Benefits of a Natural Birth
Women are inherently capable of giving birth, have a deep, intuitive instinct about birth, and, when supported and free to find comfort, are able to give birth without interventions and without suffering.
More specific benefits found here.
Birthing Center vs Hospital
Mothers who have birthed babies at both hospitals and at birthing centers have discovered a number of clear differences between the two. Here is a list of some of the differences they have shared with us.
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Benefits of Midwifery
The Midwives Model of Care includes: monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother, providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, etc.
More specific benefits found here.
Is it safe?
Research from the last 35 years has overwhelmingly shown statistically that Birth Center births have a lower rate of surgical intervention, fewer complications for mother and baby, and lower birth injuries and lower death rates.
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Welcome to Katy Birth Center
Birthing is a beautiful, natural process and bringing a new life into your family is a miraculous and joyous event. Experience the delight, confidence and intimacy over 2,000 Katy and Greater Houston mothers have in their birthing journeys with us! Even before our opening in 2003, our founding Midwives exercised the latest evidence-based and time-tested birthing practices. Our mature and growing team continues in that same spirit, and delights in each healthy, beautiful baby delivered in our intimate home-like environment. Come experience the wonder of the journey just west of Houston, Texas.
Why Choose Us
Each family is assigned an experienced team of midwives. Each midwife holds nationally recognized licenses and certifications. Our team then provide individualized care and birth experiences to our families. We strive to have a healthy mom and baby who have been monitored & cared for closely throughout every stage of pregnancy, birth and post-partum with their new baby.
Our team of senior midwives have on the average around 30 years of experience working with women and babies. Each midwife holds national recognized certifications and licensing.
The foundation of midwifery care is based on evidence based practices and the use of natural and alternative therapies.
We are dedicated to the highest quality of care. Our staff is highly experienced and committed to health, safety and evidence based natural birth practices. We have a proven track record of excellent outcomes.
Support & Referrals
We have partnered with supportive local providers in the event a consultation or referral is necessary. This helps ensure the safety of a healthy pregnancy, birth and newborn.
An Inside Preview For You
Enjoy this short video that tells our story and the stories of several families.
I can't believe Olivia is 7 weeks old today. Our time at Katy Birth Center has come to an end (until next time). They really go above and beyond to help their clients. I especially want to thank my midwife, Cathy Allen Rude, who helped us not only bring Evelyn into the world at KBC 3 years ago, but also a Home birth with Olivia. Her compassion and love doesn't go unnoticed. We will miss you greatly! Labor was so different this time around, (slow and steady then quickly fast and furious) but she made sure I was comfortable and prayed over us every step of the way. I can't imagine having another baby without her there to guide us through and catch our little mermaids. Someday (hopefully soon) I'll share my birth stories and videos through a blog, but until then...
I received the best prenatal care possible, and so much education about everything from prenatal diet to breastfeeding and everything in between. Connie and Lynneece are my midwives. They are both warm loving people that really care, and both have amazing knowledge. Working with them along with the other classes I took at the birth center gave me so much confidence in the birth itself, and in myself as a new mother. Lynneece was my attending midwife during my little girl's birth, and she was truly awesome. My birth experience was biggest and most amazing challenge I have ever faced, and I truly believe that I had the best possible support. I can't recommend KBC enough.
(My first was born in a hospital with an OB) The care I received from the birth center and from Connie was very personal. I never waited long for my appointments, she spent time during each visit to address any concerns, and the visits never felt hurried or rushed. She took time to get to know me and my family, to know what birth plan we hoped for, and made me feel safe. I knew that if it was possible, she would help me stick to my birth plan, but if required alternatives were in place. During the 5 years I have been going to the birth center, I have become familiar with many of the other midwives, assistants, and other office staff and have nothing but good things to say about them. If there is ever a baby #5 I wouldn't go anywhere other than KBC!
I had such a wonderful experience. I gave birth freely, labored according to my body, caught my baby, had my husband fully involved, had delayed placenta cord clamping, and went home the same day. My midwives Natalie and Jennifer were an awesome support team and respected my wishes for birth. They coached me through the whole birth and showered me with love and prayers. I cherish the relationship we built. They are like family to me now. Super grateful, super blessed, looking forward to having my next baby at Katy Birth Center. PS prenatal checkups were very personable and were not rushed. You actually spent quality time with your midwives starting from your first checkup. a. I love that they have natural alternatives (i.e. teas, herbal tinctures, oils, supplements, etc.) b. They have a great assortment in their library including books on pregnancy, newborns, postpartum, etc. c. They offer many classes like Birth Boot camp, breastfeeding class, newborn care class, etc. d. I'd also like to give a shoutout to Lynn who is an awesome office manager and guided me through the insurance process. She is very efficient in replying to emails and very informative and helpful. Katy Birth Center Rocks
This was our first time working with a midwife and it was AMAZING! From the beginning Melissa was very professional and knowledgeable. Her skill and attention to detail throughout the pregnancy made this such a smooth and comfortable process. Melissa was able to ease any concerns we had and always was willing to answer all questions along with resources. She was thorough and always transparent. Melissa made working with her such a personal experience. We felt catered to. One thing she did that was different from having a doctor was that she always asked how I was doing. She cared about my wellbeing in addition to the pregnancy. The day of the birth flowed so smooth and went exactly like we wanted. Her team was also AMAZING. Each of the ladies were calm, patient, gentle and attentive to my needs and the needs of the baby. I could go on and on! I highly recommend Melissa!
Your Birthing Journey
Natural birth is a normal and empowering process. We desire for you to experience your birth your way.
Personalized Care - Pregnancy is a normal physiological event in a woman's life.
From the moment of birth there is intimate bonding through skin to skin and non-separation.
The Journey Continues
From the moment of birth we provide support to the mother and baby, to assure the best start on their continuing journey.