Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer at Haven Birth & Wellness?

  • We offer a comprehensive range of midwifery and wellness services at Haven Birth and Wellness, including childbirth education, prenatal care, labor and birth care, postpartum care, newborn care, chiropractic care, IV & vitamin therapies, ultrasound, fertility and wellness care, making us a preferred choice among birth and wellness centers in Texas.


Where is Haven Birth & Wellness located?

  • We now have two locations to provide you and your family with personalized, compassionate care. We are located in Burnet and Georgetown, Texas. Visit our Contact Us page for more information


Who will be providing care during my pregnancy and birth?

  • Our seasoned midwives at Haven Birth and Wellness are dedicated to providing personalized care throughout your pregnancy, during birth, and into the postpartum period. Learn more about our amazing team, and know you are in good hands when you are with us.


What is the midwifery model of care?

  • The midwifery model at Haven Birth and Wellness emphasizes personalized and holistic care, promoting low to no intervention childbirth, and providing continuous support during labor and birth, embodying the essence of care and comfort.

    The midwifery model sets the mother’s well-being, experience, and comfort as the central focus of prenatal care. This model sees each soon-to-be mother as a unique person, with their own expectations, beliefs, knowledge, and worries about their pregnancy. The midwife’s role is more than just to deliver the baby. They also offer counseling, education, and emotional support from the beginning of this journey, from prenatal to postpartum care.


Do you offer home births?

  • Yes, as part of our comprehensive services, we provide care for home births for low-risk pregnancies, ensuring the continuity of care in the comfort of your home.

    We offer personalized labor and birth support to ensure you have a fulfilling birth experience. For a home birth we also stay with you afterwards for a minimum of 2 hours to ensure both you and your newborn are healthy. During this time we can offer breastfeeding support, clean up any “mess”, and help you to rest and bond with your child in the safety and comfort of your own home.


Is A Home Birth Safe?

  • Yes. With the guidance and care of a well-qualified certified midwife, a home birth can be a safe experience for both you and the baby.

    Our midwives are regularly trained for emergency situations and we stay up to date on neonatal resuscitation and CPR training. A licensed midwife will be by your side throughout the entire process, and for a few hours postpartum to ensure everyone is healthy and safe. Across the globe, nearly 80% of people alive today were born with midwives, and oftentimes countries where midwifery is common practice boast the lowest infant mortality rates.

What Is A Birth Center?

  • A birth center is a nurturing haven where expectant mothers can experience the natural unfolding of childbirth in a serene and supportive environment. Unlike a conventional hospital, Haven Birth and Wellness emphasizes a holistic, family-centric approach to childbirth. Here, we honor the inherent strength and grace of a woman’s body, fostering a harmonious atmosphere that aligns with the rhythms of nature and birth. At Haven Birth and Wellness, our birth centers are meticulously designed to ensure both comfort and safety. Our team of skilled midwives and wellness practitioners are here to provide personalized care through every stage of pregnancy, labor, and beyond. Our facility offers a blend of modern medical expertise with age-old wisdom, providing a range of services such as prenatal and postnatal care, nutritional counseling, childbirth education, and lactation support. Adhering to the Texas Health and Safety guidelines, we uphold rigorous standards of care, ensuring the well-being of both mother and baby. Our birth center is a place of empowerment, where each family can embrace the joyous journey of birth in a calm, loving, and professionally supervised setting. We celebrate birth as a profound life event and are here to support you in creating a beautiful birthing story that is uniquely yours.


Can I tour the birth center before deciding?

  • Absolutely! We encourage you to schedule a tour to explore our facility at Haven Birth Center and meet our dedicated team. Our office is located at: 1407 N. Water St. Burnet, TX 78611 or 1019 S. College St. Georgetown, TX 78626


Do you accept insurance?

  • Yes and no. Using a dedicated insurance biller, we can verify if you have out of network benefits and if so, what type of reimbursement your insurance may provide. For more details and to verify your insurance, please refer to Insurance Verification — Birth Professional Billing.


Do you provide water birth options?

  • Yes, water birth is one of the natural childbirth options offered at Haven Birth and Wellness, promoting a serene birthing environment.

    A water birth is a gentle birthing option where the laboring mother immerses herself in a warm water bath during labor, and often, for delivery as well. At Haven Birth and Wellness, we view water birth as an embrace from nature, providing a tranquil environment that facilitates a smoother transition for the baby from the womb to the world.


What happens if complications arise during labor?

  • Our protocols at Haven Birth and Wellness ensure the safety of both mother and baby during labor, including well-coordinated transfer to a nearby hospital if necessary.

Can my family be involved during labor and birth?

  • Yes, family involvement is encouraged at our birth center in Central Texas, providing a family-friendly environment for a memorable birthing experience.

