Midlothian Home Birth Midwife

Meredith Braudaway CPM, LM

Now attending home births in Midlothian, Mansfield, Cedar Hill TX, and surrounding areas including Tarrant, Dallas, Ellis and Johnson Counties.

Having a baby? Get the personalized and skilled midwifery care that you deserve through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. As your midwife, I offer guidance and support through every decision as I customize your birth plan for either a home birth in the Midlothian area or at Birth & Wellness Center of Arlington.

WHAT I BELIEVE:

My philosophy as your midwife is that your body is your own. It's a human right to be fully informed and make decisions for yourself, individualized care is the safest care and you know what's best for your family.

The human body was made for giving birth. It is a normal function of the body and birth, in itself, is not an illness. You have all of the power and ability, it is our job as your midwives to support your body in whatever way you need.

MEREDITH BRAUDAWAY

CPM, LM, PLLC

HOME BIRTH MIDWIFERY CARE

MIDWIFERY CARE: What you need to know

Featured interviews with Meredith on the American Midwife Podcast:

Meredith-Braudaway

MEET MEREDITH

Midwife and Owner of Birth and Wellness Center of Arlington

Her journey to becoming a midwife began years ago when she attended her first birth as a photographer at a freestanding birth center in Fort Worth. She was already pursuing nursing as a career with a focus in Oncology and after witnessing a birth, she decided to pursue a future of working in women's services.

She worked in labor and delivery at a North Texas hospital while in school. Seeing the vast differences in birth settings during her years of working in-hospital, she made the decision to become a provider in the out-of-hospital birth setting. Her time in midwifery school was divided between Dallas Fort Worth and Seattle, WA, providing her with a wide variety of knowledge and experience.

In her free-time she enjoys going to the movies with friends, outdoor activities, attending concerts and educational conferences and visiting Washington when her schedule allows.

A note from Meredith:
Working in the hospital, I grew more and more aware of the issues surrounding patients not being fully informed, not being given all of their options and not being allowed to exercise their right to make decisions regarding what happens to their bodies and babies. My passion is guiding families through a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum, providing them with a space to make the decisions that they feel are best for their family, ensuring they are heard, supported and protected. Midwifery is the model of care that I want to spend my life providing. I truly love everything about it.

CHIROPRACTOR-Michelle-Jefferson

MEET DR. MICHELLE

Chiropractor

Dr. Michelle is excited to serve and support the families of Birth and Wellness of Arlington! Serving in various clinical settings over the last 8 years led Michelle to begin her house call practice in 2017. Her vision was to serve families whose busy schedules may not fit with traditional office hours. She designed her practice with working parents, new moms, and active kids in mind, providing care in home or office settings. She holds certifications in Webster, acupuncture for pregnancy, labor and postpartum. She continually works on building her tool box with continued education in perinatal and pediatric classes and seminars.

She spent her childhood traveling the world with her family as a military child. She planted her roots in Dallas after marrying her college sweetheart and beginning their family. She has 3 little ones 13, 9 and 7, that keep her busy outside of practice.

gail

MEET GAIL

Birth Assistant

Gail is a mom to 4 grown kids and 2 fantastic grandkids. Before becoming a midwifery student, she taught high school Biology and Anatomy & Physiology for 10 years but after the birth of her first grandchild, she was drawn into the birth world. She became a doula and a childbirth and breastfeeding educator and loved it, but found that she really wanted to be more involved in her client's care. After encouragement from her family and other birth workers, she finally started on her path to midwifery. While Gail is primarily a student midwife, you will also see her around BWCA teaching classes or doula-ing at a birth here and there! When she's not at client appointments, a birth or reading a textbook, you can find her enjoying time with her family, friends and Goldendoodles or planning her next traveling adventure.

A note from Gail:
"A note from Gail: I love seeing the continuity of care and watching the clients become more confident in their choices throughout their pregnancy, their determination and strength through their labor, and then their euphoria when they deliver their newborn. I've learned that so many women don't know that they have options in their birth experience. I felt the same way when I had my babies, but I want women to know that birth is natural and they are able to make the decisions that affect their experience."

juanitta-taylor

MEET JUANITTA

Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Educator, Birth Assistant, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula

COMING SOON!

A note from Juanitta:
Coming soon!

Birth Boot Camp Childbirth Class

Birth Boot Camp: Home Birth and Birth Center Series

A 6-week series designed for preparing clients for an out-of-hospital birth. Meets once a week for 6 weeks.

INSTRUCTOR: Juanitta Taylor, Childbirth Educator, Birth Assistant, Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula 

DATES: Six weekly Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Choose your series dates:
January 12 - Feb 16
March 16 - April 20
May 11 - June 15
Aug 3 - Sept 7

Call the office to schedule and pay!