“Becoming a mother early on and having a difficult high risk pregnancy, I remember feeling, not only scared, but judged and even shamed by my providers. It was then that I felt a strong passion ignite within me to not only serve women in their most vulnerable times but to provide compassionate, individualized, evidence-based care while creating a space where all women can feel safe and empowered to trust their bodies. I am always so humbled and feel privileged to be apart of such a sacred time in women’s’ lives.”
Monica was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 4 years, providing care to mostly underserved high-risk patients along the Mexican border before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend graduate school. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing degree from the University of Utah in 2013, specializing in Women’s Health and Midwifery. She has provided midwifery care in both Arizona and Utah, most recently working as a full-scope midwife and Assistant Professor in the faculty practice within one of the top ten Nurse Midwifery Programs in the U.S. at the University of Utah. Monica and her family are absolutely thrilled to be back to Texas. Monica lives in Plano with her husband Cody and their four kids, Alexis, Taylor, Ava, and Jacob-Ryan.
“There is something so extremely special about Allen Birthing Center and I was immediately drawn to the palpable love and devotion to serving women and families in the community. I am so happy to be joining this amazing team!”