About the Midwives

Anissa Sartini is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the State of Texas. My extensive training began in 2008 and completed in 2017. I have been attending births since 2009! My greatest love is serving the diverse families of our vibrant Metroplex! I warmly welcome all races, faiths, ethnicities, classes, abilities, genders, and sexualities. Hablo español básico sobre los temas del embarazo, el parto y el posparto. In my practice we focus on serving everyone, particularly BIPOC and LGBTQ people, to increase access to safe and compassionate care.

I have attended around 450 births including home, birth center, hospital, VBAC, twins, breech, induced, medicated, and cesarean deliveries. I look forward to many more!

I live in Irving with my lovely partner, darling young child, sweet baby, two silly and curious cats, and a rotating population of chickens. Both of our beautiful babies were born at home in the bath tub, and came to us via in vitro fertilization. In my free time I love to spend time with my friends and family, create art, and contribute to activist causes.

Photos by Lawren Rose Photography

I apprenticed with various home and birth center midwives in Texas and Massachusetts, and completed a specialized apprenticeship AFAB health herbal studies. In 2010 I opened a doula/monitrice practice, which I continue on a case by case basis for high risk clients. In 2012 I completed a BA at Smith College, where I studied biology, herbalism, and other topics relevant to the practice of midwifery.

I look forward to helping you achieve your birthing dreams!

Read a little more on an interview with Voyage Dallas!

Entrevista con Telemundo Dallas!

Kinara Dawson is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and a Licensed Midwife (LM) in the State of Texas. I began attending births in 2015 and received my Texas licensure in 2021. My favorite thing about midwifery is mothering the mother–helping guide the renewed family into being and making sure every client feels listened to and cared for. As a home birth midwife, I view pregnancy and birth as normal, physiologic events. I consider myself a “soulful midwife” as I bring intention into your care.

I practice the midwifery model of care by combining traditional practices with evidence-based clinical care. My approach is Rooted in holding space, education, and practicing informed choice. We have found our families walk through their pregnancy and birth with more confidence when they feel heard, understand their choices and make informed decisions. Our goal is to guide you on your journey by providing intentional, un-rushed prenatal & postpartum care.

For me, the words Deeply Rooted refer to the instinctive, inner knowing of every pregnant person withholds. Symbolizing my belief that the process of growing and birthing a child is Deeply Rooted within each birthing person & viewing birth as a Sacred gift from our Creator. With this value system in mind, I find balance as a midwife by honoring the wisdom of the body while carefully & consistently assessing the well being of both parent & baby.

I live in Frisco with my husband, our dog Stevie, and a verdant and thriving collection of plants! When I am not caring for our clients, I enjoy nature, yoga, and caring for my plants.