Meet our Doulas and Lactation Educators

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UMC offers specially certified doulas to support laboring women and CLC and IBCLC Certified Lactation Educators to provide education and encouragement during breastfeeding. Both of these aspects of care can make a huge positive difference in your experience in becoming a mother. Get to know our doulas and lactation educators, and why they enjoy caring for you.

To schedule a doula, at no cost for patients giving birth at UMC, call 806.755.8234. 
To speak with a Certified Lactation Educator call 806.775.8864.



Cassie Thomas

Cassie Thomas-Fuller, CD (DONA), SBD

“I choose my work because I love the magic that is pregnancy and the beauty of childbirth. I love being there for moms.”

Eden Ruiz

Eden Ruiz, Texas Breastfeeding Educator (TBE)

“I am passionate about helping mothers create a stronger bond with their baby through breastfeeding.”

Mindy Morris

Mindy Morris, CD (DONA)

“Being a part of a birth team is an honor and privilege. I have the best job in the world!”

Amanda Bryant

Amanda Bryant, CLC, BLS

“I love being a lactation educator! It allows me to truly teach in a way that benefits new moms and their babies.”

Lisa_Caldwell

Lisa Caldwell, CLC

“I am passionate about teaching mothers about breastfeeding.”

Cara_Caudle

Cara Caudle, IBCLC, CD (DONA)

 “I enjoy learning new ways to support our mommas and babies at UMC!”

Landa_Dixon

Landa Dixon, CLC

“I love to provide education and support to moms during a big time in their life.”

Sonya_Flores

Sonya Flores, CLC

“My passion is women’s health! UMC has given me the opportunity to connect, serve and teach in this way.”

Marissa_Johnson

Marissa Johnson, CLC 

“I am passionate about breastfeeding. I do whatever I can to help new mothers navigate this journey.”

Lori_Lopez

Lori Lopez, CLC

“I am grateful to be able to serve mothers and babies as a Lactation Counselor.”

Nelda_Mercado

Nelda Hernandez-Mercado, CLC

“Because of my enthusiasm for mothers and babies, I feel this job chose me.”

Paulin_Mills

Pauline Mills, ICEA, CD (DONA), CLC 

“It is a privilege to be a part of a growing family.”

Priscilla_Molina

Priscilla Molina, CLC

“I enjoy helping moms and babies. This is a special time.”

Michelle_Murphy

Michelle Murphy, CLC, CD (DONA),

Certified Dancing for Birth Instructor

“I believe strongly in the power of women helping women.”

Sarah_Pohlmeyer

Sarah Pohlmeyer, CLC

 “I have a passion for helping new families through their life-changing transition into parenthood.”

Penny_Willis

Penny Willis, CLC, CD (DONA)

 “Connecting with moms on a personal level gives me the opportunity to provide support with a positive experience.”


 
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