Austin Birthing Resources
AustinHomeBirth.com is a FREE user guide to help you find a midwife, doula, birthing center or other childbirth information for the Austin TX area. We feature listings for birthing centers, midwifes and doulas in and around the metro Austin area.
Joy of Birth
Having a baby is an enormous responsibility. Birth can also be a powerful and positive experience for a family when they welcome their baby. By making the decision to have a home birth, you are taking control of your body and your health care. In the past this responsibility has been given over to doctors and hospitals. Today more and more women are turning to midwives to help them have the birth they desire.
Is Home Birth Dangerous?
Many people think that homebirth is dangerous. However research shows that for healthy women with normal pregnancies the risk of c-section, forceps, labor induction, artificial rupture of the membranes, augmentation and their associated problems are significantly less if you birth at home.
Midwifery & Wellness
How we come into this world, how we are ushered in, met, and hopefully embraced upon arrival, impacts the whole of our time on earth. ~ Alice Walker
It’s your body, your baby, your birth!
Journeying alongside women and families through pregnancy, birth and into parenthood is our passion. We list providers that offer comprehensive and individualized maternity care through the entire childbearing to families in Austin, TX and throughout the Central Texas area. As a licensed midwife I utilize both western medicine and holistic therapies in my practice.
We honor every woman’s right to make autonomous, informed, and instinctive, and decisions; It’s your body, your baby, your birth! We enjoy working with families of all structures, ages, colors, faiths, and lifestyles.
Your baby has just been born. Would you let someone draw their blood and remove 30% of their blood volume? I became a midwife before I birthed my own babies. People often ask me how my practice changed after I became a mother and gave birth. All midwives advocate for the needs of babies, but
Labor Induction : Why Labor is Induced Labor induction is a procedure which is done to ensure you go to labor in the first place or to ensure that you labor fast enough. There are many reason why your healthcare provider performs induction of labor and there is also a variety of ways to induce
Why would a woman choose to have a homebirth ? Isn’t it for those who don’t have the health insurance and therefore can’t afford to give birth at a hospital? Although natural birth at home was the norm throughout the centuries, when a woman chooses to do so in this day and age, she is
Iron Supplements Low iron in pregnancy is a common problem for pregnant women. If you find yourself with low iron during pregnancy, you will want to seek out natural iron supplementation if you want to cure pregnancy anemia naturally. If you are in need of natural iron supplements for low iron in pregnancy, there are
What You Should or Shouldn’t Do If You Want to Have a Drug-Free Childbirth Having a natural childbirth can be quite a challenge nowadays whether you do it at the hospital, home or birthing center. This is even more so if you choose hospital as the place of having a baby since hospital views birth
Child birth preparation is an important thing to do if you want to have a smooth labor and natural childbirth. Ironically, most women are slack in this area despite the fact that birth is one of the largest event in a woman’s life. Most women put the minimum amount of energy to prepare for birth