Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven

Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven

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Welcome earthside Aemelia!! Thank you for helping us out Lisa Rutledge, CPM. This little nugget didn't want to wait her turn so HHH needed a little help. Shout out to Rachel Stonebrook, such a supportive and passionate doula and part of the Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven team.
Welcome sweet Iyla! Shout out to Joli Ammons- doula extraordinare of Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven and Guendy with Nurturing Image Photography. Such a beautuful way to start our day.
It took me a couple of years but after asking and asking PJ about carriers other than the ones I had ...I finally bought a kinderpack to carry both the girls. I remember meeting PJ and Eddy at a baby workshop shortly after Selena was born.

Here she is 2 1/2 and whoa Saru is almost 5 but it works well for them both! Today, I’m by myself and she wants to be held...in the carrier she goes! I can carry on❤️

Back in Austin and will forever think of you all.
Midwifery: Holistic Heritage Homebirth Photography: Nurturing Image Photography with Guendy Gro
Doula: Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven with Joli Ammons
Gettin my rebel on.
Missing you!
Love this!
Hey y'all, Therese and I are currently struggling with my insurance company to get payment for our recent homebirth with midwife (CNM) and doula. Have any of you gone through this process recently, especially with BCBSTX? I requested and got an in network exemption prior to the birth, but now they're disallowing parts of the claim (midwives don't care for babies, and their supplies aren't covered, as everyone knows) and severely underpaying other parts of the claim. The kicker to me is that beween midwife and doula the total barely scratches 8k.

So I plan to appeal based on 1. homebirth midwife care is safe and effective 2. same for doula care 3. cost of midwife and doula is reasonable compared to other homebirth providers in the area with comparable qualifications and 4. cost of an uncomplicated, vaginal delivery in an in-network hospital in the area would have been significantly (probably multiples) higher. Can anyone help with references to studies validating homebirth midwife and doula care, and also how to go about establishing cost comparisons? Especially for hospitals, my understanding is that getting cost estimates is a bit like pulling teeth. Thanks for your help!
We had such a wonderful time tonight, and it’s apparent the kids did too!!! Thank you so much for this opportunity to get out and have adult conversation Kathleen, Joli and PJ! The girls were so awesome with the kiddos too, I know it was a great time when they’re happy when I get there and pass out before we get to I-45!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! I needed this so much, we all did! Love this tribe!! 😘😘😘
Looking for a recommended full time Nanny. Only needed 4 to 6 weeks in Houston. Thanks!
Hey lovelies. Anyone you know in need of tiny baby clothes (preemie-3-6 month)? I'm going through stuff Olive has outgrown and am having all the feels. It would help knowing they're going to a good home... (Also have some misc bottles and a Medela pump that I could ship your way...)
Will anyone be in the office today for donations?

Child birth education for the woman in charge! Unlike James Dean, we are Rebels WITH A CAUSE! We aren’t here to ruffle feathers or put on a show.

We are here to remind you that you are in control of your healthcare. To improve the establishment by putting the reins back into your hands! You don’t have to choose between the red pill and the blue pill. You can choose the green pill, or even no pill! By showing up here today, you are saying that no one but you controls your body, your baby, or your birth. Not your Mom, not your Aunt Cindy, and

Operating as usual

12/26/2021

Happy Holidays!

11/17/2021

#tlcdoulagroup welcomes you to our new office located at 26602 Keith Street in Old Town Spring #laborenabler #houstondoulas #doulasofthewoodlands #rebelbirth #tlchaven

06/01/2021

We’ve been yarn bombed!!! Happy Pride Month everyone!!!! Here at Rebel Birth we welcome all families with open arms and hearts. People are people and we happen to love all the people. #loveaccrosstheusa #loveacrosstheworld #spreadthelove #thepainteddoula #rebelbirth #laborenabler #houstondoulas #houstonchildbirtheducation

Photos from Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven's post 05/25/2021

