Birth Center Stone Oak is staffed by dedicated and licensed San Antonio midwives ready to care for you and your family. Together we have over 27 years of experience as midwives and delivered/attended over 1000 births.

Our Valuable San Antonio Midwives and Team Members

Joi Brock, LM, CPM
Joi Brock, LM, CPMClinical Director
After my youngest became more independent, I knew it was time to start preparing for the next stage of my life. I had a strong desire to serve women and to offer services that would support her experience in pregnancy and birth. It was a natural transition to care for women as they traveled their own path of bringing their children into the world.

I began working with expecting families in 1998 as a birth doula, childbirth educator and licensed massage therapist, specializing in maternal and newborn care. In January of 2004 I began my midwifery apprenticeship training and had the amazing opportunity of “catching” first baby!  Upon completion of my educational and clinical training I sat for my national exam, and in February of 2006 received my Certified Professional Midwife certificate.  In June of that same year, received my state licensure as a Licensed Midwife in Texas. From massage therapy to childbirth educator to doula and finally to midwifery – each journey added to the skills and information I could share with mothers and their families; to benefit them as they walked their own path through pregnancy and birth.

Over these years I have attended over 750 births – each being unique and amazing. My philosophy is to return honor, respect and empowerment back to where it has always belonged – to the mother!

Through my journey as a midwife, I knew there needed to be a place for women and their families to have care on their terms – and thus Birth Center Stone Oak was born.  I am honored to be a part of the care families are offered by midwives at Birth Center Stone Oak. It is always a miracle to watch as a woman and her family work together to bring a new life into the world. Their love, commitment and amazing power can be felt at each birth.

    • Licensed Midwife since 2006
    • Nationally Certified Professional Midwife
    • Birth Doula and childbirth educator since 1998
    • Preceptor for the ATM Midwifery Training Program
    • Preceptor for the Midwifery College of Utah
    • Preceptor for North American Registry of Midwives
    • Board Member of the Association of Texas Midwives
    • Lifetime member of San Antonio Area Midwives Association
    • Member of Texas Coalition of Birth Centers
    • Member of American Association of Birth Centers
Jordan Brown, LM, CPM
Jordan Brown, LM, CPMMidwife
Growing up, I knew I wanted to help others. I wasn’t sure how, but going to nursing school was somewhere I knew I could start. I absolutely loved it and have worked in several areas, each field giving me new inspiration and passion for educating families and their support systems. In 2017 my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world.when we began our family, I knew we were going to want an out-of-hospital experience, so we sought out the midwives here at Birth Center Stone Oak. In my 41 weeks of pregnancy, I was more educated about my body and the process of pregnancy than I ever was during my entire nursing education. In 2017 my husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world and then 14 months later we said hello to our son. Each of the pregnancies and births were so different, yet there was consistency in the quality of wisdom and care provided to me and my family. To say I was inspired is an understatement! I began my apprenticeship here at the birth center in 2019. Since then I am state licensed, nationally certified. I have attended countless births and supported families , attended breech trainings, become a member of the Association of Texas Midwives, and fallen absolutely in love with this “job”.

I believe that birth is a powerful moment, not only in a woman’s life, but for the whole family, and should be given the respect as such. When a woman looks back on this amazing work of birth she has done, it should be filled with memories of empowerment, respect and growth. It is my mission as a midwife to educate, empower, and encourage families as they walk their journey of bringing a new baby into their lives.

Erika Brown, LM, CPM
Erika Brown, LM, CPMMidwife
After becoming a direct entry midwife in 2006, I founded and ran a home birth practice in Ohio for 8 years.  In 2013, I sat for the NARM CPM exam, receiving the credential of Certified Professional Midwife. My license to practice midwifery from the state of Texas was awarded in 2014 when the decision was made to relocate to San Antonio.

As a midwife, I have special interests in VBACs. breech birth, water birth and homebirth.   Every midwifery situation is approached with a foundational belief that birth works. I work to help parents become strong in knowledge and choice so they can in turn create strong families.  Because each family as unique, I can help you create a custom birth experience you will always remember.

I have 6 children ranging in age from 5 to 18. Five of my children were born at home in water. When not practicing midwifery, I like to spend my free time homeschooling my children, attending Taekwondo tournaments, cooking and running.

