Guest post by Dara Fields RN, CNM promoting “Your Pelvic Floor: Beyond Kegels”
Dear Friends of Birth Wise,
After pregnancy and birth, our bodies change. Some of these changes we can accept…
At Birthwise Birth & Family Center we offer comprehensive midwifery care in a loving environment from preconception through the postpartum period. Birthwise Birth Center is Austin's premiere birth and homebirth midwfery center, located in the heart of Austin, offering VBAC, waterbirth, family led midwifery care. We firmly believe in client education and empowering mothers and families in order for them to achieve great births.
Birthwise Birthing Center offers personalized counseling for women and families wishing to prepare for pregnancy or for those wishing to improve their fertility. Using a combination of nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic treatments coupled with physical exams and labwork Birthwise is able to assist families in achieving pregnancy through holistic and non-invasive means. Join us for part one of our Holistic Birth & Beyond class series- Your holisitic preconception
Mothers and families are invited to ask as many questions as they desire, and to discuss fears and/ or concerns that may arise. There are no “stupid” questions, and there is ample time throughout the course of your prenatal care to have thoughtful discussion, as we set aside an entire hour for each prenatal appointment.
Prenatals include the following:
Birth Care begins when you feel you need someone to be with you, not when you have achieved a predetermined contraction pattern. Every mom will know when she is “in labor”. We are as involved as each mother desires, respecting each woman’s unique emotional and physical needs.
Care of the Mother includes loving, nonivasive monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, dipstick urinalysis, temperature, cervical dilation, nutrition and hydration, guidance with postional changes, and emotional support
Care of the Baby includes gentle, loving monitoring of fetal heart rate, fetal position, labor tolerance and birth progress.
At Birthwise Birthing Center, we love Waterbirth and have attended hundreds of happy, safe waterbirths.
All monitoring is done in an unrushed and caring manner. There is never any need for your baby to be taken from you. All care can be completed with your baby in your arms or right next to mom in bed.
Baby’s heart rate, respiratory rate, termperature, weight, feeding and overall well being are continually monitored.
In addition to clinical monitoring, moms will be nourished both physically and emotionally and your family will be given the space to bond with your new baby.
Please feel free to contact us for more information, or to set up a private consultation and tour of the Birthing Suites and Family Center. 512-374-9592