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.
Hospital or a Birthing Center?
Mothers who have birthed babies at both hospitals and Katy Birth Center have discovered a number of clear differences between the two. Here is a list of some of the differences they have shared with us.
Please see differences here.
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 welcoming a new life into your family is a miraculous and joyous event. We provide the latest evidence-based and time-tested birthing practices in an intimate home-like environment so moms and dads feel comfortable and confident about their birth experience.
Why Choose Us
We are unique from other birth centers in that each family has a primary midwife. Often there is a secondary midwife that works with your primary midwife as part of a team. This ensures that the midwives and your family know each other well, have close communications, and ample opportunities to follow-up with you regarding your care.
Our team of midwives have over 120 years of combined experience in 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.
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.
Happy Families About Us
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. Michelle Johnson was my fabulous doula (everyone should have one!), and I highly recommend Michelle. 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!
From pre-pregnancy wellness visits to prenatal education to labor to postpartum care, we loved our experience with the KBC midwives. Connie, Cathy, Lynneece, Tiffani, and Natalie all assisted me at one point in my pregnancy, and I cannot say enough good things about each of them. KBC is a wonderfully calm environment for care and birth that is mother and baby focused. The midwives are inspiring, empowering, and constantly encouraging throughout the entire journey.
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.