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FLOWER MOUND'S BIRTH CENTER

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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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MEET THE TEAM

Here to serve your family for all stages of womanhood.

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BIRTH IS BEAUTIFUL

State of the art facility that feels like a home to welcome your child.

IV THERAPY

Replenish. Rehydrate. Revitalize.

Boost your immune system. Recharge energy levels. Feel revitalized in minutes. Rehydrate your brain. 

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TESTIMONIALS

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DISCOVER THE FLOURISH DIFFERENCE

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.

THE BIRTH CENTER

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OUR TEAM

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MARSHA GROSS APRN, CNM, MSN

Certified Nurse Midwife, Owner & Clinical Director

Marsha has over twelve 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.

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KATHLEEN RNC-OB

Office Administrator & Birth Assistant

Kathleen has twenty-seven 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." 

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MALLORY HARRIS

Community Director, Instructor & Birth Assistant

Mallory is a mother of four and truly feels a calling to encourage and empower women in the way of birth. Mallory desires to create a community for Flourish moms, planning and executing events to further support the journey of pregnancy and motherhood. You'll see her at Flourish Cafe, read her words of encouragement through our social media accounts, and experience her passion for Flourish moms - at the birth center and out in the community. She believes in the mission of Flourish so much so that she now has her certifications & training to be a birth assist! Mallory holds a Masters degree in psychology, and in her spare time enjoys reading, interior decorating, and spending time with her family.

 

"I feel truly blessed to be able to spend time helping women connect to the Flourish family. Flourish Birth and Wellness Center has greatly impacted my life and I want nothing more than to share it with all other moms." 

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TAYLOR

Taylor is a homeschool mother of 3, all born in the out-of-hospital setting. Taylor has taught birth classes and worked as a doula for seven years. Her interest in teaching birth classes and working as a doula started after a very long, but well supported birth with her first baby. She later began her journey to becoming a birth assistant and has been doing so for three years now. Taylor and her husband of eleven years are happy to be homesteaders raising goats, rabbits, and chickens! Taylor enjoys spending time doing home renovation projects, canning, sewing, reading, and camping. 

"Supporting parents as they begin or grow their family is one of the greatest joys of my life. I am so thankful to work with a team that provides the highest level of medical care combined with the experience, compassion and knowledge of midwives."

Instructor & Birth Assistant

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DAWN RN

Instructor & Birth Assistant

Dawn comes to the Flourish team with 15 years of obstetric nursing experience. Working in the NICU, labor and delivery, and nursery, she has gained a wealth of knowledge. She also has experience in postpartum care, breastfeeding education, and as a birth assistant in the out of hospital setting. Her skills and experience truly help her to provide excellent care to new families and their needs. Dawn has two children of her own. She is also an avid animal lover, caring for her own horses, donkeys, dogs, and cats. 

 

"As a registered nurse, breastfeeding educator, wife, and mother, I am committed to helping families receive quality care and education at Flourish."

KELLEY RNC-OB

Birth Assistant

Kelley comes to Flourish with over 30 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!"

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MORGAN RN

RACHEL

Birth Assistant

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Being the oldest of 8 children, Morgan developed a love for childbirth and babies. She loved adding new babies to the family every few years and was even able to attend the birth of her youngest sister. Anxious to learn more about childbirth and begin working in this field, she obtained her doula certification. She went on to graduate from nursing school and work in labor and delivery. In addition to her work at Flourish, Morgan works on staff at her church part time. She is a classical violinist and teaches lessons as well as performs in two different orchestras in the Denton area. With her free time, she loves practicing her violin, baking, and spending time with her husband and her goldendoodle named Elliot.

 

"During my doula training, I attended a delivery at a birth center and fell in love with the birth center model of care. My goal has always been to work at a place like Flourish."

Rachel is originally from a tiny town just southeast of Houston, Texas, but she has been able to call Denton County her home for the past 15 years. Rachel attended UNT in 2007 and obtained her BS in Gerontology. She then spent 12 years working in the senior care industry. After having her daughter at a birthing center, Rachel new a career change was in her future. This experience is what gave her the desire to become a birth assistant. Additionally, this experience prompted Rachel to pursue a career in nursing and is currently working towards her prerequisites for nursing school. In her spare time, Rachel can be found baking, reading, going to live shows, traveling, and camping. She spends most of her time with her husband, daughter, and their pet dog and cat. 

 

"After my experience at a birthing center and becoming a mom, I knew my calling was to help new moms bring babies into this world."

OUR SERVICES

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PRECONCEPTION CONSULT

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!

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PRENATAL CARE

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.

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LABOR/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.

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POSTPARTUM CARE

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.

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WELL WOMAN

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!

HOURS OF OPERATION

We run on baby time.
Flourish is open 24-7, 365 days out of the year for our laboring mothers.

Clinic Hours
Tues- Thur: 8am - 5pm
Fri-Mon: closed