Spring Forth Life - Birth Services
Rockwall, TX Service range 70 miles
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 0 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am experienced with: Methodist Richardson, Baylor, Texas Health, Medical City Dallas, Dallas Regional, Hoag, Saddleback, Mission Hospital, UCI, St. Jude, CHOC, Kaiser
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I am familiar with: Lovers Lane, The Bump, Plano Birthplace, All About Babies, Special Beginnings, Family Centered Maternity, Heavenly Hands, South Coast Midwifery, Beach Cities Midwifery, Laguna Hills and Long Beach locations
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I have attended home births with:Certified Nurse Midwifes (CNM), Certified Professional Midwives (CPM)
DONA Certified, Hypnobabies certified HypnoDoula Completed doula internship at South Coast Midwifery, Birth Assistant at South Coast Midwifery, Doula at Integrated Birth, Mother of 9 with over 20 years of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and breast-feeding experience.
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Rockwall, TX Service range 70 miles
Mrs. Angie was very attentive and detailed oreinted throughout the entire process. Although I didn't have the type of birth I wanted to have, Mrs.Angie, prepared me to know the different outcomes that could possibly happen. I'm very grateful for her time flexibility and her ability to educate me on various pregnancy, labor, and delivery topics. As a first time mom, I highly recommend her as a doula. Thank you for your help.
Angie is absolutely wonderful! I cannot say enough good things about our experience with her. Birth is so vulnerable and she provided sense of calm, reassurance, and confidence that I needed before, during and after labor. Thank you Angie, you played a big part of the beauty of my birth story and I will forever have the deepest gratitude for you.
Angie Heffner was a doula extraordinaire in assisting at the birth our miracle rainbow baby!
There is no experience more up close and personal than childbirth. Angie on every level was extremely sensitive and supportive in promoting my daughter's birth plan and meeting her expectations to share the beauty of birth with family and select women friends.
My daughter is a Certified Nurse Midwife whose passion, career and profession is natural childbirth. Angie went above and beyond in assisting and constantly adapting to the ever changing and escalating needs of my daughter to help her acheive a totally natural, holistic birth experience.
Without exception I have the utmost respect personally and professionally for Angie graciously exceeding our family's expectations. I would highly recommend her for all your doula needs!
Angie is the Best! Since covid-19 prevented us from having anyone else besides my wife and I present, Angie was able to coach me through the entire birthing time wich was about 17 hours. Definitely a life saver and a wealth of knowledge. We left for the hospital at the absolute perfect time on Angie's recommendation, which was a big question mark for me. Even though she was not physically present it was a huge help. I would recommend Angie 10/10 even if you live on yhe moon. She has a lot of experience having had many chirldren herself, which is also a big one for us.
As the Vice President of Hypnobabies an active Instructor and former doula/student midwife who has attending hundreds of birth, I feel confident referring all my students to Angie. She has such a calm and confident energy about her which she brings into the birth space with her clients and in turn helps her birthing moms feel confident and calm. Being an experienced birther, mother and Hypno-mom sets her apart from the rest. Her first-hand experience with birth and Hypnobabies really adds to her skill set. You can really feel the passion she has for helping change the way birth happens in the US and she is a great support and advocate for her clients in any birth setting.
I've known Angie well over a decade and have actually had the privilege of participating in two births alongside her. One at home water birth natural unmedicated and a natural unmedicated hospital birth. Angie carries a presence of peace, confidence, and care for mother and baby. Having witnessed both of these births I knew when my husband and I were to conceive I wanted her presence, voice and care during my pregnancy. I'm 28 weeks and have text her almost everyday since my 12 week ultrasound! She has been nothing but responsive, joyful. excited, attentive to detail in the responses, resources, links, contacts, classes, and sharing of social networks with me. Equally as important to me, Angie listens to my questions and concerns and will provide additional insight or tips that are so helpful and reassuring. Angie cares about me, my baby and ensuring that I'm well informed and educated throughout this pregnancy, birth and fourth trimester aka post partum. I'll be back to add my experience once baby is earthside to share more with you all too!