    The partner or any other family member can attend and be as involved as you are both comfortable with. For an at home birth, family involvement is strongly encouraged as it helps to maintain a familiar and safe environment for the birth.

Am I A Good Candidate For Out-Of-Hospital Birth?

  • Absolutely, many women find an out-of-hospital birth to be a fitting choice for their childbirth experience. At Haven Birth and Wellness, we prioritize a thorough prenatal screening for all our expectant mothers to ensure that an at-home or birth center delivery is a suitable and safe option for them.

    Our primary concern is always the health and safety of both mother and child. Through our prenatal screening and consultations, we aim to provide clear insights and professional guidance to help you choose the birthing option that aligns with both your personal preferences and medical circumstances.

    The beauty of an out-of-hospital birth lies in its more personal, natural, and family-centered approach, often with fewer medical interventions. At Haven Birth and Wellness, we strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment that caters to the unique needs and desires of each family, while upholding the highest standards of safety and care. Your empowered and informed choice is the stepping stone to a beautiful and joyful birthing experience.

Do you offer postpartum support?

  • Absolutely! Our postpartum care and support at Haven Birth and Wellness ensure a healthy transition for both mother and baby.

    The journey of motherhood continues well beyond childbirth, and our dedicated team is here to provide nurturing support during this precious period. Our comprehensive postpartum care includes routine check-ups, breastfeeding support, and nutritional counseling to promote optimal health and well-being for both you and your newborn. Additionally, we offer emotional support and resources to ensure you feel confident and supported as you navigate the new dynamics of parenthood. Our goal is to foster a supportive community that empowers you to embrace the joys and challenges of motherhood with grace and confidence. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to provide a comforting, knowledgeable support network during this beautiful, transformative time in your life.

How do I schedule an appointment?

  • Scheduling an appointment is simple! Reach out to us at 512.686.MAMA (6262) and choose the location that best suits you.

    Our online services make it easy to book an appointment. If you are having any trouble using our booking page or have additional questions, please Contact Us. We can’t wait to support you during your birth journey.

Do you offer prenatal classes?

  • Yes, we do! At Haven Birth and Wellness, we believe that knowledge is empowering, especially when embarking on the life-changing journey of parenthood. Our prenatal classes are designed to provide expectant parents with valuable insights and practical skills needed for a healthy pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Our expert instructors cover a range of topics including nutrition during pregnancy, labor and delivery options, breastfeeding, newborn care, and much more.

    You can sign up for a childbirth education class by giving us a call at 512.686.MAMA (6262).

What should I bring to the birth center when in labor?

  • When the exciting moment arrives and you're on your way to Haven Birth and Wellness, being prepared with a few personal items can make your experience even more comfortable and enjoyable. Here's what we recommend you bring along:

    Personal Comfort Items: Bring along items that make you feel relaxed and at home. This could include your favorite pillow, a cozy blanket, or even a comforting playlist of music. Clothing: Comfortable clothing for labor is essential. Loose, breathable garments, a warm robe, and non-slip socks are good choices. You may also want to pack a fresh set of clothes for your journey home. Baby Clothing: Pack a few outfits for your newborn, including a warm hat, socks, and mittens to keep them cozy and protected. Essentials for Your Stay: Remember to bring any personal hygiene items you may need, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, and deodorant. Snacks and Drinks: Having some nutritious snacks and hydrating drinks on hand can be beneficial for both you and your birthing partner. Camera or Phone: To capture the beautiful first moments with your new bundle of joy. Chargers: Don’t forget chargers for your phone, camera, or any other electronic devices.

How long can I stay at the birth center post-birth?

  • The length of stay varies, but typically, families go home from the birth center 4 to 6 hours post birth to enjoy their newborn. This allows time for us to monitor you and baby closely after delivery and ensure you are both stable and healthy before discharge.

    During this time, you will be able to rest, recover, and bond with your newborn while remaining under our care. We will monitor your vitals, bleeding, and offer breastfeeding support. For baby, we will conduct thorough assessments, monitor vitals, and be available to answer any questions about caring for your newborn.

Do you provide newborn care?

  • Yes, newborn care including initial assessments and breastfeeding support are integral parts of our services after birth services and postpartum care. After the birth we plan for several meetings over the next 6 weeks to help answer any questions you might have and to ensure both you and your newborn are thriving.

What wellness services do you offer?

  • We offer a variety of wellness services including well-woman exams, preconception counseling, holistic fertility counseling, and natural family planning. We also offer IV Nutrition therapy and chiropractic care for the whole family.

Do You Provide Breastfeeding Support?

  • Yes, breastfeeding support is provided to ensure a positive start to you and your baby's first breastfeeding experience.

    From the moment your little one arrives, our dedicated team is by your side, offering guidance and assurance. We provide hands-on support with proper latching techniques, share various positions to facilitate comfortable feeding, and attentively observe your initial breastfeeding sessions to ensure a good latch and effective feeding. Our aim is to empower you with the confidence and knowledge needed to continue this beautiful bonding experience with your newborn.

