ABOUT US

A birth center is a place with experienced staff and a program of care with a specific professional practice philosophy.

Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center is a program of care designed to give a woman confidence in her ability to give birth purely. It balances the art, science, and spirit of childbearing. The center’s program focuses on education and information for all members of the childbearing family. Most of all, Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center’s program gives you the time you deserve. Professionals give their time to listen and to answer your questions about birth, baby care, nutrition, and women’s health. They give their time to stay with you through your active labor and birth. Then, the professionals give their time to help new mothers, babies, and families get off to the best possible start. Such services as the birth center staff making home visits and the midwives answering the many phone questions that new parents have, demonstrate our commitment to this program of care.

Lenora Nepper

Certified Nurse Midwife

Lenora is the mother of 2 grown children and one grandson. She practiced as a nurse for 23-years before becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2000. Her maternal grandmother was a midwife in the Texas panhandle in the early 1900’s. Lenora has a deep respect for birth and for women. She has attended approximately 1700 births and considers it a calling to serve women and their families. “I feel blessed to be a part of the Wichita Falls Birth and Wellness Center, and it is my hope and prayer that women will be empowered by their experiences here.”

  • Board certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) since 2000.
  • Post-Graduate education & certification in nurse-midwifery
  • Experience with birth center birth and hospital birth
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor

Dr. Cari Guidry

Owner | Chiropractor

Cari has been a chiropractor since 2002. She currently co-owns Texas Medial Allergy Clinic (formerly Champion’s Clinic) and Lawton Chiropractic where a big part of her practice includes specialized care in prenatal and pediatric care. She is a Webster certified chiropractor, which is for breech presentation. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the American Association of Birth Centers. She currently serves as a board member for the Catholic Medical Dental Guild of Wichita Falls and Board of Adjustments through the City of Wichita Falls. She is also a sustainer of the Junior League of Wichita Falls.

Cari and her husband Joe have two children, Liam and Ellie. Both children were born without medication in a hospital setting. Cari wanted to utilize a birth center but that was not an option in this area at that time. After years of research, planning and work she is excited to bring this service to other families in the area.

Wendy Fowler

Office Administrator I Birth Assistant I Class Instructor I Student Midwife

Wendy is a 1999 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies. Her early work helping families includes lactation support and founding and running a thriving non-profit, helping women in unplanned pregnancies. From 2010-2018 she supported nearly 200 families as a doula and taught childbirth education classes privately and for Dr. Lamar, Currently, you may see her helping run the office side of the birth center. She’s also midwifery student planning to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She also drops in to teach our HOSP101 Birth University and BIRTH201 Refresher classes. She and her husband Shane live in the country where they’re raising five daughters. She loves camping, kayaking, biking, and people.

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

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HOURS

Tuesdays 10 am - 5 pm
And by appointment

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Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center is a licensed, freestanding, independent birth center. A birth center is a place with experienced staff and a program of care with a specific professional practice philosophy. It provides a holistic choice within the greater health care system for healthy women.