It was a pleasure to work with Angie! She always made herself available to me; day or night. She always had kind and reassuring words for me when I was feeling unsure. I couldn't have gotten through the pregnancy and birth without her. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the entire process and made sure I had all the information I needed to make informed decisions. I can't recommend using her enough!
Angie is such a sweet heart! She is calm and collective and is all about you and what you want to do. She always made it clear that she was there for you and wanted you to have the best birth experience possible. She will be your voice to the nurses and anyone you want her to be. She was very informative and answered all of my questions and also gave me resources that were very helpful. It was an honor to have Angie as our doula and when time came for pushing she was there cheering me on and encouraging me. I would encourage anyone that is searching for a doula to meet Angie and your search would be over!
I am a certified nurse midwife and I have had the pleasure of working alongside Angie. Angie is dependable, kind, and is a true gift to the families and the birthing community that she serves.
I had the privilege of meeting Angie when my husband and I where getting ready for the birth of our baby. She is patient, loving, she has a lot of knowledge and the most important care for her clients. She understand what we go thru not just because she is a woman and has gone thru her own birth but because she takes the time to listen and understand what we are going thru as each individual. During my pregnancy we meet 2 time and every time we meet it feel like a good friend was visit me just to chat and get caught up in life.
Since this was my first time working with a doula, I really didn’t know what to expect. Working with Angie I can tell you that she when beyond my expectations. My birth was very overwhelming and she was full of encouragement and ALWAYS keep a positive attitude. During my birth she stay with me and make sure I got something to eat, got situated and comfortable. Angie is a pleasure to work with and totally worth the money and time. She knows what she is doing and the best thing I that what she does it out of love.
Choosing Angie was one of the best thing that happen to me. It was a Wonderfull experience and glad she is part of our life then and now.
Angie is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I felt very comfortable working with her. She was able to graciously support our birth plans and guide us through the process. When we had to change our plans her support gave strength in a potentially stressful situation. I really appreciate the before birth meetings. Her professional and personal experience helped build confidence. During the birth time, my wife was so “in the zone” it was challenging to make decisions and communication was challenging. It was good to have someone you trusted to help give personal guidance so that it wasn’t all guesswork.
Thanks to Angie advocated support and calmness, my first birth experience went beyond expectation. Me and my husband are so grateful to have Angie there to guide us. Angie is very responsive to my concern. Being a first time mom, I was overwhelmed with every stage of the delivery day, Angie made herself available the whole time with encouragelament. Whenever I encountered a negative feeling, she calmed me down. She helped my labor progress much more relaxing, and joined our big journey with peace and love. Angie has done more than what we could have asked for. my determination to have this natural birth wasn‘t big enough to make it come true without you. Words can’t describe. Thank you Angie!
Angie was such a source of knowledge and encouragement during my pregnancy. And when it was finally time to birth my sweet baby, last month, she was right there by my side. She was exaclty what I needed, when I needed it. She was such a strong advocate and I will forever be grateful for her presence at his birth. Much love, mama! <3
Angie was an experienced mom who was there for us when we had our first born son. She was amazing to work with, always positive and supportive. She was clearly a knowledgeable mother herself and didn't ever seem overwhelmed. Instead, she was confident and encouraging. We will always have a special place for Angie in our hearts thanks to all her support when our son was an infant.
I am an acupuncturist who works along side doulas often. I met Angie at church when her 7th baby was an infant (he is now 3). She was the person pregnant mammas there would ask to be with them during their birth since she had had 8 children.
When Angie became an official doula we did a lot of cross referrals. Angie is a very integrous person. She is calm, loving, very patient, friendly, always has a smile on her face, she is dedicated and organized. Because she has a calm demeanor, mammas feel comfortable with her. She is very present and catches the needs of each mamma and their husbands.
Angie is passionate about helping pregnant women and can relate to them in a personal level since she herself has had many different births of her own.
Knowing Angie and seeing her interacttions made it really easy for me to choose her as the doula I reffer to my pregnant mammas.
