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Birth Center to open soon in Katy

Katy Texas News
Posted December 13, 2010

The Katy Birth Center, offering midwifery services, will open in the first quarter of 2011. The Center is located at 1002 Ave. A in Katy.

“There are people who live in Katy that drive to the Woodlands to have their baby because they want to use a birth center,” says Cathy Rude. Rude, the administrative director of the Katy Birth Center is a licensed midwife as well as certified professional midwife with 18 years experience. She has been delivering 50-60 babies a year at her client’s homes.

“I get calls monthly from people who are looking for a birth center in the (Katy/West Houston) area,” she says. “We believe we will be meeting that need. The midwives of the Katy Birth Center hope to give moms more options for natural birthing in a home like setting.”

In addition to Rude, Connie Blokkum MSN, CNM and Natalie Wommack RNC, CPM will offer midwifery care and well woman services. The use of midwifery services is growing in popularity. According to the Citizens for Midwifery the woman-centered model of care has proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

The Birth Center offers holistic pregnancy care, from pre-natal, to the birth of the child, through post partum. Besides assisting families with the delivery of their babies, the Center will also offer mother support groups and classes in topics relative to childbearing families as well as a full range of lactation services.

Additional information on the Katy Birth Center is found at www.katybirthcenter.com or calling 832 437-5876. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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