Birthing Center

Special Beginnings

Special Beginnings

Birthing Center


“In the beginning . . . .God created man in His own image.”

Special Beginnings is Grand Prairie’s foremost, woman-focused, full-service Ob/Gyn clinic.  Betty Shory, our certified nurse midwife, founded Special Beginnings in 2005.

In addition to delivering babies, doing mom and newborn babies check-ups, and yearly Gyn checkups, Betty and her staff also offer childbirth classes.  Our team always has time for ongoing Gyn or Ob visits, even at times when the clinic becomes a very fast paced environment.

The specially designed birthing rooms at Special Beginnings offer women the widest host of options, including elegant water delivery choices.

To make an appointment or speak with Betty, our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday (closed holidays).

As after-hours calls are forwarded to emergency numbers, please make non-emergency calls during office hours.

Cash – Insurance – Medicaid

Special Beginnings

513 W. Church St.
Grand Prairie, Texas 75050
Dallas County Mapsco Locator: D51
Phone: (972) 64-BEGIN

Special Beginnings Philosophy

We believe that birth is a natural, physiological process and not an opportunity to arbitrarily demonstrate the latest in medical interventions. Pregnant women are not sick, but individuals with babies developing inside. Each woman has a unique body, story and desires for her birth.  We strongly believe that woman instinctively make the best choices for their own needs, therefore we listen, educate and then listen again.

Special Beginnings’ Mission

We provide the women of Grand Prairie and surrounding areas a woman-centered, safe and natural alternative for all their obstetric and gynecologic needs.

The list below contains some of the quality items for moms and babies available through Special Beginnings.

  • Bearington™ baby products
  • Breastfeeding Helps (includes): bras, pads, coverups, shields & shells
  • Handmade baby afghans & hats
  • Pregnancy Support (includes): belly-binders & mother’s blend oil
  • Unique toys (infants/toddlers/children)
  • Willow Tree™ family figurines

Websites about midwifery and birthing centers.

Association of Texas Midwives

American College of Nurse Midwives

American Association of Birth Centers