As U.S. Demand for Midwives Increases, Austin ABC South voted “Best Birth Center”
published on October 10, 2012
The use of midwives is growing steadily in the United States. According to a report in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health analyzing two decades of trends released by the Centers for Disease Control, the proportion of births attended by midwives reached an all-time high of 8.1 percent in 2009. CDC data shows that 1 in every 8 American women who gave birth vaginally that year was attended by a midwife!
Eager to meet the growing demand for midwifery in Central Texas, the Austin Area Birth Center is also one of the only birthing centers in the U.S. to have multiple clinics. The traditional midwifery care and professional medical experience offered by Austin ABC has become a popular alternative to hospital or home births for Austin moms-to-be, and, in 2011, Austin ABC South was voted the “Best Birth Center” by Austin Mother-Friendly Birth Awards.
“The birth center isn’t just a place to deliver your child, it’s an amazing community of educated and experienced women who serve as your personal support group from the early days of pregnancy through your child’s first six weeks,” says a South Austin mom living in Olympic Heights, Karly H. “The staff at the Birthing Center exemplify excellent patient care and customer service.”
In addition to plenty of clinic space for prenatal and well-woman care, Austin ABC South offers families not one, but three beautiful birthing areas. Each birthing suite features unique Hill Country-inspired décor and includes a large birthing tub for optional water birthing, a kitchenette, and a private bath facility.
And yet, midwife-assisted births are not a recent trend for Austin-area moms. Austin Area Birthing Center has been providing expectant families with personalized, compassionate care for over 25 years. In fact, Austin ABC is the only birthing center in Central Texas that is accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.
(* Austin moms preferring a midwife-assisted birth at a free-standing birthing center can choose from North and South Austin locations. Scroll down for a phone number and street address for Austin Area Birthing Center South.)
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* To speak with the midwives of Austin ABC South about its services and birthing center, call (512) 243-8066. Or, visit in person at 2500 West William Cannon Drive, #503, Austin, TX 78745.
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