Lourdes Resendez

Doula, Student CPM

My journey of learning about birth and assisting families in their prenatal, birth, and postpartum periods began in 2006 when I started my DONA doula training. I have been providing families in the Houston area with professional labor/birth doula services for over a decade.

In 2008, I began working as a midwifery assistant. It was through my experiences as a doula and midwifery assistant that I was able to connect with families, educate them, and assist them in discovering their desires for birth. In 2014, Jaymee and Melissa, encouraged me to take a step that I had long desired to take but was putting off for the right time. I enrolled in the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program in early 2015 and began my midwifery apprenticeship with Jaymee in October 2015.

I am blessed to be the mother to 4 wonderful boys. My birth experiences span the spectrum of birth possibilities.  I have had 2 planned hospital births, a planned home birth turned emergency cesarean birth (homebirth cesarean) at 31 weeks with a preemie who had a 7 week stay in the NICU, and a homebirth after cesarean (HBAC).

1996-2003 University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Psychology

2006 – Doulas of North America (DONA) Doula Training Program

2015-present Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program

Labor/Birth Doula

Co-administrator Houston Cloth Diapers

Co-founder Houston Natural Parenting Events

Certified Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

CPR for the Professional Rescuer; Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED Provider

Member of The Association of Texas Midwives

Member of Greater Houston Midwives’ Alliance

Lourdes’s Testimonials

Lourdes, you are an amazing woman. Without your help it would’ve been a nightmare. You eased our pain when we needed it and you gave us encouragement and strength when we needed it most. Your help has made us feel that you are not just our doula but a part of our family. We could not have picked a better person than you to share our moment with us.

– Jeremy B.

With all of her warmth, energy, and wisdom, I could never thank Lourdes enough for the incredible empowering birth experience I had! With all of the challenges that labor brought, Lourdes was my light and security.

– Kayla M.

Lourdes was my doula for my second baby, Presley. She was so wonderful. We had a hospital birth but labored at home with the help of her. I had a completely natural birth and it was everything that I imagined. Lourdes helped me get comfortable and focused during labor. This being my second child and expecting her to make an earlier arrival than her sister did (who came on her own at 38 weeks), Lourdes helped me get Presley into position with some positioning techniques. At the points when I felt like giving up near the end she helped calm me to make it through!

– Sara D.

Meet Your Midwives

Jaymee

Jaymee Boughton

CPM, LM

I have always held a strong belief that pregnancy and birth are normal life events. Working with women and their families has confirmed for me that the childbearing journey is a spiritual, physical and emotional experience.

Lourdes

Lourdes Resendez

Doula, Student Midwife

I have been providing families in the Houston area with professional labor/birth doula services for over a decade. In 2008, I began working as a midwifery assistant, and in 2015 began my training to become a midwife.

Melissa

Melissa White

RN, CNM

As a midwife, Melissa believes that women should be able to receive evidence based care in any setting, receive the information that they need to make informed choices and feel comfortable asking questions.