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Midwifery Care

Midwives are highly trained medical professionals who support women as they go through the natural process of pregnancy and childbirth. Choosing a midwife can help you put your well-being at the forefront, as well as increase your chances of having a more personal, natural birth experience.

Midwifery Model of Care

  • monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother/birthing parent throughout the childbearing cycle

  • providing the mother/birthing parent with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

  • minimizing technological interventions and

  • identifying and referring women/birthing people who require obstetrical attention.

The application of this model has been proven to reduce to incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section. 

Andrea Reed


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. 


What Midwifery Care 
looks like

Prenatal Visits

  • Review of medical history and physical exam

  • Prenatal exam to assess mom and baby

  • Routine blood Work throughtout pregnancy

  • Options for glucose testing

  • Nutrition counseling

  • Address any  questions

  • Sonograms including 20-wk anatomy scan

  • Birth team meeting

  • Birth Planning Sessions

  • An abundance of resources

  • Childbirth Education

  • Unlimited access to birth team

  • Breastfeeding counseling

      Postpartum Care

  • 2 day postpartum visit for mom and baby

  • Full newborn exam and newborn screening

  • 2 week and 6 week postpartum visit

  • Optional pap done at 6 weeks

Labor & Birth

  • Access to your midwife through

  • early labor

  • Physical and emotional support throughout labor

  • Doula support that is included in care

  • Continuous monitoring of you and your baby in active labor

  • Freedom to move around, freedom to eat and drink

  • Comfort measures

  • Homeopathy, herbs and essential oils offered 

  • Ability to birth where you choose (water, bed, etc.)

  • Medications if necessary: IV fluids, antibiotics, oxygen, emergency medications

  • Herbal bath

  • Delayed cord clamping

  • Placenta encapsulaton

  • Newborn exam and birth certificate completion