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Pregnancy & Birth May 4, 2007

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Learn about pregnancy and birth resources in the Dallas/Fort Worth region: midwives, doulas, childbirth instructors, cesarean and VBAC support, homebirth resources, prenatal exercise and yoga, birthing supplies and more.

Birth certificates for out-of-hospital birth View the state statute explaining how to report a birth for out-of-hospital births (including birth center births and homebirths, with and without a midwife or birth attendant); see Section 192.003.

Birth photography

Lynsey Stone Photography Specializing in birth and newborns; (817) 408-0891

The Birth Photographer

Childbirth doulas and educators

Birth By You Susan Rouser, doula

Bradley Method (R) childbirth classes

Kelley Haas, AAHCC Classes held in Corinth; e-mail

Stacy Hutchins Allen, McKinney and Plano area; (214) 547-1073

Judith Trick, AAHCC Classes in Richardson and McKinney; (214) 923-3195

Cherish Birth Delilah Ray, CCCE

D/FW Denton Decatur Doula Services Karen Williamson, CD, CBE; labor doulas, postpartum services and childbirth classes

Dallas Doula Services Valerie Bishop, CD; birth and postpartum doula services; (469) 363-1164

Gentle Birth Companions Nadine Romain, Ph.D., CD(DONA); childbirth doula, prenatal yoga, Hypnobirthing; (214) 796-5327; e-mail


Gentle Birth Companions (see entry, above)

Jodi Laboret, Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner (An Affiliate of the HypnoBirthing Institute), 972-669-3364

A Joyful Birth Laura King, CLD, CCCE, labor doula and certified childbirth educator; (972) 740-2396; e-mail

Leigh Anne DuChene, CBE, LD, LMT Childbirth educator, labor doula and licensed massage therapist

Natural Beginnings Natural birth classes, doulas, doula training, breastfeeding assistance and more

Natural Expectations Lynne Crossland, AAHCC, CD (DONA); childbirth educator and doula; (214) 405-0286 or (972) 317-5494

Kathy O’Brien, CD (DONA), HCHI Doula, breastfeeding support specialist, postpartum doula, hypnosis instructor for Hypnobabies Childbirth Education, pregnancy photographer, babywearing instructor, Happiest Baby on the Block instructor, nursing support store, parenting classes and more; (817) 924-1773

Barbara Seagren, RN Postpartum doula, maternity nurse, breastfeeding consultant; 6514 Kathleen Ct., Garland 75044; (972) 495-0338

Debbie Smith Birthing classes in McKinney and Plano; (214) 402-5789

Karen Winn Massage therapy and doula, East Dallas/Lower Greenville area, (214) 824-6154

Homebirth Association of North Dallas (HAND) Local homebirth education, resource and support group.

Massage therapy Pregnancy, labor, postpartum and infant massage.

Melody Cook, BS, RMT 2183 Buckingham Rd. #102, Richardson 75081; (214) 577-8303

Julia Lewis, Ph.D., RMT, MTI, CMD Prenatal massage, pre-labor training, childbirth doula

Light of the Angels Sharon Corbin, RMT, Reiki master; (214) 327-0295

Mary Strange, RMT (972) 768-7200; e-mail

Pilates and Yoga Center Prenatal massage therapy, prenatal and postnatal exercise, prenatal Mamaste yoga classes, postnatal exercise and infant massage; 966 N. Garden Ridge, Suite 550, Lewisville 75067; (972) 353-9642; e-mail


A Place for Birth and Women’s Care Pat Brewer, CNM, and Jean Sala, CNM; birth center and midwifery; 728 N. Elm St., Denton 76201; (940) 383-1556

Allen Birthing Center Becky Burpo, CNM; 406 W. Main, Allen 75013; (214) 495-9911, fax (214) 495-9918; e-mail

Artemis Womancare Services Vicki Patsdauter, CPM; labor tub rentals; 514 Eldoro Dr., Arlington 76006; (817) 307-7714

Bella Births Kathleen Mayorga, CNM; 100 E. Louisiana, McKinney 75069; (214) 287-0602

Birth and Women’s Center 3100 Swiss Ave., Dallas 75204; (214) 821-8190, fax (214) 821-9040; e-mail

Celebrate Birth Midwifery and Doula Services Christy Martin, CPM; 1813 Harwood Court, Hurst, TX 76054; (817) 458-1808; e-mail

Eden Song Maternity Bonnie Kitchen, CPM, and Ginger Holmes, CPM; 417 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst 76054; (817) 268-6200; e-mail

Family-Centered Maternity Care Joyce Nelson, CPM; birth center and midwifery; 333 E. Centerville Rd., Garland 75041; (972) 278-2229

Fruit of the Womb Jane Gandy, CPM; natural childbirth services and well woman care, evening and weekend appointments available; Garland and DeSoto area; (214) 693-1988; e-mail

Gentle Beginnings Birth Services Ann Crowell, CPM; The Wellness Center, 230 Park Blvd. Suite 103, Grapevine 76051; cell (817) 247-2747, office (817) 481-4116; e-mail

Heart’s Desire Midwifery Molly Germash, LM, CPM; 226 Lee Street, Peaster (Weatherford/Parker County area) 76485; (972) 896-8841; e-mail

Lovers Lane Birth Center Dinah Waranch, CNM; 4309 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209; (214) 366-3579, fax (214) 366-3580; e-mail

A Place for Birth and Women’s Care Pat Brewer, CNM; Jean Sala, CNM; birth center and midwifery; 728 N. Elm St., Denton 76201; (940) 383-1556


Prenatal and postnatal exercise

Mamaste Yoga Prenatal yoga taught by licensed instructors; Allen, McKinney, Plano, Lewisville, North Dallas; (972) 618-3079, [email protected]

Moms On the Move prenatal exercise program Baylor-Tom Landry Fitness Center, 411 N. Washington, Dallas 75246; (214) 820-2791


Texans for Midwifery Advocacy group for citizens who support quality midwifery care in Texas.


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