Locations in NW Austin and Belton.
Locations in NW Austin and Belton.
I'm a Certified Professional Midwife, Licensed Midwife with over 15 years of experience in midwifery. I started out as a doula in New Jersey in 2002 where I also taught Imagery Birthing classes and Happiest Baby on the Block classes. I started midwifery school in Media, PA in 2001 and completed 2 years of midwifery school for home birth midwives. I then embarked on my apprenticeship/internship journey. I apprenticed with several home birth midwives in my area and then went abroad to complete internships in Senegal, Africa and in the Philippines.
I opened my own home birth practice in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in 2007. While in PA, I enjoyed a thriving practice where I served a rural population in the mountains, the Amish to the East of me, and a more urban population to the South. In 2020, we planned on moving to Wisconsin for my husband's work, but a certain pandemic happened which upended all of our plans. In 2021, we made the decision to move to the Austin area where I began work at Austin Area Birthing Center as a staff midwife while my husband took a transfer to a position in Round Rock. We love it here and are happy to call the Austin area home but I missed home birth and decided to open a practice to offer that option again. In 2023, we are also offering birth center birth with Lotus Community Birthing Center, where we have privileges. Lotus Community Birthing Center is in North Austin, just minutes away from North Austin Medical Center and located at the Sol Healing and Wellness Center.
In my free time I love sci-fi (I'm a big trekkie), video games, movies, musicals, DIY home improvements, and true crime/cult documentaries. My youngest is 16, home schooled, and we enjoy a true crime streaming fest anytime we can. While I'm not big on the outdoors except for leisurely activities, I do love the beach and until we moved here we went tent camping every summer. My husband and I had a big family, six children, most of whom are now adults so we are down to 3 in the house with us.
Now I have returned to home birth, to what began my passion for maternal/infant health. I look forward to providing you with the personalized service that the midwives model of care entails. Currently we are seeing clients in our NW Austin office and in our Belton office. Call or e-mail me to set up a free consultation.
Deondra Hinton is our senior student midwife/birth assistant. Deondra is the mother of three beautiful children and recently became a grandmother to a little boy. She came to us after working for another area birthing center in the Belton area for several years. Deondra has completed her qualifications for her CPM credential and will be sitting for her NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) test and getting her license in 2023. Deondra became interested in midwifery and out of hospital birth after the home birth of her youngest son. She has a passion for midwifery and for addressing the inherent disparities in our current healthcare system. Her kind, confident demeanor and years of experience in the birth world is an asset to our home birth practice.
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. www.lactationtactics.com
Drea is our apprentice midwife and also offers doula services to clients for an additional fee. Drea has been a doula for more than 16 years and was a massage therapist prior to moving to Texas. Drea was formerly a student midwife at Austin Area Birthing Center. She is now finishing up her clinical requirements for her CPM with Austin Better Birth Midwifery. She makes her home in Cedar Park Texas with her supportive husband and three children. For more information about Drea, please visit her website at: https://www.riverwilddoula.com/
We love our clients and would love to see you in the comfort of your own home.
10601 Pecan Park Boulevard, Bldg 302, Rm A3 Austin, Texas 78750, United States
113 East 9th Avenue, Belton, Texas 76513 512-580-9271