I am a wife and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I have always loved everything about pregnancy and birth, and especially babies! When my husband, Chris, read an article about doulas, he insisted I look into it further. According to him, “it had my name all over it.” I took the DONA training course as soon as it was offered, and practiced as a doula for several years. I loved my moms and babies, but not the hospital experience, and that was where my clients were delivering. The last doula client I worked with was sent home from the hospital, told she was not in labor, and then delivered the baby on the bathroom floor thirty minutes after we got back to her apartment. That gave me a whole new perspective on childbirth and an urgent desire to be educated! Two years later my youngest son and his precious wife decided to have a home birth with their first baby. After watching them and meeting their midwife, I was inspired to go forward!
I attended the Association of Texas Midwives training program, trained under several wonderful midwives, and spent a month at a busy birth center in El Paso. I worked as hard and as fast as I could to get my CPM (Certified Professional Midwife from the National Association of Registered Midwives) and my Texas License to practice midwifery. I felt like I finally knew what I was called to be when I grew up. I think I was probably the first great grandmother to graduate from the program!
Fast forward to today, I am blessed to own a beautiful birth center in Argyle, Texas. We have a wonderful staff of dedicated midwives and a training program for students who want to preserve and practice the beautiful profession of midwifery. I love having dedicated students that know they have been “called” and come here for training. Our program is constantly evolving, providing student midwives with the education and experience needed for them to develop safe and professional skills for serving the mothers and babies we care for.
I am thrilled to confess that the Lord has allowed my passion to become my profession. My heart for our clients is not only to help them to have a perfect pregnancy, a lovely labor, and a beautiful birth, but to help enrich their lives in every arena of good health! We hold regular classes to teach families how to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle. The results has been, not just the birth of healthy babies, but families who have become friends forever. I am so grateful for each of them!