Lovers Lane Birth Center

Our Staff

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

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 is the owner  of Lovers Lane Birth Center.  She is a certified nurse midwife, which means she is a registered nurse with graduate certification in midwifery.  

She has worked as a childbirth educator, a postpartum nurse, a labor and delivery nurse and a home and birth center birth assistant prior to starting her own midwifery practice.  She has attended hospital, home and birth center births.  

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.

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 clients come back to see us again!

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Stats/Bill Assist