Online Professional Guide
Aug201508

In an effort to continue to provide a comprehensive guide to the birth professionals in our area, Texas Birth Networks will be beta testing a new feature in the Tarrant County area. During the test ANY mother-friendly birth professional may list their business for FREE in the TCBN online directory. Free listings will be limited to Business Name, Category, 25 Character Description, Service Area, and Telephone number. Free listings will be approved once a month by a TCBN Regional Coordinator; Once approved free listings will be good for 1 year, when they will need to be updated again.

Texas Birth Networks professional member listings will continue to be listed with Provider Name, Business Name, Address (if desired) with Google Map, Telephone Number, Photo, and link to business website. Member listings will be highlighted above free listings and designated with a TXBN Member Badge.

If you are a current professional member and need assistance getting listed on the website please email us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org. If you would like more information on upgrading your listing, please contact us at admin@tcbirthnetwork.org or visit http://tcbirthnetwork.org/join/ for details.

Aug201505

Angelica is an accountant and mom of two who has a passion for birth, breastfeeding, and women’s rights. After the birth of her two sons she wanted to find a way to stay involved in the birth community and TCBN was the best fit.

Meet the Coordinator – Shazia Lackey
Aug201505

Shazia is a registered nurse and certified childbirth educator. She works at the Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center and also teaches Birth Boot Camp. Shazia has two sons that keep her busy when she isn’t working. She is passionate about improving maternity care through the education and empowerment of women. Shazia is excited to begin working with TCBN.

April Meeting
Mar201530

Secondary Infertility: the reality of a silent struggle

While primary infertility has slowly gained recognition, the pain and devastation of secondary infertility has not been widely received and acknowledged. The National Center for Health Statistics suggests an estimated 3 million women of childbearing age in the U.S. with one biological child deal with the hindrance of getting pregnant or carrying to term, oftentimes leaving women and couples to feel desolate with lack of support and awareness.

Join Andi Seibold, Au.D. as we discuss the causes, treatments, and emotional manifestations of secondary infertility as she shares her personal story with us.

Meeting will be held Thursday, April 23rd 2015 at 7pm at the University of North Texas Health Science Center,
1000 Montgomery St.,
Ft Worth, Texas
Medical Education & Training Building auditorium

Parking and main entrance are on Bunting Street.

Please remember that regular meetings are only for babies who are content to stay quietly in your lap or in a carrier for the duration of the meeting.

Thanks so much for your cooperation!

Meet the Coordinators – Lynne Evans
Sep201415

Lynne Evans is a Cesarean Birth After Cesarean (CBAC) mom of two. She is an internationally published hair stylist and makeup artist, whose passion for sparking confidence and uplifting women through photo shoots shifted to birth activism and advocacy after the cesarean birth of her daughter in 2011. With firm encouragement from friends and family, along her Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) journey while pregnant with her son she decided to become a doula. She and her husband welcomed him via CBAC in 2013.

She has been a member of TCBN since 2012 and is enthusiastic to continue facilitating the astonishing championing of choice we have here in North Texas.

Sep201415

WHEW the summer is over, and it is time for Tarrant County Birth Network to kick back into high gear for 2015. We are hard at work at several really important things, but first we would like to take a moment to introduce those who work diligently behind the scenes to make everything happen.  After all things like BOLD, The Art of Birth, Ina May Gaskin’s lecture on Infant Mortality, Birth Roundup, and the Resource Guide do not happen in the blink of an eye. They are the fruits of countless hours of behind the scenes man hours. Over the course of the next couple weeks, we will be running a Meet the Coordinators blog series where we will post a picture and a bio for each of our Regional Coordinators. So if you see any of these folks out and about be sure to say hi.

TCBN Joins Texas Birth Networks
Jul201428

Thank you for your continued support of Tarrant County Birth Network. Over the years we have been able to do some great things, and we are not stopping anytime soon. Over the course of the next few months our organization will be undergoing some changes to allow us to better serve our community. This will include some changes to the administrative side of things. As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer be a chapter of BirthNetwork National, but a member of Texas Birth Networks. The way we handle business administration is affected, however your member benefits and organizational leaders will remain the same. We will be running a membership drive special with savings up to $25 until October 1.

$ 20.00 Birth Advocate

$ 40.00 Birth Professional – Silver

$ 75.00 Birth Professional – Gold

$ 500.00 Small Group Membership

$ 1,000.00 Large Group Membership

Now we offer an auto renewal option to eliminate the hassle of annual membership renewal.  Benefits of joining Texas Birth Networks, as well as the membership form, are listed on our website at http://108.167.133.30/~tcbirthn/join/.

Have you already renewed with BirthNetwork National?

No worries, BirthNetwork National renewals completed January 1, 2014 to July 24, 2014 will be honored until expiration by Texas Birth Networks with the same benefits as before. Thank you for your support as we continue to work together for evidence based maternity care in Tarrant County and beyond.

Mar201413

afterthestorm *Trigger Warning: this month’s meeting will include stories from a disaster zone of both triumph and tragedy. If you are sensitive to loss, please exercise caution in attending the meeting.*

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the Philippines, killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone. It was the strongest storm recorded in that region. As part of the recovery effort, Mercy in Action, a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide, organized volunteer midwives to attend to the needs of expectant and postpartum mothers in the Philippines. Tarrant County midwife Christy Martin served in the recovery effort for 6 weeks across the Christmas holidays and through the month of January, working with a team that gave medical care to 1350 survivors and fed hundreds of pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Over 110 babies were born in the mobile maternity tent. Christy will share with us her experiences in the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda and talk about the practical logistics of birth without any of the basic comforts enjoyed here. A certified professional midwife since 2006, Christy received her training through Mercy in Action and has cared for impoverished women and their families in Manila, Philippines and Tanzania, East Africa.   This will be the last meeting before Birth Roundup which will replace the April meeting. We will be drawing for 1 Rustler Ticket to the 2014 Southwest Birth Roundup. The ticket is good for Saturday and Sunday attendance. Tickets are $1 for each for those attending the meeting or $2 online. Tickets are available here: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/40298247411958