I have had the privilege of catching babies with Angie for the past few years. Angie is such a beautiful person with such a beautiful soul, and one of the most amazing doula’s I have ever worked with! She uses evidence based techniques to help her clients successfully progress through each stage of labor. She does an excellent job at helping her clients stay hydrated and rested in the early stages of labor to prevent maternal exhaustion. She knows which positions are best for her clients , what essential oils to use and what areas are best for massage. Angie advocates for her clients and works closely with the birth team to ensure her clients needs are met. I am always amazed at how calm her clients are in labor and how beautiful the energy is in the room. Angie makes sure that her clients feel supported, safe, loved, and free to birth in the way they desire. My wish is for every woman to have the kind of loving labor support that Angie provides for her clients!
Rachael Herrera CNM
Although Angie didn't assit me in my childbirth, she provided support to me after my daughter was born so I could return to work. I'm not sure what I would have done without Angie. When I would drop off my baby, I knew she was in the best hands. Angie is wonderful and truly cares for the children. We still keep in touch today.
Angie is a wonderful person with a beautiful, giving spirit.
I was blessed to have Angie by my side while giving birth to my daughter. I delivered on Mother's Day and Angie was with me, caring for me. Angie is gentle, understanding and supportive, she listens and respects you and what ever your birthing plans might be.
Her presence was reassuring and gave me a sense of peace.
My confidence in Angie extends beyond child birth. Angie provided me with childcare options when returning to work. She also helped me with my postpartum and supported me with my breastfeeding needs. She help implement solutions for when I was unable to sustain enough milk. Angie is extremely knowledgeable and I still seek her for advise today.
Angie was so helpful in my birthing experience. I was well informed by her, felt safe with her and empowered by the work we did together. I was scared of the birthing experience and Angie helped me to feel safe and confident for my special day. I am super grateful that I got to work with her. She is knowledgeable and very willing to share her knowledge
Angie is wonderful. She was there for my wife and I during both pregnancies and births. We had our first girl at Kaiser and second at Hoag. Both times we had Angie to keep us sane! She spoke with the nurses for us and with us. Angie is a great communicator and amazingly calm in spirit. Which helped out my wife tremendously. My wife had a natural birth with our second girl and Angie made that possible with her Doula skills ;)
My wife and I are very pleased with our experience. We felt cared for and loved all the way through. Angie seemed to juggle my needs as a dad and my wifes intense labor very well. I felt coached and encouraged yet she didnt take her attention off my wife during it all. That was very cool!
I am so so grateful Angie was there for both our babies births. I believe her presence made Labor, and the meeting of our girls for the first time , a more glorious event. Maybe simply because she helped us be present for it.
When my daughter was born Angie was a great help in teaching me how to breast feed and help the baby properly latch. Once on the bottle she also helped me learn to make sure baby was not taking too much air when sucking the bottle. She guided me on how to nurse discreetly in public, and gave me advice on putting her in a set schedule and age appropriate activities. With Angie's help and encouragement I breastfed my baby until 18 months, and she was able to sleep in her own room through the night by 8 months. What a blessing. Thank you so much for your help and advice!
Angie's calm, peaceful demeanor is very reassuring during and otherwise stressful time. Being the mother of a large family herself, she has seen just about everything, and is able to calmly handle any situation. She always goes above and beyond what is required. I am so thankful for her help with my daughter.
Angie was an amazing doula. She showed up to my delivery room at the perfect time and chatted cheerfully with me, so my husband could leave the room briefly to find some breakfast after spendng most of the night at the hospital.
When the nurse came to check me, I was dilated to 9 cm. Angie suggested using the peanut ball to help my cervix open, and within FOUR minutes I was complete and ready to deliver.
I remember hearing Angie's gentle words over my right shoulder as I pushed, and she was incredibly encouraging at the end when it got extremely painful.
After deilvery, Angie brought me a cold cup of juice to drink. She prayed over our new daughter before leaving and texted me later in the day to check in on me.
Angie has a beautiful heart, a gentle voice, and a loving spirit. Any woman would be blessed to have Angie beside them during labor and delivery.
