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Every Birth Story is Beautiful

 | October 24, 2018 | Posted by:

Birth is a time of celebration. It is filled with warmth and joy; light and life.

Here at Edenway Birth Center we understand the beauty of birth. During 2018 we have worked hard to update our facility with a specific purpose in mind.

You, our client.

We want our birth center to feel like home when you walk through our door.

With that in mind, each detail has been thought through and planned accordingly.

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Midwifery and the Mingling of Hearts

 | October 17, 2018 | Posted by:

It’s a new day here at Edenway Birth Center.

Since its doors opened in 2007, Edenway has desired to provide its clients with a safe, warm, and loving environment in which to give birth. Over the years our team of midwives and administrative staff have worked countless hours to make sure this has become a reality for as many women and their families as possible.

In 2018 we have taken our dreams and goals of a more beautifully designed birth center and made them a reality. We have carefully and strategically made each decision that has gone in to our remodel. When you walk in the door you can know that each detail has been lovingly handled by a staff that has your sense of well-being and comfort at heart because, though our look has changed, our purpose in offering safe maternal care has not.

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A Scavenger Hunt & A Prize: 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 16, 2015 | Posted by:
The chilly (and sometimes not so chilly) days of December are closing in on us, and we have had so much fun sharing with you all about our team and the birth center.
Photo credit: Barta IV via Foter.com / CC BY

Photo credit: Barta IV via Foter.com / CC BY

Now – test your knowledge in a 12 Days of Edenway scavenger hunt! Enter between now and Monday, December 21 at noon (CST), and we select one winner with ALL the correct answers via random.org on 12/21 at 3 pm to receive an AMAZON GIFT CARD WORTH $50 via email.  We wish you a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

(P.S. If you need a hint – here’s a list of ALL of the posts!) 


Day in the Life of an Edenway Birth Center Midwife : 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 15, 2015 | Posted by:
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_1 The phone rings, the clock says 2:00 AM.  I’m not surprised, as I have been expecting this call any moment.   My bags are ready, they always are.  You just never know when “the call” might come.  A lot of women will go into active labor late at night and birth in the early morning hours.  This mother sticks to that timing. It’s time to notify the assisting midwife and our students.  The birth team always consists of two fully licensed midwives to ensure safety for mom and baby.

DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_2 I call to check on mom again.  I walk out the door knowing I have plenty of time, but it isn’t always like this.  Many times I am rushing out the door to race the clock.I make the drive to her house, she is fairly close to me but sometimes we have clients who are more than an hour away.  I build lifelong relationships with our families that surpass distance or moves.  The adrenaline builds throughout the drive and rises as we arrive at our destination.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_3 The birth team and I walk in, assess the situation, and check mom and baby’s vitals.  The birth process is a small intimate affair this time.  The children were sleeping as mom and dad were laboring downstairs.  I make sure the mother has all the comfort measures she needs as the students prepare our supplies.  The mother is in control of her labor as we allow her to move around, eat and drink as she would like.  Dad and I take turns applying counter-pressure and hip squeezes as needed.  We will do anything to make mom comfortable as we allow her body to progress on it’s own while embracing the process of labor.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_4 We continue to monitor contractions and vitals for both mom and baby while keeping detailed notes in mom’s chart. I allow dad to be the main support role for mom as they build a stronger bond to keep a lasting family dynamic.  He tells mom how amazing she is doing and keeps her confident.  Dad loves on her throughout the labor process and their bond is encompassing.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_5 Once transition has happened and it’s time to meet the new little one, I help mom prepare to catch her miracle.  This is the moment when the adrenaline peaks; seeing the look of pure joy on the family’s faces is what I live for.  When mom sees her baby and oxytocin spills out across the room, everyone falls in love all over again.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_7 The birth team and I make sure to get mom all settled and the siblings came to meet the new baby!  They also instantly fell in love with the new little one. We take a few more vital checks to ensure the health of mom and baby then make sure mom gets a full meal.  She has worked so hard up to now she needs nourishment to replenish her body.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_8 The students have prepared an herbal bath at just the right temperature for mom and baby to escape and have an intimate bonding experience while also healing mom’s body.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_6 We make sure the family is set up and prepared to start life with their new addition.  We tidy up the house, start the laundry, and get everything done so that mom can have a restful and bonding time with baby.As we pack up and prepare to leave, I pray over the family and new baby to ask safety and health for everyone.  We say our heartfelt good-bye’s and load my supplies into the car.  As I make the drive back home I recall the night’s events with a smile on my face.  Knowing I helped mom get past her fears and stay relaxed and comfortable throughout her birth brings me joy and happiness.
DITL_Edenway_Midwives_Home_Birth_Birth_Center_9 Heading home the birth team is starving!  We stop for breakfast and rehash the birth, our hearts are warm and full.  Then it’s time to get home to my bed, who knows when the next birth will happen!


