Dallas Birth Doulas
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The Dallas Birth Doulas Team

Integrity. Honesty. Trust.

 

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Phone:
(817) 733-3018

Email:
doulaknowles@yahoo.com

 

CD (DONA)

Nikki Knowles

Nikki is a DONA Certified Birth Doula and Student Midwife. Her desire to empower and educate women on their choices in birth came from her own empowered natural birth experience in 2011. Nikki’s natural ability to connect with people is one of the many reasons she has seamlessly been able to support many families in the DFW area. She believes that no matter what type of birth a family desires, they should be supported. Nikki understands and firmly believes that all women have a voice in what they want in their birth experience and should not feel otherwise. Because of her passion for education and support before, during and after birth, Nikki has been interviewed by local magazines, YouTube channels, news journals and a national podcast. She was also voted by the Board of Directors to be the Committee Chair of the DONA (Doulas of North America) International Virtual Conference in 2015.

When Nikki is not busy supporting families, she is spending time with her sweet daughters and super supportive husband. She is a self-proclaimed “modern day hippie” because of her ability to a make natural hair care products, homemade soaps and mixing essential oils…….all while living in the heart of the city!

Services & Qualifications

  • DONA Certified Birth Doula

  • 2015 DONA International Virtual Conference Committee Chair

  • Motivational Speaker

  • Student Midwife

Testimonials


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Phone:
(214) 384-9772

Email:
becky@icraveyoga.net

CD (CBI), HCHD, RYT, PES

Becky Hines

Becky’s background is working as an office nurse for 17 years, with 16 of those years being for an OB/GYN doctor. One of the biggest rewards she had from the job was developing relationships and caring for the patients. Becky is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and understands the importance of breathing and relaxation techniques in labor and delivery. Becky is one of the few doulas that is also certified as a Hypnobabies Doula. She loves knowing that she is “making a difference” in the lives of others. Her birth philosophy as a doula is to educate parents, provide emotional and physical support before, during, and after birth, and to help ensure that the birth experience is a wonderful introduction to your child. Becky has attended hospital births, birth center births, and home births all across the DFW Metroplex. She has also serves as a Birth Assistant to midwives. Becky has completed a Herbal and Aromatherapy Certification Program as well as Acupressure certification through Acubirth to further her education with a holistic approach to pregnancy/birth/postpartum care. She has three children of her own, ranging in ages 9-17. She and her husband work with teenagers in their community and love to volunteer at their children’s schools. In her spare time, Becky loves going to local concerts, teaching yoga, reading, and spending time with her family.

Services & Qualifications

  • Certified Doula (CBI)

  • Certified Hypnobabies Doula

  • 200-HR RYT PES

  • Prenatal Yoga Instructor/Children’s Yoga Instructor

  • Childbirth/Parent Educator

  • Acupressure Certification through Acubirth

  • Placenta Encapsulation

Testimonials


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Phone:
(214) 597-7181

Email:
baker.doula@gmail.com

CD (DONA)

Kiesha Baker

Kiesha has a B.A. in Psychology with a focus in early childhood development and is a DONA certified doula. Her specialty in natural infant nutrition and parental bonding from birth and beyond. Through her overcoming personal hardships with low milk supply, IGT, and tongue tied babies, she found her passion in supporting moms as they establish a breastfeeding relationship. She also became a certified lactation counselor so she can give her clients a higher level of breastfeeding support included in her services. Her goal as a doula is to give every woman and baby an empowering birth experience that will positively effect them for the rest of their lives. After years of many different kinds of births, she saw a need to support families facing difficult diagnosis in pregnancy and co-founded Labor of Hope 501(c)3. Kiesha is also currently pursuing her certification to become a licensed midwife and in an active apprenticeship at Dallas Birth Center.

Services & Qualifications

  • B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis in Childhood Development

  • DONA trained Birth Doula, CD (DONA)

  • Infant Nutrition Educator

  • Certified Lactation Counselor

  • Co-founder of Labor of Hope

  • Student of Midwifery graduating Dec 2019

Testimonials


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Phone:
(940) 368-6978

Email:
doulasolange@outlook.com

CD (DONA)

Solange Patterson

Solange’s passion has always been directed towards helping others.  After working for ten years as a bilingual (Spanish) elementary school teacher, she has shifted her passion for teaching children to educating and empowering families in the birth that they desire.  With her first pregnancy her birth team created an environment that allowed her unplanned c-section to remain a positive birthing experience, which ultimately inspired her career change.  As a result, she went on to become a DONA certified Doula, after the birth of her first son.  For the birth of her second son, she had a successful un-medicated VBAC. Both of her births were completely different experiences, yet both rewarding in their own way.  Solange strives to educate other moms and give them options and support during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. 

