We will be with you at your most vulnerable; we will be with you at your most powerful.

Total Labor Care (TLC) is a group of like-minded doulas working together to provide education, guidance and when your time comes – emotional and physical support to you and your family. We seek to reconnect you with your body’s wisdom and the essential emotional support of a clan of women during pregnancy, labor and birth. We provide full spectrum non-judgmental doula support for all your needs. TLC is the oldest doula cooperative in Houston with over 85 years experience in Women’s Health.

Birth guides, emotion coaches, masseuses, advocates, cheerleaders, educators, nurturers, supporters, friends,….fellow women. We are all these things and more during your pregnancy, labor and birth. We work to protect that precious bubble of intimacy formed between mother and unborn baby, mother and partner, and mother and self in which the strength to birth takes root.

  • Need for Forceps 40% decrease
  • Cesarean Rate 50% decrease
  • Epidural Requests 60% decrease
  • Pain Medication 30% decrease
  • Length of Labor 25% decrease
  • Fewer complications/interventions
  • Less use of episiotomies
  • Increased confidence in self and in partner
  • Higher success rate in breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with birth experience
  • Mother views baby more positively
  • Continuity in care: prenatal, labor, birth, and immediate postpartum
  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries
  • 3-6 prenatal visits, depending on doula selected
  • 24-7 phone/txt/email availability
  • creation of a birth plan
  • pregnancy/birth education
  • instruction in useful labor positions
  • instruction in helpful pain management techniques including (breathing, mantra, imagery)
  • advocacy in the hospital and birth center setting
  • emotional and physical support during labor
  • partner/family support during labor
  • support with breastfeeding including information on local resources – support with all feeding modalities including breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding and information on local resource
  • follow-up closure meeting in your home
  • support with breastfeeding including information on local resources
  • long term support groups available with some doulas
Caster: Joli Ammons

Fees:

  • $100-$300

Details:

  • This time goes by so fast! Making a keepsake you can reflect on forever can be a really wonderful gift to yourself and your little one. Enjoy the soothing aromas and gentle touches of caring hands in the comfort of your own home. A pregnancy belly cast, also referred to as a belly mask or belly mold, is a plaster casting made of an expecting mom’s beautiful pregnant belly. Instead of a flat 2D image from a photo, a pregnancy belly cast captures the exciting transformation a woman undergoes during pregnancy in full 3 dimensions!

Instructor: Dorin Jordan

Fees:

  • Class fee is $300 for the 12 weeks series, all materials included. (A $50 deposit is required to hold your space in class.)
  • Private classes start at $500. Private classes are limited in availability.

Details:

  • Bradley Method® standard of 12 weeks.
  • Class size is limited to 8 couples.
  • Current students have access to lending library and classes are video enriched.
  • Classes are held in North Central Houston

Instructor: Kathleen Wilson, Jessica Gonzales, Joli Ammons, and Rachel Stonebrook

Fees:

  • Classes start at $400

Details:

  • Learn about the mysteries of pregnancy, labor and birth in the comfort of your own home or our office. Design a birth plan, learn about labor techniques and discomfort management.

Instructor: Kathleen Wilson and Joli Ammons

  • Six week comprehensive Childbirth Education taught in old Town Spring in North Houston
  • Group Classes $300
  • Privates starting at $400
  • Available en espanol
  • Bekung Belly Binding
  • Placenta Services and Placenta Art
  • Sexual Health and Wellness Sessions
  • Midwifery Services – Home Birth and Birth Center
  • Trauma informed pap and pelvic exams
  • Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage
  • Labor Whispering
  • Scar Remidiation
  • Curandera Services
  • Couples Coaching
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Energy Medicine
  • Natural miscarriage support
  • Newborn Care classes
  • IVF and Conception Support available

Meet your team!

Kathleen Wilson

Labor Enabler

Kathleen is a founding member of TLC Doula Group, owner of Labor Enabler™ Doula Services and Co-Owner of Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven. She has been a doula since 2003. She has completed training with both ALACE and BAI. Kathleen loves working in all environments and with all care providers to ensure her clients have their best possible birth. Kathleen was married in 1997 to her very supportive spouse. She has four amazing children. She loves to cook and travel. She is one of the luckiest people in the world.

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Jessica Gonzales

Village Birth & Babies

Jessica has worked in the field of women’s health for over 20 years. From breastfeeding to basic newborn care, Jessica offers postpartum support groups designed to create community and empower you as you navigate your way into parenthood. She is the mother of two incredible little girls conceived via IVF and Reciprocal IVF. Jessica specializes in hospital-based birth but trained as a midwife’s assistant in Summertown Tennessee with Ina May Gaskin and midwives at The Farm. She is committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate in Houston by improving equal access to evidence-based care for people of color.

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Amanda Moore

Holistic Expectations

Amanda is a grateful mother of four who recently finished a second degree in energy medicine. She has a certification in early childhood education as well as bilingual education and offers holistic skills and solutions to her clients. In addition, Amanda is a certified Gottman Educator and offers couples coaching sessions for new or experienced parents. Amanda invests much of her time in prenatal work by educating, supporting and helping couples to understand each other. She also provides an extensive postpartum support group that builds community and confidence in parenting. Amanda enjoys supporting couples in all stages – from family planning to conception to birth and beyond. In her down time, she loves to run, garden, bake, read, travel, draw, sing, play sports, listen to the ocean, dance, smell campfires, watch snow fall and put on brand new socks.

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Rachel Stonebrook

Rad Love Doula

Rachel is the owner of RadLoveDoula and has been supporting clients through their pregnancy, labor, postpartum experiences since 2012. She has a master’s degree in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University and carries over a decade’s worth of experience teaching in higher education on topics related to gender studies, reproductive health & sex education. She values evidence-based research, supports informed consent and is skilled in many labor support techniques including rebozo, acupressure, and aromatherapy. When she isn’t at a birth or teaching a class, Rachel is off having wonderful adventures with her husband and their three daughters. She also loves books, nature and the perfect cup of coffee.

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Joli Ammons

The Painted Doula

Joli has helped hundreds of families since 2012 when she began her journey as a doula with an apprenticeship with Kathleen Wilson. She co-authored Rebel Birth Child Birth Education and co-founded Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven and is the owner of The Painted Doula. She loves to facilitate communication between her clients and their providers, in and out of the hospital, easing the process for all involved. She is married to a wonderful man and has two lovely adopted daughters and several pets who she also considers family. To her, doula work isn’t a job, it’s an art form.

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Dorin Jordan

Dorin has been helping families evolve for nearly two decades. As a current childbirth educator and retired birth doula she has worked with hundreds of birthing families throughout the course of her career. She currently works as a Lactation Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital, teaches Bradley Method Classes, and is a full-time student pursuing a career in the healthcare field. When she isn’t helping babies latch onto the breast or spending time with her nose buried in a textbook, you can find her hanging out with one of her three incredible kids, enjoying local, live music, or swing dancing around the greater Houston area.

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Rowan TwoSisters

Labor Whisperer

Rowan is a CPM, LM, LMT, Urban Curandera, Labor Whisperer, and Licensed Midwife. She has 25+ years of birthin’ & masterin’ the magic of inner self and she lives and breathes healing arts. Over twenty years ago, Rowan became a massage therapist, and soon after that went to The Farm to train as a midwives’ assistant. She is committed to doing whatever it takes to facilitate folks living more comfortably in their own skin. Rowan’s unofficial credentials include, medical intuitive, terra instructor and lover of all things fermented, teacher of how to ferment damn near anything.

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