Dallas Birth Doulas
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The Dallas Birth Doulas Team

Integrity. Honesty. Trust.

 

Phone:

(214) 502-7809

Email:

christineknefley@yahoo.com

LCCE, CD (DONA)

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 now attends several births per month. She strives to empower women to advocate for themselves in achieving the birth experience that they desire.

Services & Qualifications

  • Certified Birth Doula- DONA International
  • Lamaze Labor Support Specialist
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor- International Association of Infant Massage
  • Newborn Behavioral Observation- Brazelton Institute
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician

Testimonials


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Phone:
(817) 846-9949

Email:
michelle@dallasbirth.com

LCCE, CD (DONA)

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. Her Christian faith plays a large part in her role as a doula, praying with and for her clients before, during and after their labors. She strongly believes that as a doula, 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 spending time with her family, sewing, and volunteering at her church in her spare time.

Services & Qualifications

  • Certified Birth Doula, DONA International
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Babywearing Education and Sling Selection
  • Cloth Diapering Education

Testimonials


Phone:
(817) 733-3018

Email:
doulaknowles@yahoo.com

 

CD (DONA)

Nikki Knowles

Nikki is a DONA Certified Birth Doula and is currently obtaining her Certification as a Lactation Consultant. 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 daughter 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

Testimonials


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


Phone:
(214) 597-7181

Email:
baker.doula@gmail.com

B.A. Psy, CD (DONA)

Kiesha Baker

Kiesha has a B.A. in Psychology with a focus in early childhood development and is a DONA certified doula. She also has the privilege of being the state representative for doulas certified with DONA International. 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.

Services & Qualifications

  • B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis in Childhood Development
  • DONA trained Birth Doula, CD (DONA)
  • The DONA TX SPAR – State Representative
  • Infant Nutrition Educator
  • Certified Lactation Counselor

Testimonials


Solange

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