Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar opened Kidstown Dental in Katy in July 2012. She is passionate about laser dentistry, minimally invasive, painless dentistry and is very conscious about materials in children’s mouth. Her office is latex free, BPA free, gluten free and mercury free. Dr. Amy’s current passion is infant feeding issues and myofunctional therapy (which often starts as early as infancy). She has assembled a highly specialized team for managing tongue and lip tie in a unique, holistic approach.
There’s been a new birth on the island! It’s a Birth Center! The midwives of Galveston Birth Center: Lourdes Resendez and Jaymee Jamison Boughton.
Tracy Wakefield Southwick, ND (trad), HHP, CNHP, Owner of Heights of Health
Tracy has spent a lifetime developing connection and trust within relationships by becoming an expert in the field she is passionate about, Holistic Health.
Rooted in the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal itself, Heights of Health focuses on recognizing and eliminating unnecessary stressors, both physical and emotional, from the body in order to facilitate healing. Tracy has spent over two decades studying the brilliant connections within the body and mind and brings a fresh perspective to health and wellbeing through her experienced and compassionate staff. The practitioners at Heights of Health use effective nutritional therapy, innovative bioresonance technologies, powerful energetic medicine, balancing mindfulness techniques and more to educate and empower their clients achieve optimal health.
The midwifery journey of Andie Wyrick, CNM and Jami Hain, CNM.
Allison Evens shares her home birth story.
It affects 1 in 6 new mothers in Texas, is the source of much suffering for women and their families. And we do not talk about it enough. Postpartum Depression. What is it and what resources are available to support women during the perinatal period? Our guest, Tiffany Ross, Director of Education and Outreach for Mental Health America of Greater Houston, joins us this Sunday with valuable information for anyone who has had a baby or anyone who knows someone who has had a baby.
VBAC Birth Story! Danielle and Daniel Petty share the birth of their baby – a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean.
Bonny Hanley Kincaid is a mother to 3 wonderful children and she has 4 precious grandkids. Bonny’s here with her daughter Kristine who had a homebirth with the very same midwife that delivered her. Very special. She has mostly been a stay at home mom and now a stay at home BonBon for her twin grandsons. Best job on the planet!
Kristine Southern is a 29 year old Momma to two awesome kiddos, Leyton & Keira. She studied Fitness & Human Performance at University of Houston Clear Lake. She loves all things health & fitness. She teaches exercise classes and has a home daycare. She loves Jesus, her sweet husband, kiddos & family.
Maureen May, CNM, PhD, began her career with an Associates Degree of Nursing from San Jacinto Community College. In her nursing rotation the observed births at Jefferson Davis Hospital and saw midwife attended births at the hospital birthing center at JD. Later she received her Bachelor of Nursing from Syracuse university and worked as a Womans Health Nurse-Practitioner in Syracuse. in the mid-1990’s she began her learning program with Frontier School of Nurse-Midwifery. She later did a fellowship at a freestanding birth center in the Rio Grande Valley where she was again exposed to normal, non-interventive birth. When she finished her doctoral course work in Social Science with a concentration in Anthropology and ethnographic methods, she found a hospital based midwifery service who agreed to let her observe their clinical activities. She was unprepared for the changes that had occurred in hospital birth since her early training. Her observations as to the dramatic changes in how labor and delivery and childbirth practices are now organized led to her dissertation and this new book, Epiduralized Birth and Nurse-Midwifery. Childbirth in the United States. A Medical Ethnography.
Bethany Roger – she was raised in Lubbock, Texas and is a second year Master’s student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Houston. Her thesis is about the use of Midwifery locally. She also created a short ethnographic film project about the Bay Area Birth Center last semester. It was her first ever experience creating and editing a film. Her other strong areas of interest are education reform and in using urban farming to address food deserts, environmental problems, to combat the consumption of highly processed foods. She is interested in becoming a midwife as well