Angie was my doula in 2016 when I had my son. His birth was a very emotional and important time for me, I had previously had a Cesarean birth with my first child really wanted a natural delivery with my second. Angie was wonderful, so caring and understanding. I felt like she was just as invested in my experience as I was. We met for lunch one day, and she was very respectful of my birth plans and gave me some helpful tips. She also came to several appointments, her presence was quietly supportive. She was at one appointment towards the end of my pregnancy where I was told that my blood pressure was getting too high, I was an emotional wreck, but Angie was my rock. A very emathetic and encouraging rock! It was so great to have that female compassion, especially in that moment. She kept texting to check on me, too. Fortunately my blood pressure went down and I was able to have a natural birth, so Angie showed up for me in the middle of the night. My labor was short but I was pushing for three long, exhausting hours, and Angie held my hand, my head, my legs. She and my husband really got me through it. I think she sensed when I was getting tired, because she came up close and started whispering my son's name. That really helped me get my focus back on pushing this boy out! It reminded me what all the hard work was for, to bring my baby into this world. I was so grateful that she kept saying his name. After he was born she stayed and helped take care of me, my baby, and my husband. Her care is quiet but put very purposeful, practical, and effective. She is one of the most generos and loving women I have ever met.
I don't even know where to begin...Angie superseded all expectations during our pregnancy, labor and delivery. I wanted a vbac and knew I needed a doula who could support me in the most positive ways possible during the process. I'm the type of person who will dwell on negative thoughts and she kept this in mind at all times. She was always so positive and supportive and kept my mind filled with positivity. She had so many great recommendations during my pregnancy. I wanted to avoid being induced (like my last pregnancy) and she had tons of ideas of things I could do to be proactive throughout the pregnancy to ensure baby didn't arrive too late. I could ask her anything and she would have helpful information for me. I ended up delivering my son at 40+6 weeks. I started having contractions at 5 am and we were at the hospital by 6:30 am and she was there with us as soon as we got there. She was by our side the entire time (Bc we wanted her to be--she was very flexible and did whatever made us most comfortable) she kept me calm during the entire process. She is full of tricks and tips that were instrumental in having a successful vbac. I honestly don't know if things would have turned out the same without her help throughout my pregnancy and delivery. If we decide to have more kids, I will 100% be asking her to be our doula again.
Angie has a presence that can calm and soothe just about anyone!
My husband and I decided we would have a natural birth in a hospital setting and it was important to find someone we connected with and that could support us.
Throughout the pregnancy, she answered my many many questions, put my mind at ease and prepped me for the big day! When the birth finally came, she was there every step of the way. You know it will be a challenging day, but until you're living it and going through it, you don't realize how special your doula can be. She made me comfortable physically and emotionally. She made my husband comfortable. She offered suggestions, she listened to me, she reminded me, she breathed with me. She also helped me understand my situation as it was happening because as you know not all things go according to plan all the time. Her strength and passion for life helped me get through an emotional and difficult birth experience and for that we are forever grateful.
I would recommend Angie to anyone looking for a supportive, compassionate and experienced doula for their birth. One of the things I enjoyed most about Angie was her calming energy and quiet confidence. She asserts herself at all the right times and is in tune with what you need. She genuinly cares and is invested in the birthing process and I trusted her completely. My birth was in a hospital and I ended up needing an epidural due to some kidney issues, and my husband and I were unsure how much a doula would help since we didn't get to do the natural birth we had hoped for, but the moral support and guidance every step of the way was invaluable. The nurses at hospitals are not invested in individual patients like a doula as they have several patients and change shifts often. We had 3 nurses during our labor and it was so nice to have Angie as a constant stream of support. I ended up pushing for 4 hours and Angie was there to support me the entire time, keeping me calm, helping to count and pushing through each contraction and avoiding a near c-section. At one point near the end of pushing, my husband had to step away since he was overwhelmed and with Angie there, I didn't miss a beat and the baby was born minutes later. Our birthing experience wouldn't have been the same without Angie!
