We are an independent birth & wellness center offering an alternative, safe birthing experience.

Clinical Experience

Our eight-person clinical team boasts an extraordinary level of midwifery experience. Among our four senior-level midwives, three are former birth center clinical directors.

Asheville Roots

Rooted in our local community values, this is a safe space for you & your family to be seen and heard.

Care Model

We combine human touch with evidence-based medicine, respecting client informed decision making, and following best practices to maximize positive outcomes.

Asheville Birth & Wellness is reimagining maternity care in Western North Carolina. As large corporate ventures are turning birth into a medical procedure, our dedicated team is committed to assist you to safely reclaim the birth experience in your way.


We offer patient-centered care throughout the lifespan of the childbearing cycle:

Meet Our Team

Lisa Pontious

Clinical Director

With over 30 years of experience, Lisa leads our midwifery team. A Frontier Nursing University graduate, she’s served in diverse settings—from rural hospitals to home births—and directed a Kansas birth center. She’s passionate about increasing birth access and reducing disparities.


Comfortable and esthetic setting celebrating Western North Carolina.

Birth Center

Each maternity suite greets you with warm décor and ambiance, with the latest in birthing amenities.

Hatha Yoga Class.

Rachel Torres
Every Monday and Friday

10:00 AM

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