CHRISTUS Children's Center for

Midwifery and Women's Health

CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio has a team of hospital-based certified nurse midwives who are devoted to providing compassionate and holistic care throughout your pregnancy journey.

With our midwifery, you'll develop a birth plan that meets your needs with our certified nurse midwives and a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist as you anticipate the arrival of your precious baby.

Our midwifery team consists of the most extensive network of maternal-fetal medicine specialists in San Antonio to care for you and your baby. Our comprehensive network of highly experienced specialists, physicians, and nurses ensures you receive the highest level of care throughout your pregnancy, with a certified nurse midwife by your side.

With access to the Fetal Care Center at CHRISTUS Children’s, you will have peace of mind. The Fetal Care Center is ready to coordinate any care your baby may need—before they are even born.

Top-notch care for your little one is our top priority. As part of Baylor College of Medicine, we can tap into a pool of over 200 pediatric specialists to ensure you receive exceptional care and support.

Choose CHRISTUS Children’s in San Antonio for a pregnancy journey filled with support, expertise, and the best possible care for you and your baby.

The CHRISTUS Children's Center for Midwifery and Women's Health is located across the street from CHRISTUS Children's Hospital.

Contact Our Nurse Midwives

Do you want to talk to one of our certified nurse midwives about care at our midwifery? Our team can answer your questions.

(210) 704-4840

Hours & Locations


Children's Center for Midwifery and Women's Health

  • Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Nurse Midwives

What is a nurse midwife? 

There are two kinds of midwives. Professional or lay midwives deliver at home and in birthing centers. They are trained in childbirth and receive a license after passing an exam. They are not required to have medical training and cannot administer any medication.

At CHRISTUS Children's, our team of nurse midwives are registered nurses who receive extensive training and education to become certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.

To give you expert support throughout your pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum period, our team works closely with a board-certified OBGYN. Our nurse midwives also offer gynecologic care.

What are the benefits of choosing a nurse midwife to deliver my baby at CHRISTUS Children's? 

Our certified nurse midwives focus on taking care of you and your baby, whether this is your first baby or your fifth. Our goal is to build a trusting relationship with you and your family. Nurse midwives will advocate on your behalf while minimizing medical interventions whenever possible.


Research shows that women who receive care from a certified nurse midwife have shorter hospital stays plus a decreased risk of premature birth and Cesarean delivery. In addition, there’s a decreased chance of labor induction and occurrence of serious perineal tears.


By delivering at CHRISTUS Children’s, you will also have access to the highest level of care provided in our level IV neonatal intensive care unit. 

Can I have an epidural for pain relief if I use a midwife? 
Absolutely. While we are experienced in natural childbirth deliveries, we believe a patient should have pain medication if that is their desire. Even if it’s not part of your original birth plan, we respect your decision to receive pain medicine if you change your mind. 
Do nurse midwives deliver babies at home? 

Across the U.S., nurse midwives perform 95% of their deliveries in a hospital. Our certified nurse midwives deliver babies at CHRISTUS Children’s.


If you are considering a home delivery, we urge you to find a nurse midwife who is certified to practice in the state of Texas, or in your state of residence. Ask the midwife about the physician she will call and what hospital you would be taken to if any complications arise. 

What other services do certified nurse midwives provide? 

In addition to pregnancy care, our nurse midwives offer gynecologic care for women throughout their lifespan from the unique needs of adolescents through managing menopause and beyond.


We are now accepting new patients. Schedule an appointment by calling 210-704-4840.

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