Home Birth Midwife in San Antonio, tx

WELCOME, SAN ANTONIO FAMILIES

Meet Your Midwife
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Heather Hilton Johnson, CPM, LM

At Birth Bliss Midwifery, we believe that home is the perfect place for bringing new life into the world. As your licensed midwife, it is my purpose to provide holistic pregnancy care and empower you through your own unique home birth experience. I will be by your side each step of the way, offering evidence-based guidance while trusting in the wisdom of your body. Mothers hold such power, strength and intuition – especially during childbirth. My goal is to help provide support and guidance to families in the San Antonio area, as they safely welcome their child into the world.

OUR BIRTH PHILOSOPHY

PROTECTING THE SACRED ART OF GENTLE BIRTH

My philosophy is that birth is a sacred, empowering event that should be tailored to each family’s wishes. I believe in the innate strength and wisdom of the body to give birth naturally. My role as a home birth midwife is to nurture that power with compassionate, personalized support so you can welcome your baby with confidence and joy. I will walk by your side, providing a peaceful home birth environment with gentle guidance so you can listen to your intuition. As your midwife my goal is for you to feel respected, informed and excited through each step of your pregnancy and home birth journey. I blend tradition with science, promoting health while trusting in the transformative beauty of home birth. When we work together in trust, your birth can be a safe, loving experience that is like no other.

I take great care in nurturing and educating your entire family. I will help you make informed decisions with up-to-date, evidence-based information regarding your prenatal care, home birth, water birth, labor and delivery, new baby, and postpartum care. I deeply believe informed, consensual collaboration is the foundation of empowered, gentle birth.

With information rooted in both traditional holistic midwifery practices, as well as the latest scientific advancements, I support the health and wellness of both mama and baby throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Health, safety and attentive care are at the forefront of my midwifery practice.

If you’re searching for a midwife passionate about personalizing, honoring, and empowering your home birth experience in the San Antonio area, contact me today. Let’s have a conversation about how I can support your family’s unique needs and wishes.

ALL TYPES OF FAMILIES WELCOME

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Personalized Prenatal Care

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Empowered Gentle Birth

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Family Centered Birth

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Quality Postpartum Care

Testimonials

Being a more difficult client health-wise, Heather helped me along with such great patience, caring even about the emotional and mental stress I experienced with my pregnancy. I was so refreshed to find a midwife that cared about my pregnancy and delivery experiences and helped me have the best experiences yet- and I'm four kids in! I highly recommend Heather for anyone seeking a gentle and caring midwife.
Danny Shmanny
Danny Shmanny
April 16, 2024
Heather has been my midwife for both of my pregnancies, and I could not recommend her more. This is going to be long, but I hope it helps someone who might be having anxiety about choosing a midwife to get a good picture of the kind of care they would get with Heather. With my first pregnancy, labor and delivery, Heather answered my one million questions with grace and was available throughout my pregnancy by text for questions if I had a cold, or a weird symptom. Her responsiveness was such a comfort to me. When I was in labor with my first child, the labor was very pro-longed (3 days). Heather stayed with me for at least half of that time which again, was such a comfort to a first time Mom. I've heard many stories where midwives just show up at the very end, but Heather gave me so much of her time for both of my births (I have long labors). Heather could tell something was off with this labor and after days, ended up recommending a transfer, which I am so grateful for. I share that because I know that something happening during labor can be a fear, but with a midwife like Heather who is diligent and attentive, if you are having a problem in your labor or showing signs that something might not be completely right, she will notice. I ended up not delivering vaginally. Heather stayed with me throughout my hospital labor, following c-section, and came back the next day. Overall I think she spent close to 48 hours with me before she left. I later found out she was in early pregnancy during that time, which I know means she was probably extra exhausted! I trusted her so much from her judgement during my first attempted home birth that she was my clear and only choice for a midwife going into my next pregnancy. Heather was so encouraging for me to have a VBAC, and helped me overcome all the fear around that process after having a hard first birth. She is so kind and attentive. Our appointments were something I looked forward to and I just loved spending time with her. My second son was born in a beautiful and peaceful homebirth, guided by Heather. This was another situation where she spent way more time with me than what would be expected from a midwife, during my 25 hour labor. She is also there post-partum to answer any questions and frequently just checks in to see how we are doing. She helped me through thrush, a little jaundice, and other minor things. Synopsis: Heather is the best. I never want to use another midwife besides her, and the trust that she's built with me and my family over the years that we've known her, is deep. I felt like she gave so much to me in time and care, and i could not think more highly of her. We love her so much, and feel like she is such an integral part of our two boys birth stories.
Brittany Bradley
Brittany Bradley
February 9, 2024
Love, love, love the care we received from Heather through the entirety of our pregnancy and birth. She was always ready to answer our questions and make us feel empowered. This was our third child and we felt like we learned so much from Heather. It really is amazing how much better the whole experience is when you feel in control because your provider gives you all the information to make educated choices. Our birth was exactly what I wanted it to be and I can not recommend Heather enough.
Brandi Marino
Brandi Marino
February 3, 2024
I don't know if i can adequately describe how thankful I am to have found Heather. My birth did not go to plan, and Heather helped guide me through it. Throughout my pregnancy she was always there with advice and answers to all my questions. Having Heather with me through this journey was the best decision I made during my pregnancy. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate and provides a personalized level of care that was beyond anything I could have imagined.
Pam S
Pam S
January 12, 2024
I’ve been meaning to write this review for some time, as Heather was my midwife for our first born boy. I just haven’t been able to find the words to describe what an amazing experience it was and how she was the best midwife for us to choose to have a home birth. I am thankful for the care she put into the entire process. Heather was truly invested in the wellbeing of our entire family unit and I never felt like just a patient with her. When the day came for me to give birth, she gave me the space I wanted and needed while being very present. She is very in tune with what the mother needs during such an important time. She made me feel empowered and strong as well as putting me at ease going through something for the first time. Heather’s knowledge and care for myself and my baby gave me so much trust in her. Heather will make your birthing experience something that is so precious, memorable and positive. All midwives who dedicate their lives to this profession, are amazing human beings for the work they do. Heather, however, is the best of the best. I am thankful every day when I look in the eyes of my wild and crazy boy, that she helped bring him into this world, safe and healthy.
Izzy Kurtz
Izzy Kurtz
December 18, 2023
Heather was my midwife for the birth of my second child, and helped me achieve the most beautiful experience I could have hoped for. She was a wonderful guide through my pregnancy, always taking the time to walk through all my choices and options, and was especially helpful helping me navigate pregnancy during the earliest days of Covid. The best part of home birth though is the days after! Heather was at my bedside for 12, 24, 36 hours after delivery for check ins, and beyond. She was so capable and able to help me correct my breast feeding, which led to a much more positive BF experience than with my first born. I’m so grateful I got to work with Heather and trusted her to deliver my Son.
Jessica Jackson Robertson
Jessica Jackson Robertson
December 7, 2023
Heather brought my beautiful grandchildren into this world and I am so grateful!
Daddy Al
Daddy Al
November 26, 2023
Heather helped me through three pregnancies. I don’t think anyone could have given me the comfort and care that I received from her. If you’re looking for a midwife- I promise you can’t find anyone better!
Teresa Soileau
Teresa Soileau
November 26, 2023
Heather was my midwife for two births, and I couldn't recommend her more! Her calm, kind demeanor was just what I needed during all of my prenatal appointments and during delivery. She knew just what to do when one of my daughters got stuck in the birth canal and when she needed oxygen just after delivery. Heather took fantastic care of my babies and me after delivery as well, allowing us to have a restful and peaceful experience.
Natalie Jordan
Natalie Jordan
November 8, 2023
We had the pleasure of delivering our little one at home with the guidance and assistance of Heather. Through her we were able to have the autonomous birth we wanted while still having the safety of a professional by our side. Heather spent time asking us what our birth vision was and did her best to see that through so long as everyone was safe. Birth can be exhilarating and healing, in Heather's care that is exactly what we got.
Katie-Lynn and Michael Crandell
Katie-Lynn and Michael Crandell
October 30, 2023

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