Below is a complete listing of the 2017 winners in the Austin Area Birth Awards. Nominations were open for 2 weeks in which any individual could write in their favorite birth professional. The top 4 in each category were listed as a finalist and placed on the ballot. Voting was open for 2 weeks and winners announced at the Birth Awards Gala. Throughout the nomination and voting process, duplicate votes were expunged and all votes were counted and reviewed by multiple independent and unaffiliated judges. The Birth Awards are a project to raise awareness of the resources and support that are available to families in the Austin Area. We have an amazing community of birth related professionals, all of which strive for excellence and provide quality care and support. This list is people's choice resource for new families.