Sometimes we just need to cut loose. #rebelbirth #laborenabler #thepainteddoula #wereflying #houstondoulas #htxchildbirtheducation

Photos from Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven's post 04/20/2021

Meet the newest members of the Rebel Birth team. They need names...any ideas? Crochet Pattern is by Laura Loves Crochet. Crochet work done by @the_painted_doula. #doulaswithhobbies #surgicalbirth #vaginalbirth #allbirthisbeautiful #lauralovescrochet #thepainteddoula #rebelbirth #houstondoulas #houstonchildbirtheducator

Rebel Birth 04/13/2021

Rebel Birth

Looking for in person, small group childbirth education? We’ve got you covered! Sign up now, space is limited! Don’t see an option that works for you?? We can create a private class tailored to your needs! [email protected]
Classes available in Old Town Spring at Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven or in Houston at Heart of Houston Birth & Wellness Center

https://rebelbirth.com

Rebel Birth We teach pregnant women and their support teams how to own their birth by making informed decisions about their care.

04/08/2021

Welcome to TLC Doula Group, Stephi Anderson!!! We are so glad you are here!

WELCOME TO TLC, Stephi Anderson!!! We couldn't be more excited to introduce you to our newest Birth Doula. Stephi has been a welcome addition to TLC Doula Group and TLC Birth Allliance. Keep your eyes open, because TLC is growing!

Stephi is the owner of the Family Prep Doula Co. She has been a doula since 2013. She has trained with CAPPA, Doula Trainings International, and Bebo Mia, and is currently learning from some of the most experienced doulas in Houston. Stephi loves working with parents who break the mold and grow their families on their own terms. She married the first guy she met who could sing the alphabet backwards and loved books as much as she did, and they’re raising five crazy amazing kids together. She loves to hang upside down and re-pot succulents (just not at the same time). She will try any food you give her.

03/16/2021

We are so excited to be partnering with Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Center to provide educational opportunities for everyone in Houston. #rebelbirth #heartofhouston #laborenabler #thepainteddoula #htxchildbirtheducation #houstondoulas #doulasofoldtownspring #doulasofthewoodlands #doulaswhoteach

Timeline photos 06/14/2020

Don’t forget to sign up for our in person childbirth education classes in old town spring at www.rebelbirth.com We are limiting class size to keep you safe. Six week and two day intensive options available. Coping - the internalized process of managing difficult things like pain or stress - one of the many topics we will talk about during your class. One coping technique we will cover is the unfolding visualization. Visualizing your body unfolding to allow the natural process of labor to take place. Like this sunflower, your body will unfold allowing in all things life and bringing new life with it. #unfolding #rebelbirth #houstondoulas #doulasofoldtownspring #doulasofspringtexas #thewoodlandsdoula #laborenabler #thepainteddoula

06/02/2020

In person classes available again starting this weekend. Check out our setup.

05/11/2020

Look what Joli did for Mother's Day, Y'all! The Painted Doula

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! (Full story on The Painted Doula Facebook post) ... I snapped this picture of her as she was getting herself onto the stretcher because I just thought it was so POWERFUL, seeing her walk herself out with her baby in her arms, still attached to the placenta that was still inside her body, blood and pieces of the amniotic sac on her legs, while her husband, the paramedics and I just stood by and showed reverence and respect for the goddess before us. #mothersday #badassbirther #VBAC #accidentalhomebirth #beautiful #raw #real #thepainteddoula #rebelbirth #houstondoula #doulaweekend #htxdoula #postedbyjoli @lnewchurch

