Our Miracles – Birth Blog

A miracle is defined by an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. At the Birth & Women’s Center we are fortunate to witness miracles almost daily. The first breath of a new born, a cry, a fathers face lite with amazement at his new born child, tenderness between husband and wife and the endearing connection when a new family is born.

I’ve now had 6 babies here in this cozy place, and wish i would’ve known about it with my first child.

It feels just like home and Cherie feels just like family. I’m so confident in giving birth with her by my side because I trust her. Everybody here treats me just like i am part of their own family. They’re all warm and kind and terrific at doing what they do best…bringing more sweetness into the world. I tell everyone I meet about this place and I will never go anywhere else.

April 4, 2018

I highly recommend the Birth and Women’s Center.

They were very supportive and comforting even when things didn’t go according to my plan. I always appreciated how much time they would spend with me each appointment if i needed it. My labor had to be kick started a little bit and i was so thankful that they had minimally invasive techniques to get things going and there was no drug intervention at all – we were able to use techniques that stimulated my body’s own processes instead of artifical intervention. My labor and delivery were very smooth – i felt supported the entire time and like i had the freedom to do what my body needed. My entire experience with the Birth Center, from prenatal care through L&D and even postpartum, i felt both empowered and like i had the support i needed. I wouldn’t have a baby anywhere else.

March 28, 2018

We loved the Birth Center!

This isn’t just another place to have a baby. This is a communtiy of women who guide you through pregancy and birth. I had an awesome birth and felt so safe and supported. I would never have a baby anywhere else, our baby came into the world in a calm loving environment. Thank you Ladies. I’ll never forget any of you!

March 27, 2018

We had a great experience at the birth center with the entire team.

Cherie and Christine did a great job of explaining and addressing all my concerns and questions during my pregnancy and birth. Even though I ended up having an emergency c-section due to my baby not been turned completely, I was welcomed back to the birth center afterwards. Cherie helped me with breastfeeding and my baby got her foot print on the wall which I thought was so cool. My husband and I choose to have natural birth because we wanted a stress free environment and somewhere we felt at home. We now have an extended family here at the birth center. I also loved meeting all the new moms, beautiful babies and having a support group.

March 27, 2018

Our experience at Birth and Womens Center was absolutely incredible…

from the follow up appointments to the birth experience itself. The staff at this center is very knowlegable, kind and caring. If you are looking for the right team to coach you through your pregnancy, birth and post partum, this is the right place for you! Thank you for your support through this wonderful once in a lifetime experience!

March 27, 2018

I love Birth and Women’s Center!

We’ve had two children, both born at the center, and our experiences have been amazing. Attentive and knowledgeable prenatal care, and beautiful, memorable births. It’s like our home away from home for all things pregnancy and baby!

March 27, 2018

Birth and Women’s Center was the best decision we made for mom and baby.

We simply would not have had this experience going to a hospital. Having the freedom to move throughout labor made the difference between being comfortable and miserable. Laying down in a hospital bed simply was not an option for us. The birth center is great at avoiding unnecessary interventions and managing pain naturally through movement and other tools so as to avoid medications. I highly recommend the birth center.

January 10, 2018

Couldn’t recommend a better place to give birth.

I had my first daughter here in 2014 and second daughter 2017. I couldn’t be happier with the care I received both times.

December 28, 2017

We could not recommend a better place or experience for giving birth.

Each visit felt personalized for myself and baby. Christine and Cherie were both very attentive and listened to every concern I had. …I could not have asked for a better place or way to bring our bundle of joy into the world.

October 25, 2017

We absolutely loved our experience here!

All of the staff are extremley friendly and welcoming. Lori and Cherie have been very accomodating and I love the relationship that we have devleoped over our time here. They are very personable, caring, and insightful. They provided a such a comfortable and memorable birth experience. I highly recommend the Dallas Birth and Women’s Center and I look forward to coming back in the future!

October 24, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Birth & Women’s Center from beginning to the end…

Cherie is so sweet & welcoming I loved having her as a midwife. She has so much experience and is so knowledgeable I would highly recommend coming to this birth center.

October 24, 2017

We loved our experience at the Birth and Women’s center!

The entire staff is phenomenal and helped me feel at home. I couldn’t have asked for better prenatal care or birth experience!

October 16, 2017

I was very pleased with the knowledge and experience of the staff at the birth center.

Cherie and the whole staff were amazing! They knew exactly what to do to help me get my baby in position and to move my labor forward. The center was a soothing place to have this birth experience. I will definitely be coming back for my future birthings.