How it All Began: 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 14, 2015 | Posted by:

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Edenway Birth Center began as a dream. After experiencing the birth of his first child in the welcoming environment of a birth center in the DFW area, our founder wanted to offer that experience to others in the Johnson County area.

He gathered the financial support of several families and decided to launch a new venture that would provide his community with a holistic alternative to traditional medical care for pregnancy and birth.

Basing Edenway on a bed and breakfast type atmosphere, he wanted to provide Johnson County and surrounding areas with a peaceful and homey environment in which to receive prenatal care and to give birth in.

In 2007 Edenway opened its doors. Since then we have served hundreds of families, joyfully celebrating the gift of life.

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Birth is encouraged to be a family affair, and we have always loved watching families take an active role in each and every stage. We invite our expecting mothers to bring their husbands and children to their appointments so that they can share in the joy of preparing for the new addition to their family.

In 2013 our cottage was renovated and now serves as a welcoming and private retreat for laboring Moms and their families.  The cottage is a fully equipped birth suite complete with a large birth tub, queen sized bed, and a living/waiting area for family.  There is ample room for our laboring moms to move around and her birth team to assist her. Our cottage is the perfect choice for expecting parents who want a more exclusive environment for their birth.

Here at Edenway we have had the privilege to train more than 15 student midwives.  We have strived to further the training of the next generation of midwives. Our student midwives are an intrical part of the team who assist our midwives in all aspects of care.  They have built deep relationships with clients while learning the knowledge and skills necessary to become fully licensed midwives.   Our students have gone on to be wonderful strong midwives who help expecting mothers get the births they desire.

Edenway Birth Center believes in strengthening families by inviting them to actively participate in their journey to parenthood.   We will continue to provide the highest quality care to women while encouraging and promoting the beauty, joy and privilege of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Getting to Know Caleb Bernardy, Administrator: 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 13, 2015 | Posted by:

BernardyCaleb Bernardy is the business administrator and joined our team at Edenway with a passion for natural birth and a comprehensive background in small business management. A homebirth advocate, Caleb and his wife Lindsey welcomed their second daughter with the help of the Edenway midwives in 2008. Caleb’s professionalism and commitment to the birthing families makes him an instrumental part in helping our couples to have the birth they desire. His sense of humor is instrumental in the daily dose of fun around our office.

Q & A With Caleb Bernardy

Q.  Are you married?

A.  I’m in a pretty serious relationship with my wife Lindsey. We are pretty crazy about each other. We have two kids and a house and pretty much a wonderful life together.

Q.  How long have you lived in this area?

A. Well…..seems like forever but I think its only been my whole life.

Q.  What brought you here?

A.  I went mudding down by the lake, got stuck, never could get my truck out, and have been here ever since.

Q.  How did you get interested in midwifery?

A. I’m not sure how. It kinda grew on me…I think it took about 9 months…and then after laboring over it for a while…I just kinda transitioned in to this type of work.

Q.  What is the most rewarding part of your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

A. Getting to work with such wonderful people.

Q.  What is the toughest part of your job?

A. Working with so much estrogen, and being a lone wolf in a pack of Sheilas. :0)

Q.  What was the most surprising thing you learned in this job?

A. What happens to some of our Placentas, (encapsulation…need I say more)?!?

Q.  Do you have any holiday memories on-the-job that you can share?

A. We had a staff game night at our house while it iced over outside. We had a ton of fun.

Q.  Are you involved in any community organizations (charities, church, etc.)?

A.  I attend Grace Community Church in Glen Rose.

Q.  What are your hobbies?

A. Trying to figure out ways to build something manly out of pregnancy test strips, baby powder, and birth balls. (So far no luck)!

