LOTUS BLOSSOM BIRTH
CENTRAL TEXAS MIDWIVES
We believe that every woman deserves compassionate relationship-based care.
We believe that every baby deserves a peaceful beginning in this world.
We believe that this is possible through education, empowerment, and midwifery partnership.
We are experienced midwives offering quality care and guidance in the privacy of your own home.
MEET THE MIDWIVES
Ally Barr and her husband, Shawn, have seven children together, most of whom were born at home. She spent ten years as a doula before beginning as a student midwife in 2014. She trusts birth and is a huge proponent of evidence based care. When she is not serving moms and babies, you would find her cooking, writing, or working on her hobby farm.
Amanda Whatley and her husband, Matt, have four children together, born in hospital, birth center, and home settings. She has always had a passion for birth, attending her first birth as a young teenager. She believes in a holistic approach to pregnancy, with heavy emphasis on nutrition and exercise. Her outside passions include nature walks and bubble baths.
As community Midwives, we pride ourselves in providing you and your partner with care, understanding, information and support before, throughout, and after the birthing process. Our initial meeting will help us tailor our services to fit your needs, as every pregnancy is different. To schedule an initial consultation, or to learn more about our practice, please contact us.
Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
Global care encompasses your entire pregnancy through your final six weeks' postpartum in your home or a birth center setting. We provide lengthy prenatal appointments, appropriate lab work, continuous care and support during your birth, and several appointments for both mother and baby after birth. Available by phone any time you need us.
Monotrice and Doula
Continuous Labor Support
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. Sometimes an out-of-hospital birth is not what your family desires. A midwife will still benefit your birth with at-home monitoring during early labor and emotional and physical birth support once we have arrived with you at the hospital. Continuous care is beneficial for shortened labors and confidence in birth.
Hormone and Lactation Supplements
The benefits of placenta encapsulation are numerous. Increased iron, hormone stabilization to help prevent postpartum depression and mood swings, increased lactation, increased energy after birth, and decreased length of time for postpartum bleeding.
And don't worry, by the time it is returned to you in pill form, no one will know that it was the life-giving organ for your new little one.
Maternity and Birth Photography
Capture Your Tiniest Memories
Specializing in unique memento packages, we recently added maternity and birth photography to our skill set. Trained and up-to-date in our artistry, we would love to help you create keepsakes of this timeless journey you are on.
Maternity photoshoots can be scheduled at your convenience, whereas birth photography keeps us all on our toes, but we can guarantee that we will be there to capture all your moments as they unfold. Capture your unique birth story with us, you won't regret it.
Obviously, we cannot offer birth photography to our own midwifery clients, but we know several wonderful photographers that we can refer you to.
After beginning our relationship with a meet and greet, I am committed to your health and the wellbeing of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.
Informative and Compassionate
Get extra personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. As a Midwife, I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.
Ally and Amanda are BEYOND 2 of the most amazing people I have ever met! Not once from the first phone call to see if a home birth and having a midwife was an option for me to our last postnatal visit did I ever regret or doubt my choice to have them! Any concern I had was met with understanding and knowledge! I’d like to think I was pretty go with the flow the entire pregnancy and they meshed so well with me personally and how I wanted things to go. Durning my very fast labor they were very calm and let me do what I needed to and gave encouragement when needed. Our child birthing days are over but I 100% would do it all over with them if I could and wish I knew more about the option to have a home birth with my previous pregnancies!
Ally and Amanda were amazing during the pregnancy and birth of my surprise daughter. We struggled with getting my iron to a comfortable level but they were always calm and we kept trying different thing until we found something that worked. They do not give up! While I was in labor they were very comforting and encouraging, it was such a wonderful experience. Despite the extremeness of home birth I would do it with them 100 times again!
Ally and Amanda have been there for my last 3 births and are simply fantastic! They’ve cared for me and my babies so well, with such diligence and knowledge. I’m so thankful for them.
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them"
Central Texas, USA