OB/GYN North is the only practice in Austin that combines obstetrical care with the Midwifery Model of perinatal care. Christina Sebestyen, MD, lead physician, worked tirelessly with St. David’s North Austin Medical Center (NAMC) to have Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) credentialed to assist births in the hospital. After much determination and hard work, the hospital finally credentialed CNMs to work at NAMC in April 2008.
The success and popularity of the midwives prompted OB/GYN North to open its own free standing birthing center, Natural Beginning in 2013. Staffed entirely by the midwives and accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birthing Centers, the birthing center is located next to the office in the Renfert way medical office building across from NAMC, and has continuous support and back up of 5 obstetricians.