The ultimate honor for a birth worker on Mother’s Day is to be a part of another mother’s birth story. Liz and I have been talking every day since Wednesday. She has had contractions every night that were strong enough to disrupt her sleep but they would slow down or go away each morning. Each day we checked in first thing in the morning, and each day I thought for sure I would hear from her sometime later that day. Each night I was surprised to still be at home waiting for the call. Yesterday I went and visited with her and we talked about how a watched pot never boils and made a plan to ignore anything that didn’t make her vocalize. I felt her belly to see what position baby boy was in and we did some work to help him to be in the most optimal position. We also talked about emotional release techniques and how the stress of the times and the stress of waiting for labor may be blocking her from going into active labor. Finally, this morning she texted me around 6:50am that she had been having back labor contractions all night long. We chatted around 7:30 and she was going to see what happened when she got up and moving. Then right around 9:00 she called and said she was moaning a little through them and thought maybe I should head her way. When I got to the house around 10:30 she and her husband Steve and their sweet little boy Peter were in the playroom hanging out. Whenever she had a contraction she would lean forward on her elbows and knees and I started giving her some counter pressure. She seemed like she was in nice active labor, contractions were about 3-5 minutes apart and around a minute long but usually less than a minute (the goal for most people by the end of labor is 2-3 minutes apart and 90 seconds long.) Liz started telling me about her emotional release yesterday. She had realized that she was sad that Peter wouldn’t be her only baby anymore and that she was scared that the new baby would change her relationship with him. He was playing with blocks right in front of her and she was helping him and holding his hand during surges. Then a big one came and she roared really big! Peter reached out and put his little hand on his momma’s back like mine was and looked into my eyes like “look I can do that too!” After the surge, Liz said she thought her water had broken. We decided to go to the restroom and see what we could see. Everything moved so fast from there! She had one contraction that took her to her knees on the way to the bathroom. She began to panic, but got control really fast. We made it to the bathroom and I gave her some pH paper to make sure there was amniotic fluid (there was). After about 2 contractions we decided to go to the hospital. On the next contraction she went to her knees again and leaned over the toilet. This time I could see that her labia were parting with the contractions and that she was pushing!! I told her she should put a finger in and feel if the baby was there...she did...AND HE WAS!!!!!! I dialed 911 and handed the phone to Steve and said “we’re not going to make it to the hospital! Tell them we need an ambulance RIGHT NOW!” The ambulance got there so fast and then we all just waited for her to ease him out. She did so amazing. He wanted to come so fast and she would start to panic but then she would slow down and listen to me telling her to do no more or less than her body was doing on its own. She gently eased him into the world in about 4 pushes and then had him in her arms!!! She bulb suctioned him herself and got him crying and onto the breast. A few minutes later we helped her up and walked her out to the stretcher waiting out front so they could ride to the hospital. Momma and baby are healthy as can be and so excited about their badass birth story. I’m so proud of her and so glad I got to spend Mother’s Day this way. I snapped this picture of her as she was getting herself onto the stretcher because I just thought it was so POWERFUL, seeing her walk herself out with her baby in her arms, still attached to the placenta that was still inside her body, blood and pieces of the amniotic sac on her legs, while her husband, the paramedics and I just stood by and showed reverence and respect for the goddess before us. #mothersday #badassbirther #VBAC #accidentalhomebirth #beautiful #raw #real #thepainteddoula #rebelbirth #houstondoula #doulaweekend #htxdoula

05/05/2020

The importance of movement and COVID-19 updates and LOOK! We’re back together at last!!!!

04/24/2020

COVID19 Provider Policies

COVID19 Provider Policies Created by TLC Doula Group: Kathleen Wilson, CD, CBE; Amanda Moore, CD, CE, GCE; Dorin Jordan, AAHCC, CBC: Jessica Gonzales, LD, CBE, Rowan Twosisters, CPM, LM, LMT; Joli Ammons, LD, CBE; Rachel Stonebrook, MA, LD, CBE

