Lotus Blossom Birth is committed to educating and empowering women and their families throughout their pregnancy and parenting journeys. We are here to meet your needs and your wants as you walk this path toward motherhood.
Our aim is to give you as much information as we can so that you know what your options are, and then we support the decisions you make 100%. We can’t guarantee you will get everything you want (and if anyone does, we recommend you run and don’t look back!) but we promise we will do everything we can to help you. Birth is a journey, and even the best-laid plans may need to be changed.
We firmly believe that pregnant women and their families need to be listened to, supported without judgment and given personalized care and continuity of care. We are passionate about providing this to women and their families to help them achieve the most positive experience possible.
We believe that birth is completely normal physiologically, but we also believe that it is one of the most transformative experiences a person can have. We don’t think we will ever stop being amazed by it and how much our bodies are capable of. Even when it’s easy, birth (or pregnancy, or parenting, or all three!) still challenges us. We reach the brink and think, “I don’t think I can do this” and then we find new limits of courage, patience and stamina to draw on. It happens over and over – to us, the birth of the mother is as much a “miracle” as the birth of the baby! It is slightly different for each person, and still happens even if the birth unfolds in an unexpected way. We love working with birth because we love seeing women discover and re-discover their strength as they become mothers.
So poke around the site and get to know us and what we love. Birth is definitely our passion, but YOUR birth matters to us even more!
Ally Barr, CPM, LM has been married for seventeen years and has seven children. She has been attending births for almost twelve years and loves to support growing families. Ally is a certified professional midwife in good standing and is licensed to attend births in the state of Texas. She is passionate about continuing her education and being able to give mothers the most up-to-date evidence available about any particular aspect of pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
Amanda Whatley, SM, is the mother of four young children (one born after family photo time) and the wife of a wonderful man. She has been attending births just over eleven years and enjoys serving women as they become mothers. Amanda is working toward her goal of becoming a Licensed Midwife. Her particular passions are nutritional counseling and breastfeeding support.