Angie is such an amazing Doula! I was so incredibly blessed to have her by my side during labor and delivery. She is gentle, caring, professional, and competent in everything she does and was a total encouragement for me every step of the way. My husband and I chose to have our daughter naturally at an out-of-hospital birth center and took the Bradley Method classes in preparation for labor. Although we were well educated and "ready" to have our baby, Angie provided much needed and appreciated support to me and also my husband as he coached me though labor. Her presence was reassuring and calming, and with her help I progressed through a 22hr labor with enough strength to deliver a sweet healthy baby! The whole experience was greatly empowering and I am so very thankful to have had Angie as our support!
Angie Heffner has been a good friend of mine for about two years now! Coincidentally I was honored to have her as my doula through my pregnancy , all the way up to the birth of my daughter. Angie was there for me, spiritually, obviously physically as well, filling me with knowledge on natural birth, books, websites, tips (she has given birth naturally 5 times herself), was always on my side with the decisions I needed to make during labor, along with her unbelievable peaceful and calm demeanor encouraging me. My husband and I are extremely privileged and honored to have had this amazing woman by our side through this incredible process , and wouldn't of had it any other way. We LOVE Angie!
My husband and I are extremely happy we chose to work with Angie for our birth. We felt an instanct connection with her and her zen energy made us feel very comfortable and relaxed in her presence. She is extremely knoweledgable about all stages of pregnancy, delivery and post patrum care and was always able to answer our questions. During our birth, she was with us every step of the way providing support for both my husband and I, making sure we stayed well nourished, and providing soft spoken encouragement at just the right moments.
We highly recommend hiring Angie as she is a great asset to any birthing team.
We payed for the perfect doula and Angie was the answer to our prayers! We couldn’t be any happier with our birth experience and are so grateful Angie was there to share it with us! She gave us extremely helpful suggestions for coping with the contractions which were crucial in our sons extraordinary birth. Angie's extensive experience helped me feel confident in my ability to give birth without pain medication. She helped my husband to support me during the entire process as well. We felt so comfortable sharing our son’s birth with her and were so happy that she was there to help us on the big day. When our son Joshua decided to be born in a big hurry, Angie was there for us when we needed her most.
I am so happy we met Angie! We had planned to meet with other doulas but once we met Angie we knew she was the right match for us. During our first meeting with Angie we talked about the type of birth I wanted. My first child was born via c section and I was planning a vbac for my second. When talking with Angie she made me feel comfortable and confident about the birth. She is knowledgeable about birthing and also shared her birth experiences with us. During my pregnancy she would text me to check on how I was doing. She was always available by text or phone call so I could keep her updated after my prenatal appointments. When I went into labor Angie met me at the birth center and immediately began assuring me that I was doing great. She has such a calming presence and I felt comfortable and safe with her by my side. She encouraged me to walk around and sit on a birth ball which I think really helped bring the baby down. After each contraction she gave me drinks to make sure I stayed hydrated. Her calming voice and words of encouragement were so reassuring and helped me to stay relaxed even during difficult contractions. She has a way of being present and supportive while also giving us space when needed. My birth went better than I ever could've planned and I couldn't imagine going through it without Angie's support. If I have another baby I would want Angie as my doula again.
Your doula search is over, you need look no further than Angie.
Her steadfast presence, her ability to bring peace, and her calm encouragement made the delivery more enjoyable. I am so thankful for the qualities listed because my delivery had some unexpected twists and she handled them with such ease.
The first unexpected twist in my delivery, (my sixth delivery, my first with a doula, my first without an epidural) was that I was to be induced due to high blood pressure. When we got to the hospital they took my blood and discovered I had preeclampsia, the second twist. Angie let nothing ruffle her, which helped me stay unruffled.
There were further setbacks: I was confined to my bed due to monitoring and a catheter, so none of the positions we had practiced could be used. Angie still found ways to ease my discomfort and coached my birth team in how to best assist me despite the restrictions.
Not only did she bring calm, but she brought joy! She listened to my funny stories while I could still talk and laughed at jokes the birth team told. I asked for my birth to be fun, I wanted laughter to ease my pain and she laughed with me. When I had to stop laughing she held my hand, looked me straight in the eye and helped me to relax during contractions.
