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Andrea Carter

Owner + Birth Doula + Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and Instructor + Student Midwife + Safe Sleep Specialist

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I am Andrea Reed, owner of It Takes a Village. I am from Gary, IN, and relocated to Dallas in 2015. I have always had a passion for birth as a child and wanted to be an OBGYN, but it wasn't until my own birthing experience that I decided to start my journey into the natural birth world as a doula and then midwifery. I have been a doula since 2016, and I have served over 100 families all across the DFW metroplex and other states. I have four beautiful children whom I have all birthed naturally. I am a Midwifery student at Southwest Technical College and hope to be licensed by the end of 2022. With every family I serve, my goal is to support and educate them so they can be confident in themselves to have the birth that they desire. I have attended many different variations of birth including VBACS, breech birth, and twins. 

As of November 2021, I am now able to accept midwifery clients as Primary Student Midwife under Supervision. What this means for your care, is that you will help me on my journey to become a midwife while receiving exceptional care from me and the licensed midwife I work under. 


Currently accepting clients for birth doula, encapsulation, and midwifery.