Birth Center Staff
Toni Kimpel, CPM, LM
I am the owner, Director and Senior Midwife at Jubilee Birth Center.
I earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mobile, where I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Business Administration, with a minor in Biology. My mathematics degree is actually used in midwifery in figuring angles and vectors for getting babies to come out, my business administration has been helpful in running a business, and of course biology is involved in the science of midwifery.
I have been a midwife since 1985 and an ICEA childbirth instructor since 1988. I completed the certification process to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 1996. I currently hold a Texas Department of Health Services Midwifery License. In my spare time I have been married to Monte for 40 years and we have raised ten children.
Currently, we have been blessed to have twenty-four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Seven of my biological children were born at home and I have been blessed to deliver five of my grandchildren and two of my great-grandchildren.
Hailey Elder, birth assistant
I have been drawn to the miracle of birth as long as I can remember. As the oldest of 5 children, I appointed myself a pseudo momma at a very young age and loved every minute of it. I graduated from Mississippi College in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Communication and a minor in Psychology. In college I spent time in Haiti leading teams and volunteering with different village clinics including a maternity home which only increased my belief in the brave strength found in every woman. I completed doula certification through Birth Boot Camp in February of 2021 and since then have also completed Neonatal Resuscitation Certification. I have attended births at homes, birth centers, as well as hospitals and it continues to be an absolute honor and privilege to be a part of such holy experiences.
When not attending births, I often spend my time with busy hands writing, baking, arranging flowers, and planning for her summers on leadership at Beloved and Beyond-- a camp for children/adults with special needs.
Allie Woods, birth assistant
Birth has always amazed me. I grew up surrounded by inspiring birth stories and my mom constantly advocating for women mistreated during pregnancy and labor. I found each story so captivating, and I was so impressed with my mom’s passion and knowledge on the subject. I am thankful to say that her passion rubbed off on me. In high school, I began volunteering at a Bradley Childbirth Method class, and it became my favorite part of my week. I was so touched by the love and support shown between mammas and their partners. After graduating high school in 2021, I attended Texas A&M University for two semesters with the intention of a nursing degree. This past summer, I got the experience to volunteer in the NICU of a hospital. As much as I enjoyed the experience and knowledge I gained, I just couldn’t see myself working there with all the restrictions and the harsh environment. I strived to widen my horizons and really search for something I would love and enjoy. After talking to many individuals in the birth community, I was immediately drawn to the idea of being able to individually serve each momma in one of the most special and powerful times of their life. I made the decision to withdraw from Texas A&M and enroll in midwifery school. This past January (2023) I started school with the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program and began working as a birth assistant. These past few months I have been able to focus on birth have confirmed my passion and been astonishingly fulfilling. I am so excited to be able to give moms such personal, individualized care with a holistic approach. I believe that each woman has the natural strength and ability to give birth when in a healthy, relaxed, and well supported environment. I am blessed to be serving as a birth assistant now and a midwife in the future!
A little more about me: I am nineteen years old and have lived in College Station, Texas for about half of my life. I moved here from Connecticut when I was ten. In 2021, I graduated from A&M Consolidated High School. Since then, I have been certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation. Apart from birth, I am also the caretaker for a sweet woman with Alzheimer’s. In my free time I enjoy yoga, weightlifting, hiking, skiing, and spending time with my family and pup.
Maddie Eaglen, birth assistant
Since I can remember, my friends and family have always referred to me as a “baby whisperer”. It didn’t matter how old I was or who we were with, if there was a little one in the room they were attached to my hip and I was giddy and smiling ear to ear. I have always loved the beauty and intricacy of birth. From a really young age, I proudly told everyone I wanted to be a nurse and my dream was to work in labor and delivery with the hope of one day working in the NICU. It was what I lived for. I attended two and a half years of Nursing school at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with every intent on graduating and going straight into working in the birth world. However, after many hours in the hospital doing clinicals in the mother/baby and labor and delivery unit, I realized the hospital setting was not for me. I fell in love with the holiness of birth, but there was so much more I wanted to give. I wanted freedom for moms to let their birth story be what THEY wanted. I wanted to get to walk alongside them in their birth story and not just pop in every once in a while to check vitals. I wanted labor to be intimate and intentional. I wanted so much more. Since then, I changed my path and moved to Texas to pursue being a birth assistant, where I get to do and experience everything my heart has always desired and use the training I received as knowledge and tools to better serve and love.
I believe that birth is holy and that it is meant to be cherished. I want moms to be excited about their birth journey knowing that they are seen, heard, held, and understood. Your birth experience deserves to be yours. You deserve to be cheered on and held up by a community of people that are FOR you.