Address : Fort Worth and Weatherford locations
  Contact : 682-231-1711

Alyson Osborn

Thing’s I’m Into

Photography, time with my family, cooking with my bestie, loving on my puppy, reality TV, traveling, got a thing for the South, on a journey to take better care of myself

I was born on my Dad’s birthday in Alaska but raised mostly in Texas. Photography became a passion when I was a young child. My Dad set up a dark room in our laundry room and we would develop our own black and white prints.

I started out a film photographer and shot my first wedding in 2001. I graduated from college in 2003 with my business degree and I have been a photographer ever since.

When I’m not photographing beautiful bellies and babies, I spend most of my time with my family, friends, and puppy benny. You have to meet him, he is the sweetest puppy ever!!

Why birth photography?

Because at the end of every birth, I am always still amazed that “That just happened!”, that a women’s body can grow, nurture, and deliver a tiny little human being!! I believe birth is a miracle and I am so blessed to document it as my “job”. I get to witness two people support and love each other as they work to bring a child into this world. It’s a true honor to be allowed into someone’s birth space. I am completely fulfilled and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

Contact:
Aly Renee
alyson.osborn@yahoo.com
817-771-8444

Caren Nugent

Hi! I’m Caren Nugent! I’m a follower of Christ, wife to Ryan, and mother to Aaron and Sara.

Supporting families during their pregnancy and labor is so important. I am forever changed by all the families I support.

I live and teach in Arlington, but serve as a doula in the DFW area.

I love sharing birth knowledge with people, especially first time moms or 2nd time parents who are looking to have a different birth experience. I’m a huge believer in birth education because when you don’t know all of your options you cannot make an informed choice.

I love it when people have an open mind about birth and are willing to learn things that can sometimes go against mainstream sources. You never know what you’re going to end up liking when you have an open mind!

Contact:
Arlington Birth Services
Caren@arlingtonbirthservices.com
817-905-0971

Heaven Londot

Dr. Heaven Londot, D.C. is a licensed chiropractor serving the families of Fort Worth. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry.  She went on to complete her graduate work at Parker University in Dallas, Texas where she received her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2016. Upon graduation, she began her career working within the Beautiful Beginnings Birth Center with midwives Amanda and Susan. With their guidance and support, she opened her own practice shortly after in Willow Park, Texas. Dr. Heaven has been working closely with DFW Midwife Collective since 2016 to instill maximum comfort during pregnancy and to ensure the smoothest and safest birth experience. She has attended many births and has had the honor to adjust both laboring mothers and newborns as young as a few minutes old.

Dr. Heaven Londot is certified in Webster Technique, a specific prenatal chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment of the sacrum, which is safe and effective to use during all stages of pregnancy. Research shows that regular chiropractic care to balance the pelvis during pregnancy reduces pain during labor, encourages optimal fetal position, reduces labor time and chances of intervention. She can provide a specific prenatal care plan to fit your individual needs and birth goals.

Dr. Heaven is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Epic Pediatrics. Because birth can be physically and emotionally stressful for mom and baby, she also provides gentle care to newborns. 95% of babies have spinal misalignments from the birth process which affect nursing and latch, rest, digestion, growth, development, and immune function.

Her passion is helping entire families and multiple generations, from newborns to parents and grandparents.

Contact:
Heavenly Spines
heavenlyspines@gmail.com
682-730-0292

Jen Wade

Hi, I’m Jen Wade- Childbirth Educator & Doula! I’m passionate about educating and empowering couples to have a healthy and joyful pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I love that my husband and I were fully educated and prepared with The Bradley Method classes during my first pregnancy, and months after giving birth, became a Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula with The Bradley Method. I have been supporting couples with childbirth education classes and doula support since 2013. Along with in person classes and labor support, I also provide placenta encapsulation and belly binding.

I believe that women deserve to have the most amazing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period with support from the very beginning. Imagine feeling completely educated and prepared to conceive a child, take care of your body during pregnancy for a healthy mom and baby, and have a joyful birth experience! Imagine having a partner who is able to assist you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period with physical comforts, relaxation techniques, and emotional support! This is what I sought for myself and am happy to offer couples the same support along your journey into parenthood.

Contact:
DFW Birth Resource
jen@dfwbirthresource.com
469-358-8285

Laura Kelly

My name is Laura, and I enjoy living in Fort Worth with my husband our two girls. Walking through two high risk pregnancies formed within me a profound passion to educate myself so that I could make informed decisions. Seeing the importance of this and also surrounding myself with the best birth team for the birth of our daughters pushed me to finally become a birth doula in 2016.

I truly believe that our birth experience has so much impact on our overall health, and it’s so important to feel heard, empowered, supported, and loved. I know how special this time is to our hearts, and I’m so thankful to be allowed to serve and support you as well as hold space for you while you walk this sacred journey.

Contact:
Little Lilacs
laura@littlelilacs.com
682-706-5899

Sarah Ryan

“Hi! I’m Sarah Ryan- Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Certified Yoga Instructor! Since beginning my journey as a birth doula in 2016 I have learned an area that comes the most natural to me is health and fitness for postpartum recovery. I have a passion for educating my clients in movement and nutrition to help maintain their energy levels and feel their best through every phase of pregnancy and postpartum. I focus on teaching you how to plant seeds throughout your pregnancy that will grow into healthy habits during recovery. Together we work on setting realistic goals to fit your lifestyle and learn how to transition through every phase with a healthy mindset.

