Hello! I am Alexandra Bravo, owner of Bravo Birth DFW. I am so excited to launch my new website and return to working with families in Dallas and Fort Worth, after enjoying my own maternity leave for the past several months. Here’s a little bit of information about me and my journey to becoming a Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and more. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get to know you, as well!
My interest in birth work was sparked in 2008, during my pregnancy with my first daughter. At the time, I had never heard of a doula, but I read and researched everything I could regarding pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breastfeeding, and parenting. As I gained knowledge, I naturally became a support person and a source of information for many expectant people in my life.
Around 2012, during my pregnancy with my second daughter, I discovered that supporting people emotionally and sharing knowledge the way I had been for years was an actual career. I hoped that one day I would be able to train as a professional doula, but having a preschooler and an infant at the time, I decided to file that plan away for a future date.
I continued to raise my young children and take college courses over the next couple of years and in 2014 my third child, a baby boy, was born. In my free time, I continued to learn as much as I could regarding birth and postpartum support, and I decided when my son turned a year old, I would feel comfortable completing the necessary work to become a certified birth doula. In 2015 I took a training course, and began serving families professionally in pregnancy and birth as a doula.
In 2016, I trained and added placenta encapsulation to my services. I also began school for massage therapy, with the intention of offering prenatal massage, labor massage, and postpartum massage therapy to my client base. In the spring of 2017, my fourth child was born and I took advantage of my maternity leave to learn kinesiology taping for pregnancy and postpartum, as well as postpartum bengkung belly binding.
Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to provide professional doula services for families in DFW in hospital and home births, as well as encapsulate many placentas. I always strive to support my clients in the birth and postpartum experiences that reflect their personal choices. It’s truly an honor to be trusted by my clients during times of transition in their lives.
In the future, I plan to continue to expand my knowledge base and professional services to offer even more comprehensive support for expectant and new families in Dallas and Fort Worth. My goal is to always offer up to date information and unbiased, non-judgmental support to meet the needs of the community.