August 21, 2017

Cherie and Debbie the birth assistant were so incredible…

Cherie is so knowledgable and calm but strong when you need her to be. She knew exactly what needed to be done in every moment and what outcome would be. We are so thankful for how the process went. It couldn’t have been more perfect.

August 2, 2017

I am a mom of four beautiful children.

My oldest two children were born with an OBGYN at a hospital, and my youngest two were born at Birth & Women’s Center. The difference in my prenatal and birth experiences at the Birth Center compared to the OB/hospital are like night and day. I absolutely LOVE the midwives/Center and their natural, extremely efficient approach to childbirth. My youngest two babies were both born in a very calm environment, and I was able to labor and deliver the way I desired to. The midwives were very attentive, and made me feel as comfortable physically, emotionally, and mentally as possible. I always look back on my birth experiences with fondness and satisfaction. If I have any more children, I will be back to B&WC without hesitation.I really appreciate and HIGHLY recommend Cherie, Amy, Tracey, Della, Lori, Lisa, and ALL of the wonderful ladies at B&WC!

July 24, 2017

We highly recommend Birth and Women’s Center.

Everything went great, from the prenatal care to the post partum appointments. Cherie is an incredible midwife and has a great supporting staff. We always felt like our questions were answered fully and looked forward to each appointment as a learning experience. The environment for the birth is relaxed and homey while also totally professional, and the proximity to Baylor hospital is assuring. We intend to have all our children here if possible and would recommend to everyone.

July 7, 2017

We had a great experience at the Birth and Women Center.

The staff, midwife, and nurses were very sensitive, knowledgeable, ethical and above all, very involved, caring and encouraging about every details of the pregnancy, delivery and follow ups. We are very pleased with their care. If we had to do it all over again, we would return.

May 22, 2017

My experience at the Birth and Womans center was amazing from beginning to end.

During the birth Cherie and her staff were so knowledgeable and calm. Even though there were some complications when my baby was crowning Cherie knew exactly what to do and we were left with a perfect healthy baby as a result. I won’t be going anywhere else to birth my next baby.

April 22, 2017

Cherie knows exactly what she’s doing!

She is wonderful, precise, and is extremely knowledgeable. She can handle any situation that arises and will stay calm through it all. Her main priority is delivering a healthy baby and keeping the mother calm and relaxed. The birthing center atmosphere is warm, calm, and inviting. I did not feel rushed while in labor and i felt at home. I wish i had known about this birthing center with my other two children because i would do this again and again!
Thank you Cherie and Debbie for a wonderful experience!! You both kept me calm during the labor process!

April 12, 2017

Our birth experience was absolutely amazing.

We wanted to take the time to truly thank you and let you know how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. Our birth experience was absolutely amazing. Everything we ever wanted and more. We have beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. We will nevr forget you and the amazing gift you have given us.

March 29, 2017

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Words can’t describe how good of an experience my wife and I had at Birth & Women’s Center.

The staff has became a part of our family because they were so involved in every single step of this life changing experience. I was nervous to come back for a visit because it was such an emotional journey for me, but from the moment Della, Laurie and Cherie saw us they were so happy to see us and welcomed us back like we never left. My wife and I want to have another child and this is the only place where we feel comfortable to have a child because we are part of the family.

March 27, 2017

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We had our first child at the Birth Center, and we learned so much through the process…

especially what a woman’s body is capable of when given the chance to perform without intervention. Cheri saw me at each of my prenatal visits, and I appreciated how they treated me like an adult in charge of my body and making my own decisions. The center was very professional and made the paperwork, etc. seem very simple. This took a lot of the anxiety out of the process for us. Cheri and Debbie were the midwives on my case when i went into labor, and i cant say enough about their care and help through that experience. I never felt afraid or like they ever had a question in their minds about the next steps. We had a smooth delivery in the tub and have a healthy boy! Thanks, Cheri, Della, Lori, and Debbie!

March 24, 2017

Most caring staff and overall great experiance.

March 8, 2017

I have had 2 births at the Birth and Women’s center…

With both pregnancies I was considered high-risk having gestational hypertension. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to continue toward my birth plan of having a natural birth here. I was closely monitored and referred to an Obstetrician for second opinions and to be placed on medication. My husband and I felt completely comfortable with our care while having medical issues. With our first birth I also had post partum hemmorhage which was quickly resolved. I have recommended the center to others and would continue to do so. We love it here and love the staff!

February 10, 2017

After five hospital births,

this was my first delivery at a birth center. I absolutely loved my experience! Thanks to everyone involved for a great birth!

