Welcome to Bay Area Birth Center

Your body. Your birth. Your baby.

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Pregnancy and birth are a natural process. At Bay Area Birth Center, we specialize in providing personal care for women and families who want natural birth. Our free-standing birth center is:

  • Designed to be a safe place for your natural birth
  • Located just three minutes from a hospital
  • Licensed by the state of Texas
  • Founded by Jackie Griggs, Certified Nurse-Midwife

Women in the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont areas of Texas choose Bay Area Birth Center for compassionate and comprehensive prenatal and birth services, well woman care and childbirth classes.

We can also support you in giving birth at home. At Bay Area Birth Center in Pasadena, Texas, we provide attentive, informed and personalized care for every aspect of your maternal health.

Meet Our Midwives

Words from our clients…

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my birth experience such an incredible event. You are such an amazing person and we were very blessed to have you attend our birth. And now you have another birth announcement for your wall!anna H
Anna H.(mother of two born at the Birth Center)

 image10 Reasons why we are the best midwifery service in Houston!

  1. Our group practice of CNMs and CPMs has over 90 years of combined experience – meaning expert care for Mama and Baby! A group practice means we always have a fresh midwife.
  1. One of only three birth centers in Houston accredited by the American Association of Birth Centers and licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services – we exceed national standards and adhere to best-known practices.
  1. We make home visits! We see you and your new baby at home on the second day after birth, providing well baby and well mama care.
  1. We have a professional office manager and billing service who is very well versed in how to bill and get the best payment for your midwifery care and birth center services.
  1. You have the choice of Home or Birth Center! Choose the location best for you and your family.
  1. We use a system of electronic medical records called Private Practice that make it possible to see your own medical records securely online. All of your lab reports, ultrasound reports, and our notes are available at your fingertips.
  1. In addition to your private prenatal visits, we offer a Women’s Circle meeting four times a week (these meetings are optional). Connect with other mothers choosing an out of hospital birth, ask questions, and enjoy a short lesson from a midwife.
  1. Resources! We have an extensive lending library with many good natural birth, breastfeeding and parenting videos, books, and CD’s. We also have a great network of reliable professionals we can refer you to for chiropractic care, medical care, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, childbirth education, lactation help and other needs.
  1. Location, location, location! We have two central locations – one in Pasadena (close to Clear Lake, Seabrook, Baytown, Pearland, League City) and in the Heights (close to all in the inner loop, Spring, and Cypress).We also share a small office in Beaumont.
  1. VIPs! We have a toy room especially for the kids and welcome children, family and friends at your visits.

 Come home to the care you envision.

From all of us at Bay Area Birth Center, we look forward to providing dignified care that respects your choices, celebrates your health and empowers your birth experience. You’re invited to learn more by scheduling a complimentary consultation to tour our facilities, meet our staff and talk about the care you envision.

New to Houston or considering transferring care late in pregnancy?  We’d love to have you!


News from Bay Area Birth Center


New faces at the Birth Center!

We are happy to officially introduce our newest midwife, Stephanie Palacio, CNM. She comes to the Birth Center after many years of good experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse. She seems to be even better suited to being a … Continue reading

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Katy Kissler moves on

After 3 great years at the birth center, Katy has moved on to new pursuits. She and her husband, Mark, will be moving soon in order for him to do his Residency for medical school. Katy will be spending lots … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day!

We were happy to be able to see a client today who is also a veteran ! Blanca spent over a year in Iraq! Thanks to all the veterans who have served our country. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin … Continue reading

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Birth Announcements from Bay Area Birth Center

Baby Benjamin born !!!


New Years Eve baby !


VBAC baby born!