If you were going to recommend Plano Birthplace to your best friend, what would you say?
This time I found a midwife whose single piece of advice was “you are a strong, empowered woman whose body is capable of birthing your baby. You know and will know what to do and when. Trust yourself. Trust your body.” I left her office and sat in my car and cried. At 30 weeks pregnant, I had finally found someone who believed in me and supported my choice for a natural childbirth. I immediately transferred from the local OBGYN to drive an hour away to Jeannine at Plano Birthplace.
Place Birthplace was one of the best decisions I ever made and I want you to know that you can do it! No matter how scared you are, with the right preparation and trust, it is possible and even preferable. No pressure, no panicking, no rushing...just you, your baby, and those there to help you meet in the most gentle and calm way.
To my best friend I would say, you deserve this Mama. Every women deserves this birth experience. To feel empowered, to feel confident and entirely supported by her birth team. To welcome her baby into a beautiful, comfortable and safe space. At Plano Birthplace I was given the unique opportunity to write my own birth story, to take back ownership over my body and the birth I envisioned came to reality. It’s possible here my friend, don’t settle. Your experience matters!
I would highly recommend Plano Birthplace because not only is the facility beautiful, but Jeannine and her team are so encouraging and supportive, making natural birth such a beautiful experience. I am just so thankful to Jeannine for teaching me to trust my body instead of telling me what to do before and during labor. It was so empowering to be able to have the natural birth I’ve dreamed of. I can’t thank her enough!!!
If you want a natural, safe, out-of-hospital birth, then you need to consider Plano Birthplace. Jeannine is not only qualified and experienced, she’s the most wonderful, caring, and supportive person! And the birth center itself is immaculate and welcoming...the perfect place to deliver a baby!
Our midwife, Jeannine, took excellent care of my wife, our healthy baby and myself. Her medical care, attentiveness, and approachability went above and beyond anything we had ever experienced from a medical professional. Jeannine answered our many questions and spoke to evidenced based care in guiding us through decisions. My wife described the facility like giving birth in a spa. The space is super modern, warm, and relaxing. We felt like the place was a tremendous value for our money especially as cash pay clients (hospitals are crazy expensive). If we had to get transferred to a hospital I would rather due it under the care of someone who knew us and our desires. While no birth plan goes exactly as planned Jeannine did her best to accommodate our plan. I was able to catch our baby and cut the cord. They made the whole experience super special. We felt like we had the dream team at the Plano Birthplace. Through Jeannine we found our doula (Stacy Hutchins) and birth photographer (Kathryn Johnson) as well. All worked great as a team on birth-day. There was a calm but very positive energy in the room fostered by our team. After birth, my wife’s placenta did not release in the time expected. Due to concerns over possible complications and possible needed surgery we were transferred to a hospital. Jeannine went with Jessica in the ambulance to the hospital. As an experienced labor and delivery nurse Jeannine was able to advocate for my wife and she got better more effective care because of it. The hospital visit confirmed all the reasons why we never wanted to go to a hospital. Thankfully after much prayer, my wife’s placenta naturally released a couple hours after birth, the whole thing was a freak medical event. Afterwards, Jeannine provided advice on how to reduce our unexpected hospital bill. As the husband and new father, I had a moment of panic wonder about the “what if’s” as my wife left me holding our newborn. Our doula and Jeannine’s birth assistant (another nurse) helped me fumble through dressing our new born and other early care. I joined my wife shortly thereafter at the hospital. We’re convinced we had the best possible care through Plano Birthplace and would definitely want to have any future babies there.
Birth is a woman’s hero journey. I cannot imagine experiencing labor with any other birth team. The ladies at Plano Birthplace are truly family now. My son had the best possible start in life and that’s thanks to Jeannine, Leslie, and Jill. And my husband. My husband and I spent sometime learning about the birth statistics in US hospitals and decided that while it would possibly be more painful- we wanted a better option. After that we looked at the credentials of local midwives and the best available was Plano Birthplace. Jeannine really knows her stuff but also gives the open minded support that is so helpful to a first time mom like myself. She saw a potential issue as we approached my due date and got out in front of it with natural induction methods. She gave my husband and I the space to really carve out our own unique experience. Jeannine spared me and my family from the hospital birth. And a sweet bonus, she’s picked great women to work with her as well as great specialists to refer out to. She’s put me in front of the best sonographers, chiropractors, circumcision specialists and tongue tie dentists. The team truly let my husband help me trough the stages and we accomplished a lot thanks to their help. Leslie and Jill are so great too. Leslie put the pressure on for me the push in those final hours as well as let me squeeze her hand through afterbirth. I needed that. Jill is a great unsung hero of Plano Birthplace, she really keeps everything on track and does so much support work at birth time all while adding another great personality to have in the room. My husband has the bragging rights amongst his friends that his wife birthed like a trooper and it makes me so proud. I couldn’t have done this alone. I’m glad you didn’t let me give up on myself or the process! We will be back for our next and wouldn’t trust anyone else to help us on our next family journey!!