Lovers Lane Birth Center

Our Team

I believe that women and their babies are too important to be left to the mercy of an insensitive, expensive and interventive medical system.
— Dinah
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Lovers Lane Birth Center is a midwifery practice in Richardson, Texas serving women and their families in the Dallas area who are seeking a natural birth at our birth center or in the comfort of their home. The staff of Lovers Lane Birth Center is committed to providing care that is respectful, informative and family-centered.

Dinah Waranch CNM

Dinah Waranch
Certified Nurse Midwife

Dinah's midwifery journey may have begun with stories her mother told her about giving birth. "You just slid out of me, tiny, perfect and crying. It was a high point of my life" she told her. She grew up in the UK, spent her formative early adulthood in Israel and then moved to Texas. Dinah is the owner  of Lovers Lane Birth Center. She is a certified nurse midwife, a registered nurse with graduate certification in midwifery.  

Dinah loves being a midwife, being a mother and hopes to be a grandmother one day.

She is totally committed to out of hospital birth and has had three wonderful, empowering natural births herself.


Emily Sloan CNM

Emily Sloan
Certified Nurse Midwife

Emily Sloan is a board certified nurse-midwife whose own personal experience has shaped her desire to work as a midwife. She has eight children and birthed them all naturally, choosing a planned home birth for her last three pregnancies.

Emily believes that health care providers should trust in the normal physiologic process of labor and birth and the power of women and their bodies. Emily is proud to have the opportunity to empower women in the community to make their own informed choices and watch them grow in confidence as they approach motherhood.

Emily earned her Doctorate in nurse-midwifery at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Southern Methodist University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Baylor University. Emily’s experience also includes educating future nurses by teaching in the undergraduate nursing program at Baylor University. With an interest in improving international health, Emily has traveled to South Africa to study the HIV/AIDS pandemic in urban and rural communities, to India to speak and lead a midwifery workshop about postpartum hemorrhage management, and is currently working with the Maya population in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico to help improve prenatal nutrition and gestational weight gain.


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Sarah Toler
Certified Nurse Midwife

Sarah Toler is a board certified nurse-midwife who earned her Doctorate in nurse-midwifery at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, her Bachelor’s Degree in Writing and Cultural Studies from University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Baylor University. Sarah is enthusiastic about building partnerships with women and instilling self-confidence in sexual health, reproductive health and motherhood. 

Additionally, Sarah believes that mental health and wellness relate to all aspects of womanhood. Sarah’s academic interest is postpartum mental health, and she recently developed and implemented a mental health screening program that was utilized in birth centers throughout America. She is also the Dallas organizer for Climb Out of the Darkness, the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses.

Sarah rediscovered yoga during her pregnancy with her daughter. Since then, she has become an avid yogi and loves to talk yoga with pregnant women.  Sarah lives in a lively home with her daughter, Nina, her spouse, Robby, four dogs, a cat and usually a foster animal or two.


Angela
Finance/Billing/Office Manager

Angela is a mother of three children and feels most comfortable taking natural approaches to parenting as well as everyday living. She is delighted to work with women who have a passion to care for and support other women. Her role at the birth center is working with the financial side of things including billing, insurance, and office administration. She also provides Placenta Encapsulation services exclusively for Lovers Lane Birth Center clients.  She enjoys getting to know the women we care for and  feels excited when a past client comes back to see us whether it be to stop in and say hello or become a client again.


Stacey
Receptionist/Front Office

Stacey loves getting to know the moms and following each family's pregnancy and birth journey. As a mother of two teenagers, she finds the Birth Center to be calming and peaceful. In most cases, she is the first smile that will greet you and the last person to hug and say goodbye at your last postpartum visit. She strives to make a lasting impression by being patient, kind, and a resource to all. 


Courtney
Stats/Bill Assist

Courtney is a mother of three wild and beautiful boys who always keep her on her toes. She was blessed to be able to find a midwife who stood beside, encouraged, cried with, and empowered her. It has always been a dream of hers to work with a birth center to partner with other women in this crazy process of becoming a mother. She knows how vital it is to have a good support team in place during this life-changing time. She is excited to be a part of a team that helps bring peace, security, and knowledge so that the LLBC moms can focus on having a beautiful and empowering birthing experience.