Setting the standard for midwifery care in DFW since 2003.
Established as Allen Birthing Center in 2003, and located in a fully- renovated, 100+ year-old historic home, Allen Midwifery & Family Wellness provides an intimate, unique setting where families are supported throughout pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and beyond. The private birthing suites and expansive grounds provide the perfect balance of modern luxury and the comforts of home. Our holistic providers also offer a wide-range of wellness services for both men and women.
All of our providers are advanced practice, and we have both Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and Family Nurse-Practitioners (FNPs) on staff. Our CNMs all have a background in obstetric and neonatal nursing, have achieved either Master’s or Doctorate degrees, are board-certified, and have decades of combined experience in both hospital and birth center settings.
Prenatal, Labor, Birth, & Postpartum
Let us help you decide which birth setting is right for you, and guide you through a healthy pregnancy, empowering birth, and supported postpartum.
Breastfeeding & Newborn Care
Our providers and RNs are champions for breastfeeding! Besides lactation support, we offer newborn care for the first few weeks of life.
Fertility & IUI
For some families, getting pregnant doesn’t come easily. Our providers offer fertility counseling and evaluations, as well as assisted conception through IUI.
Women’s health & Gynecology
Midwives aren’t just for pregnancy! Are you happy with your birth control? Want an IUD? Need a pap? Come see us for your annual exam and more.
Wellness & Hormones
Our advanced practice providers can help you optimize your hormones and achieve the healthiest YOU yet.
That’s right, we take care of men, too! Whether you’ve been putting off that blood pressure check, or think you might have low T, our FNPs can you help you reach your health goals
Early, regular, and consistent prenatal care is one of the best things you can do to promote a healthy pregnancy. Prenatal care with midwives takes that one step further! We take pride in offering our clients individualized, exceptional care throughout pregnancy. Whether you’re planning a birth center or hospital birth, our clients are seen by all of our providers, with appointments held at the birth center. As a group practice, your prenatal visit appointments are rotated among all the midwives. By the time you reach labor, you and your family will know each of our CNMs personally, have built relationships with the staff, and may see the birth center as your second home.
Schedule of Care
Each pregnancy is unique, and the schedule/frequency of visits may change depending on your needs. However, appointments are generally scheduled at intervals of increasing frequency as pregnancy progresses.
First prenatal visit at 10-12 weeks (earlier as needed)
Every 4 weeks from 1st trimester-28 weeks
Every 2 weeks from 28 weeks-36 weeks
Weekly from 36 weeks-41 weeks
Every 2 days from 41-42 weeks
At AMFW, we offer both birth center and hospital birth. Midwives view pregnancy as a state of wellness until proven otherwise, and the majority of clients are starting out low-risk at the beginning of pregnancy. Research tells us that for these low-risk people, the birth center setting leads to the best possible outcomes! However, not everyone will be a great fit for an out-of-hospital setting. If you have preexisting medical conditions or high-risk factors, or would just simply prefer the hospital setting, we can still offer the same, high-quality care that CNMs have to offer.
Labor & Birth
We believe that birth is a normal life event–not a medical one. Midwives are experts at balancing “sitting on our hands”, and intervening when something is no longer normal. Supporting physiologic birth and judiciously using interventions is how we keep mom and baby safe and promote the best outcomes. We partner with you and your family to envision your ideal birth experience, supporting your choice to birth how and where you desire.
“Experiences have clearly shown that an approach which ‘de-medicalizes’ birth, restores dignity and humanity to the process of childbirth, and returns control to the mother is also the safest approach.”
MICHEL ODENT, MD
Birth Center Birth
Our birth center is the heart of our practice, and has supported thousands of families through their pregnancies and births. The warm, inviting birth suites offer the comfort of a non-medical, home-like environment, with access to a wide variety of tools to support unmedicated birth.
Many clients utilize numerous birth tools available to them throughout labor.
Birth tubs and shower
Birth balls and peanut balls
Speakers for ambient music
We want you to have your birth, your way. That means having whoever you’d like with you during appointments and birth. Having a great support team, like a partner, family, and doula, along with childbirth classes geared towards unmedicated birth, strongly increases your chances of having the birth center birth you desire.