Q.  What is the weirdest job you have ever had?

A. This one.

Q.  What song is gets stuck in your head the most often?

A. “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Sirus.

Q.  What’s your favorite way to spend some downtime?

A.  I like most spending time with my family.

Q.  What is something people are surprised to learn about you?

A. I’m not serious all the time.

Q.  How do you take your coffee?

A. With cream.


Getting to Know Lindsey Bernardy, Administrative Assistant: 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 12, 2015 | Posted by:

Lindsay and CalebA Cleburne native, Lindsey Bernardy is our Administrative Assistant and helps to handle payment plans, paperwork, and checking accounts. Lindsey also helps to coordinate birth center events. One of her favorite things about working at Edenway is being a part of the birth community and building relationships with clients. Outside of the office, Lindsey is homeschooling her two girls, Caylin and Eden.

Q & A With Lindsey Bernardy

Q.  Are you married? 

A. Yes! I’m married to the Administrator of Edenway. We just celebrated our eleventh anniversary

Q.  Have kids? 

A. Yes! We have two sweet girls. Caylin is 10 and Eden is 6

Q.  How long have you lived in this area?

A. I have lived in Cleburne since I was four years old.

Q.  How did you get interested in midwifery?

A. I grew up around a naturally-minded home birth community

Q.  What is the most rewarding part of your job?

A. I love serving women and their sweet families during such a wonderful experience as pregnancy!

Q.  Do you have any holiday memories on-the-job that you can share? 

A. Walking into the birth center early on a cold December morning to the sight of Christmas lights twinkling and the smell of herbs simmering on the stove after a birth. It’s truly magical.

Q.  What are your hobbies? 

A. COFFEE, reading, anything having to do with playing the piano and guitar, singing, working out in the gym lifting weights, and running

Q.  What song is gets stuck in your head the most often? 

A. Whichever song is annoying me the most that day ;0)

Q.  What’s your favorite way to spend some downtime? 

A. Sitting at Central Market on the patio or at a coffee shop

Q.  How do you take your coffee? 

A. Black


Getting to Know Stephanie Tramp, Insurance Specialist: 12 Days of Edenway

 | December 11, 2015 | Posted by:

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Stephanie joined the Edenway team in 2012, working in our office as an insurance specialist.  Stephanie discovered the world of natural birth after years of infertility and 2 rounds of IVF.  She and her husband welcomed their daughter in 2010, and her passion for helping women to understand and explore their birthing options has continued to grow as time goes by.

Q & A With Stephanie Tramp


Q.  Are you married? Have kids? A dog? A fish?

A. I’m married and we have a daughter and a cat.

Q.  How long have you lived in this area? What brought you here?

A. My husband has lived in Cleburne most of his life.  When we got married We decided to stay here.

Q.  How did you get interested in midwifery?

A. Honestly it was as by chance because we were struggling with infertility so I decided to stop by the birth center and see what it was about.  Then I became involved in birth circles and then eventually the Mommy support group.

Q.  What is the most rewarding part of your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

A. Being a part of a wonderful team.

Q.  What is the toughest part of your job?

A. The unpredictability of insurance.

Q.  What was the most surprising thing you learned in this job?

A. What a connection you make with the clients.

Q.  Do you have any holiday memories on-the-job that you can share?

A. It wasn’t really a holiday memory but I do remember after one of our first “company” get together at the Bernardy’s the weather was bad so everyone decided to head home.  The next thing you know a tornado is going through Cleburne!

Q.  Are you involved in any community organizations (charities, church, etc.)?

A. I’m a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and am involved on many boards and committees.

Q.  What are your  hobbies?

A. Can shopping be considered a hobby? I enjoy camping and anything outdoors.

Q.  What is the weirdest job you have ever had?

A. I’d probably have to say working in the cafe at the lake.

Q.  What song is gets stuck in your head the most often?

A. Mostly children’s song like my daughters version of I have decided to follow Jesus but she says “no turning bad, no turning bad.”

Q.  What’s your favorite way to spend some downtime?

A. Spending time with my family.

Q.  What is something people are surprised to learn about you?

A. Maybe that I have my concealed handgun license.

Q.  How do you take your coffee?

A. I  don’t, I prefer Dr. Pepper!


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