Jess Good, CNM

“Midwives should be available to all women; in pregnancy and childbirth, through preventative and gynecological care, throughout their lifetime.”

Jess Good, CNM Photo

I’m Jess Good, the midwife heading up Moontower Midwifery!

My journey to midwifery began with the birth of my own son, where I experienced a lack of available options and support. My first birth was scary and nothing like I had envisioned. I was unprepared, though I took all of the classes and read all of the books. And when I arrived at the hospital in labor, it felt like a fight that no one believed I could win. I didn’t have labor support. We were lost. This personal experience ignited a deep desire to support and empower women through client-centered care with providers you can trust, through empowerment and choice. This difficult birth experience led me to become the midwife I am today.

I’ve been working in birth for 16 years, starting out as a labor and delivery nurse. I attended midwifery school at The University of Washington and first practiced in the Seattle area, a mecca of midwifery and birth options. Through that education, I was able to attend births in many settings. I then moved to Nevada and practiced in the hospital setting, caring for women in underserved communities. I moved back to Austin in 2015 and have been here ever since. Locally, I’ve worked in private collaborative practice doing birth center and hospital-based birth. Most recently, as a hospitalist midwife, I have gained experience caring for a higher-risk population. Through all of these roles, I have learned one very important thing: that midwives should be available to all women; in pregnancy and childbirth, through preventative and gynecological care, throughout their lifetime.

Who am I outside of midwifery? I’m a mom of two awesome boys, Austin and Coen. I’m a wife to my husband, Brian. These people are my whole life. I love them so much. I love to travel and hike. I’m a potter, I think, though I still feel like a novice. I love plants, all kinds. I mostly make pots for my plants. I also love Taylor Swift and a Target run with my best friend. I embrace change, which I think helps me be a better midwife and person. I love anything that helps me slow down and be more present.

Getting the chance to create Moontower Midwifery is a dream come true. I’m so grateful to be offering the type of care that every person deserves. This has been a long time coming for the Austin area. Thank you for your interest in this exciting new option! Hope to see you at our new office soon!!

XO,
Jess