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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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 […]

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7 “Superfoods” to Boost Your Fertility Naturally & Support a Healthy Pregnancy

Guest post by Halley Holloway, MAS, RDN, LD, CLT Many women, whether they are pregnant or trying to conceive, instinctively feel that they should be eating certain foods during gestation. This instinct serves us well, as we want to be aware of what foods we are eating to nourish our growing baby. In our modern culture, […]

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For The Birth Partner

  Welcome to the journey of birth! This journey does not just involve the mother who will go through labor, it involves many other people who love and care for her, especially her birth partner. We are so glad that you are part of this and we welcome you as a full participant in the […]

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A Scavenger Hunt & A Prize: 12 Days of Edenway

The chilly (and sometimes not so chilly) days of December are closing in on us, and we have had so much fun sharing with you all about our team and the birth center. Now – test your knowledge in a 12 Days of Edenway scavenger hunt! Enter between now and Monday, December 21 at noon […]

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Day in the Life of an Edenway Birth Center Midwife : 12 Days of Edenway

The phone rings, the clock says 2:00 AM.  I’m not surprised, as I have been expecting this call any moment.   My bags are ready, they always are.  You just never know when “the call” might come.  A lot of women will go into active labor late at night and birth in the early morning hours.  […]

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!