Welcome to Origins Birth Services! We are committed to offering exceptional midwifery care to expecting mothers and their growing families. Our comprehensive care includes but is not limited to: monitoring of maternal and fetal health during the prenatal, labor/birth, and postpartum periods, lab work, nutritional counseling, education, childbirth preparation, lactation counseling and newborn care. In our efforts to provide a holistic model of midwifery care; we tend to both the physiological and emotional aspects of pregnancy for the family. We are currently caring for clients in the D/FW area at our Keller location. We would love to answer any questions you may have about our services or your current pregnancy.
Enjoy getting to know us and taking a look around our website! ~ Kaitlyn & Gina
My journey to becoming a midwife began while I was a Pre-Med student with a focus in Obstetrics and Gynecology throughout college. I met my husband, got married, and became pregnant soon after, and realized quickly that I wouldn’t be attending medical school anytime soon. I gave birth to my first child in early 2008, and experienced a traumatic birth in a hospital setting. I spent my first several months postpartum gravely ill from an infection I received while in the hospital. My infection was directly related to having an epidural, so with my subsequent pregnancies I knew I wanted something completely different. I set out on a path different from what I had known, and I chose to have a homebirth with a midwife and doula, and it was an incredible and life-changing experience. It was clear the Lord was changing my path from medical care for women throughout their pregnancy and birth to holistic care through midwifery. My experience fueled my passion for natural birth and I began serving women as a Certified Birth Doula, knowing that my path was to eventually become a midwife. I wanted to integrate my passion for holistic care, with my love for obstetrics and help women achieve gentle births for both themselves and their babies. My experience as a doula forged my ability to connect with women and tend to their specific needs and desires for birth, – physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I purposefully chose to become a doula prior to beginning my midwifery apprenticeship because I believe deeply that learning how to connect with women during the most intimate and sacred moments of their life would help me become the kind of midwife I knew that I wanted to be.
Through my birth experiences, both in the hospital setting and at home, as well as medicated and un-medicated, I am able to connect with and support women wherever they are on their journey into motherhood. I have attended 500+ births, which gives me an extensive overview of the needs and desires of laboring women. Midwifery is my God-given ministry, my calling, and my passion.
My love for midwifery began in the summer of 2004, when I gave birth to my third child at a birth center using a midwife. Having been physically and emotionally wounded after two previous hospital births; I found what my spirit had longed for through the wonderful care I received during my delivery at the birth center. In 2006 I became a Certified Birth Doula and began to serve women in that capacity. Knowing that my heart’s desire was to be a midwife one day I patiently waited for God to open the door for me. In 2008 I began working as a midwifery assistant. The following year I developed and managed the postpartum care team and the Lactation Program at Gentle Beginnings Birth Center. I worked there as the Postpartum Team Coordinator and Breastfeeding Specialist until February 2011. At that time, I enrolled in a midwifery program and that was the beginning of my longtime dream to help women experience the wonders of what it feels like to be lovingly cared for through their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. I have now fulfilled my dream of becoming a Licensed Certified Professional Midwife.
Having experienced the full spectrum of childbirth options, with my first two in the hospital setting, the middle two at a birth center in the water, and the last in the comfort of my home; I feel that I have a unique ability to connect with women no matter their birthing choices. I have attended over 500 births, which has given me first-hand experience caring for laboring and birthing women on a safe and professional level. I am thrilled to be able to share my passion for midwifery with my clients and help them to bring the joys of a new addition into their family.
My husband, William, and I have a beautiful daughter named Donni which was born at Origins Birth Center in 2018. My birth experience has allowed me to relate with other women and understand pregnancy and birth on a more personal level.
I was born and raised in the DFW metroplex, but obtained my bachelor’s degree in Sociology with minors in Biology and Chemistry from the University of San Diego in California in 2011. I had the intention of applying to medical school when I was approached about a midwifery internship at an area birth center. After I attended a few births I immediately knew that God had lead me on this path. I had the privileged of training under three experienced Midwives before I decided to follow Angela Friesen, CPM, LM to Origins Birth and Wellness Collective. At the end of 2015, I happily accepted the offer to become the first Origins student and complete her apprenticeship under the care of the three Origins midwives. Cross training with each Origins midwife and the length of my apprenticeship has allowed me to become a well-rounded midwife.
