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.
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.
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.
Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife
I witnessed my first birth at the age of 15, and some 15 years later it is even more exhilarating than it was the first time! The sight of a mother allowing her body to labor and work according to its perfect design to bring forth life is indescribably humbling. There is this moment, when a mother takes that first look into the eyes of her child, when a dad marvels at the strength of this woman who has just birthed their baby, when this tiny unadulterated miracle happens. Time stops...just for a moment, and a family is born.
I believe that every woman should have easy access to quality midwifery care, regardless of her demographic background. My heartbeat is to eliminate the racial disparity in birth outcomes among African American women and their babies, and prenatal care easily accessible to every woman is essential in seeing this change come to fruition. I have the pleasure of being able to serve clients in both English and Spanish, and take pride in being able to minister to women in their native language.
My formal midwifery training began in 2012, but my work in birth started in 2003. The first 10 of those years were spent serving as labor support for families during birth and the immediate post partum. During approximately 3 ½ years of that time, I also served as a patient care technician in labor and delivery, post partum, and newborn nursery. I have completed a rigorous midwifery clinical apprenticeship, and had the privilege of being trained under the wisdom and instruction of some of the most amazing midwives this side of Texas. I maintain good relationship with my preceptors, and they continue to be a source of wisdom, counsel, and encouragement as I continue to walk in my calling as a licensed midwife. I have attended over 300 births. In 2015, I received my national Certified Professional Midwife credential by the North American Registry of Midwives after passing my certifying exam, and was also decreed a Licensed Midwife by the state of Texas. I am a member of the North Texas Midwives Association. I maintain current certification in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation as a healthcare provider.
I have the distinct honor of being called "mom" by 4 mighty little men and one courageous little princess. It is out of the outpouring of my first ministry of motherhood, that God has called me to the sisterhood of midwifery and birth.
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. She also provides Placenta Encapsulation services exclusively for Lovers Lane Birth Center clients.
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.