Specialists in midwifery and childbirth

Ascension Providence Women's Health provides midwifery and birthing services to women in Waco, Texas.

Womens Health and Midwifery

Find a Midwife by calling 254-772-5454

Ascension Providence offers the only midwifery program in Central Texas to support deliveries in a hospital setting.  A woman can experience safe, personal, individualized care that is trusting of the birth process God set in place, while at the same time having the safety net of equipment and physicians readily available when high-risk situations develop.

Certified Nurse Midwives

Ascension Providence and the Certified Nurse Midwives at Ascension Medical Group Providence Midwifery clinic support women who choose the freedom and flexibility that is offered by midwifery care with the safety and security of a hospital birth.

At any given time, one of our midwives will be on call to answer your questions, assess your labor and attend your birth.

Midwifery offers:

  • Health focus is on emotional, mental and physical well-being
  • Labor and birth are supported as normal life events
  • Interventions are used only when necessary
  • Lower rates of Caesarean birth
  • Lower rates of labor induction and augmentation
  • Lower use of epidural anesthesia
  • Medicine to cope with pain during labor if needed
  • An increased sense of control by patients
  • Higher rates of breast-feeding

Birthing Rooms

Two beautiful rooms with all the amenities are available to welcome a laboring woman and her Certified Nurse Midwife in attendance: a labor tub, labor ball, squat bars, warm compresses, cool cloths, showers, and much, much more.

As long as you are healthy and have no risk factors, midwives often utilize and encourage:

  • Upright positions
  • Walking
  • Birthing ball
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Frequent position changes
  • Squat bar
  • Rebozo
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Music
  • Partner and/or doula support

Find a Midwife by calling 254-772-5454