Micaela Canales

About Micaela:

Micaela Canales (she/her) is a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Her philosophy is that you know your body best, and that birth is a sacred, transformative, empowering event. Micaela’s passion for sexual and reproductive healthcare is lifelong and led her to reproductive justice organizing and work as a registered nurse in high risk obstetrics for Ben Taub Hospital. Her experience includes supporting more than 300 families in birth and more than 1000 precepted clinical hours in birth centers, homebirth, and hospitals.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and International Policy Studies with a focus on gender and sexuality at Rice University as well as undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is licensed as a registered nurse in Texas and certified in in-patient obstetrics nursing.

About me:

I like new experiences and am excited for continued adventures with the BCB/Midwife in the Heights team! As a native Tejana, I grew up splitting my time between the Texas Hill Country and the big city of Houston. My two pet bunnies Cleo and Clementine are my constant companions and bring me endless joy with their mischievous and stubborn personalities. I am the oldest of four children and enjoy spending time with my family and large extended family. I enjoy reading, learning new things, being outdoors, practicing my Spanish, trying new food, and attempting to cook, sew, and garden. I get especially excited about museums, libraries, farm animals, NPR, and live music.

Education and Certifications:

  • Apprentice midwife to Jackie Griggs (Sept 2020-Sept 2021)
  • Apprentice midwife to the midwives at Peterson Women’s Associates, Kerrville, Texas (Summer 2021)
  • RNC-OB, Nationally certified in-patients obstetrics nurse (2020)
  • Registered Nurse, Texas (2018)
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (2017)
  • Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology and International Policy Studies, Rice University, Houston, Texas (2015)
  • Ongoing certifications: ACLS, CPR, NRP, Fetal Monitoring

Awards and Career Highlights:

  • Supported 300+ birthing families in hospitals, birth centers, and home
  • Working alongside her sister supporting families in critical care obstetrics at Ben Taub
  • Precepting new graduate nurses in labor and delivery

Memberships and Volunteering:

  • American College of Nurse Midwives (member since 2018)
  • American Association of Birth Centers (member since 2021)
  • Texas Coalition of Birth Centers (member since 2021)
  • Greater Houston Midwives Alliance (member since 2021)
  • Consortium of Texas Nurse-Midwives (member since 2019)