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Mercy in Action Midwifery Assistant Workshop

  Join Mercy In Action and Mandy Toavs, LM, CPM of Heirloom Midwifery in Austin TX, for a two day intensive to learn the skills necessary to obtain and be more qualified for a midwifery apprenticeship, to help you gain employment as a birth assistant, and to help you be more prepared as a doula […]

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Build Your Village - How to Get Out and Meet Other Moms or Parents in North and South Austin

Creating a local support system can be very important to keeping your sanity as a new parent. Once you join the Heirloom Family you’ll always have a built in community! Whether its a meal train, holding your newborn so you can take a shower, or meeting up for coffee to get you out of the […]

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Austin Home Birth Meetup - Hospital Transfer

Join birth professionals and experienced home birth parents alike to discuss transferring to the hospital from your home birth. Hear home birth stories that involve transfer and learn more facts about what your midwife will do in these situations.

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Summer’s Birth - “My body knew what it needed to do.”

December 20 was my due date, but on Friday, December 11, 2015 I started having “cramping” sensations while at work. The week before on Sunday morning, I lost part of my mucous plug and started to get excited, but nothing else happened. I saw my midwife, Mandy, and was told I could go into labor […]

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Rene’s Birth Story

My due date was October 3rd, everyone said second babies come earlier so when Genevieve said she would be leaving town October 10th I didn’t think it would be a problem. October 10th came and went, still pregnant. Sunday October 12th I wasn’t feeling so hot, I checked my blood pressure and it was abnormally […]

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Austin Home Birth Meetup - Movie Night: Orgasmic Birth

Join birth professionals, postpartum doulas, licensed therapists and experienced home birth parents alike to watch and discuss the documentary Orgasmic Birth. About the movie: Are you ready to take the journey and see for yourself what birth can be? Orgasmic Birth is our 85 minute award-winning feature documentary that has aired around the world. 7 […]

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Austin Home Birth Meetup - Water Birth

Join birth professionals, postpartum doulas, licensed therapists and experienced home birth parents alike to discuss all the benefits of water birth. Your questions can be answered! Everything you need to know on using a pool or tub for labor relief during your home birth.

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Meet the Student Midwives - Heirloom Midwifery Apprentices in Austin, TX

Midwifery training is a very hands on process. Mandy is passionate about mentoring new birth professionals and recently taught a Midwives Assistant Workshop in Austin, TX attended by 27 local doulas and midwifery students. These are the midwifery students currently studying with Mandy through the Austin Midwife Collective. With a client’s consent they will assist with […]

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Babywearing 101 - July Home Birth Meetup

This month’s Austin Home Birth Meetup will feature information on the benefits of wearing your baby from birth and beyond. There will be various types of carriers for you to try and volunteer babywearing educators from the local Babywearing International to help answer all your questions!

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