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sabrina's birth story

03/05/2021
It was the morning of Tuesday, August 11th and my husband Jason made me some scrambled eggs with castor oil to see if we could get things moving along. I prepared my hospital bag, used the breast pump for 30 minutes and we even had sex to try to get the birth process started. These were all instructions from my midwife at Modern Midwifery. Shortly after, I began to ...

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chiropractic care during pregnancy

02/04/2021
Pregnancy is full of beautiful and unbelievable changes. Watching your belly swell with life and feeling the little kicks of your baby is exciting! However, most women will tell you that these blessings often come with a few discomforts. Every woman, baby, and pregnancy is different and therefore, not all mothers-to-be will experience the same discomforts as her pregnant...

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new wellness partner

03/06/2020
Modern Midwifery is excited to announce that our wellness program is growing! We are thrilled to welcome our newest team member and wellness resource, Uprise Chiropractic, PLLC. Dr. Brianne Katz, DC and Dr. Ashley Randermann, MS, DC are both Webster Certified (pregnancy care certified) practitioners who focus on the wellness of the entire being. We are so excited to have the...

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birth story

02/19/2020
Tomorrow will mark one week since we met our new baby girl, Vera. The surprise of a lifetime. My husband saying, "It's a girl!... It's a girl, Erica!", replays in my mind every time I stare at her darling face.   I am in a state of awe as I think back through my pregnancy and birth, the most magical and wild ride of my life, and I have an ...

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beautiful words

02/11/2020
Beautiful words. We love that our patients get to experience this...not just being a “number” or feeling rushed through the waiting room for a 5-minute appointment. That is the difference you experience at Modern Midwifery. We take the time to get to know you and your family,your birth preferences, and your individual needs. It matters.  Thank you fo...

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exciting news

11/05/2019
Modern Midwifery: Dallas Family Wellness has some exciting news! We are pleased to announce that we are officially in our new location at Texas Health (Dallas)! We are still in the Perot Building but on the 3rd floor in Suite 316. All future appointments will be in the new suite location. We can't wait to show you the new space as well as debut our new wellness resources...

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national midwifery week

09/30/2019
Happy National Midwifery Week! This week we celebrate ALL of those who share in the compassionate journey of midwifery every single day. We LOVE the work we do: laboring with our families, celebrating birth, coming alongside women in their wellness plans. But without the support and encouragement of every physician, nurse, doula, and caregiver...our job would not be possible...

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rebozo

08/13/2019
"The way we SPEAK about birth influences how we FEEL about birth which makes a big impact on how we ACTUALLY birth." (thevbaclink.com)     This is a beautiful picture we hold near and dear to our hearts. A picture of Adrienne supporting Meghan using a rebozo during her labor with Wilder. What is a rebozo? "Mexican birth cultu...

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national breastfeeding week

08/05/2019
Mamas, we know breastfeeding isn't always an easy road. It is this beautiful, yet challenging out of body experience. It can be extremely overwhelming at first. Many new moms feel confused and unsure as they learn to breastfeed. Many moms end up frustrated and despondent as they struggle and wrestle with it. Once you know that other women experience the ups and downs of ...

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baby brady

06/28/2019
Introducing baby Brady! Brady’s amazing mama is usually behind the scenes at births. A creative, sought-after birth photographer, Kathryn Johnson captures the unique experiences of laboring mothers, and beautiful births.  On May 5th it was Kathryn’s turn to be on the other side of the camera as she labored, supported by her husband, Kevin ...

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a peaceful waterbirth

05/24/2019
We are excited to reflect back on one of the beautiful birth stories from the past couple of months - we've been busy! Beautiful baby Cecilia made her debut the afternoon of March 13th at 12:25pm. Her amazingly strong mama, Angela, labored peacefully and powerfully in the birth tub supported by her husband, Gary, who never left her side. It was so awesome witnessing Ange...

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your birth team matters when everything goes wrong

05/14/2019
I had a birth plan long before I ever became pregnant. I would have an unmedicated waterbirth in the hospital. I did everything I could to insure that I would get it. I practiced my spinning babies, I had an amazing chiropractor, an amazing doula, an amazing midwife, and I studied an amazing childbirth course. I felt that I was as prepared as a first time mother could be. ...

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savoring each moment: allegras story

04/19/2019
I walked into Adrienne’s office for the first time at 33 weeks pregnant with a breach baby and a lot of questions on my mind. I’d recently learned that the doctor I’d been seeing had an alarmingly high c-section rate. Furthermore, that doctor had little to offer by way of strategies to turn a breach baby so my googling led me to Bree Katz at Uprise Chiropra...

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an empowered water birth story

02/15/2019
I found Adrienne through a referral from my previous midwife, Kathleen Donaldson, in Fort Worth. My family moved to Richardson in 2017 and I needed to find a midwife closer to me and Adrienne is who Kathleen suggested I meet. Once I began my prenatal visits with Adrienne, I knew I had the perfect birth team. My husband and I had planned a natural hospital birth for my first ...

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experiencing birth her own way

08/13/2018
 Tended to - not managed - with a place for everyone at the birthing table. That was the vision Emily Portis had for her natural birth experience with her son. To get there, she enlisted the help of Adrienne to achieve a personalized care plan.  "I wanted someone to care for me who understood my need for expert support and watchful waiting in a safe enviro...

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the ideal midwife for me

06/12/2018
Mom-to-be Sarah Weir was 35 weeks into her third pregnancy when she and her husband relocated from Houston to Dallas. The move meant to saying goodbye to the hospital-based midwife group in Houston that had supported her up to that point. But once in Dallas, Sarah was relieved to find a smiliar model of care with Adrienne. "From our first meeting, Adrienne was welco...

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laboring differently the second time around

05/10/2018
When I became pregnant with my second baby at age 36, I knew I wanted a different experience than what I had with my firstborn. I couldn't quite put it into words but the first time around, I had been with a large OB/GYN practice in the area and almost had to deliver via c-section because of so many interventions in my labor. For my second pregnancy, I knew I wanted to w...

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