~ Support ~ Education ~ Choices ~ Community ~ Care ~

Mountain Home Maternity provides exceptional education and compassionate maternity care to women and families in Western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia including; Asheville, Waynesville, Sylva, Franklin, Murphy, Clayton, Athens, North Atlanta and anywhere in between! We combine evidence based science, traditional wisdom, a caring heart, gentle and skilled hands and an unhurried atmosphere to provide you with the safe and gentle birth experience you desire at home or in the hospital.

Mountain Home Maternity recognizes that each woman is an individual with special needs and desires. We provide woman centered care, customizing a care plan just for you to provide the very best support in your unique pregnancy, labor and birth.

Born into gentle, skilled
and loving hands.

'A gift from God' 
Fred Matthews

        A 'Pregnancy Home'  
                                 for every Women....

 We offer a variety of services whether you choose to birth at home, at a birth center or at a hospital.  By providing a 'Pregnancy Home' for every woman, we create community within the community where a diverse group of women can come together, learn, grow and support one another. Join me for any or all of these services and classes listed below and above all else....




 Putting the Care Back in Maternity Care! 

  • If you are looking for a midwife who provides lots of time and attention, is accessible to you 24 hours a day, listens to your desires, guides you in making informed choices, honors your birth plan and creates a nurturing environment so that you can nurture your child, you have come to the right place.
  • If you are dedicated to your health, passionate about educating yourself and are looking for a midwife to attend you in your home, you have come to the right place.
  • If you appreciate in home postpartum visits, education, and breastfeeding support, you have come to the right place. Mountain Home Maternity provides extended postpartum care and support and is still available to you 24 hours a day following your birth.
  • If you desire a personal approach, no waiting time, flexibility with your children attending visits if you like, you have come to the right place.
  • If you are a woman who is exploring her birthing options, learn about the advantages of out of hospital birth. And feel free to give us a call to learn more!


Doula's Support Mothers in Childbirth


Avril provides highly skilled, compassionate and caring Doula services to empower both mother and father in creating the birth they desire. She offers special Doula packages which include a wonderfully thorough, natural childbirth education class series using the amazing and accessible tool of self hypnosis to embrace birth for all it is and have a calm and joyful experience.

Doulas provider couples with education, information, and resources during pregnancy as they prepare for birth. During labor and birth, Doulas provide emotional and physical support to optimize the birthing experience for all involved. In the postpartum, Doulas offer breastfeeding support, resources and education for couples as they become parents.

Learn more about the advantages of Doulas


Childbirth Education Classes. Self hypnosis is a wonderful, very practical and useful tool to master in preparation for childbirth and parenthood. This complete childbirth education program not only provides you with everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and the immediate postpartum but also provides you with straightforward steps in mastering the use of self-hypnosis to increase your comfort during labor and birth. The tools you will learn in this class will serve you through parenthood and make a positive impact in the rest of your life.

Hypnobabies® empowers couples; helping them achieve the birth they desire and welcome their baby into this world in a calm, peaceful and even joyful manner! YES JOYFUL!




~One wave rises the tide~

~One gentle and kind birth spreads peace far and wide~

~And when the sun sets in the West~

~Women will demand midwives, maternity care at it's best~


~Raising the bar on maternity care~

~Raising the tide~

~One birth at a time~


 Call Avril Bowens for a free consultation
Office (828) 342-8128 and Fax (828) 349-0964