  • 2006 – Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Michigan School of Traditional Midwifery
  • 2011 – Received breech birth and VBAC training at The Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee
  • 2015 – Sat on the Ad hoc Water Birth Committee for the state of Texas
  • Maintains membership in the Association of Texas Midwives
  • Is the current secretary of the San Antonio Area Midwives Association
Angelina Artho D.C.
Angelina Artho D.C.Chiropractor
Angie Artho, D.C. has been a chiropractor for over 10 and loves to provide natural chiropractic care especially to children and pregnant women. Her specialization has allowed her to see the tremendous healing ability of these young bodies.

Dr. Artho attended Texas A&M University and received her bachelor’s degree in Agronomy in August 1999. After marrying and learning more about chiropractic she decided to pursue this great career and graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic (now Parker University) in January of 2004. Since then she has been delivering loving chiropractic care to countless patients.

She is married to Damian Artho, D.C. (Parker 2003) and has four kids, Allison, John, Nathan, and Aaron. A San Antonio native, she returned home over 4 years ago.

To book an appointment with Dr. Angie call 210-434-5772.
Dr. Angie’s schedule at Birth Center Stone Oak:
1st Monday of the Month 2 – 6 p.m.
The rest of the month are Wed, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Angela Gurno, MS, LPC, NCC
Angela Gurno, MS, LPC, NCCTherapist
Working in the counseling field is a blessing to me, as is working with Birth Center Stone Oak. I previously had a private practice here in San Antonio and before that, I was fortunate to have several years experience in a broad variety of mental health and substance abuse settings.

My involvement with Birth Center Stone Oak began in 2012, and is close to my heart, not only because of the excellent work they are doing, but because being a parent myself, I know how important it is to have the right kind of support and understanding through this journey. Due to the change in dynamics within yourself, your family and especially physically to your body, there are sometimes issues that may arise where you need guidance and resources before and after the birth process. Often times we do need help to work through these difficulties in order to rebalance families, enhance our coping skills and thoughts, and increase our ability to enjoy and live life fully.

Bob Brock
Bob BrockAdministrator
Obtaining a position at Birth Center Stone Oak was relatively easy for me since I’m married to the Clinical Director. My duties and responsibilities at the Birth Center include Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources and Inventory Control.

It has been a true joy for me to see the positive impact the Birth Center has had on families in the community. This was a dream for my wife Joi, and I am so proud of her accomplishments.

You won’t see me around very often, as my duties are mostly done in the background. My day job is serving as president of a national sales and distribution company in San Antonio.

Pat Warren
Pat WarrenAdministrative Support
In my years of work before coming to Birth Center Stone Oak, most of my experience was in customer service.  I have always enjoyed being of service to clients.  My philosophy is to treat people the way I would like to be treated.  I have enjoyed meeting the families that come to the birth center for their birth experience.

I have been married to my husband, Bill, for 18 years and have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  Our current household consists of us and our dog, Zelda, and two crazy cats, Amber and Greg.  Life is good!

Traci Nelson
Traci NelsonOffice Manager
My husband and I moved to San Antonio in January of 2021, and soon after getting settled in, I started job searching. I had been looking for a few months when I was given the opportunity to interview for an administrative position at Birth Center Stone Oak. I was offered the job, without hesitation I said yes, and I started a month later. I began as a part time receptionist and after 6 months, I transitioned to the full-time office manager. Prior to working here, most of my work experience involved working with kids in some capacity, so a handful of my duties at BCSO were new for me. While some days have been challenging, I am so thankful to have been able to grow in the ways this job has helped me grow. I’ve learned so much since working here and not only about what it takes to do my job, but I’ve also learned so much about midwifery, pregnancy, birth, etc, and I love it!

It’s an absolute honor to work here and to call our staff not only coworkers, but friends, and to call the community that makes up BCSO, family. And my husband and I are ecstatic to help that family expand as we’re expecting our first baby this September! I wouldn’t pick anywhere else to get my care during pregnancy and to welcome our sweet baby boy on the day of his birth. Getting to work at and be a client at Birth Center Stone Oak is such an incredible gift and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

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