Welcome

Are you hoping for a healthy baby and an intimate and empowering birth experience? (hint: You CAN have both!) Are you looking for a primary care provider who spends more time with you and really listens? Are you seeking a more holistic approach for your health care? If so, you've come to the right place!

"The Nest"

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Geneva Woods Birth Center - aka "The Nest"
The mission of Geneva Woods Birth Center is to provide a safe alternative to low risk women and their families for giving birth outside the hospital environment. We endeavor to provide the atmosphere where families can feel safe, nurtured and in charge of their birth experience. Geneva Woods Birth Center has welcomed over 1200 babies safely into the world since 2002.

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Midwifery

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The mission of the midwives of Geneva Woods Midwifery is to meet the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of their clients, and to provide the physical space – whether in the birth center or hospital - where women can trust in birth and in the power of their own bodies. Our goal is to have happy moms, healthy babies, and families who have been strengthened by the childbirth experience. We practice a traditional Midwifery Model of Care that is also evidence-based.

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Our midwives

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All of our midwives are experienced in out of hospital and hospital birth. Barbara Norton, CNM, APRN has been a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner since 1985, a midwife since 1994 practicing in the hospital, and a birth center midwife since 1997. Barbara has been attending births at Geneva Woods Birth Center since 2002. Dana Deane, CNM, APRN has over 5 years of experience at the Austin Area Birth Center where she worked as a birth assistant, doula and registered nurse. Dana has been attending births at Geneva Woods Birth Center since December of 2015.

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well women / GYN Services

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In addition to providing all aspects of midwifery maternity care, our midwives also do well-women care. Midwives are Advanced Practice Nurses who, in addition to their midwifery training, are also trained to provide basic family medical care. Our office doesn’t provide care to children or men, but we do offer a wide variety of services to women. Read more about the types of services provided under Services-Well Women/Gyn Services.

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