Welcome!

Edenway Birth Center offers you a wonderful and diverse team of midwives and apprentices who desire to support you as a unique individual. Each one of our providers is passionate about education, prevention, and the creation of a beautiful and nurturing environment to surround you during this amazing journey of growing new life!

We offer classes and free in-person consultation to enable you to choose a care provider who best fits your needs. Please explore our website to learn more about how we can help you!

  • "I can't say enough about the kind and personal way the midwives at Edenway took care of me."

    — TeriAnn Lewis, client

  • "The day of our first visit with the midwives was amazing! We talked like old friends."

    — Jena Bodeker, client

  • "The whole experience was amazing! I would recommend Edenway Birth Center to anyone!"

    — Gretel Marques, client with twins

  • “Every time I come in I am so blessed by all of your warmth and kindness.”

    — Amy Turner, client

  • We have a secret in our culture.. and it's not that birth is painful, it's that women are strong.

    — Laura Stavoe Harm

From The Blog

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Joel’s Birth

It was about 2:00 in the morning on Monday, February 2, 2015 when I was woken by a contraction. Another followed about 20 minutes later. I was concerned because I was only 36 weeks and 2 days pregnant; if I was in labor, not only would the baby be born a little premature, but I’d […]

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Birth Affirmations for Every Mother

  About the Body… I acknowledge that this strength is my own. Each contraction is embracing my baby with strength. I am learning my body. My body was born to birth. I am aware of my breath, I am aware of my body. I am beautiful! I am strong! I care for myself. About the […]

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5 Survival Tips for a Summertime Baby, Baby!

Guest post by Sydney Williamson The third trimester is hard enough on a woman’s body, but add in 100 plus degree temperatures? You’re going to have to get creative! Expecting a baby in the midst of a Texas summer can be more than just sitting in the blast of an air conditioner, check out these […]

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Guest Post: Working & Breastfeeding – On the Go

I’ve been the primary (and often sole) earner in my family for the last 5 years, so when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I would join the ranks of so many mothers who try to juggle breastfeeding while working outside the home. I was committed to breastfeeding my son exclusively for 6 […]

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Allergy Prevention Starts Early: Breastfeeding

Although there are many benefits to breastfeeding, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss the breastfeeding’s role in allergy prevention. At birth, the cells lining the newborn’s small intestines are porous.  This is often referred to as “leaky gut”.  This does not usually pose a problem in the breast feeding infant, however; in […]

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Getting to Know Emily Schoneman, Apprentice Midwife

Are you married? Have kids? A dog? A fish? No & no, but 4 sweet girls who I nannied and call them mine girls : ) no dog. no fish.  How long have you lived in this area? What brought you here? 2 weeks! Finishing my midwifery studies in the states after starting them in […]

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Guest Post: A change of plans – our breastfeeding journey

I had it all planned out. Natural, slow, beautiful Birth Center birth. God had other plans. Around 27 weeks gestation, I found out I had preeclampsia and it progressed into HELLP (H-hemolysis, EL-elevated liver enzymes, LP-low platelet count) Syndrome. We were sent to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth for an emergency C-section to meet […]

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Our Journey to a Homebirth & the Beautiful Birth of Willa Faith

Choosing a Homebirth Each of my three babies have been born in a special and unique location.  My first son was in a hospital with a midwife “just in case anything went wrong.”  It was a positive experience and we were well taken care of, but ready to go and tired of being checked on […]

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To all my sweet mama’s, a story of lip/ tongue tie

To all my sweet mama’s, When my sweet Shiloh Renee was born she was rushed to Cook’s Children NICU for Meconium Aspiration. So right off the back, I didn’t get that skin-to-skin, breastfeeding moment I had waited 9 long hard months for. It was 6 days before I even got to hold her, much less […]

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Why choose natural birth?

Few topics are as emotionally charged as the subject of “natural birth.” Inevitably when a woman announces that she is planning on “going natural” when almost everybody else gets an epidural, a few eyebrows are raised. Then of course, somebody asks the question, “WHY?!” Why choose natural birth? The answers are as varied as the […]

Welcome to the Edenway Birth Center Web Site!

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Our midwifery practice is based on several foundational elements. These include:

  • Education
  • Prevention
  • Informed consent
  • Relationship
  • Family involvement

Choosing a midwife

Hiring a midwife is a commitment to a partnership lasting throughout your entire prenatal period, labor and delivery, and  postpartum care for up to 6 weeks. During this time, your midwife will work with you to facilitate a safe, healthy and fulfilling experience. We believe that education and knowledge are essential to a successful out of hospital experience. Because of this philosophy, we commonly spend an hour or more with you for your appointments and focus on informed consent, preventative nutritional counseling as well as your physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. We promote nutrition, wellness, and exercise during pregnancy to prepare your body for birth.
In order to better support our clients during their pregnancy, we refer to an excellent network of chiropractors, childbirth educators, massage therapists, physicians, and other health care providers.

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Your children are welcome to attend your visits. We have numerous play areas and snacks available for their enjoyment. We encourage the involvement of the entire family during pregnancy and birth, and love helping fathers catch their own babies!

Birth Options

We have home birth and birth center birth options available to our clients.

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We specialize in water birth, and find that most of our clients appreciate this option. Our birth center has a beautiful birth suite with a deep tub used for waterbirth, and our birth cottage is similarly equipped.  A soft side tub is available to rent for those desiring a water birth experience in the comfort of their own home. Water is an effective form of pain relief and relaxation. It has been dubbed an “aquadural” and women often spend at least part of their labor in the tub, even if they do not desire to deliver in the water.

In addition to traditional midwifery services, we offer:

  • Pre-pregnancy counseling (preparing your body to support a baby, building your immune system)
  • Fertility consultation (tracking your cycles, herbs to prevent miscarriage, progesterone testing & prescription referral)
  • Information on birth control methods (natural family planning, fertility awareness, barrier methods, and hormonal contraception)

Call us today to set up a free tour and consultation with our midwives. We look forward to meeting you and your family!