February 8, 2017

Cherie and the staff are always caring and well informed. 5 stars every appointment.

February 6, 2017

I decided to go to the Birth and Women’s Center for the birth of my first child,

and although I was transferred to the hospital, there was no doubt in my mind that I would be going back for the birth of my second. The collective knowledge of all of the staff members having everything to do with birth and women is absolutely amazing. They all treated me with such great kindness and care, and most importantly provided me with the information and confidence that I needed to have the amazing birth experience that I was looking for. Going above and beyond what one would expect from a hospital pregnancy and birth, once you come to the birth center you are a part of their family forever. Every well woman visit is a visit with old friends and amazing memories. I’m so happy that I chose to share such an important life experience with these wonderful ladies. Thank you all so much!

February 1, 2017

We have had two wonderful experiences at the birth center…

The midwives and the staff took great care of us and helped us to have peaceful, healthy births. It’s clear that they are not only very good at what they do, but also very passionate. We would have felt much less in control of our birthing experiences if not for their guidance.

January 18, 2017

I had all three of my boys at this birth center…

I can’t imagine a better experience from prenatal to birth and beyond anywhere else. The entire staff is caring and competent. Cherie is a master of her craft. I was kept safe and healthy despite a condition that could have complicated all of my pregnancies. I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone here.

January 13, 2017

Love the experience and midwives at the birthing center!

January 13, 2017

With my previous births with Cherie,

there was no question to where I would be having my fifth child. I have absolute and total confidence in Cherie and her staff. As always, I was treated as an individual according to my needs. The care that I had during my labor, with Debbie, was just what I wanted- walking in the park next door and her coming to me to check on progress. I desired most for my husband to with me and our 4 children to be at the birth. With the help of the staff and family members that was all made possible with them adding excitement and enthusiasm into the atmosphere. The bond and love that we shared with our kids that day is immeasurable and will never be forgotten. With all my heart, thank you Birth and Women’s Center!

January 9, 2017

This is my second baby but my first natural…

and it was the best experience ever. I love the whole staff! They are awesome and make this experience so comfortable. If I have any more babies I will definitely be coming back here! Thank you Birth and Women’s staff! I love you guys!!!

January 9, 2017

We love the Birth and Women’s Center…

so much and have been so pleased with their excellent care and compassionate visits with both of our girls!

January 6, 2017

I am so thrilled I decided to return to BWC after I was full term with my twins…

Cherie called to discuss and check on me, what doctor would ever do that?! She  handled my case with professionalism and an experienced eye. During my quick hectic delivery she never let a ball drop. I will preach from the rafters that all women should look into midwives for their deliveries. It is such a beautiful, calm, less invasive way to birth children.

January 1, 2017

This is a sacred place!

I cannot imagine bringing a child into the world in any other environment. There is no other place where I’ve felt such strength in being a woman as I have here, surrounded by loving, wise, experienced midwives and staff. Childbirth, no matter the place, is transformative, but there’s something about being at the BWC that sanctifies it for all involved. I love that my husband is encouraged to be involved in the entire birth process…. We left feeling an immeasurable, intimate family bond – husband, wife, and new baby. I am reminded, wherever I am in the home, of that incredible, strong, powerful MOTHER I became in delivering my son, and will forever be grateful for such a special place.

This is a sacred place!

I cannot imagine bringing a child into the world in any other environment. There is no other place where I’ve felt such strength in being a woman as I have here, surrounded by loving, wise, experienced midwives and staff. Childbirth, no matter the place, is transformative, but there’s something about being at the BWC that sanctifies it for all involved. I love that my husband is encouraged to be involved in the entire birth process…. We left feeling an immeasurable, intimate family bond – husband, wife, and new baby. I am reminded, wherever I am in the home, of that incredible, strong, powerful MOTHER I became in delivering my son, and will forever be grateful for such a special place.

The prenatal care I received…

at the birth center was only surpassed by my birthing experience. Everyone was kind and supportive and my care felt so personal. I feel like they celebrated my baby’s birth just as much as we did. I recently had my 6 week postnatal appointment and I can honestly say that I was excited to go back. It feels like visiting very good friends! I would recommend the birth center to anyone looking for an experience outside of the traditional medical setting for any reason.

As a first time Mom…

I was very nervous about delivery, but with the support of my partner and the staff at the birth and women’s center I was able to deliver my son exactly how I planned; Unmedicated and in the birthing tub with no complications. The process went very smoothly. Cherie attended the birth and did a great job delivering my baby boy!

I had a pretty rough pregnancy.

