What people are saying about The Nest
“The staff at THE NEST were nothing short of phenomenal! They took the time to listen to all of our questions and concerns throughout the entire pregnancy, I never felt rushed on any visit, and they made the experience so special for my whole family. They are friendly, professional, and super helpful. I've never had better or more personal care from a healthcare team. I recommend them to anyone who is wanting to have a great natural birth experience!” – Callie Warner
“Lisa and Patty are the dream team. I can not imagine having done this with out them. They have the perfect balance of love and wisdom. I always felt that they were there when we needed them and providing thorough answers to our questions. As the male,I was fairly concerned that I did not have what it was going to take to support my wife through this birth. Lisa and Patty were amazing at supporting me as I tried my best to support my wife. We are so grateful for these ladies. We look forward do doing it again with child #2!” – Dillon Haspany
“As a father, I felt removed from the pregnancy and birth process until we hired Lisa Riell. She took the time to include me, teach me about birth, and how I could help my wife during labor. I was so glad to get to contribute to my wife’s comfort and understand the whole process. I went from dread to excitement. Her spirit and knowledge embodies everything a midwife should be.” – Jacob Mitchell
Lisa and the whole team at The Nest are absolutely phenomenal. I had an incredible birth experience and am so thankful for the amazing care I received! I chose to have a home birth but the birth center is beautiful, welcoming, and peaceful- the perfect environment to welcome your blessing. Lisa and her team truly have a heart for every woman and family who comes through their doors. It’s evident by the care they give so openhandedly! I highly recommend The Nest to anyone considering a birth center or home birth. You will be treated with love, respect, and like the life-giving goddess you are!” – Andrea Muehlen
Meet the Midwives
I believe in “mothering the mother”!
- In a healthy woman, pregnancy is not a medical condition; it is a normal physiological body function. Most healthy women can enjoy birth out of the hospital.
- Birth can be the most transformative, empowering moment of you and your partner’s lives.
- Unnecessary interventions can interfere with the primal birthing instinct, altering important emotional and physical aspects of your birth. They can stall, complicate and necessitate further interventions, spiraling into an unwanted C-section. Unnecessary or disrespectful interventions can also create lasting emotional trauma for mother and baby.
- I believe in easing your little one into this world, into a quiet, loving, respectful environment.
As a young girl, my favorite toy was my nurse’s kit. I was fascinated by birth and wanted to help women deliver their babies. I can remember, at nine yrs old, wishing my mother’s pregnant friends would go into labor at our house so I could deliver that baby! And, even at that tender age, I was confident I could do it, and make the experience calm and supportive for the mother!
Years later I married and had 3 children of my own, giving birth naturally using the traditional Lamaze method in a hospital. This transformed me, progressively reigniting my passion to help other women with each birth. I acted as doula occasionally through the years, still pulled by birth, but focused at the time on raising my family, and other career choices. Finally, pursuing midwifery after my children left “the nest” was the realization of a life-long dream.
Every birth fills me with joy, wonder and gratitude. I am humbled and honored to be called into this incredible profession.
I’m a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife), LM (licensed in the State Of Texas), NNR and CPR trained every 2yrs, and continue to learn with CEU’s, conferences, workshops, avid reader and birth junkie!
I have been married to my best friend for the last 17 years and we have three beautiful children.
As an experienced Midwife in the Dallas Fort Worth area, I offer holistic maternity care. My goal is to support you to make empowered decisions throughout your pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and beyond.
My passion to serve expectant mothers was first realized in 2014 when I became a certified doula. In 2017 it became clear that the Lord was calling me to do more, and that is when I began my training towards midwifery. I’m a single mom of 3: 1 daughter, and 2 sons, and 2 bonus daughters from my previous marriage! I also have 2 angel babies, lost to miscarriage in 2013 and 2014. With the loss of my second pregnancy in September of 2013, I experienced the love and support of an amazing doula. That experience is what first led me into birth work.
Supporting women through motherhood is a calling God placed in my heart when I first became a mother in 2009. I have filled this role in many capacities before finally coming to midwifery.
I love supporting undisturbed birth and helping women educate themselves to make empowered decisions. Labor is not just about birthing babies, it is also about birthing MOTHERS, and I believe that women who are empowered in birth will also be empowered in motherhood.
I have experience in supporting families from all walks of life. My birth experience includes home birth, birth center, and hospital birth. I have supported undisturbed home births as well as planned cesareans. I have also helped families through IVF and fertility struggles, VBAC, twins and breech, advanced maternal age, surrogacy, unmedicated birth, infant loss, and rainbow babies (pregnancy after loss).”
Meet the Students
My first word was baby and the rest goes from there… I have always been called to birth work and I am so excited to finally be here! It is such an honor to be a part of some of the biggest moments in people’s lives. I love seeing families grow and getting to know each and every story. I am about halfway through school and hope to be licensed in the spring of 2023!
I am a self proclaimed baby hog but everyone else who knows me calls me the baby whisperer. I have always had this innate connection with babies and felt called to help babies have a more gentle transition from womb to world. I attended my first home birth in 2017 when I got to witness the birth of my second niece and I have been hooked ever since. I love educating moms on the importance of nutrition during prenatal care. My favorite thing about birth is the moment that the mom looks into her baby’s eyes for the first time. I look forward to becoming licensed in late 2021 to early 2022 and coming on full time as a part of the Nest Team. When I’m not at a birth I can usually be found playing board games with my husband, cuddling with our adorable french bulldog or spoiling my two nieces.
Come see for yourself, our relaxing and beautiful home-like atmosphere. We want you to feel pampered and special, like you're at a bed and breakfast or spa retreat! Every detail for your comfort has been thoughtfully added.
Located just five minutes from the beautiful new Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and next to the revitalized downtown!
Serving Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, DeSoto, Midlothian, Waxahachie, Ennis, Venus, Alvarado, and Burleson.
This is the dream team! With a combined experience of over 45 years, their passion for birth and caring for women is obvious in every thing they do! You will be given the utmost attention and care, supported every step of the way in your journey to birth and beyond!
208 E. Broad St. STE 104
Mansfield, Tx 76063