Recommendations

Recommended Reading

  • Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon
  • Husband-Coached Childbirth by Dr. Robert Bradley
  • The Birth Book by Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, R.N.
  • The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
  • Creating Your Birth Plan: The Definitive Guide to a Safe and Empowering Birth by Dr. Marsden Wagner
  • Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block

Recommended Websites

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“The preparedness that comes with the Bradley Method gave my husband and me a sense of assuredness that we were making the best choice for our son, as well as a true confidence in ourselves.  Understanding all my body is capable of empowered us to trust the natural process, and in doing so, we discovered the beauty of birth. – The Comptons

Recommended San Antonio Health Care Providers

  • San Antonio Area Midwives Association
  • Lone Star Midwives is a practice of Certified Nurse Midwives who deliver in a hospital setting and practice in conjunction with an OB/GYN practice. Labor tubs are available, however not water birth.  http://www.lonestarmidwives.com/
  • The San Antonio Birth Center is located in the Medical Center area and is staffed by a group of Certified Professional Midwives.  Here you will give birth in a home-like setting and have the option of water birth. http://www.sabirthcenter.com/
  • Westover Hills Birth Center is San Antonio’s newest birth center and is located on the northwest side of the city off of Hwy. 151. State of the art and staffed by experienced professional midwives. Water birth is an available option. http://westoverhillsbc.com/
  • The Birth Center Stone Oak is located in the Stone Oak area and is staffed by a group of Certified Professional Midwives. The BCSO also offers the option of a water birth. http://www.birthcenterstoneoak.com/
  • San Antonio Nurse Midwife offers a homebirth option while being cared for by a Certified Nurse Midwife. https://sanantonionursemidwife.com/
  • Acacia OBGYN is a traditional practice of OBGYNs however they have added a Certified Nurse Midwife to their practice and have plans to add more.  http://acaciaobgyn.net/