The midwives took very good care of me and made sure baby and I were ok. My labor and delivery were amazing! I couldn’t of asked for a more perfect labor and delivery! They have also took very good care of us postpartum as well! Highly recommend them to everyone!!

My experience at the Birth Center…

has been excellent from beginning to end. Since my first visit everyone was attentive and help. During the prenatal care all the midwives were knowledgeable and guide me into good health habits. During my tried trimester I had a small scare when my blood pressure elevated suddenly. However, they quickly diagnosis and monitored my blood pressure. Thankfully, it was nothing of concern and my blood pressure went back to normal. While in labor the midwives were very encouraging and calm through out the process. Even though I dilated quickly my journey had just began I must say that pushing was the hardest part in labor, especially since this was my first baby. My body was telling me to push bit somehow I didn’t know how. The midwives were very understanding and coach me on how to push effectively. To me pushing hard and long was discouraging, but they would not let me give up. Not long after that my beautiful baby boy was born. This is when all the experience and knowledge from the staff at the birth center really shined. Even though its rare, a hemmorage can occur. Unfortunately this was my case. After delivery my cervix didn’t contract and I was loading blood. Cheri quickly acted without hesitation to control the situation. In the meantime, I was very relaxed and was not really aware of the severity of the situation because they handled it very well. Because they reacted quickly and are very experienced the hemorrhage was controlled. I was still transferred to the hospital, which is conveniently located a couple of miles away. I was treated by Dr. Lawson, who is on the same page of natural birthing and is very respectful of that belief. I was under observation that night and in the morning was given a blood transfusion. I was explained that this does not happen often but that because I maintained a healthy diet and lifestyle during my pregnancy I was only getting one unit of blood and would be discharged that day. I am very happy this was my case and grateful that my midwife at the center would always monitor my diet and would make recommendations when needed. I believe this was a strong factor in ,my rapid recovery. Ten days later, here I am once again at the Birth Center with my healthy baby boy and feeling very well. It seems life is going back to normal and I am grateful for the outcome. I was asked by family members if I had the opportunity to redo if I would have delivered in a hospital setting from the beginning. My answer was no. I have no regrets and my experience was a good one despite of the complication. I will still do a natural birth in the future.

Thank you Gals!!

Birth and Woman’s Center knows what they’re doing. Had 2 boys with their assistance and wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Everything went better…

…than I ever could have imagined. From the office staff, midwives, and post partem nurses, everyone was so warm and welcoming. My husband appreciated being a big part in his daughter’s birth. It is hard to imagine having prenatal care and a birth any other way!

My Experience…

at Birth and Women’s Center was second to none! Cherie and the entire staff were readily available to answer any questions that I had before, during, and after birth. My husband and I felt absolutely comfortable returning to the birth center to deliver our third child together.

We are so Blessed…

to be apart of the birth center. We had just about every complication possible but the midwifes kept calm and held our hand through it all. We wouldn’t have wanted to give birth to our baby girl any other way.

I had an amazing birthing experience…

here at the Birth and Woman’s Center! The staff is very professional, all of the mid wives are amazing. They are reliable when you need them even at 2:00 in the morning for that false alarm! I had a water birth and it was such an incredible experience! The postpartum nurse really took great care of me, she offered to take photos of my baby and I. I am so grateful to have those memories captured. Overall after having two other hospital births, this by far was the best birthing experience I’ve had. I would do it all over again and plan on using the Birth and Woman’s Center again in the future.

My husband and I…

cannot express how insanely happy we are with Birth and Women’s Center. Every employee shows such great compassion and empathy for all situations during your care. Cherie and her team really are the best in Dallas for all natural birthing and antenatal care.

I had my first baby here back in September…

and can’t speak more highly of the experience my husband and I got to have. Cherie and Anna, the certified nurse midwives, are amazing. Cherie happened to be the one on call when I went into labor and she was so incredibly capable, there was never any doubt or fear; I knew everything would be fine, even when the assistant noticed my sons heart rate was dropping. Anna was the midwife on call when I came down with mastitis and didn’t want antibiotics so she worked with me over the course of a couple days, giving me every trick in the book she could think of to get it under control. These are just two of the many positive experiences I had with both midwives, and all this isn’t even to mention the awesome staff at the center!!

I can’t wait to tell my story to others who are expecting or will be, so they may choose to give birth just like other women have for many years.

Anonymous

Your gentle, yet confident manner was a comfort to me, not to mention your expert guidance and help during the pushing stage, the hardest and most dreaded part for me.

Cherie! K. Fay

Cheri’s extra precautions and expertise paid off tremendously during our birth. Thanks to everyone!

Anonymous

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