In Austin, midwives are not allowed to attend in the hospitals as more than just a "birth assistant" or doula. So it's either a hosptial birth with an OB or a homebirth/birth center birth with a midwife. There is really very little in between. I know there are some doctors that are midwife friendly and a few more that are doula friendly...but my understanding is that it is still a very much uphill battle.
Of the midwives in Austin, there are some really fantastic ones. The two midwives below both do a consultation with potential clients. It would be a great time for your friend to ask any questions about concerns (i.e. what do they do for excessive blood loss).
My personal experience is with Debra Day who was at my first birth and will attend us in November for our next birth. She is more in the south Austin region. She's been really great and a great fit for our family as a whole. She's very laid back in personality but isn't afraid to do some steering when certain things need to happen.
MariMikel Penn also attended us at our first birth. She has New Life Birth Service which is a freestanding birth center and homebirth service. She's probably one of, if not the most experienced midwife in town. I know that she has over 30 years of experience and her stats are very impressive. You'd have to contact her about those as I don't have the most recent ones.
I really can not say enough good things about these women, their knowledge, and their level of care. Both of these midwives do not take chances. If there is a complication beyond the realm of safe homebirth, they transport. We needed to transport with our first birth during active labor. They were both professional and instrumental in us having the lowest intervention birth we could possibly have given our situation. We were encouraged to still birth naturally and they worked with the hospital staff to help this happen.
I have heard some less than savory things about Austin Area Birth Center along the way, while others just absolutely rave about them. Take that as you will.
I know there are other homebirth midwives here in town, some of them on this board.
Personally I felt like our care and treatment by our midwives was far more personal and caring that what we recieved at the hosptial. The doctors provided us a great service, the equipment and skills were needed, but it still felt very distant. I also felt as if they were not happy about us desiring to birth without drugs and that, to me anyway, was very dishartening.
I hope that helps a little.