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Abundance Midwifery Service is a midwife-owned practice that serves Austin and surrounding counties. We provide prenatal care, home birth and birth center delivery options.  

Our services include: pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum care; well woman care; nutritional counseling; family planning, gynecology; and preconception counseling. As a nurse midwife with prescriptive authority, Joan can prescribe medications, as needed, for established clients.

Our service covers risk assessment and management of clinical conditions of pregnancy, labor, and postpartum for mother and/or newborn to include:

  • Midwifery care for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum

    • Initial physical examination and history (nonrefundable)

    • Routine prenatal examinations

      • Every 4-5 weeks until 28 weeks

      • Every 2 weeks between 28 weeks and 36 weeks

      • Weekly from 36 weeks until birth

      • 1 home visit at 36-37 weeks for home birth clients

    • On-call access starting at 36 weeks for labor and birth

    • Labor and birth attended by Midwife and Birth Assistant in the Client's

    • Postpartum visits (maternal and newborn) 

      • At 2 or 3 days including lactation support (home visit)

      • At 2 weeks (in office)

      • At 6 weeks including family planning services and/or counseling (in office)

  • Routine maternal and newborn labs including specimen collection

    • Initial OB profile blood test, which includes blood type (ABO) and Rh factor, complete blood count (CBC), rubella (German measles) and antibody screen, as well as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), syphilis, and hepatitis B. New OB labs also include urinalysis, urine culture, gonorrhea and chlamydia, Papanicolaou screen for cervical cancer (Pap) and human papilloma virus (HPV) (if due), and/or hepatitis C (if birth tub use is desired).

    • Testing for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B as required by the State of Texas at the:

      • Initial prenatal visit, and

      • Third trimester (28 weeks or later for HIV and syphilis), and for hepatitis B, at time of delivery.

    • Glucose tolerance test and CBC at 26-28 weeks

    • Group B strep screening at 36-37 weeks

    • Cord blood testing (ABO, Rh factor, direct antibody test)

Pregnancy services not included in the global fee are described in our contract for services. Contact us for descriptions and fees for other services.

 

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We offer self-pay clients a discount when paid in full by 36 weeks.

We offer a free, one-hour consultation via telehealth (Zoom or Facetime) once you have completed a health history.