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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

Certified Professional Midwife

Wendy has been involved with women and pregnancy since her first job in college. Her original goal after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University, Denton was to eventually become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Instead of applying for grad school though, she and her husband Shane started a family. Wendy worked at WIC helping with the breastfeeding program until she and Shane opened Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center in Decatur, TX. She was the Executive Director there for several years before helping revamp a similar ministry in the neighboring town of Bowie.  In 2010, she became a certified Doula and childbirth educator, helping nearly 200 families before becoming a licensed Midwife in 2020. She and her husband have five children – all girls – and live in the country in Sunset, southeast of Bowie. 

  • Certified Professional Midwife by North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
  • Licensed Midwife in the state of Texas
  • Holistic philosophy
  • Strong network of both allopathic and natural- minded professionals for maternal support
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BSL) Provider
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider

Stevi Eastman

Office Administrative Assistant

Stevi has been working as an insurance biller for 6 years, after receiving her associates degree from Vernon College in Health Information Technology. She enjoys using nutrition, exercise, and essential oils to maintain wellness in her family. When her and her husband Jordan were expecting their first baby, they knew the Wichita Falls Birth and Wellness Center was the perfect place for her to have a natural birth that fit their beliefs and lifestyle. The experience was amazing and everything they could have hoped for in a birth, so when she was offered an opportunity to work there, she knew the Birth Center was the place she should be. 

“I’m Happy to be a part of something that ties in my degree with my holistic beliefs and also allows me to be a blessing to others just like they all were to me when I was pregnant. It’s truly a wonderful place.”

When she’s not at the  Birth Center, you can find her outside with her son Creed, playing with their dogs and donkey at their country home, helping her husband renovate their rent houses, or gardening and living a simple, quiet life.

“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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M-F 9 am - 5 pm
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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.