Origins Birth Services
An ordinary day becomes extraordinary when we receive the call with an invitation to witness the miracle of new life.
Enjoy getting to know us and taking a look around our website! ~ Kaitlyn & Gina
Founders of Origins
Founders Gina Thomson, CPM, LM and Kaitlyn Wages, CPM, LM started Origins with a dream to provide a safe place for families to grow in a loving and supportive environment. In 2013 we joined forces after having served the D/FW birth community for many years. Our dream became reality when we purchased the first Origins location in Fort Worth in 2014. As Origins grew we were able to expand and move to a much larger location that is now Origins Birth and Wellness Collective - Fort Worth in 2015. In 2018 we opened our second location in Dallas, allowing us to serve more families and provide them with the Origins experience.
Over the years, it has been a blessing to be able to serve so many families - and we have achieved our mission to birth not only babies, but strong women, fathers, siblings, and grandparents. Being able to give women their bodily autonomy back, empower partners to take an active role with the pregnancy and birth of their children, and provide family centered care has impacted our lives, right along with yours! Our vision for Origins serving our D/FW community came to fruition and then proceeded to exceed all of our expectations. We look forward to what the future holds for Origins as the Lord continues to bless our mission!
Meet The Staff
Ashley CPM, LM
I grew up the oldest of 5 children in a sometimes homeschooled, always loud household of people who still genuinely like each other as adults. This is the framework I used to build my own noisy household with my wife, best friend, 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a never-ending pile of laundry.
I came to birth work largely by accident, after the birth of my second child, when I began to advocate for people's ability to birth vaginally after a cesarean section, having just done it myself. Finally, someone said, "You know, people do this as a job?" Say no more! I completed my midwifery apprenticeship in Central Texas (and Manhattan, NY!) and then became a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife. I am an Integrated Lactation and Infant Feeding Specialist, and Babywearing Educator, and only beginning to scratch the surface of herbal medicine and its value in our reproductive years.
I am honored to care for birthing people and affirm their rights to safer, more empowering birthing experiences. I can‘t wait to meet you!
Emily CPM, LM
I was called to begin my journey to become a midwife in 2016 after being inspired by my dear friend who was training to become a midwife herself. I’ll never forget attending my first birth. Midwifery immediately felt like home, and I felt immense peace believing this was exactly what God was calling me to do with my life. It taught me so much, and changed my entire approach to life, my relationships with women around me, and gave me such a greater capacity for compassion and understanding. I was blessed to have learned the art of midwifery from incredible seasoned midwives. After my 5 year internship I graduated from the Association of Texas Midwives academic program and became licensed in the summer of 2021!
I’m married to my best supporter and the biggest out of hospital advocate, my sweet husband Brendon. I love the outdoors, and a good cup of coffee (as most midwives do)!
It’s a humbling experience to be invited into a woman’s most vulnerable and empowering spaces. I am honored and excited to walk with women growing their families!
Asia CPM, LM
My journey into the world of birth work began in 2017 when I stepped into the transformative path of motherhood with the pregnancy of my daughter. As a mother on Medicaid, I initially contemplated the hospital setting. However, upon discovering the alarming statistics that Black women in the United States are three to four times more likely to face childbirth-related morbidity and even mortality, I felt compelled to seek out midwifery care as a safer alternative.
It was following the miraculous delivery of my daughter that my calling to birth work truly began to blossom. Eager to make a difference and provide support to other families, I became a doula after my daughter's birth. Only a few years later, I embarked on my midwifery apprenticeship—a decision that solidified my passion and purpose in life. The world of midwifery resonated with me on a profound level, as I discovered the immense joy and fulfillment that comes from caring for families and being "with women" during one of the most intimate and transformative experiences of their lives. With every opportunity to serve and support families during their childbirth journeys, I strive to empower and uplift, ensuring they experience the beauty, safety, and respect they deserve.
Chrissy APRN, WHNP-BC
My passion for healing began in 2009 when I started my medical career in Aeromedical Evacuation Rescue with the United States Air Force. That passion grew further during my experiences in critical care and trauma within diverse clinical environments. Through change and growth, life brought me to Texas where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the University of Texas. The intensity of my previous experiences led me to the ICU in Dallas County’s largest hospital. Through my journey working as a Registered Nurse in the ICU, I knew God was calling me for something more. I discovered an incredible path in women’s healthcare and learned everything I could in Women’s Emergency Services. Influencing and caring for women holistically on a deeper level provided both my patients and me an experience that could never be matched. I felt I had more to learn and my desire to provide a more extensive level of care, led me to complete my Master of Science in Nursing -Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree, at the University of Cincinnati. My passion for empowering women continues to gain strength and understanding. I strive to give the choice to women in their own healthcare needs through holistic and comprehensive collaboration. I was blessed enough to deliver our second daughter in 2017 through Origins with three amazing midwives, after a very traumatizing first birth experience 12 years prior. The genuine love and personalized care I received changed my life forever. I knew my calling was to give that feeling back to other women. God created the experience I had prayed for, in all it’s turns and surprises, leading me full circle back to my Origins family, now getting to serve women beside the women I already loved so much.
With the support of my husband and two precious daughters, I’m able to live my dream of pursuing everything that women’s healthcare has to offer. There are no limits to what we can achieve in our industry, continuing to better health care practices and autonomy for each individual woman. “Every part of you is so beautiful, my darling. Perfect is your beauty, without flaw within” ~Song of Songs 4:7
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.
PRENATALAt 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.
LABOR/BIRTHAt Origins, we believe that birth is sacred. 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.
POSTPARTUMThere 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.
EXTENDED POSTPARTUM CARE
At Origins we believe that women need support and care beyond the customary six weeks postpartum. We offer extended postpartum care with our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners to ensure your body is adjusting well after having a baby. We recommend being seen at six months postpartum and begin your annual Well Woman visits with us at one year postpartum, but we are available at any point should you need support. These visits can be billed to insurance if you have an in-network provider (United Healthcare and Cigna). The out of pocket cost for our extended postpartum care is $325 per visit which includes your exam and routine blood work.
- Hormonal check
- Discuss and evaluate pelvic floor health
- Mental Health
- Overall Wellness
WELL WOMAN CARE
Well Woman visits are available for all women starting from young women all the way through a woman’s life cycle. We have an amazing Advanced Nurse Practitioner who has a specialty in women’s health. At this visit we will do a physical exam including a breast exam, discuss lifestyle choices, nutrition, vitamin supplementation, exercise, mental & emotional wellness, and reproductive systems including family planning options. We can perform a pap smear, run hormone/thyroid panel, check Vitamin D levels, remove/place IUD’s, etc.. We are able to bill most insurances and often Well Women visits are covered at 100% with most insurance providers depending on your individual plan. Our out-of-pocket rate is $185 for your visit plus lab costs.
IV INFUSION BAROrigins offers IV therapies and Vitamin B12 injections to help improve overall health and wellness. Whether you need hydration, vitamin infusions, help with morning sickness, or just need a pick-me-up we’ve got you covered! Call our office for pricing and to schedule your therapy treatment today.
Take A Tour
- Babies navigate the birth canal on their own – no pulling or tugging on their head and then waiting for natural rotation
- Their first touch should be from the hands of those who love them
- Their first sounds should be from the voices of those who love them
- Leaving the cord intact so baby can be sustained with oxygenated blood during the transition to breathing on their own
- Continuous skin-to-skin contact with mama
- Baby-led breastfeeding – babies left in peace to find mama’s nipple and latch on, finishing the rotations of birth and breastfeeding.
- Treat all babies gently, with dignity and respect