Experience and wisdom you can trust.
Tracking you and your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy is vital. During prenatal visits we’ll conduct physical assessments, draw labs, refer for ultrasounds, develop a birthing plan and consult with other providers when necessary.
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 and begin bonding immediately in the comfort of your own home. Water birth is an option if you so desire.
Our job isn’t done once delivery is over. Your team will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide any assistance you need for healthy development. Three postpartum visits are included in global birth packages.
Homebirth services for the greater Austin area.
I am an experienced midwife who has attended hundreds of births in a variety of settings. I first started my career in Pennsylvania as a medical assistant, then an emergency room medical technician. After this I started work as a doula and childbirth educator. I completed my midwifery education in 2004 after apprenticing with several different midwives as well as completing two internships in Senegal and in the Philippines.
I worked as a home birth midwife with my own practice for over a decade. I then moved to Round Rock to take a position at the Austin Area Birthing Center as a staff midwife. I am now taking clients for homebirth services in the greater Austin area.
Currently I am seeing clients in the comfort of their own homes for all appointments until I secure office space.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have for the midwife about your waterbirth or homebirth.
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6pm
Phone Hours Non Emergency:
Please call 911
Austin, Leander, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Taylor, Elgin, Manor, Cedar Creek, Buda, Bastrop, Marble Falls, Burnet, Dripping Springs...if it isn't listed, feel free to ask, if you are within 45 miles/1 hour driving distance I will come to you for your home birth.
There are certain chronic and acute conditions that would preclude you from having a homebirth. Conditions like hypertension, gross fetal abnormalities, uncontrolled gestational diabetes, seizure disorders, and cardiovascular disorders are some of the main reasons why people are risked out of a homebirth.
Since this virus is ever changing, so is our response to it. Laboring clients NEVER have to mask. Anyone in your household is welcome to attend your birth and we welcome having doulas and/or birth photographers at your birth. Vaccines are not required.
Transfer rate is approx 10%, some years it is closer to 5%, others it is closer to 12%.
95% of clients have a vaginal birth. The majority of transfers are non emergencies and you will be accompanied to the hospital with someone from our practice if at all possible. In emergencies the midwife will always accompany you.
Yes absolutely! We will go over your operative records and previous experience to determine if you are a good candidate for HBAC.
Yes I have experience with twin delivery and breech births. These pregnancies and deliveries often require additional monitoring and increased client education. Consultations with the appropriate providers are required for informed consent and informed choice. Additional midwives and/or birth assistants may be necessary to provide appropriate care for you and your baby.
While we have a billing service who will run your insurance for a verification of benefits, we are out of network and insurances at this time are not required to pay for homebirth services.
Many insurances will reimburse you for some or all of your midwifery fees. Some insurances who have reimbursed clients for some or all of their midwifery service fees in the past are BCBS, Cigna, UHC, and Aetna. Tricare will not pay for non nurse midwives at this time unfortunately. Reimbursement is distributed in 2 phases, after the birth, and at the end of postpartum care. Reimbursement can take weeks, or months.
Yes! We gladly accept payment from HSA or Christian Share plans.
—Marie F. Mongan, founder of HypnoBirthing