our heart runs deep


We are a collection of health care providers who seek to provide guidance for a long-term, healthy, holistic life for pregnant women and growing families. Each of our providers are educated, licensed and certified in their field with the intention to practice safely, focused on evidence based, client-led care.

Birth and Wellness Center of Arlington exists as a facility for out-of-hospital birth services on paper, but who we are and the service we provide runs way deeper than that.

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Meet Meredith

Midwife and Founder of the Birth and Wellness Center of Arlington

God has given me a great passion for people throughout my life. Birth & Wellness Center of Arlington began as a dream a few years ago when I was a student. I was learning under some amazing midwives at Grapevine Birthing Center planning to move overseas to serve people where healthcare provision is sparse and maternal and infant mortality rates are devastating. That shifted as I began to learn that in the US we have one of the highest birth-related mortality rates in the developed world, in Texas we have the highest maternal mortality in the developed world and the reasons behind our poor statistics. I also realized that midwifery care is simply not accessible to certain demographics. The conviction I feel for this ran deep. It took residence in my heart and grew into the passion that was already there. It became part of my dreams. It became a birth center. A birth center that will be high-class and available to every class. We will serve locally and internationally. We are committed to being part of the change in Dallas Fort Worth.

We’d love to meet you!


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Meet Bethany

Midwife, owner of Bethany Stricker Midwifery

Bethany spent most of her time growing up near Washington, D.C. She began her journey to becoming a midwife after attending births as a doula for several years. After attending her first out-of-hospital birth, she knew that becoming a midwife and offering the midwifery model of care would allow her to provide the high quality, compassionate care that she believed women deserve. Bethany has had the privilege of training in many different settings including rural home birth practice, solo birth center practice and high-volume birth center practices in Virginia and Texas. She enjoys offering holistic, individualized care to families and serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the North Texas Midwives Association and is the co-founder of Abide Women’s Health Services, a non-profit that is bringing free prenatal care to Dallas Fort Worth. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family and friends, hiking, reading and knitting.

We would love to talk with you.


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Meet Cait

Midwife, owner of Indie Midwifery

“Midwife” means “with women.” Every pregnancy deserves a skilled companion who has traveled the road of birth. Cait grew up around midwives in her hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska, and knew at an early age that her calling would be caring for families and catching their babies. After birthing five of her own (in her bathtub at home), marrying her childhood sweetheart and moving more than 4,000 miles south, she began her apprenticeship in Dallas, Texas. She has trained under 10 exceptional midwives in hospital, home and birth center settings, while simultaneously completing her long-distance didactic work. Between births and appointments, chauffeuring five children and keeping up with the latest science on evidence-based maternity care, Cait still finds time to sew quilts, cook bone broth, hike Texas’ beautiful state parks, attend jazz concerts and sometimes even sneak back home to visit Alaska.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela