Prenatal

The prenatal period is a time for us to get to know one another and family. Over the course of our appointments, we work to build a relationship based on mutual respect, love and trust. We spend time at each visit to educate you on the changes your body and baby are going through during pregnancy. We evaluate your health to ensure baby is growing and thriving. We encourage clients to share with us their experiences since we last visited, answer all questions, and discuss your wishes leading up to birth.

You can expect to see us:

  • once a month from your first visit until 28 weeks of pregnancy
  • every two weeks from 28 weeks to 36 weeks of pregnancy
  • weekly from 36 weeks until the birth of your baby

Prenatal care includes:

  • In-office confirmation of pregnancy ultrasound, if desired
  • Comprehensive medical/prenatal history
  • Risk assessment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Lab work required by the state of Texas and any additional that is indicated
  • Genetic screening, if desired, at an additional cost
  • Urinalysis at each prenatal visit
  • Assessment of mother’s well-being
  • Assessment of fetal heart tones and position of baby
  • Educational resources provided throughout your pregnancy
  • Referrals for anatomy scans, as indicated
  • Access to our Family Nurse Practitioner for sick visits, as needed
  • Extensive professional referrals and resources for your pregnancy and postpartum needs

Our Services

Initial Consultation

We encourage families to schedule a time to visit, ask questions, and take a private tour of our facility and birthing space.

Prenatal

Your prenatal period is a time of change, growth, learning, and building a loving and trusting relationship with your midwives.

Childbirth Class

We offer a childbirth education class to share knowledge regarding pregnancy, labor, birth, the postpartum period, and newborn care.

Labor & Birth

You can choose to birth in your own home or in our luxury birthing suite while being supported by our caring midwives.

Postpartum

The Midwives will guide you through your postpartum period while you are adjusting to life with your newest addition.

Placenta Encapsulation

Galveston Birth Center is the island's only location that has an OSHA-compliant area dedicated to placenta processing.

Are you ready to discuss your pregnancy and birth options?