• ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission
    ACOG’s New Labor Guidelines Fall in Step with ICAN’s Mission New, Breakthrough Guidelines Pave Way for Safer Labor and Birth Release Highlights: New study shows that labor takes longer than previously believed, and it is safer in most cases for a woman to labor longer than for providers to push for cesarean birth. The emphasis throughout the report […]
  • Was the art of independence lost in the shuffle? Or forced out in labor and delivery rooms?
    By Jennifer Antonik Our daughter is in that lovely stage of life where everything has to be a struggle or it isn’t worth her time it seems. She’ll be three soon. (I can see many of you emphatically nodding your heads in empathetic understanding.) Truly, I love that age though. It’s magical. She is quite the independent little princess. […]
  • New Survey Shows High Success Rate for VBAC’s at Home
    by Karen Troy, PhD The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) recently published data from a large and well-tracked series of planned home births, the result of a home birth registry program that was initiated in 2004 (1).  The data set included nearly 17,000 planned home births attended by a mix of midwives including CPMs (79%), […]
  • