Midwife - Alexandra Wyatt, LM, CPM
I first became interested in the birthing process and becoming a midwife while I was still in high school. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with the entire process of how a child develops in the womb and how a woman’s body is perfectly designed to bring that child into this world.
I began my journey by becoming a Birth Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) in 2004. While I loved helping my families, it never felt quite….complete. It was as if God was telling me that there was another way that I could have an even larger impact on women and their families. So, I began my path toward becoming a midwife. In February of 2013, I graduated from the National College of Midwifery and became a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Midwife in the state of Texas.
While on my journey into the birthing community, I married my wonderful husband Jeff in 2005. The following year, I had a water birth with my daughter Keira at a local birthing center. In 2010, I had a water birth at home where I birthed my son Hunter into my own hands, with my husband in the tub, and big sister watching over the side. I could not have done all of my schooling and midwifery training without their support and am so grateful everyday that God has brought them into my life.
Birth Assistant - Sara Bohn, RN, CD(DONA)
I grew up with an interest and passion for birth that has never left me. I was fortunate to be part of a family who viewed birth as a miraculous yet normal part of life, and I was able to be present at the births of some of my younger siblings. Those early experiences became my foundation as I pursued a career in nursing.
After becoming a registered nurse through South Plains College, I worked as an obstetric nurse in the labor & delivery and postpartum units of University Medical Center. It was during my time as a nurse that I received training as a doula through Doulas of North America (DONA). I quickly discovered my passion for the work of a doula! Birth is such a personal journey and it thrilled my heart to be able to support and encourage each birthing woman with the individual care that she desired and deserved for her birth experience! For the past eight years I have provided private and hospital doula services to the birthing women of Lubbock, Texas in many different settings. I am delighted to be able to merge all my training and experience together as a Birth Assistant with Heritage Home Births!
I have a wonderfully supportive husband and three beautiful children that continue to help me grow and discover new depths of love and joy. I have been delighted and blessed to join each client on their birth journey. It is a great joy to be able to use my heart as well as my hands to support each of you! I am always in awe to watch and assist as new life comes into this world! At the moment of birth, the physical, emotional, and spiritual all touch in such an amazing way and I am honored to be part of each of these new beginnings.
Birth Assistant - Elyse Denning, RN
Since I grew up with a father in the military, I was fortunate enough to have the privilege of experiencing several different cultures and countries. Those experiences taught me compassion and appreciation for all people. My compassion naturally led me to the professional field of nursing. While in nursing school I developed a love for the fields of Obstetrics and Pediatrics, and I received an academic award for those areas of study. Upon graduation from nursing school, I got an amazing job opportunity to work in NICU.
In 2014, I had the opportunity to stay home with my own babies and it was during that time that I really gained an appreciation for a MUCH more holistic view of “healthcare.” Our youngest daughter experienced some health concerns, and when allopathic medicine offered little help I became determined to find something that would help! Ever since then, my love and appreciation for natural medicine has only grown, and I travel the country constantly learning as much as I can in the field of holistic health.
Midwifery combines two of my passions: birth and a more holistic view to healthcare. In the spring of 2016, I had the privilege of meeting the amazing woman behind Heritage Home Births and began working with her as a birth assistant! My prayers were answered! I love getting to help empower woman and their families through home births and educational classes. I’m excited for the future of healthcare in West Texas!