Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center opens second location in Dripping Springs

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center opened a second location in Dripping Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center opened a second location in Dripping Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Today marks the grand opening of the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center in Dripping Springs, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support and services to pregnant women in the Austin area.

Founder Debi Wehmeier said the goal of the center is to ensure that expecting mothers have access to all of the resources necessary for a successful pregnancy.

“It’s a real blessing to be able to do this,” she said. “We want mamas to be healthy while they are pregnant and raise their children in a healthy way. We do all we can to help them do that.”

Free diapers, wipes, baby formula, and more are available at the Mommy Boutique, located at the center. Earn While You Learn, a program hosted once a week, provides an opportunity for women to earn “mommy money”—a currency that can be allocated toward larger, more expensive items provided by the clinic, such as strollers and cribs.

“This has been a sweet thing I’ve been able to do with the help of a lot of women who care about other women,” Wehmeier said.

Free pregnancy tests are also available, and limited ultrasounds will be offered through the center at an upcoming date. These ultrasounds provide proof of pregnancy so that eligible women are able to sign up for Medicaid.

Wehmeier encouraged community members to make donations at the center’s website, 100 percent of which are tax deductible.

An event is scheduled for 1 p.m. today to celebrate the grand opening of the center’s second location at 1005 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs. The center’s flagship site is located at 1190 Chicon St. in East Austin and is also available for appointments.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.