Dr. Teri Mitchell, APRN, CNM, IBCLC
Teri has attended to hundreds of birthing families over the course of more than a dozen years, with more than 200 in the role of a midwife. She opened BundleBorn Midwifery in 2016, with the goal of serving a diverse array of families wanting holistic midwifery care, with access to medical services when the need arises.
Jennifer Caswell, MSN, APRN, CPNP-AC/PC
Jennifer has a passion for improving the lives of children. She feels it is important to honor and support families as they care for their children. Her goal is to be a collaborator and advisor for families, who are the specialists in their unique child’s needs. With robust training and background in conventional medicine, Jennifer has also spent the last 5 years learning as much as she can about alternative modalities for supporting and improving health. She likes to incorporate holistic and integrative methods of healthcare whenever possible.
Laura Perkins, Birth Assistant
Laura has trained as a birth assistant through Mercy-in-Action as well as under the direction of Midwife Teri. She began attending births in 2017 & has assisted in more than 50 births, including that of twins, VBACs, and breech. She also keeps the office running smoothly on our midwifery clinic days and is happy to tenderly look after your children during your appointments. She is mom to Henry and Julian, for which she also had Midwife Teri in attendance.
Nikki Knowles, doula, student midwife
Nikki is Student Midwife and a DONA Certified Birth Doula. She is also a co-founder of Dallas Birth Doulas. Her desire to empower and educate women on their choices in birth came from her own empowered natural birth experience in 2011. Nikki’s natural ability to connect with people is one of the many reasons she has seamlessly been able to support many families in the DFW area. She believes that no matter what type of birth a family desires, they should be supported. Nikki understands and firmly believes that all women have a voice in what they want in their birth experience and should not feel otherwise. Because of her passion for education and support before, during and after birth, Nikki has been interviewed by local magazines, YouTube channels, news journals and a national podcast. She was also voted by the Board of Directors to be the Committee Chair of the DONA (Doulas of North America) International Virtual Conference in 2015.
When Nikki is not busy supporting families, she is spending time with her two sweet daughters and super supportive husband. She is a self-proclaimed “modern day hippie” because of her ability to a make natural hair care products, homemade soaps and mixing essential oils…….all while living in the heart of the city!"
Heather D’Amico, Insurance Claims Consultant
As a two times BundleBorn momma herself, Heather understands how important the pregnancy and birth experience is with BundleBorn Midwifery. She also knows how much work it is to fight with your insurance company to utilize the coverage you are paying for. She has extensive knowledge and experience in working with insurance companies and doesn’t easily take no for an answer! Heather enjoys knowing that she can take some of the stress off your plate by going to bat for you with the insurance company.
Lawren Snapka, Photojournalist
Lawren is a documentary photographer & videographer who specializes in family and birth. She attended Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi where she thoroughly enjoyed drawing, painting, printmaking, and photography. She received her bachelor of arts in 2012 and moved to San Antonio where she took on a graphic designer role. Three months after having her own natural birth at a local Birth Center, her family moved to the DFW area to get a change in scenery. In the summer of 2016, she had an epiphany & Lawren Rose Photography was born! All 3 of her birth model calls (to build her portfolio) were filled with Moms of BundleBorn, and she has gone on to document 20+ more BundleBorn births!
Teree Fruga, CPM, LM, back-up midwife
Teree witnessed her first birth at the age of 15, and some 15 years later she finds that it is even more exhilarating than it was the first time!
“The sight of a mother allowing her body to labor and work according to its perfect design to bring forth life is indescribably humbling. There is this moment, when a mother takes that first look into the eyes of her child, when a dad marvels at the strength of this woman who has just birthed their baby, when this tiny unadulterated miracle happens. Time stops...just for a moment, and a family is born.
I believe that every woman should have easy access to quality midwifery care, regardless of her demographic background. My heartbeat is to eliminate the racial disparity in birth outcomes among African American women and their babies, and prenatal care easily accessible to every woman is essential in seeing this change come to fruition. I have the pleasure of being able to serve clients in both English and Spanish, and take pride in being able to minister to women in their native language.”
Teree’s formal midwifery training began in 2012, but her work in birth started in 2003. The first 10 of those years were spent serving as labor support for families during birth and the immediate post partum. During approximately 3 ½ years of that time, she also served as a patient care technician in labor and delivery, post partum, and newborn nursery. She has completed a rigorous midwifery clinical apprenticeship, and had the privilege of being trained under the wisdom and instruction of some of the most amazing midwives this side of Texas and has attended over 300 births.
In 2015, she was credentialed as a Certified Professional Midwife by the North American Registry of Midwives after passing the certifying exam, and was also decreed a Licensed Midwife by the state of Texas. Teree is a member of the North Texas Midwives Association.
“I have the distinct honor of being called "mom" by 4 mighty little men and one courageous little princess. It is out of the outpouring of my first ministry of motherhood, that God has called me to the sisterhood of midwifery and birth.”