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Here We Grow Again: Origins Birth Day!

We are so pleased to announce the birth of our new Origins Birth and Wellness Collective center!  We labored longed and hard for many hours, and with the amazing support of many people, our work has finally paid off. Starting from the moment you walk through our front doors you will see the craftsmanship of our Industrial Farmhouse décor.  The meticulous attention to detail, like our custom French sliding barn doors, can been seen throughout our facility.   You will be warmly welcomed in our reception area by our incredible Office Manager, Beth Dickerson, who is always excited to greet our expecting mommies and their precious babies. We offer a variety of supplements available to help promote health and wellness for the whole family. Next is our spacious class room that provides a number of educational classes provided by our amazing Birth Boot Camp childbirth educator Jillian Blakeman, Nutritionists Amy Gonzalez, and our chiropractors Justin Carmichael and Stephen Riner.     Our east wing houses our beautiful prenatal and postpartum…

We are thrilled to announce our newest Origins member Amy Gonzalez. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who specializes in functional holistic nutrition. After graduating from Texas Christian University Coordinated Program of Dietetics, she began her career working in a hospital setting and then later worked for the government program Woman, Infants, Children (WIC). This is where she found her true calling of working with, and supporting, the mother-child dyad.   Amy’s pivotal moment was when she became pregnant with her son. She used a midwife and was exposed to a completely different model of health and wellness. At the same time, with her own clients, she witnessed a rise in infant allergies, childhood obesity, congenital defects, pregnancy complaints, and delivery complications. Often the link between these issues and nutrition go unrecognized. Instead, they are considered as uncontrollable events, and brushed off as simply “normal symptoms” or as, “just genetic”. That’s when she turned to functional…

We are so excited to announce the newest member of our Origins team Dr Justin Carmichael, DC.  He is an incredible chiropractor and amazing husband and father.  We had the honor of caring for his wife through their first pregnancy…

We are in full active labor! Construction is under way for us to open our luxurious 5,000 sq ft New Origins Birth Center and Wellness Collective right across the street from our current location. Our gorgeous new Midwife and Birth Center in Keller, TX will feature a state of the art outdoor natural birthing pavilion complete with a water birth tub and beautiful backyard with an acre of land and swimming pool.  We are working hard to create an amazing space for growing families to come and receive exceptional care from our Origins team.   Paint colors selected and on the walls Birth tubs are delivered   And cool new custom doors are going up!   It’s a lot of work but it will be all worth in the end. Stay tuned for labor progress. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

  The Origins family is expecting again… We know this is fast and unexpected but our newest addition, not so little, is due to make its grand debut in October 2015! Construction is under way for us to open our luxurious 5,000 sq ft Birth Center and Wellness Collective right across the street from our current location. Our gorgeous new Midwife and Birth Center in Keller, TX will feature a state of the art outdoor natural birthing pavilion complete with a water birth tub and beautiful backyard with an acre of land and swimming pool.  Our grand new birthing rooms have large round tubs each with individual private bathrooms with walk-in showers. Our prenatal rooms on the north wing of the center, along with a spacious family room for your guests to anxiously await your newest arrival, allows for privacy from the birthing suites. We will be joined by a chiropractor and…

  There are rumors floating around about the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and her possibly suffering with postpartum depression. We hope that they are not true, but even more so, we hope that she is not suffering in silence. Postpartum depression has such a terrible reputation with the only face of it being the moms who kept silent and end up in the news with tragic outcomes. This is not postpartum depression. This will not be you if you seek out help for “baby blues.” It is possible to end up there without proper help, but make sure that you are asking for it. Right after you give birth to your perfect little baby, you feel like you can conquer anything. But, you did just give birth to a human being. Your body is going back from the slow and steady process of growing and becoming two humans to suddenly going back…

The Birth of Ivy Kate

Ivy’s story really started two days before her birth, on a Tuesday, when I was 39 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I was having some strong contractions that were about 2-5 minutes apart…all day. I finally contacted one of my midwives, Kaitlyn, around 3 in the afternoon, and she told me to go ahead and come in to see if things would progress. I have a history of my labors piddling around until about the last hour or so, and then things go from easy to serious quickly. I let everyone on my birth team know I was going in and I’d update them on whether she was going to keep me, or send me home. We had a great time that night. My friend Allyson brought food and rice crispy treats, and I got to enjoy being with them and laughing. My mom, sister in law, mother in law, and photographer/friend…

Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed cord clamping is something that is a top priority here at Origins!   Most of you have heard of the term by now, but you may still have questions about it.  So in an effort to educate the masses; here we go…… What is Delayed Cord Clamping (DCC)? It is when your care provider allows the umbilical cord to stay attached to the newborn baby immediately after birth, instead of clamping and cutting it right away.   Oh wait, what is an umbilical cord? GREAT question!  It is an integral part of the baby’s life source in-utero and immediately after birth.  The umbilical cord is made up of two arteries and one vein.  The two arteries carry blood away from the baby and delivers it into the placenta.  The placenta does its mighty job to nourish the blood, cleanse it, and oxygenate it.  Then the vein takes the “juiced up” blood back into the baby! …

Interview with the Midwives

Thanks for stopping by our new blog! We thought we’d start it off with a fun interview about us to help you all get to know us a little bit better. Enjoy reading about the fun little quirks that make…