Welcome to Dulce Birthing Services!
What is a Doula?
The origin of the word doula is from the Greek, and means a woman who serves. Doulas can assist mothers during antepartum (pregnancy), birth, and the postpartum period with emotional, non-medical physical, and informational support. The very essence of doula work is a heart of service to others.
We are an agency of doulas and other birth-workers who believe in supporting families with non-judgmental support, care, and compassion. We are unapologetically pro-life, also. In late 2016, Anita Hernandez (the founder / owner of Dulce Birthing Services, specializing in birth & lactation) and Samantha (the founder / owner of Precious One Doula Services, specializing in postpartum) met and quickly realized that working under one name together would provide even better support to the local community. Anita and Samantha officially partnered under Dulce Birthing Services in 2017. As of 2018, we have grown into a team of amazing doulas serving families here in Bell County, Texas and surrounding areas. In 2019, our company will be expanding again to serve mothers in Southwest Michigan too.
Education is Power!
We believe in providing mothers with education and resources to various topics that may be considered during pregnancy through postpartum. We believe in empowering women through education, because education is power! It is your right, as a patient, to make decisions in your medical care with informed consent. We do not make those decisions for you, rather we provide you with the information and resources to help you make informed decisions for yourself and your precious baby. You matter! Your baby matters! Some of our doulas are also birth advocates, too. This does not mean that they speak to your medical provider on your behalf. Rather, birth advocates are aware of when your care is not ethical and will inform you of so. It is still your responsibility to speak up on behalf for yourself.
A Look Toward the Future
At the heart of everything we do is a heart of service. We are passionate about serving women and their families during the childbearing years. Many of us are furthering our education toward specific certifications, degrees and licensures, etc. to provide the best care that we can possibly give. Our goal someday, in the future, is to eventually provide full maternal care for our clients, include midwifery, lactation consultants, and mental health services, etc.
Hospitals (Darnall Army Medical Center, Metroplex, Scott & White, and Seton Hospital): VBACS, Medicated, Natural, Cesarean, and Inductions welcome.
Serving Bell County Texas:
Killeen, Ft. Hood, Nolanville , Belton, Salado, and Temple, etc. & surrounding areas
Soon Serving (2019) Southwest Michigan
Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Hastings, Delton, and South Grand Rapids