    Should you desire additional support or encounter any challenges along the way, we are readily available to provide referrals to skilled lactation consultants.

Do you have partnerships with local hospitals?

  • Yes, our outstanding relationships with local hospitals ensure a smooth transition if a hospital transfer is necessary during labor, epitomizing the collaborative spirit of birth centers In Texas.


Can I have a personalized birth plan?

  • Absolutely! At Haven Birth and Wellness, we wholeheartedly embrace personalized birth plans to create an experience tailored to your unique needs and preferences. We will collaborate with you to understand your priorities and values when it comes to your birthing experience. Factors like setting, pain management preferences, desired interventions or non-interventions, and newborn procedures will all be discussed. No request is too big or small! Our team is here to help craft a plan aligned with both your medical needs and personal wishes. We view birth as a profound and sacred experience and our goal is to provide a nurturing environment where you feel empowered, respected, and cared for.


How do I get started with Haven Birth and Wellness?

  • Embarking on your journey with Haven Birth and Wellness is effortless! Simply Contact Us to schedule a consultation and tour the birth center, and we'll guide you through the next steps.


Do you offer SneakPeek Clinical Early Gender Test?

  • Yes, at Haven Birth and Wellness we offer SneakPeek Clinical Early Gender Test. SneakPeek Clinical is an early gender DNA detection test that can determine the gender of your baby as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy with a 99.9% accuracy.


Do you offer B12 injections?

  • Yes, we provide B12 injections at our center. Vitamin B12 is a naturally occurring vitamin that can be found in fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and several dairy products. B12 (also known as methylcobalamin) is used by the body to help form the baby’s brain, red blood cells, and spinal cord.


Do you offer IV therapies?

  • Yes, IV therapies are offered at our center. IV therapy delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream, allowing for better absorption. Benefits include increased energy, enhanced mood, improved sleep, decreased stress and anxiety, increased immunity, hydration, and muscle recovery. For more details and pricing, refer to our IV Therapies page for more info.


Do you offer chiropractic services?

  • Yes, we certainly do! At Haven Birth and Wellness, we have a licensed chiropractor on board to provide relief from a variety of pregnancy-related discomforts. Our chiropractic services are tailored to meet the unique needs of expectant mothers, promoting overall wellness through prenatal chiropractics.

    Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help alleviate common discomforts such as back pain, hip pain, and pelvic discomfort. It can also help to optimize the pelvis alignment, creating a conducive environment for a smoother labor and delivery. Our experienced chiropractor employs gentle and safe techniques to help you maintain a balanced and comfortable posture as your body changes throughout pregnancy.


Why Would I Need Chiropractic Care

  • The journey of pregnancy and postpartum brings about profound changes in your body, and chiropractic care can be a valuable support during these transformative times. During pregnancy, your body adapts to accommodate the growing baby, which can sometimes result in discomfort, pain, or misalignments, particularly in the spine and pelvis. Regular chiropractic care can provide relief by ensuring proper spinal and pelvic alignment, relieving pressure on your nerves and joints, and enhancing your overall flexibility and comfort.

    At Haven Birth and Wellness, our chiropractic services are designed to provide holistic support, ensuring you experience a comfortable, healthy, and joyful journey through pregnancy and beyond. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to provide expert care that supports your body's natural ability to adapt and thrive during these beautiful life stages.

Do you offer ultrasound services onsite?

  • Yes, at Haven Birth and Wellness, we have a skilled ultrasound technician available onsite by appointment, offering a convenient and cherished opportunity for expectant parents to view their growing baby.

    Ultrasounds enable the monitoring of fetal development, and provide a fascinating glimpse of your baby's early stages of life. At Haven Birth and Wellness, we are thrilled to offer this service, making your prenatal journey even more memorable and assuring as you prepare for the beautiful journey of parenthood.


What is the difference between the Midwifery Model of Care and the Obstetric Model of Care?

  • The Midwifery Model of Care and the Obstetric Model of Care represent two distinct approaches to prenatal care and childbirth. At Haven Birth and Wellness, we champion the Midwifery Model, which emphasizes a holistic, personalized approach, supporting natural childbirth and continuous care throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. This model encourages family involvement and views childbirth as a natural process, providing a nurturing environment for both mother and baby.

    On the other hand, the Obstetric Model of Care is more medically oriented, often involving more routine interventions and monitoring during pregnancy and childbirth. This model tends to view childbirth through a medical lens, with a focus on identifying and managing potential complications.

    At Haven Birth and Wellness, we strive to provide a compassionate setting where expectant parents can experience a natural and supported childbirth, aligning with the core principles of the Midwifery Model of Care.

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