“I want all our moms to feel as empowered, strong, and successful as I felt in giving birth to my daughter at home in a safe, supported, and loving environment.”
Dr. Amy served as Clinical Director of Allen Midwifery & Family Wellness (initially Allen Birthing Center) from 2007-2020, and has owned and cared for the birthing center since 2010.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in Women’s Health, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Touro University. She began her advanced practice career as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, moving on to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate in Midwifery from the Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery/UT Southwestern. Amy worked as a Nurse-Midwife at Parkland Hospital for 3 years following graduation.
Her love for midwifery and out-of-hospital birth grew during her time teaching undergraduate and graduate classes at Texas Woman’s University. She eventually obtained her dream job as a CNM at Allen Birthing Center in 2004. Her passion continued as she gave birth to her baby girl at home with the CNMs from Allen Birthing Center.
“I could not have imagined a more perfect birth than at home with my husband and midwife in our bedroom. Loving family surrounded us in our home in such a peaceful environment. Everything I had ever desired for my birth experience came true. I modeled our care at Allen Birthing Center after this wonderful experience.”
After she became owner and clinical director of the birthing center practice, Dr. Amy worked tirelessly with her consulting physician, becoming the first out-of-hospital CNM to obtain hospital privileges in North Texas. She is also humbled to be have been voted DFW Child Magazine’s “Best Midwife” in Collin County for ten consecutive years.
Dr. Amy is committed to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in Texas, serving on the Texas Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Task Force. The task force examines causes of maternal deaths during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum periods, in hopes of improving maternal outcomes in our state. She strongly believes that midwifery care can reduce morbidity and mortality and can provide women the care they deserve.
As the number of families that called the birthing center “home” grew, so did the demand for comprehensive wellness services. Dr. Amy believed that by transitioning the practice from Allen Birthing Center, to Allen Midwifery & Family Wellness, in late 2020, she could provide a “wellness home” where entire families could receive exceptional, individualized care across the lifespan.