I have additional training in herbal remedies, lactation support, and acupressure for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. My goal is to use these tools to help you and your partner have the best possible experience as you prepare to bring your baby earthside. The birth of my twins solidified my belief that with conscious preparation and the right people on your team for support you can continue to feel in control and have the best memories of birthing your baby (or two or three) regardless of how unpredictable birth may be.

Contact:
DFW Birth Resource
sarah@dfwbirthresource.com
972-921-1982

T’Arah Craig

Hi! I’m T’Arah Craig, CD(DONA).

As a doula, I accompany birthing families in labor to help ensure a safe and satisfying birth experience. I have had experience with over 150+ births all over the DFW area. It has been 9 years since I attended my first birth as a doula, and every experience since then has been a gift.

I chose to become a doula because I knew that the best way for me to help the individuals of the world is through evidenced-based information and an instinctual knowledge of comfort, care, and strength. I believe that all life givers have a power within them to create a positive environment for their children beginning from the moment they enter the womb and continuing for the rest of their lives. I began my birth journey from a young age as the oldest of 7 children and 14 grandchildren. Being there during the amazing birth experiences of the life givers in my family and of my friends inspired an innate need to nurture and care for an individual and their partner during one of their most life changing milestones.

I truly believe that we have an inherent and instinctual knowledge of our bodies. For many people this can mean, ‘My body knows how to birth this baby.’ I believe in this phrase in the truest sense of the words, which is why I am there to support you through any way your body births: Vaginally, Unmedicated, Cesarean, through Surrogacy. Your body is wise, let’s regain that power and knowledge together.

Contact:
Mother Bear Doula Services
julieta.tarah@gmail.com
757-532-5303

Amanda Prouty Licensed Midwife

Amanda has been married for 20 years and they are the parents to 4 boys ranging from age 19 to age 10. Amanda experienced two hospital births and felt that while her babies were wonderful, the hospital experience left a lot to be desired. In truth, she just wanted to be able to take her baby home right away. Her third child was a birth center delivery. The wonderful midwifery care that she received made her realize how lucky midwives are to help so many other women experience this joyous occasion. While she didn’t know it at the birth, these midwives were soon to become colleagues. She became pregnant while she was a student midwife and became licensed just before the birth of her fourth child in the privacy of her own home. All their deliveries were special, but nothing was as AMAZING as their homebirth, especially with the love and support of her preceptors. Amanda’s experience was truly a blessing. Amanda and DFW Midwife Collective wants women and their families to EXPERIENCE BIRTH! Amanda’s passion is to give women options about where and how they birth. She will also attend a hospital birth with a client if it becomes medically necessary. It is our responsibility as midwives to foster an environment that is physically and emotionally safe. Childbirth is a natural and wonderful experience that should be private and comfortable. We work with the woman’s body to deliver the baby in the most peaceful environment possible. As your midwife, Amanda will honor your choices, wishes, and desires to empower you to take control of your childbirth experience.

Qualifications And Experience

 

  • Licensed Midwife in Texas
  • Graduate of ATM Midwifery Program
  • CPR for the Healthcare Professional, AHA
  • NeonatalResuscitation, AHA/AAP
  • Continuing education workshops
  • North American Registry of Midwives
  • Vice-President of North Texas Midwives 2010, 2011, 2012

Susan Taylor Licensed Midwife

Susan’s love for pregnancy, birth, and babies came with her first natural birth almost 19 years ago, when she became a mother. Her second birth, with a midwife at a birth center, first lit the fire for helping pregnant women. After the birth of her daughter 12 years ago, she began pursuing her doula training. Her third birth ended in a hospital transport and unplanned cesarean, that caused her much pain and disappointment. Two years later her fourth baby was born at home, via a water VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). It was the combination of her last two births that fueled her passion for serving pregnant women in a way that was hard to ignore. Her VBAC brought her the peace she searched for since her cesarean and a whole new perspective on maternity care. In January of 2013 she began her midwifery training. It is Susan’s deepest passion to support and educate women during their pregnancy and birth.

Susan’s other greatest passion is her family. She is married to her favorite friend, Chris, and a mother to four children; three boys and one girl. She feels blessed to have birthed her children in a way that opened her heart to midwifery. She loves serving women in her community through midwifery, advocacy, and her doula work.

Her VBAC also opened her heart to surrogacy and lead her to help grow other families. In 2015 she had her second VBAC with a baby boy as a gestational carrier. In 2017, she celebrated another HBAC, a 3VBAC, as she welcomed a baby boy at home as a gestational carrier for a same sex couple. Susan is now on her third journey to help one last family experience parenthood.

Susan has over 10 years experience in the birth community as a doula and now as a Licensed Midwife. With 6 different births, she is able to relate to her clients who too have experienced birth in different ways. Susan loves having hour long appointments getting to know her clients, sharing stories of motherhood, and educating them on all things pregnancy. She believes you are the captain of your ship, and she is there to help you navigate the waters to have a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Susan strongly believes that birth is something to be experienced. An intimate dance between mother and baby. And if you allow it, birth will change your life.

Whitney Jones Student Midwife

Whitney is a Birth and Postpartum Doula and a Placenta Encapsulator. She and her husband have been married for 13 years and have 5 children. She first started her birth worker journey in 2013 after she had a doula herself. She has a passion for birth work. She started her midwifery journey 6 years ago in Virginia. Her and her family moved to Mississippi to be around family, when her husband transitioned out of the Navy. Birth workers are few and far between there, so it was a blessing when her husband received a job offer to work on the Naval base here in Fort Worth. She is excited to be able to learn from some of the best midwives around!