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4 Birth Centers in Houston, Texas: A Comparison

written by Jen Brady  |  updated January 18, 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 Houston.

birth centers in houston

1. North Houston Birth Center

North Houston Birth Center focuses on “well-women care throughout your life.”

Care: Includes fertility support, maternity care, ultrasounds, water births, and newborn care.

Cost: Medicaid and some private insurance is accepted.

Accreditation:
✅ AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 3910 N. Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77018

Reviews: Most reviews are good, but there are a few negative ones on the care offered here: North Houston Birth Center Google reviews

Website: nhbirth.com


2. Cy-Fair Birth Center

Cy-Fair Birth Center believes “Giving birth should be your greatest achievement, not your greatest fear.” (Beautiful quote by Jane Weideman.)

Care: Includes full pregnancy care, waterbirth, postpartum care, and ongoing support.

Cost: Currently insurance and Medicaid not accepted. Pricing and packages are easy to find on their site. Payment plans and early payment discounts are offered.

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

Location: 14355 Torrey Chase Blvd. Ste D, Houston, TX 77014

Reviews: While there aren’t many reviews, all of them are amazing: Cy-Fair Birth Center Google reviews

Website: cyfairbirthcenter.com


3. Heart of Houston Birth Center

Heart of Houston: “Strengthening individuals, families, and communities one birth at a time.”

Care: Includes midwifery care, hydrotherapy, waterbirth, newborn care, and ongoing support.

Cost: Currently in-network insurance and Medicaid not accepted. Pricing and packages are easy to find on their site. Discounts are offered.

Accreditation:
✅ AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 6550 Mapleridge St., Suite 100 Houston, TX 77081

Reviews: While there aren’t many reviews, they’re all great: Heart of Houston Birth Center Google reviews

Website: heartofhoustonbirth.com


4. Bay Area Community Birth Center

Bay Area Community Birth Center: “Embracing your birth starts here.”

Care: Includes prenatal care, birth care, home birth, home visits and breastfeeding assistance.

Cost: Medicaid and some private insurance is accepted.

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

Location: 8453 Howard Dr, Houston, TX 77017

Reviews: Mixed, mostly great: Bay Area Community Birth Center Google reviews

Website: bayareacommunitybirthcenter.com


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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.