Licensed Midwife CPM
Prenatal care with a midwife is quite different from the obstetric model of care. With us, our dedicated midwife will provide your care and she will be assisted by an additional midwife, student or birth assistant. . This is your birth team: the people who will attend your birth and care for you and your baby in the weeks postpartum.Your prenatal visits last for an hour. In that time, we do the medical portion of the visit and also go over any choices available at that point in your pregnancy.
It is a setting where safe maternity care is provided to low-risk women.
We offer the same genetic screening, blood tests, ultrasounds and newborn procedures as you would be offered when seeing a hospital-based care provider, but these are always optional and never required. We believe in Informed Choice, and trust that if we provide our families with the information needed to make decisions, they will choose what is right for them. Once you are thirty-two weeks pregnant, our visits increase to twice a month, and at thirty-six weeks we see you weekly until your baby is born! The remainder of our time together at your visits is spent building on our mutual trust relationship.
Water births are a wonderful option for many families. Laboring in the warm water can be a soothing form of pain relief and can also be a peaceful transition for the birth as the baby moves from “water to water.” Having the option of water is lovely whether you choose to give birth in the tub or just decide to labor in it.
Waterbirth has been shown to:
In the later stages of labor, the water has been shown to increase the woman’s energy.
The effect of buoyancy lessens a mother’s body weight, allowing free movement and new positioning.
Buoyancy promotes more efficient uterine contractions and improved blood circulation resulting in better oxygenation of the uterine muscles, less pain for the mother, and more oxygen for the baby.
Immersion in water often helps lower high blood pressure caused by anxiety.
The water seems to reduce stress-related hormones, allowing the mother’s body to produce endorphins which serve as pain-inhibitors.
Water causes the perineum to become more elastic and relaxed, reducing the incidence and severity of tearing and the need for an episiotomy and stitches.
As the laboring woman relaxes physically, she is able to relax mentally with greater ability to focus on the birth process.
Since the water provides a greater sense of privacy, it can reduce inhibitions, anxiety, and fears.
At the birth center every room as a birth pool or tub ready and available for you to use.
Birth Support in our Birthing Center
After laboring in the comfort of your home, you make the short tip to our beautiful birthing center. Where we offer the community a natural alternative birth place. We believe that pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy events in the life of a family. As such, families should be treated with respect and acknowledged as capable of making choices fitting their lifestyles and values. The birth of your child is an experience unlike any other and shouldn’t be rushed or unnecessarily clinical.
Our birth Center is stocked with all the emergency equipment that may be needed. Oxygen, medications to stop bleeding, and any other tools that are commonly helpful. Such as a birthing stool or herbs. Birth pools do not have to be purchased if you are wanting to birth or labor in water because our birth center has a birth pool or tub in every room!
During your birth we can be as hands on or hands off as needed depending on your support needs. During your prenatal visits we talk a lot about what kind of birth you want.
We love for mamas or their partners to catch their babies. Delayed cord clamping is always the normal and we trust your body to birth your baby. During your labor we monitor both mom and baby frequently for their health and well being. After your birth we clean up and make sure mom and baby are taken care of before you are able to rest and relax in your own bed, in the comfort of your home! The average stay after baby is born is 6 hours.
Group Prenatal Care Option
Group prenatal care is at the core of Bastrop Birth Center’s program. Prenatal groups offer a rich opportunity to share experiences and resources, to learn from one another, and to create a long-lasting community of support. Prenatal groups meet monthly in the second trimester and bimonthly in the third trimester. During a group session, each client meets privately with the midwife, followed by an hour and a half facilitated discussion on a variety of topics relevant to the stage of pregnancy. Often, guest speakers will be included to contribute expertise from the community.
We will continue care by coming to your house in the postpartum period, visiting for about an hour or longer for each visit, and spending time with you until all of your questions are answered. We will stay with you for up to 6 hours after your birth and see you after the birth at one day (approximately 24 hours), three days, one week, three weeks, all in the comfort of your own home. We will see you for your six week visit in our office, which includes a full annual exam for you and the baby.
Insurance and Payments
We accept most major insurances depending on your plan. Deposit and other co pay payments are required depending on your insurance. If you have a insurance, our billing service will pursue reimbursement from your insurance company. Reimbursement depends on the coverage of your particular plan.
We are unable to accept Medicaid at this time, however we offer substantial discounts for those with that insurance.
Payment plans can be arranged to fit all families budgets!
The coziness of home away from home
with the competence of thorough, comprehensive care
Giving birth in a home like environment,
in a peaceful, comfortable birthing center.
At Bastrop Birthing Center, we offer a personalized holistic experience. Our focus is helping you have a nurturing, educated, HEALTHY, natural experience with the belief that healthy healing from birth starts in pregnancy. It is a home like setting where safe maternity care is provided to low-risk women.
Our prenatal care is community, whole body and family based.
Offering group and private prenatal options, yoga classes, childbirth education, herbal consultations, referrals to acupuncturists/chiropractors/doctors (when needed), and so much more!
Surrounded by the people you love and trust in an environment you feel safe and comfortable in, your body can release the hormones that
allow your body to open up and let your baby out.
Experience The Difference of Safe & Supportive Pregnancy Care and Childbirth.
While attending your birth, our experienced birth team of midwives and trained birth assistants combine the ancient tradition of midwifery with the evidence-based practice of modern medicine. We believe that every woman has the innate wisdom, power and sensibility to birth her baby naturally. Birthing naturally empowers women and transforms families. Our midwives and birth team trust in your strengths and wisdom as a woman and soon to be mother to create your own transformational dream birth. We offer care for pregnancy with a holistic approach using natural alternatives, good nutrition, whole body health, movement, herbs and plant based healing.
By avoiding the culture of birth fear. The foundation we help YOU to pave allows your birth to be achieved as nature intended: naturally and
Tranquil, Calm, Supportive, Educated and Private
Birth Center Birth Package
Have your baby in the comfort and coziness of our beautiful birthing center!
Complete prenatal care through the whole pregnancy
Childbirth education class
Newborn metabolic screening
Normal newborn care for 6 weeks
Family Planning after baby
Well-woman exam and pap postpartum
Home Birth Service
The same comfort and support in labor,
but provided in your own home
with our team of trained professionals
Includes the comprehensive prenatal care included in the birth Center package with office visits at the center and home visits