Solange is a “city girl” that understands what nature can provide and appreciates holistic ideas.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young boys.  She is part of a worship team, enjoys teaching Zumba, and volunteering with at risk children. 

Services & Qualifications

  • B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • Certified Birth Doula, DONA International

  • Spinning Babies Certified

Testimonials


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Phone:
(214) 862-8806

Email:
eshelle@me.com

LMSW, CD (DONA)

Eshelle Francis

Eshelle is a Licensed Master Social Worker with ten years experience supporting and counseling families during life transitions. She is calm, patient, and reassuring and works intently to help families make educated and informed decisions, providing them with evidenced-based research and supportive care. Eshelle bridged her passion of social work and birth work during her second pregnancy, as she sought the support of a doula to help her navigate her own labor and birth as she prepared for a vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC) delivery, and with support from her labor doula and birth teams, she has had two successful VBAC births.

Eshelle began her own doula training in 2015, born from her love of social work, community, and her own birth experiences. She has dedicated herself to helping families have the birth experience they desire. She found there was a great need for more support, education, advocacy for both new and experienced parents. She found that the transition into motherhood was beautiful, stressful, messy and sometimes lonely. She understands that moms, herself included, need a community to reach out to for support. Eshelle is currently awaiting her certification as a Lactation Counselor to better support families after the birth of their child.

As a busy mom to three young children, Eshelle likes to spend time with her family exploring nature, picking up toys and making messes in the kitchen.   

Services & Qualifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker 

  • DONA trained Birth Doula 

  • Evidence Based Birth Member

Testimonials


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Phone:
(469) 333-1596

Email:
courtneybutts@gmail.com

LMSW, CD (BEST)

Courtney Butts

Courtney is a licensed social worker with a background in working with survivors of domestic violence and trauma. Courtney has over 12 years of experience educating and supporting individuals and families. While working at a local non-profit, Courtney became interested in birth work after the birth of her son. After the empowering experience of birthing her child surrounded by a team who believed in and encouraged her, Courtney immediately knew she wanted to work to hold space for other women during their pregnancy and beyond. Birth work has allowed Courtney to bring together two things she is passionate about- working with trauma survivors and her love of all things pregnancy and postpartum. Her goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space for families to bring life into the world. Courtney believer her role is to support families in advocating themselves while feeling relaxed, focused and empowered. Courtney will support the  birth YOU chose- medication or medicated, in a hospital or at home. 

In addition to birth work, Courtney also provides individual and group counseling with a focus on maternal mental health, healthy relationships and trauma. 

As a mother of a busy toddler, Courtney likes to spend time exploring the hidden gems in DFW, trying new recipes and being crafty and creative. 

Services & Qualifications

  • Licensed Master Social Worker

  • BEST Certified Doula 

  • Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher 

  • Childbirth & Parent Educator 

Testimonials


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Phone:

(214) 502-7809

Email:

christineknefley@yahoo.com

Fellow in the Academy of certified childbirth educators

Christine Knefley

Christine is a child development specialist who found her way to childbirth education after the birth of her first child. During that first birth experience, she realized she was not as informed as she thought and sought to learn more. Her desire to help other expectant mothers and families understand the normalcy of birth lead her to become a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. After a few years of teaching, Christine sought out doula certification and has served hundreds of families. She strives to empower women to advocate for themselves in achieving the birth experience that they desire.

Services & Qualifications

  • B.S. in Child and Family Studies, M.S. in Child Life and Family Centered Care

  • Birth Doula certification- DONA International

  • Lamaze Labor Support Specialist

  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor- International Association of Infant Massage

  • Newborn Behavioral Observation- Brazelton Institute

Testimonials


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Phone:
(817) 846-9949

Email:
michelle@dallasbirth.com

LCCE, CD (DONA), BSN, RN

Michelle Pippin

Michelle’s background is as a first responder. As a firefighter/EMT for several years, she developed a love for caring for others. After using a doula herself with the birth of her second child, she realized what a positive impact they can have for a mother in labor. After working as a doula and childbirth educator for seven years, Michelle returned to school for her BSN. She graduated from UT Tyler with her BSN in 2016 and now works full time as an RN. She still enjoys working with repeat clients and teaching childbirth classes as her schedule allows. She strongly believes that as a doula and childbirth educator, her responsibility is to help the mother achieve whatever kind of labor she wants, whether that be at home, at a hospital or birth center, medicated or unmedicated. Her personal birth experience has included an induction, a c-section and an unmedicated VBAC. As a wife and mother of three, Michelle enjoys camping, sewing, and taking her kids to practice!

Services & Qualifications

  • DONA Trained Birth Doula, DONA International

  • Lamaze Childbirth Educator

  • Texas Department of Health Certified Breastfeeding Educator

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