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5 Birth Centers in Austin, Texas: Compare and Choose

written by Jen Brady  |  updated January 17, 2023

Congrats on your pregnancy and considering a birth center!

Birth centers are ideal if you’re seeking a natural childbirth experience.

I went down a long road when deciding between a hospital and a birth center. During my first pregnancy, I switched care/providers three times. I’m here to help and hope this doesn’t happen to you (who has enough to think about).

Here are things to consider when choosing a birth center:

  • Care
  • Cost
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Reviews

The best advice I can give: narrow down to a few and then plan a visit to tour and meet the midwives. The earlier the better.

In the end I went with a freestanding birth center. It was an AABC-established birth center and CABC-accredited. All the midwives were CNMs (certified nurse midwives). It was an incredible experience for me.

All information below is accurate at the time of writing. If you notice anything inaccurate or would like to be added, please contact me.

Let’s dig into your options for freestanding birth centers in Austin (and a few surrounding areas).

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1. Austin Area Birthing Center: North and South

Austin Area Birthing Center is Austin’s first birthing center. They’re midwife-led and client-focused: for over 30 years.

Care: Includes prenatal care, labor/birth, waterbirth option, and postpartum care.

Cost: Most insurance accepted. Call for more info.

Accreditation:
✅ AABC established birth center
✅ CABC accredited

Locations:

North: 4100 Duval Road, Bldg. 2, Ste. 101, Austin TX, 78759

South: 2500 W William Cannon Dr. Ste 503, Austin, TX 78745

Reviews: Most are 5 stars: Austin Area Birthing Center Google reviews

Website: austinabc.com


2. Beautiful Beginning Birth Center

Beautiful Beginning Birth Center has been birthing women since 2004. They provide natural care for both mother and baby in a family-friendly setting.

Care: Includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, waterbirth option, and postpartum care.

Cost: Most insurance accepted. Call for more info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 12885 Research Blvd Ste 202, Austin, TX 78750

Reviews: Most are 5 stars: Beautiful Beginning Birth Center Google reviews

Website: beautifulbeginningbirth.com


3. BirthWise Birth Center

At BirthWise Birth Center, you are in charge of your care, while gentle guidance and support are offered.

Care: Includes preconception counseling and prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care.

Cost: Most insurance accepted. Call for more info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 1709 Rio Grande St Austin, TX 78701

Reviews: Not many reviews but mostly 5 stars: BirthWise Birth Center Google reviews

Website: birthwisetx.com


4. Central Texas Birth Center

Central Texas Birth Center is an independent, woman-owned birth center offering birth services in Georgetown, Texas and the surrounding areas.

Care: Includes prenatal, labor, birth, and postpartum care.

Cost: Most insurance accepted. Call for more info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 101 W. Cooperative Way, Georgetown, TX

Reviews: Mostly 5 stars: Central Texas Birth Center Google reviews

Website: texasbirthcenter.com


5. The Natural Birthing Center

The Natural Birthing Center has been serving families in Salado, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park and Round Rock since 2013.  Their Round Rock location has been open since 2017. 

Care: Includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, waterbirth option, and postpartum care.

Cost: Some insurance accepted. Call for more info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 1101 Satellite View Suite 104, Round Rock, TX 78665

Reviews: Mostly all 5 stars: Natural Birthing Center Google reviews

Website: naturalbirthingcenter.net


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Hope this list helps and best wishes on your journey! Peace love & baby kicks.


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About the Author

Jen Brady — Chief Green Mama
Mom of two. Wife of one. Holistic nutritional consultant. Amateur biohacker. Guide of the Green Yourself Pregnancy Challenge. Author of the Green Your Baby Registry Guide.

I'm wild about pregnancy and babies (in a sane way) and I need to steer you away from harsh chemicals and hormone disruptors. Stick with me to keep it lean and green.