Ascension Providence announces opening of Midwifery Clinic


Ascension Providence recently announced the opening of Waco Center for Women’s Health – Midwifery Clinic, providing the only in-hospital midwife care in the region. Media stories

Photo Credit: Jerry Larson, Waco Tribune-Herald

highlighting the Midwifery Clinic have been featured in the Waco-Tribune Herald, and on KXXV, FOX 44 and NBC 5, among other outlets.

The midwifery clinic is located in the Medical Tower Plaza at Providence Health Center, with services provided by three board-certified midwives and clinical support staff.

“We are excited to offer the freedom and flexibility of midwifery care with the safety and security of hospital birth,” said Dr. Haskett, Vice President and Executive Director of Providence Health Alliance. “We feel this is the best way to surround mom and baby with the safest environment while delivering the natural and personalized birthing experience that so many families desire.”

The midwifery clinic is a new facility at Ascension Providence, with a home-like environment including four exam rooms and two comfortable OB rooms equipped with sofas for a family-centered approach to routine OB care. The midwifery team offers and encourages the use of hydrotherapy, massage, aromatherapy, birthing balls, and partner or doula support during labor and child birth, among other options. The midwifery team works with expecting families to develop birthing plans to create their own personalized experience, with a goal of supporting women during pregnancy and labor within a safe and caring environment.

Midwives at Waco Center for Women’s Health include:

  • Morgan Estes, MSN, RN-CNM
  • Kari Herman, MSN, RN-CNM
  • Audrey Patterson, MSN, RN-CNM

The midwifery clinic offers comprehensive Women’s Health services, including annual exams, family care planning, gynecologic exams, and breast exams.