KIM BOOKOUT

PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

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Dr. Kim completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Tech University in 1989. She was then awarded a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Houston in 2004 and most recently, Dr.Kim was the first graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at TexasWoman’s University in 2010.
Kim began her pediatric experience in 1988 in neonatal ICU while completing her Bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University.Her love for children developed long before, however, during her own childhood.
Kim and her husband, Tim, met while in college and married in 1990. They have four children and live in Highland Village. Dr. Kim is the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Pediatric Health Partners in Flower Mound, TX.
-2010 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner of the Year
-2010 Author The Everything Guide To Potty Training
Pediatric Health Partners, Flower Mound, TX
Telephone: 972-355-7900  

LAURA LE

CHIROPRACTOR

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Dr. Laura has been serving the DFW community for over ten years. She has a passion and commitment for helping people achieve optimal health. Dr. Laura graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic. She is providing Chiropractic care two days a week at the birth center because she believes the chiropractic care is a vital part of a healthy pregnancy.

-Certified for prenatal and pediatric care by Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics
-Certified Webster’s Prenatal Technique
-Specializes in autism care
Voted Best Chiropractors in Denton County by the Flower Mound Readers Choice for 3 years!
Best Life Chiropractic: Plano, Flower Mound, Argyle
Telephone: 972.539.7500

PREETHA THOMAS

DENTIST

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Dr. Preetha Thomas is a practicing holistic dentist in Southlake. She opened her office in Southlake, in 2015 with a vision of having a practice that is safe and uses bio-compatible materials. She may be new to TX but not new to Dentistry. She received her DMD Degree from the Advanced Standing program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Her clinical training includes rotations at the Maxillofacial Oral Surgery Department at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at The Boston Children’s Hospital. She has gone through advanced training in Oral Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Thomas obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Degree and her Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (MDS) before moving to the United states. She has worked as externship site clinical instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterial Sciences at Harvard, Tufts and Boston Schools of Dental Medicine.

She believes in having open and honest conversations with her patients and in creating long and lasting relationships. Dr. Thomas is mother to three kids and had to deal with lip and tongue tie issues with one of them. The long road of dealing with a baby with those issues has created a passion for her to help others in that situation. She is very excited that she gets to be a part of this journey with other providers that have the same vision.

 

Enclave Dental, Southlake, TX
Telephone: 817.912.1218

CHRISTY CARLSON

LACTATION COUNSELOR

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God has given Christy a servant’s heart that loves to teach, nurture and love on new mommas and their babies. She is a mom to two teenagers and yet clearly remembers the joys and pains of breastfeeding them both.

Christy became a State of Texas WIC Breastfeeding Educator in 2011 and a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in 2015.

She will be combining her passion for and education in breastfeeding to successfully support clients through classes at All About Babies Birth Center.

-Offers lactation consulting home visits to assist new families
-Offers Postpartum Doula Care in 4, 8 or 12 hour increments and overnight
-Offers birth photography
-Certified Lactation Counselor
Christy Carlson’s Doula Services 
Telephone: 817.879.9898

BETHANY GRANNAN

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION EXPERT

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A former nurse, Bethany has been a certified Bradley Method® instructor and practicing Bradley® birth doula since 2014. She trained with ProDoula in the fall of 2015, after becoming a certified child passenger safety technician (AKA: car seat tech) in the summer earlier that year.
Her journey began with the birth of her oldest son via cesarean section in 2011. When Bethany and her husband Travis found out they were expecting baby #2, she started to become fully immersed into all things ‘birth’. She and Travis took Bradley Method® classes together, they hired a doula, etc., and Bethany gave birth joyfully to a nearly eleven-pound baby boy via VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). It was with this birth that she had her placenta encapsulated, much to the displeasure of her husband. However, he quickly came around to the idea after seeing the benefits that Bethany experienced!

Bethany enjoys traveling, going to craft fairs and of course, spending time with her husband, two sons, and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Having completed a hands-on training and apprenticeship and as a former nurse, you can rest assured that your placenta will be handled with the utmost care, professionalism and respect.

Bethany’s Professional Affiliations Include:

– Licensed Practical Nurse
 – Bradley Method® instructor through The Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth
– Member of Denton County Birth Network
– Nationally certified Child Passenger Seat Technician (CPST) through Safe Kids Worldwide
– ProDoula Labor Doula
​- CPR Adult/Child/Infant AHA Certified
– Texas Food Handler’s Safety Certificate
– Biologix Bloodborne Pathogen Certification for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists
Birth with Bethany, Highland Village, TX
Telephone:  (217)-246-5808

JILL DAVIS

SONOGRAPHER

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Jill Davis, RDMS, RVT, BBA, is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer who holds multiple registries including OB/GYN, general, breast, and vascular ultrasound, as well as over thirteen years of experience. She comes regularly to All About Babies to perform professional, accurate, and affordable sonograms for our clients as part of their complete care.  Jill had midwife attended home births of her own, and enjoys investing in high quality midwifery care.  She also serves several OB/GYN specialists, which aids in her comprehensive understanding of this field. Her personal goal is to help each family bond with their baby before it is even born.  Jill’s warm, compassionate, and friendly manner of explaining everything to our clients during their sonogram experience puts them at ease, while providing their midwife with important medical information.

Sonorus Medical Imaging, Argyle, TX
Telephone:  940.389.0647

TEAGAN + CASEY

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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Teagan and Casey both began pursuing their love of documenting the sweetest seasons in people’s lives – engagements, wedding days, expecting, newborns, kiddo milestones, families – for several years before finding their niche in birth photography. Both of them fell in love with the birth process after going through it themselves with their first littles, and now between the two of them have experienced hospital birth, water birth (at All About Babies, of course), home birth and cesarean section, giving them a truly comprehensive understanding of the beauty in each and every birth story

These two are dedicated to documenting all the details that make your birth story unique, so you can revisit that incredible day over and over again. To read more about them and how much they adore birth, and to view complete birth stories they’ve captured, check them out online:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/dentonbirthphotography

email: dentonbirth@gmail.com

Denton Birth Photography, Denton, TX
Telephone:  940.536.5017

Melissa Hetelekidis

Massage Therapist

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Melissa has her bachelors degree in Human Biology from Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts, she is a nationally certified Massage Therapist, and has been in practice for 16 years. Melissa has a passion for bringing her knowledge and expertise to the world of babies and pregnant mothers. She uses the ancient practice of prenatal and infant massage to help create a warm, intuitive bond of love in families.

Melissa’s interest for massage therapy piqued at an early age while being active in sports and how massage aided in the relaxation of sore muscles. Then later at the age of 15, Melissa worked for a physical therapist where her interest grew as she helped with ice massage and exercises for patients. It wasn’t until her senior year at Simmons College that she realized she was drawn to massage. After another two years in a muscular therapy program, she found her love of pre/post natal and infant massage. She is also dedicated to helping mommies and daddies better understand their babies and their needs!

Melissa will now be offering her services at All About Babies!

Her certifications include:

  • Prenatal and Infant Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology
  • LaStone Therapy
  • Shiatsu Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Cupping
  • and Kinesis Taping

 

 

Email: melissa@allaboutbabies.net

Phone: 972-653-2229