Locations in NW Austin and Belton.
Experience and wisdom you can trust. Offering home and birth center birth.
Tracking you and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy is vital. During your prenatal visits we’ll conduct physical assessments, draw labs, refer for ultrasounds, develop a birthing plan and consult with physicians when necessary. Personalized attention to your specific needs is the hallmark of our care. You will get to know our midwives well. Childbirth classes, newborn classes, and classes with local IBCLCs available.
Having a baby should be a positive experience, so our main focus is to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to bring your baby into the world. Water birth tubs and TENS units are available to rent to help with pain relief. Our apprentice offers doula services for an additional fee that feature custom massage options. Surround yourself with your family and friends if you so chose. Begin bonding with your baby immediately in the comfort of your own home or at Lotus Community Birthing Center in North Austin.
Our job isn’t done once delivery is over. We stay with you for 2 - 4 hours after birth to be sure you and baby are stable. Your midwife will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide any assistance you need for healthy recovery. Three postpartum visits for you are included in our early pay global birth packages. Weight checks, newborn screening, and critical congenital heart screening is done at your postpartum appointments for your baby. In home phototherapy available for babies with jaundice. IBCLC consultations available.
Home birth services for the greater Austin and Belton area.
Hi, I'm Jen Timbs LM, CPM! I'm an experienced midwife of 15+ years who has attended hundreds of births in a variety of settings. I completed my midwifery schooling in 2004, then apprenticed with several different midwives as well as completed two midwifery internships at birth centers in Senegal, Africa and in the Philippines. I opened my first solo practice in 2007 in Northeast Pennsylvania. I am a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife.
I moved from PA in 2021 to work as a staff midwife at a large local birth center in Austin before returning to home birth midwifery in 2022. In 2023, we have added the option of a birth center birth at Lotus Community Birthing Center in North Austin if you feel home birth is not for you!
I'm experienced with singleton, twin, breech, and vbac deliveries. I love the autonomy and intimacy that a small practice brings for me and for my clients.
Currently seeing clients in our office space in NW Austin on Pecan Park Blvd on Mondays - Wednesday. For Belton/Killeen area clients, we are seeing clients at The Spa at Lunaria on Tuesdays. Telehealth appointments are available as well.
Deondra is our Senior Student Midwife, Primary Birth Assistant, and Midwifery Healthcare Manager.
Deondra is the mother of three who grew up in a military family and is a grandmother to one beautiful little boy. Deondra began working in the birth field in 2016 and worked for several years at a local birth center before joining Austin Better Birth Midwifery in June of 2022. She has completed her midwifery apprenticeship and training.
Deondra will be sitting for her North American Registry of Midwives exam soon and then will apply for her Texas midwifery license. We are excited that she will be our second midwife for the practice once she has her license.
Hi! My name is Mariah Brice. I am a certified Mother Baby Registered Nurse and Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I have been working as a registered nurse in Postpartum for 4 years serving mothers of all walks of life. I have assisted mothers to breastfeed both well babies on the Women’s Unit to infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. My passion for breastfeeding and postpartum care started from my own experience with my first son. I fondly remember trying to make sense of it all, looking for helpful avenues to find factual information. My goal is to empower women through postpartum and their breastfeeding journey.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have for the midwife about your water birth, home birth or birth center birth at Lotus Community Birthing Center.
10601 Pecan Park Boulevard, Bldg 302, Rm A3, Austin, Texas 78750, United States
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6pm
Phone Hours Non Emergency:
9 AM-7 PM
Please call 911
—Marie F. Mongan, founder of HypnoBirthing
Not ready for a home birth or an desiring an out of hospital birth in a birth center in Austi? We have privileges at Lotus Community Birthing Center, located just ten minutes away from North Austin Medical Center. Supporting natural birth in a home like environment with the option of nitrous oxide for pain management.
Midwifery Care with our midwives at ABBM