women have countless unnecessary interventions and they were not satisfied with their birth experiences. Over the years as I left hospitals and specialized in out of hospital birth, I saw that nothing can replace the peaceful serene environment of a home-like setting!
I have experienced that interventions such as pitocin and medications can actually lead to complications. I am completely comfortable with medications and epidurals if it should become necessary, but experience has taught me not to rely on technical interventions.
I have 25 years of experience. I have worked at major medical centers, hospitals, clinics, birth centers, and homes. I will assist you with your birth wherever you feel most comfortable, at home, or at a birth center. I have experience with waterbirth and highly recommend water for labor and birth.
My heart lies with women and my desire is to support you through the birth experience you desire. I am very grateful to be a part of such a beautiful and spiritual experience.
1999 UT Southwestern Medical in affiliation with Parkland School of Midwifery
1999 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Texas, Certified Nurse Midwife
1999 Board Certified CNM--American Certification Council Oct 1999, December 2007
1995-1996 Studies in Masters of Science of Nursing UT El Paso
1989 Bachelors of Science in Nursing UT El Paso
1986 Health Care Provider CPR continuously maintained
1992 NRP continuously maintained
Continuing education is required by the state and ACNM for recertification continuously maintained
Preceptor for various Graduate Midwifery Programs