I believe in the human body, the power of informed choice, and the marriage of a holistic and medical approach to care. “You cannot treat the physical without regard for the emotional and physical. All three are intertwined and perfectly dependent on each other. Each woman deserves individualized care and to be treated as a whole”.
I first became a midwife in 1989. During my training in the 1980s, I had the privilege of a traditional apprenticeship in Texas with many senior midwives who were pioneers in the state of Texas and the nation. Watching their intuitive and natural style of attending women based on years of experience, I quickly developed my own faith in the ability of women to give birth. The confidence I gained at that time in the birthing process is still with me today.
After practicing as a midwife for several years I took a sabbatical from midwifery to focus on my family. When I came back to midwifery I updated my clinical knowledge with local midwives and went to Senegal, West Africa and the Philippines to gain additional experience and attend the births necessary to complete my CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) requirements. I became licensed to practice again in Texas in 2011.
I have three amazing older children that I had the privilege of homeschooling.
Preconception visits are available for women planning on or trying to conceive. At this visit we will discuss lifestyle choices, nutrition, vitamin supplementation, exercise and optimizing your chances for conception. We can perform some of the pre-pregnancy lab work such as a pap smear, your Vitamin D and thyroid levels (if desired) and help you prepare for pregnancy issues such as morning sickness. The cost of this visit is $200.00 plus labs and if you conceive within one year of the appointment and begin care with us, we’ll apply the entire price to your midwifery fee. It’s all part of our commitment to healthy mamas and healthy babies!
At Origins we believe in supporting women physically, emotionally and spiritually throughout her pregnancy. Your prenatal care is an opportunity for us to build a trusting relationship with each other, for us to educate you on the physiological process of pregnancy and birth, and for you educate us on your body, your baby, and your birth desires. All of these things work in harmony to create positive birth experiences. We laugh, we cry, and we grow together.
At Origins, we believe that birth is sacred. Whether you are birthing at our luxury birth center, or at home, we will enter your birthing environment calmly and quietly, joining you as you labor. Using our vast knowledge of positional and relaxation techniques, we will support you during one of the most intimate experiences of your life. Respectful and personalized care that reflects your beliefs and birth choices.
There is nothing quite like holding your long-awaited newborn baby, studying their features, and falling in love with them as they are falling in love with you. Navigating this precious, yet often challenging season of your life can feel overwhelming at times. We are here to support, encourage, and guide you through this sacred time, not just as your midwives, but from our mother’s hearts to yours. By the time our journey comes to a close, we are woven together through the intimacy of birth, and the bond of motherhood.
Welcome to our Virtual Interview! We are thrilled to share a little about ourselves with you, so you have the opportunity to get to know us better. We hope this answers many of your questions. If you feel like we would be a good match for your care, we would love to schedule our first appointment to start our journey together. We are also happy to schedule an in-person meeting to answer any further questions you may have. Congratulations, we can’t wait to meet you!
Origins is committed to giving back to birth. We support both local and international charities personally, and we would love to give you an opportunity to join us. The local organization that we support is Mercy House. Kaitlyn and Gina offer their midwifery services and care for Mercy House clients, which are young single mothers that have no family or financial support. We are also committed to birth efforts globally, where in third-world countries infant and maternal mortality rates are alarmingly high due to the lack of skilled birth attendants, and in some areas, as high as 1 in 9 women die in and around the time of giving birth. As part of our global contributions we give to our personal friend and colleague, Beth Johnson, CPM, LM with Heartline Ministries, who is serving as a missionary midwife in Haiti. We invite you to join us in our efforts to give back by donating to Origins Outreach.
We are conveniently located two miles east of 35W and Golden Triangle tucked away in the Vista Ranch office development.
Our center is strategically placed just over a mile from our local hospital.
We are a short distance from Haslet, Roanoke, Southlake, North Richland Hills, and many other surrounding cities.