Queer Healthcare

Christy Tashjian (she/her) and Jenni Huntly (she/her) are committed to providing culturally sensitive care to members of the queer and trans community, including reproductive healthcare and primary and gender-affirming care appointments. Our practice provides access to care for LGBTQ families and individuals, poly families, heterosexual families, families and individuals conceiving through surrogacy and/or IVF, and families from the attachment parenting and homeschooling communities. Insemination and Fertility Consultations are available to all families. MotherBloom Midwifery is the 2018 recipient of the Austin Birth Awards for Best LGBTQ Parenting Resource

Jenni also facilitates trainings for healthcare providers on LGBTQ culturally sensitive prenatal and birth care, and has presented at perinatal conferences in Austin and across the US.  She has been working as a midwife since 2006 in Canada, where the LGBTQ Parenting Network and Rainbow Health Ontario research center was a huge inspiration to providing inclusive care and advocacy for parents who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ right from the beginning of the her midwifery career. After moving to Texas in 2011, she wrote and co-facilitated the Becoming Parents course for community members,  Along with midwives in California and New York, Jenni is a founding member of the Queer and Transgender Midwives Association.  

LGBTQ Family Resources

Family Resources


Blogs and Podcasts (a small selection):

Print Resources:

  • A Guide to Gender 2nd Edition by Sam Killermann. (Impetus Books: 2017)
  • And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families. Ed by Susan Goldberg and Chloe Brushwood Rose. (Insomniac Press: 2009)
  • Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All ed. by Harlyn Aizley (Beacon Press;2006)
  • Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers (Soft Skull Press: 2014)
  • Queer: A Graphic History. by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele (Icon Books: 2016)
  • Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood by Tomas Moniz (PM Press: 2011)
  • The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy & Birth by Stephanie Brill. (Alyson Publications: 2006)
  • The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care. ed by Zena Sharman (Arsenal Pulp Press: 2016)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper (Cleis Press: 2005)
  • Where’s The Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad by Trevor MacDonald (Trans Canada Press: 2016)
  • Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Writings on Queer Parenting ED. by (Sumach: 2009)