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  • Where do you see clients?   -  Prenatal care is given in my office in Cedar Park.  I provide 1 home visit as well to go over your birth plan.  Appointments can be scheduled at a convenient time for each family's schedule.  Postpartum care is given in the family's home.

  • Where all will you do homebirths?  - I service all or parts of Williamson, Travis, Burnet, and surrounding counties. I will drive to births in North Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Bertram, and Lago Vista. I generally do not drive to homes more than 30 minutes from my office unless there is a special circumstance. 

  • Do you do waterbirths?  -  Yes, I regularly do births for clients who choose to labor or deliver in the water. My services include free use of a waterbirth tub which can be set up in your home. 

  • Do you take VBAC clients? - Yes! I have several requirements for mothers desiring a VBAC, which are often easily met. 


  • ​​​Do you accept transfers? - Yes, if I have availability in your due month. It is common for women to switch providers at different points in their pregnancy, due to deciding to birth outside of the hospital, or relocating. With your permission, I will obtain your records from your previous provider, and begin your care. 

  • Would anything prevent me from giving birth outside the hospital? - Yes, there are some health conditions that make giving birth in the hospital the best place for you and your baby to be. Some of these include:  

                   - Diabetes

                   - High blood pressure

                   - History of a seizure disorder

                   - Premature delivery (before 37 weeks) 

                   - More than 1 or 2 previous cesareans (per my practice protocols)

                   - Development of preeclampsia

                   -  A mother in very poor health

  • What about ultrasounds? - Many clients get a gender & anatomy scan around 18-22 weeks of pregnancy. I refer to several different diagnostic ultrasound locations who perform quality scans. Occasionally an early ultrasound is helpful to establish an accurate due date in pregnancy. 

  • Do you take insurance? - No, I do not take insurance, as CPMs are generally out-of-network with most insurance companies. If you belong to a  co-op sharing health insurance, you will usually be covered. Families can also make bank payments from their HSA accounts.

  • What form of payment do you take? - I currently accept payment through checks, cash, Venmo, Zelle, and the Cash app. Bank payments can also be arranged. Not taking credit or debit cards allows me to keep my costs lower.

  • What about safety? - Is homebirth safe? The answer for the majority of low-risk women is yes! Check out these resources on the safety of planning a birth outside of the hospital:

Birth is Not An Illness! - 16 Recommendations from the World Health Organization

Midwife Attended Births at Home are Statistically Safe - research & statistics

  • What all does a midwife study in school to become licensed? - Becoming a midwife takes 3-5 years of school and clinical training.

Core areas of study for midwives include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Periods

  • Human Reproduction Cycles

  • Embryology/Fetal Growth & Development

  • Nutrition for Pregnancy, Birth and Lactation

  • Microbiology and Pharmacology for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum

  • Childbirth Education

  • Maternal Risk Assessment and Initial Physical Skills

  • Complete Prenatal Care

  • Assessment and Management of Prenatal Complications

  • Counseling for Common Complaints in Pregnancy

  • Medical Terminology, Charting, and Medical Record Keeping

  • Interpretation of Medical History, Lab Work, and Diagnostic Testing

  • Assessment of Contraindications for Out-of-Hospital Birth

  • Assisting at Normal Labor and Birth

  •  Performing Normal Deliveries

  • Complications of Labor and Birth

  • Emergency Care

  • Immediate Care of Mother and Newborn

  • Comprehensive Newborn Examination

  • Assessment of Lacerations and Repair

  • Complete Postpartum Care

  • Lactation Physiology and Support

  • Common Postpartum Problems

  • Newborn Complications and Appropriate Response

  • Infant and Child Development

  • Well Woman Gynecology and Contraceptive Consultation

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