Founder and Owner, Houston Pregnancy Massage & Doula Care
Birth Doula and Massage Therapist
Patti’s professional life began in massage therapy with her licensure in 1994. But her career had taken a detour into real estate when one of her real estate clients, pregnant at the time, asked for a prenatal massage. Amazed by how great she felt, this client asked Patti to help her through her labor…. And the rest, as they say, is history. Patti realized that she is blessed with an intuition that allows her to understand her clients and their babies through touch, and after that birth she wanted nothing more than to continue helping more women.
Serving as a doula is Patti’s calling, and truly, it called her – quite literally at times. After attending her first birth, word spread so quickly that Patti’s phone wouldn’t stop ringing. Without looking back, Patti became a DONA-certified doula and founded Houston Pregnancy Massage and Doula Care in 1998. She is committed to learning as much as possible about both the art and science of her work, and regularly attends medical conferences, trainings, and workshops.
Since then, Patti has attended more than 1,600 births and despite countless sleepless nights, attending births is still her favorite part of being a doula. She is so well known and respected by the medical community that she is often greeted by name when arriving to any hospital in the medical center of Houston. Her massages have helped thousands of women to labor more effectively and with less discomfort, and she is highly regarded for her ability to assist women in achieving their desired birth outcomes. Patti is also an expert in turning babies through massage techniques.
But her work doesn’t stop with births: Patti’s postpartum massage is famous for putting women’s bodies “back together” after labor and delivery. She also specializes in newborn/infant massage, which aids babies who have mild and moderate body alignment issues after being curled up in their mama’s bellies for nine months. Her infant massages have even been known to help babies breastfeed more easily by resolving stiff neck/back troubles.
Patti is a certified childbirth educator through ICEA and teaches one of the best condensed childbirth classes in Houston. All of her doula clients take her childbirth class and have excellent birth experiences, short labor and short pushing time.
Born and raised in Texas, Patti lives in Houston with her beloved Dachshunds, Pepper and Pixie. She has dedicated her life to helping women in the Houston area and remains on call, 24/7, for her clients, all while managing the operations of Houston Pregnancy Massage and Doula Care. Patti currently attends births in Houston’s Medical Center. She is proud to count the more than 1,500 “Patti’s babies” as her extended family and loves watching them grow up. She was chosen as one of H Texas Magazine’s “People Who Are Going Places” in 2005.
Pregnancy, labor, postpartum, infant, and medical massage
Doula Birth Doula (DONA)
Childbirth educator (ICEA)
Massage Doula (MDN)
Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor and Hypno-Doula
Water Fitness Instructor (ISSA)
Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Instructor
Memberships and Other Affiliations
- DONA International
- International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
- Massage Doula Network (MDN)
- American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
- International Loving Touch Foundation (CIMI)
- International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
- Trigger Point
- Myofascial Release
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Medical Massage
- Energy Work