OUR FACILITY

Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center is a program of care designed to give a woman confidence in her ability to give birth purely.

In your private birthing suite you can make yourself comfortable, wear your own clothing, eat when you feel hungry, soak in a tub, and even have a water birth. A kitchen is available for meal preparation by the family for the postpartum mother and father, and the family room is a relaxing, comfortable environment for waiting and resting.Your labor will be unhindered by tethering straps and cords since our midwives don’t routinely use IVs (or even saline locks) and your baby is monitored using a doppler, intermittently. You may move around as you please, utilizing our Earth Birth Swing, beautiful (real) bed, birth stool, yoga ball, or home like seating. For pain relief, we have nitrous oxide available, a TENS unit, and the soothingly deep tub. Your doula is also welcome. A rebozo is available for comfort measures or warmth. If needed, chiropractic care is available for a stalled labor or malpositioned baby.

The Carol Room

This light and airy room reminds us of its namesake, Carol Crow, the visionary behind the birth center. The natural light floods in, evoking relaxation for all who enter. A tub will be added to this room as we grow. Both of our birth suites have nitrous oxide hook ups and hooks for using the birth swing. We have exercise balls available for use in labor, birth stools and portable TENS units.

The Martha Room

Our Martha Room is classic and aptly named after a pioneering doula who worked in Wichita Falls in the early 2000s, paving the way for much change in the local birth climate. We love the fireplace, wood floors and original stained glass windows. Both of our birth suites have nitrous oxide hook ups and hooks for using the birth swing. We have exercise balls available for use in labor, birth stools and portable TENS units.

The Gathering Room

Our heart is to be the hub of families in the childbearing year. Our Gathering Room is the heart of the hub, so to speak. Education and support are epitomized here through various classes and workshops. Local support groups meet and share in their journeys as well. Check out our events calendar for specific details.

Waterbirth

This large tub is the centerpiece of the Martha Room’s large bathroom. Water is often called “the midwife’s epidural” for it’s proven effect to ease laboring intensity. Waterbirth also helps ease baby’s transition into the world and reduces the woman’s risk of perineal tearing. Mom and baby can then relax after birth and the hard work of labor in an herbal bath used to aid in the healing of Mom’s tissues and baby’s cord. There is also a shower available.

Earth Birth Swing

In your private birthing suite you can make yourself comfortable, wear your own clothing, eat when you feel hungry, soak in a tub, and even have a water birth. Your labor will be unhindered by tethering straps and cords since our midwives don’t routinely use IVs (or even saline locks) and your baby is monitored using a doppler, intermittently. You may move around as you please, utilizing our Earth Birth Swing, beautiful (real) bed, birth stool, yoga ball, or home like seating.

Nitrous Oxide

For pain relief, we have nitrous oxide available, a TENS unit, and the soothingly deep tub. Your doula is also welcome. A rebozo is available for comfort measures or warmth. If needed, chiropractic care is available for a stalled labor or malpositioned baby.

Exam / Lab Room

For the visits that include more of a clinical component this sunny and sweet exam room is utilized (Pap smears and blood draws). Notice the toys in every room-your family is welcome here.

Chiropractic & Massage Room

Dr. Guidry often works on moms in early labor. Our clients have the opportunity to utilize this service for mom and even to have baby checked after birth if desired. Soon we will also have a massage therapist available for prenatal massage.

Business Office

Our entire team loves getting to know our clients and their families and there’s plenty of room to do so in our business office. We keep a lending library here along with select products your midwife may recommend.

Midwife’s Office / Exam Room

Come in and visit, tell us about yourself, your family, and your dreams for your birth. There is no rush as you are welcomed into our midwife’s office and sitting area. During prenatal visits, the exam table is utilized to check on baby and mom within the warm style of this room.

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

“WHENEVER AND HOWEVER YOU GIVE BIRTH, YOUR EXPERIENCE WILL IMPACT YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR MIND, YOUR BODY, AND YOUR SPIRIT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

- INA MAY GASKIN

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CARE

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CARE

HOURS

Tuesdays 10 am - 5 pm
And by appointment

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Wichita Falls Birth & Wellness Center is a licensed, freestanding, independent birth center. A birth center is a place with experienced staff and a program of care with a specific professional practice philosophy. It provides a holistic choice within the greater health care system for healthy women.