When the contractions finally took over and I began pushing the baby, she continued to tell me what a strong mother I was. When the baby was out and I was still in pain due to difficulty with my placenta, she stood firmly by side. She did not leave until I was ready to rest. I was grateful for her comfort and care that last half hour. It was more unpleasant then expected and she was so present in that moment with me.
If you need a woman who can be a still and strong presence during your delivery, Angie is the one you are looking for.
My husband and I met Angie through the South Coast Midwifery center. As soon as I met her I felt calm and comfortable in her presence - the most important thing when choosing a doula, I would say.
She took time to meet with us and discuss our birth plan and wishes and was so reassuring and patient during our time together. She checked in after every pre-natal check up and was always available for questions leading up to the birth.
During the birth she was a calm, peaceful, yet strong presence. I used the HypnoBirthing method, and she was perfect - exactly what my husband and I needed.
I would not hesitate to recommend her as a wonderful doula!
From the moment we met Angie she always had a warm smile and comforting presence. It was such a relief to have her by our side each step of the way.
As first time parents we had a lot of questions and concerns. Angie was just a phone call away and was more than happy to help us. Her years of experience were priceless in giving us piece of mind. She truly was a blessing.
Angie would check in with us once a week to see how we were progressing. The trust we built was very comforting for when it came time to birth our daughter. It was 3am when we called Angie to meet us at the birth center and she was there! Not only that she arrived before us and started the bath. How can you beat that?
The birth would have not been the same with out the constant support from Angie. She got right in there and catered to any of our needs to help keep us comfortable. She is a great coach and support. If you want to find a doula you can trust, call Angie.
My experience with Angie can be described as perfect. I had felt a connection to her as soon as I met her. She is calm, confident and knows her stuff! She was able to answer any and all of the questions I had Not just about a doula but babies, birthing, breastfeeding, you name it. She not only attended my birth but checked in on me regularly in the weeks before and after I had my baby. She knew exactly what to do and what to saying during my birthing time. She never made me feel rushed or pressured about anything. She was there when I needed her to keep me calm and ride out my pressure waves and she stepped back and let my husband take over when I needed him. It was almost like she was reading my mind! She made sure I was getting my fluids and was comfortable as I could be. She was not only attentive to me but to the midwife and my husband. She volunteered to assist the midwife when appropriate and when my husband got a little queasy and had to step back a bit, she stepped right in. I can confidently say that I am 100% satisfied and so so happy that I chose to have a doula during my birthing time and that it was Angie.
Working with Angie was an incredible experience. From the moment I met Angie I wanted to work with her. We felt confident that she was capable to be with us thru any scenario during our birth and present to my needs without having to say a word. She is a very present, confident, and humble person as well as flexible to whatever the situation presents. Because of her personability, my 2 yrs old loved seeing her and was very sure she was there to play with him
My husband and I interviewed many birth professionals; we chose to have our first home-birth and we really wanted to feel comfortable with our team. Meeting Angie made all the difference. Once we decided to work together, there was such a joy and peace we had knowing we had the right team in place to make this an incredible experience We were so right!
During my birth experience, Angie kept me focused on what mattered when things were becoming more intense. She kept a calm and peaceful presence throughout and always thought ahead to keep me comfortable and present to the task at hand. Because of Angie's extensive background in birth, she provided invaluable expertise and guidance to make sure I was doing all I could to have a smooth birth.
I highly recommend using Angie. She is truly a gift to work with and a wonderful asset to have during any birth scenario.
Angie was an amazing Doula!! I have had three children and each birth was completely different (one water birth, one hospital birth and one birth center birth) and I must say that the most recent birth with Angie as my doula was the best by far!
Angie provided good advice, relevant suggestions, resources and ideas before, during and after my birth. She had a sincere, caring approach and discreetly looked after me, caring for my needs while I was in labor. She managed to be continuosly present without being invasive. She has the gift of transmitting peace and strength which I found to be crucial in such an intense time like childbirth.
Now I can't imagine giving birth without the support of a doula and I attribute a large part of my positive birth experience to Angie's presence!!!
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