Austin Area Birthing Center, Inc.

Since 1987 AABC has provided families with three safe, homelike birthing centers for natural childbirth, including waterbirths. www.austinabc.com

Austin ABC is the only accredited birthing center in Central Texas. With three beautiful locations, AABC provides our moms and their families with a comfortable, private, home-like environment designed from the ground up by architects and interior designers working closely with our team of midwives. Each of our six birthing suites (three in each location) has a large birthing tub as well as privat

06/16/2024

To the superheroes without capes, Happy Father’s Day! Your superpowers of love and care make the world a better place. 🦸‍♂️

06/11/2024

Welcoming a newborn is a magical time, and we understand the immense responsibility that comes with caring for your little one. We're dedicated to providing the utmost care for both you and your precious baby. Our team is passionate about creating a nurturing environment where your newborn can thrive 🥰

What is an Episiotomy? 06/07/2024

An episiotomy is a surgical cut made in the perineal area during birth. The purpose is to expand the area of the vaginal opening so that a baby can easily pass through it without causing further damage in the region.

The idea behind episiotomy is to give a controlled incision in the perineum to prevent larger tears that may occur during natural birth. However, it is not always necessary. To learn more about episiotomy, check out our recent blog!

What is an Episiotomy? What is an Episiotomy?

06/06/2024

We offer comprehensive prenatal care similar in schedule to a standard OB-GYN, with regular checkups tailored to your pregnancy's progress. Visits begin monthly, then become more frequent as you get closer to delivery. However, the nature of the appointments is unique with a midwife. Our in-depth first appointment allows for a full hour of personalized discussion and examination with your midwife, and subsequent visits are efficient at 30 minutes, utilizing educational checklists to ensure you're informed and empowered throughout your pregnancy journey.

06/04/2024

For over 35 years, Austin Area Birthing Center has been dedicated to personalized care, ensuring a beautiful, comfortable, and natural pregnancy and birth. Let us guide you on your journey to empowered motherhood.

05/28/2024

Every breath brings you one step closer to meeting your baby ❤️

Is Midwifery Care for Me if I am High-Risk? 05/24/2024

It is a common misconception that "high-risk" pregnancies can only be monitored by OB/GYN doctors instead of midwives. However, some high-risk individuals can still benefit from midwifery care. To learn more, check out our recent blog!

Is Midwifery Care for Me if I am High-Risk? Is Midwifery Care for Me if I am High-Risk?

Photos from Austin Area Birthing Center, Inc.'s post 05/21/2024

Emergency drills keep us on our toes and help us practice what to do in emergency situations so we can remain composed and keep our clients' health and safety a top priority!

05/14/2024

More than just delivery! Midwives provide comprehensive prenatal care, labor support, and postpartum guidance. Find a midwife near you and explore your birthing options this National Women's Health Week!

05/12/2024

Here's to the amazing mothers who inspire us, nurture us, and love us unconditionally. Happy Mother's Day!

Do You Deliver VBACs at Austin Area Birthing Center? 05/10/2024

You may already know that birth centers are a suitable and safe option for low-risk natural births. But if you’re a mother who has had their first baby via a C-section, you’re probably wondering if you can ever give birth at the birth center.

Good news, a natural birth after a C-section is possible as long as certain criteria are met. This is known as a VBAC, vaginal birth after cesarean. To learn more about VBAC, check out our recent blog!

Do You Deliver VBACs at Austin Area Birthing Center? VBAC is when you have a vaginal birth after cesarean. To learn more about VBACs at Austin Area Birthing Center, check out our blog.

05/09/2024

VBAC stands for vaginal birth after Cesarean section, and it's a popular choice among mothers seeking a different birthing experience. At Austin Area Birthing Center, we prioritize offering everyone the opportunity to have the birth they desire, regardless of past experiences. While factors like failure to progress or fetal distress may have led to a previous C-section, they don't necessarily determine future birthing options. We carefully consider various factors, including baby weight, when discussing recommendations for a VBAC. For women who have had two or more Cesarean sections, hospital births and subsequent Cesarean sections are typically recommended.

05/07/2024

Our philosophy of care is that birth is a normal, physiologic process and that community birth is not only safe but optimal care for low-risk clients and their babies!

