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About Us

Heart of Houston Birth and Wellness Center is a midwife led free standing birth center serving the greater Houston Metro area.  In addition to pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care, our midwives provide a full range of services from menarche through menopause.  We offer clients personalized, evidence based, and truly collaborative care no matter their life phase. We also partner with physicians, lactation consultants, physical therapists, dietitians and other professionals to provide collaborative care and support to families regardless of location of birth.


Heart of Houston provides a comfortable, inviting, and safe space for you, and your family.  We are here to listen and learn from you while offering recommendations based on evidence and clinical experience.  When you leave our doors we want you to feel strong, proud, satisfied and safe in the knowledge there is a whole community standing behind you.

 

 

meet our team

Mary Love 
APRN, CNM, NP-C

Co-Founder 

Clinical Director

Midwife

Jessica Gonzales

Co-Founder

Facility Director

Doula

Damla Karsan

MD

Collaborating Physician

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The Birth Center

Our birth center is designed to offer all the comforts of home while also providing a safe and functional birthing environment. We offer two private birthing suites, each equipped with on-suite bathrooms and generous soaking tubs.  While in labor, you and your guests will have also access to the family lounge and kitchen. To increase your privacy, our birth suites are located on the second floor separate from other clinical areas.

Your birth team is there to provide comfort and support normal labor to progress. You will be encouraged to eat, drink, and move about freely.  In addition to birth balls and hydrotherapy, we also offer labor slings and nitrous oxide as comfort measures to ease your labor. We encourage you in giving birth in whatever position feels best for you and offer the option of water birth.  We will also assist you or your support person in receiving the baby if desired.  After giving birth, you will be given all the time you need to initiate breastfeeding and bond with your new baby. We will also be there to support for a full year postpartum!


Our nurse-midwives are the only community based midwives in Houston who also have hospital privileges! This means that should a situation arise that makes transfer to a hospital necessary our midwives can accompany and continue your care there. In addition to the required TX state licensing, our center is pursuing national CABC accreditation (Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers).  We are located less than 3 miles from the Texas Medical Center.

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mission

To strengthen individuals, families, and communities one birth at a time.

vision

To provide healthcare in a way that treats people like people not patients.

values

We believe in:

  • The power and necessity of community

  • Valuing and supporting the well-being of employees and their families

  • Integration and collaboration with all healthcare professions    

  • The importance of education, continuous learning, and endless quality

  • The midwifery model of care

  • Treating all people with dignity and respect

  • Fostering safe spaces that allow for open communication

  • Respecting autonomy by practicing informed consent and collaborative decision-making 

  • Building mutual accountability and trust

Kind Words From Our Clients

Chelsea

Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum

Kate

Prenatal, Birth & Postpartum

832-899-4971
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10400 S. Main st.
Houston TX,  77025

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