FLOWER MOUND'S BIRTH CENTER
YOUR BIRTH MATTERS
"Birth is not only about making babies, birth is about making mothers...
strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength."
~Barbara Katz Rothman
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FLOWER MOUND'S BIRTH CENTER
Your birth matters at Flourish Birth & Wellness. We believe it is a key part of your life, and a defining milestone you will draw strength from as you meet the challenges of motherhood. Your birth story is one you will tell over and over. We want the story to be one of strength, dignity, and empowerment. Your child, your partner, and you shouldn't be rushed, nor compromise in your care or safety. At our center, we strive to preserve the treasured moments of birth while anticipating and caring for your needs.
Our team is built to support your whole birth story - from preconception to postpartum support. Certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, and birth assistants are ready and passionate about serving you and your family. Our desire is to walk beside you, helping to guide you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.
Contact us today to learn more about our individualized services or to take a tour of our state-of-the-art birthing center. For more information on the experience our team can provide, visit our FAQs.
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MARSHA GROSS APRN, CNM, MSN
Certified Nurse Midwife
Marsha has over ten years of experience in obstetrical care. During her bachelor's program at Texas Tech University, Marsha saw the effects of patient empowerment through education and support while leading prenatal classes for teenage mothers. Upon graduation with her Bachelors in Nursing, she continued to care for women and their families as a registered nurse on labor & delivery, nursery, and postpartum units in Texas and Oklahoma. Marsha first saw midwives in action after a move to DFW brought her to work with a midwife group. These women impacted birth experiences in a way that spoke to Marsha's long held desire for patient empowerment - and she knew that her road was midwifery! Her midwifery training was completed at Frontier Nursing University where she obtained a Masters of Nursing degree. Marsha worked alongside obstetricians as a midwife for several years before opening Flourish. She enjoyed two births under the care of midwives - one at a birth center and one home birth. Marsha also loves spending time outdoors with her family, cooking, and hosting gatherings.
Registered Nurse & Office Administrator
Kathleen has twenty-five years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, and has worked alongside some of the finest midwives in DFW. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, with experience in birth across settings - hospital, home birth, and birth centers. Her passion for birth is fueled by the joy she feels in the delivery room when women navigate their own path of bringing a child into the world. As a nurse at Flourish, Kathleen's focus is to honor, respect, and empower each mother and her family during birth, drawing on both professional knowledge and compassion. She is nationally certified in obstetric nursing and is a member of the Association of Women's Health Obstetrics & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Kathleen is a fetal monitor instructor with AWHONN, equipping colleagues around the country to better care for mothers and babies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, needle crafting, and quilting.
"Flourish has a perfect and unique blend of clinical knowledge and authentic, compassionate care. I consider it a huge honor to be a part of the Flourish team."
Anna is the mother of 5 through birth and adoption and spends her days as a homeschool mom and homemaker. She's been married to her college sweetheart for 11 years after meeting in class at the University of North Texas. She holds a degree in Fine Arts Photography and still pursues that work but is now also loving every bit of her time in the birth world. Her interest and passion in natural birth came after the successful med-free hospital birth of her first child using the Bradley Method. Her subsequent second and third births at birth centers were just as successful and elating. Her desire to encourage women in and through natural labor and childbirth has only grown through the years. She continues to educate herself in labor, birth, and lactation with the pursuit of offering emotional and physical support to mothers and families during both labor and postpartum. In her time outside of homeschooling, you'll find her baking bread, crocheting, painting, reading, or taking her family camping.
"Childbirth has yet to become a job for me. I find it hugely rewarding to be part of the process, whether it's yours or mine. I hope to serve mothers with empowerment and gentleness during one of the most memorable days of their lives."
Kelley comes to Flourish with over 28 years of experience in caring for mothers and babies. Working in surgical, medical, nursery, maternal newborn, and labor and delivery, she has learned and observed much - creating a wide knowledge base while growing an incredibly compassionate and caring heart. Kelley is committed to providing the best birth experience to mothers, babies, and families. When not at Flourish, you can find Kelley quilting, reading, or caring for her chicken farm!
"Nursing from the heart is essential to caring for the mother, newborn, and family. I'm thrilled to bring my experience and passion to the Flourish team!"
Whether you are actively trying to become pregnant, or perhaps just want to better prepare for pregnancy one day, a preconception visit can help give you useful, personalized information and advice. Fertility awareness and optimizing your chances for conception can be discussed, along with lab work and cultures as an available service. We can even help you get a head start on managing early pregnancy discomforts like morning sickness!
Prenatal care visits are scheduled throughout your pregnancy in alignment with evidence based, medical practice. Your prenatal visits will allow plenty of time to answer your questions - our limited patient volume allows for it! We will develop a trusting relationship for shared decision making in preparation for your birth.
Choose from our two beautiful birth suites for the empowering birth of your child. You will have your midwives by your side, along with the support team you choose. The suites feel like home; medical supplies are tucked away. The room is yours, and the moment is here - let's birth your way.
Your care doesn't end when you leave the birth center. Our team will visit you, in your home, within 72 hours after the birth of your child. Back at Flourish, we want to check up with you at two weeks and six weeks postpartum. As always, you will have access to your midwives 24 hours a day by phone for any concerns you have.
We want to walk with you in all seasons of womanhood, not just your pregnancy. Our certified nurse midwives can perform your annual physical exam, pap smear, draw routine blood work, and more! We can discuss family planning/contraception and prescribe medications as needed. Our limited patient volume allows for time and relationship!