Leanna Gutierrez (Designation)
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...
Chandra Wolfson ()
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.
Laura Rathbun (Designation)
(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!
Joy Perozo (Designation)
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.
Taylor Womac (Designation)
When I reflect on this entire experience I can't help but acknowledge how fortunate I feel to have been referred to the Katy Birth Center. The prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care we received was incredibly professional, empowering, and genuine. The passion these midwives pour into their families is admirable - I have never seen anything like it. We are so grateful to our midwife whom we've come to know and love (Connie Blokkum) and the entire birth center for supporting & guiding us through this experience literally every single step of the way. I can only hope that healthy, low-risk, pregnant women know that places like this exist because this experience was everything to me.
Destiny Legare (Designation)
I knew before I got pregnant that I wanted a natural birth. Unfortunately the Birth Center was not open during my first pregnancy and my husband was extremely nervous about home birth and I ended up having our first son in hospital and I have always wished we hadn't. I was thrilled when I found the birth center during my 2nd pregnancy. I was so privileged to work with Connie Blokkum. She provided wonderful prenatal care, taking time to focus on my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health throughout the pregnancy. I had a lovely birth at the birth center with Connie and Cathy Rude attending. The care I received after was also amazing.
Noureliza Montifar (Designation)
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 check up. -I love that they have natural alternatives (i.e. teas, herbal tinctures, oils, supplements, etc) -They have a great assortment in their library including books on pregnancy, newborns, postpartum,etc. -They offer many classes like Birthboot camp, breastfeeding class, newborn care class, etc. -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! ❤️
Stephanie Smith (Designation)
I loved everything about delivering at the birthing center. I had my other two girls with the midwives at TX Children's Pavilion in the med center. I decided to try something different with #3 because my first appointment with the Pavilion left me in tears. I came to the birthing center with high expectations, due to friends referrals, and had an amazing experience. I wish I had my other two girls there too. I think my favorite thing other than the advice and care was being able to go home a few hours after delivering. It was so nice being able to come home to our other two littles and being able to sleep in our bed. If we decide to go for #4 we will definitely be coming back.
Liz Sanders (Designation)
I love Katy Birth Center! I ended up having complication with high blood pressure and couldn't even deliver there, but even if I had known that ahead of time I would never have gone somewhere else for my prenatal care. All the midwives are fantastic! Cathy was so wonderful at every single appointment. She never rushed me through, she always took the time to treat my whole person- emotionally, physically and spiritually. Jackie was with my through labor and delivery at the hospital and she always knew just what to do. She kept me grounded when the doctors there made me panic and she massaged my back in just the right spot and said just the right things. I have loved everything about my time with them from beginning to end. Highly recommend!!!