05/05/2024

Thank you, midwives, for your unwavering support, expertise, and advocacy for maternal and newborn health 🤍

04/30/2024

The midwifery model of care is a holistic approach to pregnancy. We emphasize individualized, patient-centered care. We care about the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of the mother throughout the entire pregnancy process!

Delayed Cord Clamping: What are the Benefits? 04/26/2024

During your birth classes or pregnancy research, you have likely already learned how the baby is connected to the placenta via the umbilical cord. This cord provides the passage for nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the baby and carries waste away from the baby.

As you deliver your baby, the cord is still attached and needs to be clamped and cut accordingly. Midwives generally prefer a pathway of delayed cord clamping for numerous reasons. To learn more about delayed cord clamping, check out our recent blog!

Delayed Cord Clamping: What are the Benefits? Delayed Cord Clamping: What are the Benefits? Midwives generally prefer a pathway of delayed cord clamping for numerous reasons.

04/23/2024

Did you know... Newborns are born with a strong grasp reflex, which allows them to instinctively hold onto objects placed in their hands or if you give them a finger to hold!

04/16/2024

As your due date approaches, consider using birth balls or peanuts to alleviate any pressure you may be experiencing, even if labor hasn't started yet. Discuss with your midwife to explore the options they recommend for your comfort as you near childbirth!

04/12/2024

We enjoyed hosting the board members of the Centering Healthcare Institute! It was so much fun getting to share our center with you!

What Should I Eat During Labor? 04/12/2024

Eating and staying hydrated are crucial during labor in order to keep your energy and strength for this momentous occasion! But what are the best things to snack on during your early labor? Let’s take a look at some of the best options in our blog!

What Should I Eat During Labor? What Should I Eat During Labor? What are the best things to snack on during your early labor? Let’s take a look at some of the best options.

04/11/2024

Harmony, a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), was born into the world of birth, with her mother serving as a doula and herself born at home. Harmony developed a deep connection to birth from a young age. Inspired by her upbringing and early experiences attending births with her mother, Harmony knew from an early age that she was destined to become a midwife!

04/11/2024

Empowering black mothers, advocating for change. It's Black Maternal Health Week – let's stand together for better maternal care.

04/09/2024

It’s a stronger process when you go through it together 🥰

04/03/2024

We had a sweet visit from Deva who was born at AABC 5 years ago, and her mother is back for her 3rd pregnancy at AABC ❤️

04/02/2024

Now for something different: Relax in the dark and take a peek at your little one, count their fingers, and admire their adorable nose 🥰

Baby's Position Throughout Pregnancy 03/29/2024

As a mother, it’s endlessly fascinating to feel your baby moving about in your belly as they grow. It may make you wonder if this amount of movement is normal and if your baby is in the right position. Let’s talk about the changes in baby’s positioning in our blog!

Baby's Position Throughout Pregnancy It’s fascinating to feel your baby moving around. Let’s talk through the changes in baby’s positioning to provide you with some insight.

03/26/2024

As your due date draws near, remember that with each passing day, you are one step closer to welcoming your baby into the world!

03/25/2024

We had a sweet reunion with our January 2024 Centering group!

03/19/2024

From personalized appointments to comprehensive education, we're here to support your choices for your growing family. We can't wait to see you grow with us! 🥰

Should I do Preconception Counseling? 03/15/2024

Whether you and your partner are trying to figure out when to get pregnant, planning on getting pregnant soon, or actively trying to conceive, it’s good to start on the right track with preconception counseling.

While preconception counseling is not necessary, it is always recommended. Austin Area Birthing Center offers Preconception Counseling by certified experts who will help you prepare mentally and physically for pregnancy and childcare.

To learn more about preconception counseling, check out our recent blog!

Should I do Preconception Counseling? Should I do Preconception Counseling? Whether you and your partner are trying to figure out when to get pregnant, planning on getting pregnant soon, or actively trying to conceive, it’s good to start on the right track with preconception counseling.  While preconception counseling is not necessar...

04/02/2021

ATTENTION: Our offices will be closed today, 4/2/21 for the holiday weekend. We will resume normal business hours on Monday 4/5/21. Have a great weekend!

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2500 W. William Cannon Drive Ste. 503
Austin, TX
78745

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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