Timeline photos 04/20/2020

Meet KATHLEEN WILSON! My greatest friend and mentor! #postedbyjoli #rebelbirth #laborenabler #thepainteddoula #houstondoulas #childbirtheducation #doulasofoldtownspring Kathleen has been a doula in Houston since 2003. In that time she has empowered and guided over 1000 families as they have grown. She is passionate about supporting her families no matter what path they choose and believes that well rounded knowledge is your best negotiating tool. She co-authored Rebel Birth Childbirth Education, built on these principles, and co-founded Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven with me, Joli Ammons, where we nurture a strong community of wonderful empowered families. Kathleen and her super cool husband Dan have brought 4 babies into the world and have 3 surviving children at home. They have also provided a safe and loving home for numerous foster children throughout the years. The day I met Kathleen, she inspired me so much that the trajectory of my entire life changed, and I know that I’m not the only person in the world who can say that. I am so grateful that this wonderful human exists and that I get to work alongside her every day, empowering families and nurturing our community!

Timeline photos 04/18/2020

Ready to #zoom into a new class series! #rebelbirth #postedbyjoli #thepainteddoula #laborenabler #tlcdoulagroup #sociallydistantchildbirtheducation #childbirtheducation #houstondoula #htx #calmduringcovid

Timeline photos 04/18/2020

MEET JOLI AMMONS One of the kindest people I know. #postedbykathleen #rebelbirth #houstondoulas #doulasofoldtownspring #thewoodlandsdoulas #thepainteddoula #laborenabler 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, an active member of TLC Doula Group 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.

04/16/2020

Joli And Kathleen (@rebel.birth) • Instagram photos and videos

We are now on instagram! https://instagram.com/rebel.birth?r=nametag

Joli And Kathleen (@rebel.birth) • Instagram photos and videos 3 Followers, 7 Following, 1 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Joli And Kathleen (@rebel.birth)

04/07/2020

It's a very Brady Pandemic! We love you guys! Stay safe and stay connected. We are here for you!

04/07/2020

Checking in. Updated policies. Transferring to homebirth. Self care check in.

Intensive Rebel Birth Child Birth Education, 4/18 & 4/19 | Rebel Birth 04/07/2020

Intensive Rebel Birth Child Birth Education, 4/18 & 4/19 | Rebel Birth

Did your Childbirth Education get cancelled? Don't feel ready?
We have the solution for you! Rebel Birth is offering several online course thru zoom!!! This is just one of our offerings for this month! April 18 and 19 we will have a two day intensive to get you ready!! Sign up now - space is limited!
https://rebelbirth.com/event/intensive-rebel-birth-child-birth-education-4-18-4-19/2020-04-18/

Intensive Rebel Birth Child Birth Education, 4/18 & 4/19 | Rebel Birth Complete childbirth education for those who have a rebel heart. Come learn the ins and outs of birth and get to know the tools that will work for YOU as an individual or family. We aren't peddling one philosophy here, we want to help you to figure out what you…

03/30/2020

Covid-19 question and answers, hospital policies and are you considering changing your plan?

03/30/2020

Covid-19
Hospital Policies
Considering changing plans?

Photos from Delegate It Virtual Assistance's post 03/27/2020

Photos from Delegate It Virtual Assistance's post

03/23/2020

Covid19 updates

Rebel Birth 03/17/2020

Rebel Birth

https://rebelbirth.com/

Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven is offering Virtual Classes thru ZOOM right now. Don't be afraid to sign up. We will always be in your corner.

Rebel Birth We teach pregnant women and their support teams how to own their birth by making informed decisions about their care.

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In person classes available again starting this weekend. Check out our setup.
The importance of movement and COVID-19 updates and LOOK! We’re back together at last!!!!
Checking in. Updated policies. Transferring to homebirth. Self care check in.
Covid-19 question and answers, hospital policies and are you considering changing your plan?
Covid19 updates
Rebel update
5 minute chat about precipitous laborAsk me Anything!
Story time 🙂
Boundaries
Talking with Jessica Gonzales about disparities in maternity care for the black community in honor of Black History Mont...
Announcements!
Third time is a charm

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