NEW BIRTH CENTER for HOUSTON!!!!!!! - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 04-16-2012, 05:21 PM - Thread Starter
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This is great news!!!!!! Mere miles from downtown and super accessible so maybe there will be less babies born on I-45 and I-10 as mamas rush out to the much further birth centers!


I am having my third and managed to find an AMAZING midwife named Afua Hassan. I truly cannot say enough about her. I'm pretty darn picky about who I choose to attend my births (and I trained as a midwife, so my standards are understandably high) and after meeting Afua, I knew I was in love with her. She just has that...that aura, that glow. She is one of the most "real" midwives I've ever met. My husband said the same thing :)


I really am flabbergasted about how I'd never heard of her, especially as she's been practicing here for 20+ years. And now she has a free standing birth center that she just licensed (last year?). I'll be having a homebirth with Afua, but for those who want a BC, she's the closest for those of us close to Downtown/The Heights/Midwtown.


Located in the third ward right off 288, it's a sweet 2 labor-suite birthing center. Definitely make an appointment to chat with Afua and see her center, The Birthing Place. And pass it on-- this is great news for Houston!


Afua Hassan, LM


Happy Birthing Everyone!


Miles (December 2005) Pascual (March 2009). P's was my beautiful home waterbirth that healed me from my M's birth. natural birth, midwifery, postpartum depression, babywearing, breastfeeding.
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Neat! It really is tucked away isn't it? I don't hear a whole lot about that birthing center, though I HAVE heard of it. I wonder why it's not very well publicized? 

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