Where we started and where we're going

Our Goal is Pretty Simple

The Great Resources in Austin

Our city boasts a vibrant and thriving community of birth professionals, and we strive to provide a robust resource platform to help your pregnancy planning from prenatal to postpartum.

Information and Education

Insight from local professionals, answers from educators, and support and inspiration from other moms-to-be, we believe that sharing leads to a stronger, better community of mothers.

Mothers-to-be and Providers

We know Austin has a diverse community of expecting mothers and providers, so we’re just trying to make it a little easier for you to find each other. Mothers connecting with service providers and providers connecting with each other.

Who We Are

Where we Started and Where We’re Going

Launched on Mother’s Day 2016 by Austin newborn and maternity photographer, Jennifer Najvar, Austin Expecting is the result of what began as a simple goal — to build and foster relationships throughout the local birth community. Noticing the giant void in Austin for an exhaustive online resource focused specifically on providing information to Austin’s expecting mothers, we began to catalogue the local professionals who make up the thriving and diverse birth community in Austin.

The city of Austin enjoys a rich community of birth professionals who work with expecting mothers and new parents to provide a truly diverse array of services ranging from childbirth education classes to placenta encapsulation. As an expectant Austin mother, the options available to you for all of these services are countless.

How many different childbirth education classes are available to me? Where can I deliver my child? Where can I find community support for the many questions that I have about my delivery or newborn?

Austin Expecting seeks to provide answers by building the most exhaustive directory of local service providers available, giving you a single go-to platform for all your pregnancy needs.

In addition to the directory, we provide a platform to share your personal story with other soon-to-be mothers, connect with area providers, stay in the know with all the pregnancy-related events around Austin, and access first-hand information and advice from local experts and service providers. Take a look around, check out the directory, submit your question, and come back daily to see what’s new.

Owner & Founder

Jennifer Najvar

Photographer specializing in Newborn and Maternity portraits and Food photography

We are striving to create an absolutely invaluable source of information for the expecting women and families of Austin. Let us know what else we can do as we continue to grow this resource for the Austin Expecting community.