Compassionate Care for Women

 

Cottonwood
928 634 8680

Prescott Valley
928 777 8474

928 634 8680
928 777 8474

Our Birth Center

Our Birth Center is a private and peaceful sanctuary that provides a comfortable environment to experience and celebrate the birth of your baby. Imagine a birth were you have the freedom to follow your body’s intention, to eat and drink whatever you like, surrounded by music and scents you choose.

 

 

 

Our birthing suite offers any kind of birth support you can imagine, like a birth swing, a rope, a special birthing stool and of course a large comfortable tub for you to immerse in water. Our birth team will support you in whichever capacity you prefer and we love to assist families who would like to catch their own baby. You will stay at the birthing center until you and your baby are stable and nursing is going well.


Follow up post partum care will be done in your home on day 1, day 2 and day 3 after birth and at 1, 2, 3 and 6 weeks post partum. We are available 24/7 via text or phone if you need help or have any questions. We have an international certified breast feeding counselor on the team who will be available for all your breastfeeding needs.


As your midwives we support normal physiologic childbirth and will be with you and support your wishes and make sure that you make informed decision throughout your pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period. We will respect the unique experiences and values you and your family bring to the process of pregnancy and birth. We will honor your individuality as a woman and the birth of your child as a powerful transformative event in your and your family’s life.

 

The following is an excerpt from a consensus statement of the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Midwives Alliance of North America and the National Association of Certified Practicing Midwives explicitly identifying key benchmarks of safe, healthy, and normal physiologic childbirth.


Normal physiologic childbirth:

  • is characterized by spontaneous onset and progression of labor
  • includes biological and psychological conditions that promote effective labor
  • results in the vaginal birth of the infant and placenta
  • results in physiological blood loss
  • facilitates optimal newborn transition through skin-to-skin contact and keeping the mother and infant together during the postpartum period; and
  • supports early initiation of breastfeeding.

 

The following factors disrupt normal physiologic childbirth:

  • induction or augmentation of labor;
  • an unsupportive environment, i.e., bright lights, cold room, lack of privacy, multiple providers, lack of supportive companions, etc.
  • time constraints, including those driven by institutional policy and/or staffing;
  • nutritional deprivation, e.g., food and drink;
  • opiates, regional analgesia, or general anesthesia;
  • episiotomy operative vaginal (vacuum, forceps) or abdominal (cesarean) birth;
  • immediate cord clamping;
  • separation of mother and infant; and/or
  • any situation in which the mother feels threatened or unsupported.
    © ACNM, MANA and NACPM