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With Birthing People

Midwives honor the normalcy of reproductive health from menarche through menopause. We believe the best model of health does the following:

  • Promotes a continuous and compassionate partnership

  • Acknowledges a person's life experiences and knowledge

  • Includes individualized methods of care and healing guided by the best evidence available

  • Involves therapeutic use of human presence and skillful communication

Our Philosophy of Care

We, the midwives, affirm the power and strength of women and gender nonconforming birthing people, and the importance of the health and well-being of families, communities, and nations. We believe in the basic human rights of all persons, recognizing that women and gender nonconforming folks often incur an undue burden of risk when these rights are violated. 

We believe every person has a right to:

  • Equitable, ethical, accessible quality health care that promotes healing and health

  • Health care that respects human dignity, individuality and diversity among groups

  • Complete and accurate information to make informed health care decisions

  • Self-determination and active participation in health care decisions

  • Involvement of designated family members, to the extent desired, in all health care experiences

We believe in:

  • Watchful waiting and non-intervention in normal processes

  • Appropriate use of interventions and technology for current or potential health problems

  • Consultation, collaboration and referral with other members of the health care team as needed to provide optimal health care

The Abundance Difference

We know that as a consumer you have many amazing choices in Central Texas for midwifery care. However, we hope you will consider these unique aspects of our service:

  • We are a blended practice with both Certified Nurse Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife experience. We are the only homebirth midwifery service in the area with 55 years of combined midwifery experience.

  • We are one of the only midwife practices in Central Texas that accepts Medicaid

  • As a CNM, Joan has hospital privileges with St David's Medical Center.

  • We offer a choice between home and birth center delivery.

  • We have 3 office locations and office hours 5 days a week including Saturdays. 

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