Hi! I have a friend looking at the Austin Area Birthing Center for her next delivery. Has anyone on here had any positive or negative experience with them or their midwives?
My daughter was born at AABC this past March. Roswitha was my midwife for delivery. My expereince was wonderful. From the pre-natal care through delivery and post partum care AABC took such great care of me and my baby. I would strongly reccomend them to anyone looking for a med-free delivery in a birthing center. The facilities are very nice and the midwifes are all very kind and personable. If you or your friend has any other questions feel free to email me at kristikatanick at gmail
We had scheduled a tour. I was irritated though because I had questions to ask them about what my insurance would and wouldn't cover as far as prenatal care and delivery, and they refused to answer ANYTHING related to insurance until we toured the facility. But I could only do the tour if I scheduled an appointment for a tour with one of the midwives, and it was going to be several weeks before that could happen. I was already 20 weeks pregnant and wanting to leave my OB, so waiting several weeks to be able to ask any questions didn't sit well with me. It also had us concerned about how rigid they might be about other things.
That said, I have heard good things from moms who've used the AABC. Personally, I really wanted a home birth, and I felt like if I wasn't going to be in a hospital, I'd rather just stay home and not have to go anywhere. The midwife we ended up hiring, Kristen Elliott of Moms & Miracles, worked at AABC prior to starting her own business. She's never said anything negative about them, but then, I've never asked either. I would highly, highly recommend Kristen to anyone considering a homebirth. She has been SO wonderful!
Meredith, 6-1-06 and Alex, 11-5-09