Compassionate Care for Women

 

Cottonwood
928 634 8680

Prescott Valley
928 777 8474

928 634 8680
928 777 8474

Services

Pregnancy Care

During your prenatal visits we will discuss how you are feeling physically and emotionally and how this pregnancy is effecting your daily life.

It is a time to answer any questions that arise and to better understand your pregnancy and your needs. At a typical visit we will check your weight, blood pressure and the fetal heart tone, I will measure and palpate your abdomen to assess for growth. We will check a urine sample for protein, sugar as well as other needed labs. There will be plenty of time to answer questions and make sure that you actively participate in your prenatal care. You will be seen every 4 weeks, 2 weeks or every week depending on the stage of your pregnancy. I am flexible to add visits or reschedule visits, I am also available for questions 24/7.

 

 

 

Belly Casting

A belly cast is a wonderful memory of your pregnancy.

 

 

 

 

Waterbirth

Having a pool of water in a birthing room makes everyone present calmer, the warm water reduces stress and allows the mother to relax and helps her to move spontaneous into any position her body and her baby wants. When a woman immerses into the warm water of a birthing pool it reduces her sensory stimulation and her body releases less stress-related hormones.

"Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water, Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong, For they can neither control nor do away with it. The soft overcomes the hard, The yielding overcomes the strong.”

Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu

Her body produces pain inhibiting endorphins that support labor. Her physical relaxation support a mental relaxation as well. The water offers her complete freedom to move during the greatest achievement of her life.
 
Known benefits of water labor and waterbirth:
  • Facilitates mobility and enables the mother to assume any position which is comfortable for labor and birth
  • Speeds up labor
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Gives mother more feelings of control
  • Provides significant pain relief
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Conserves her energy
  • Reduces the need for drugs and interventions 
  • Gives mother a private protected space
  • Reduces perineal trauma and eliminates episiotomies
  • Reduces cesarean section rates
  • Is highly rated by mothers - typically stating they would consider giving birth in water again

 

 

Honor the Placenta - Placenta Crafting Services

 

"In many cultures the placenta is honored and believed to have spiritual and nutritional benefits to the mother and the baby”

Some cultures see the placenta as the babies twin, some like the Navajos have special burial ceremonies, they placenta is buried on the “land” so that the child always comes back home.

The Chinese have encapsulated the placenta for centuries believing in the nutritional benefits for the mother.

The Maori from New Zealand called the placenta Whenua which also means land. The placenta nourishing the child as the land nourishes the people.
©by Helen Swan

 

Care after Birth

We will visit you at home 24 hours after birth and day 1 and day 3 day after birth and at 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks your last 6 weeks visit will be scheduled at our office. These visits range from thirty minutes to one hour, but there is no limit. There will be plenty of time to discuss your healing, a woman's body heals and changes daily during this weeks after birth, I can offer tips, suggestions and anticipatory teaching for what to expect related to healing and the return to a pre-pregnant state. We will discuss any questions related to newborn care, I will do an initial newborn exam after birth and on the first day and then will refer you to a provider of your choice for your newborn care. As a certified breastfeeding counselor I will assist you with any questions about breastfeeding, I will assess the babies latch, we will talk about feeding schedules and normal stool and voiding patterns, so that you and your baby can enjoy breastfeeding.
We will always be available for questions by phone, e-mail or text.

 

Breastfeeding Support

There are 100 reasons why breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby and the benefits for you. There is no formula in the world that comes even close to breast milk. We have certified breastfeeding counselors on the team who will assist you with any breastfeeding needs, we will talk about feeding schedules and normal stool and voiding patterns, so that you and your baby can enjoy breastfeeding.

  • Breastfeeding promotes the bonding between mother and child
  • Breastmilk contains immunities that are passed to your child. Breastfed children get sick less often. Breastfed children get fewer ear infections, childhood lymphomas, and diabetes
  • Breastmilk composition changes from week to week, from day to day, from hour to hour, and during a feeding. It is always the perfect food for your child.
  • Breastfeeding raises children's IQs
  • Breastfeeding reduces your chance of getting breast cancer and your daughter's chance of getting it as an adult.
  • Breastfeeding lowers the risk of SIDS.
  • Breast milk is free, always available, always at the right temperature, and never goes bad.

 

 

Well Women’s Care

As a certified nurse midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner I can take care of you health care needs throughout your lifetime.
At a well woman exam I will answer your questions and concerns related to nutrition, sexuality, stress, parenting, family planning, hormones and any other concerns you have. I will collect all necessary labs and can recommend or prescribe medications for most common conditions related to woman’s care such as birth control, vaginal or bladder infections in addition to other common problems like seasonal infections. When a health need is outside of my scope of practice I will refer you to the appropriate provider.
At an annual exam a physical and breast exam will be done it may include labs such as blood work and a pap smear as well as referrals for mammograms, bones scans or other scheduled screenings. We will have the opportunity to discuss preconception care, family planning needs, like natural family planning, pharmaceutical options such as the pill, emergency contraception and IUDs. We will talk about basic health maintenance and disease prevention.

 

 

 

 

Fees

La Luna Birth & Women’s Center is considered an out of network provider with insurance companies our billing company Favored Medical Billing will submit insurance claims for all of our clients, accepting AHCCCS and most major insurance plans.
La Luna Birth & Women’s Center fees are competitive and fair for all clients seeking an out of hospital birth experience.


We accepts all major credit cards and offer payment plans