Special Thanks to My Clients and Austin Midwives

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I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to the many amazing families I have helped this summer and fall! I feel so blessed to have helped so many wonderful women and greatly enjoyed witnessing their family grow by adding another beautiful little human being.
I wasn’t sure how the transition back to homebirth would go after closing the birthing center in South Austin as May of 2012. From 2000 to the end of 2009, I had a homebirth practice that served the Austin area and Texas Hill Country (including but not limited to: Austin, Round Rock, Burnet, Bertram, Marble Falls, Kingsland, Johnson City, Blanco, Fredericksburg, Spring Branch, Canyon Lake, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, San Marcos, Kyle, Buda, Lockhart, San Antonio, Bulverde, Boerne, etc..) . I had an office in Austin and in the Texas Hill Country so I could better accommodate my clients for their prenatal care. I also had the blessing of working with Ann Dignan, CNM/FNP for 10 years . Ann is an amazing midwife and care provider. I will have to write an entire blog about her soon!!!
In the Spring of 2009, I decided to partner with another midwife and open a free-standing birthing center in South Austin. At that time, there was not a birthing center in that area and it was under served. Many families want the personal care of a midwife but for many different reasons, prefer to birth in a home-like setting in a free-standing birthing center. It was a very rewarding 3 years and I enjoyed it immensely.
Having the birthing center was a crazy, amazing, humbling, and incredible experience. What’s even more incredible though, is the support I’ve received from some amazing and wonderful midwives. Special thanks to Mandy Toavs, CPM/LM www.heirloommidwifery.com and Debra Day CPM/LM www.heartoftexasmidwives.com for helping me at the birth center and to transition back to exclusively homebirth. Even though it was a tough decision to close the center, I knew it was the right one. Austin Area Birthing Center opened a new location just a few blocks from ours and Birthwise had moved to South Central Austin. My partner was retiring from midwifery and Ann Dignan had also retired. Ann served the Texas Hill Country and so now this area would not have a local midwife. I strongly felt that returning back to exclusively homebirth was where my heart was. I feel so blessed and honored to be helping so many wonderful and amazing families!!!

Many Blessings,
June