2019 Austin Birth Awards Winners!
Best Midwife or Individual Practice: GB Khalsa
Best OBGYN Group: OBGYN North
Best Pediatrician or Pediatric Practice: Treehouse Pediatrics
Best Family Chiropractor: Family Chiropractic of Austin
Best Lactation Consultant: Naya Weber
Best Acupuncturist / Acupuncture Practice : Abilgail Karp - Sage Acupuncture
Best Birth Doula / Doula Practice: ATX Doulas
Best Postpartum Doula / Doula Practice: ATX Doulas
Best Birth Photographer: Leilani Rogers
Best Breastfeeding Class: Breastfeeding Success Company
Best Consignment Sale or Resale Store: Kid to Kid
Best Crainosacral or Body Work Therapist: GB Khalsa
Best Placenta Encapsulator: Hill Country Placentas
Best Hospital to Deliver: North Austin Medical Center - Women’s Center
Best Individual Doula / Doula Practice: Jessica Edwards - Honeybird Doula
Best Massage or Movement Therapist: Hannah Ford - Sage Acupuncture
Best Maternity Photographer: Heather Gallagher
Best Maternity Retail Store: Special Addition
Best Prenatal / Postpartum Fitness Provider: Fit 4 Mom Sunset Valley
Best Adoption or Surrogacy Agency: Texas Adoption Center
Best Alternative Medicine Provider: Lizzie Martinez, Homeopath
Best Baby Prep Class: Lanell Coultas, Conscious Birthing Austin
Best Birth Class: ATX Doulas
Best Fertility Specialist: Dr. Natalie Crawford - Aspire Fertility
Best Health Nutrition Specialist: Lillian June Wellness
Best Labor & Delivery Nurse: Maureen Hodges
Best LGBTQ Resource: Blooming Tree Maternity & Wellness Center
Best Local Parenting Resource: Top Knot Squad
Best Mom/Baby Group / Parenting Support Group: Mama Bloom - ATX Doulas
Best Nanny / Babysitting Agency: Mom’s Best Friend
Best Postpartum Depression / Family Counseling Resource: ATX Doulas
Best Resource for Families / Communities of Color: Mama Sana Vibrant Woman
Best Resource for New Dads: Austin Doula Care
Best Resource for Special Needs Babies: Any Baby Can
Best Sleep Consultant: Lori Strong - Strong Little Sleepers
Best Herbalist: Ginger Webb - Texas Medicinals
Best Birth Center: Austin Area Birthing Center
Best Baby / Family Photographer: Logan Fahey
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About the Austin Birth Awards
Every day an average of 38 babies are born in Austin. Birth professionals – including obstetricians, midwives, doulas, therapists, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and so many more – provide the support that moves families from surviving to thriving. Sometimes they are the first ones to whom we whisper, “I’m pregnant.” They are the ones who catch the babies, holding them briefly as they take their first breath. They support our bodies when we feel we cannot walk another block in the Texas heat. They are the people who witness the transformation of women and men into moms and dads.
We, at PIP, know how important a strong birth professional network is to the health of our community. We are grateful to live in a city with such a vibrant array of birth professionals. The Austin Birth Awards is our way of showing our gratitude for the ways these individuals have touched our lives and thanking them for continuing to be the welcoming committee for the next generation.
In this time of celebration, we cannot ignore that there is still work to do to change the birth landscape for women of color in Austin and beyond. Black women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. We are proud to announce a new category this year to honor the best birth professional supporting women of color.
It is our sincere hope that the nomination and voting will be widely spread in the community and that all parents will see fit to nominate and vote for their beloved birth professionals. The awards hold deep significance for many in the birth community and expectant and new parents often seek these recommendations as they search for practitioners. Please join us in lifting up the important work of our birth professionals.
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