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Blooming Tree Maternity & Wellness Center - Birth Center and Home Birth

Receive quality midwifery care throughout your pregnancy and birth!

Blooming Tree Maternity & Wellness Center is a licensed freestanding birth center caring for families in the Central Texas area. Our midwifery care is tailored to fit you and your family's needs and desires. You will have a supportive team from beginning to end that truly listens to you. There is never any mystery to your care, as it's our goal to inform you of your choices and options, explain procedures, tests, and results with you, and allow you to be just as much a part of your care as we are. From the first day you walk into our birth center until the last, you'll always be heard and respected.

Our experienced midwives oversee maternity care, along with the assistance of student midwives, providing a compassionate team that prioritizes relationships and community building with clients. We can even offer a reduced visit schedule for experienced parents!​

Insurance

Blooming Tree Maternity & Wellness Center requires clients to pay for a portion of fees upfront, however, we have a dedicated insurance department that is happy to bill your insurance for reimbursement. This includes Tricare Select! Once your baby is born, we will submit a claim to your insurance company. Additionally, we provide discounts, payment plans, and financing to make our services as accessible to you and your family as possible and work with a local provider to get ultrasounds covered at NO OUT OF POCKET COST by most insurances, including Tricare Prime, Tricare Select, and Medicaid.

Our insurance department works hard for you as if you are the ONLY client they have! We would NEVER leave you to navigate complicated insurance billing on your own; your focus should remain on your baby and your healing. Leave the heavy lifting to us and enjoy the higher reimbursement rates of allowing professionals to handle your claims!

What does our maternity care include?

  • Regular prenatal appointments (monthly until 28 weeks, every two weeks from 28-36 weeks, and weekly from 36 weeks until delivery). Even if an extra visit is needed to check on you or baby, it's included in your care!

  • Routine lab work. All the standard prenatal and postpartum labs and screenings that you'd get with an OB, we can provide as well. Any non-standard labs are charged at low cost and most fall under $25!

    • OB Panel with blood type and Rh

    • Initial antibody screen (does not include 28 week screen for Rh negative clients)

    • Urine Culture

    • At least 2 Complete Blood Counts with platelet count

    • Rubella

    • RPR (Syphilis)

    • Hepatitis B

    • 2 HIV1/HIV2 Screens

    • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea screening

    • Glucose tolerance screening

    • Group B Strep screening

  • Continuous care with your team. You will know exactly who will be at your birth!

  • Telephone counseling

  • Access to our lending library

  • Labor and Delivery

    • Licensed midwife and fully trained birth assistants to assist you

    • Choice of home or birth center birth

    • Water birth available​

  • Postpartum care for you and baby (immediate postpartum after the birth until discharged from care, in-office visits to care for you and baby up to 6 weeks postpartum)

  • Newborn footprint keepsake

  • Vitamin K and erythromycin for your newborn if desired

  • Full newborn exam at birth

  • Assistance with first latch or pumping if desired

  • Breastfeeding assistance through the postpartum period

  • Newborn screening tests at 24-48 hours and 1-2 weeks

  • Postpartum mood screening, assistance, and referrals as necessary

 

Our midwifery clients also have unlimited access to all of our groups, meetings, and resource materials, as well as receive an amazing discount on our birth doula support and classes! We are birth workers because we care for families. We strive to leave our clients, local families and all birth better than we found it and provide access to quality maternity choices and care!

What about emergencies or if we need to go to the hospital?

We only take on normal, low-risk clients so there is a very low risk for complications. However, we are trained and equipped to handle some of the more likely scenarios that may come up, such as baby needing help to get used to being in the world and breathing on their own and postpartum hemorrhage. Everyone who works in the building (even our office staff!) are CPR and NRP certified. Our midwives carry oxygen, IV supplies and fluids, anti-hemorrhagic medications, and suturing equipment. 

We are trained to immediately recognize when things start to deviate from normal. Using our knowledge and training, we may try a few professional "tricks" to get things back on course but if those don't work, we won't wait around. We'd much rather transfer to the hospital and everything end up being fine than risk the health of you or your baby just to stay put. Our transfer rate is just under 10%, but 9 out of 10 of those transfers are completely non-emergent. Most of the time, we transfer because clients need or want an epidural to rest or there's some reason things aren't progressing and we need a little more assistance than is available to us otherwise.

In the event we do have to transfer, we will accompany you and your family. It is our job to facilitate as smooth of a transition as possible and continue supporting you as best we can. We will remain with you until your baby is born and we will still help with baby's first latch if desired. Once you are discharged from the hospital, we can generally resume your six weeks of postpartum care with you as planned. In an emergency situation we transfer to Scott & White Temple, which is approximately 7-10 minutes away. In a non-emergent transfer, we can transfer to the local hospital of your choice.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation today!