What is Alpha-fetoprotein Test (AFP)?

What is the AFP test? The AFP test is a blood serum test that screens for a few different things: Neural Tube Defects (Such as Spina Bifida) Down Syndrome Trisomy 18 How is the AFP test done? The AFP test is done by drawing blood from the pregnant woman, either in the lab, the doctor’s, … Read more

Home Birth Honey

The midwives of Home Birth Honey started this cooperative out of a desire to provide the highest quality, most personalized maternity, birth, postpartum and newborn care available for low-risk childbearing people. Having both worked in a high volume group practice as well as in the home birth world, Leonora and Meg missed the personal relationships … Read more

Home Birth Honey

Both Meg Rodenbusch and Leonora Colen have professional and personal experience with breastfeeding and breastfeeding support.  They each breastfed their own children and faced the common challenges that lactating people face (mastitis, sleep loss, frustration with the lack of a “schedule”).  They also both know the incredible satisfaction of providing the calories and sustenance your … Read more

Home Birth Honey

Have you heard about placenta encapsulation and wondered what it is? Placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits.  It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth, during a … Read more

Meg Rodenbusch

My first daughter Aurora was born (with Jean Stokes in attendance) at the old North location of Austin Area Birthing Center. Though I worked in the home birth community for a number of years, I have always had a soft heart for home birthing, because that is how I became a mother. When my marriage … Read more

Cara George

Phone: (512) 931-4404 Certification: DONA certified birth doula and a certified postpartum doula Website: Location: Austin  

Tamara Salas-Tull

Phone: (512) 931-4404 Certification: DONA-trained birth doula, Licensed Professional Counselor – MEd, LPC Website: Location: Austin

Diana Hirsch

Phone: (512) 931-4404 Certification: DONA trained birth doula Website: Location: Austin  

Angela Mirabella-Friedman

Phone: (512) 931-4404 Certification: DONA trained Doula and comes to birth through a holistic health coaching background – MATRONA Website: Location: Austin    

Allie Malinovich

Phone: (512) 931-4404 Certification: DONA-certified birth doula and graduate with a BA in Physical Anthropology Website: Location: Austin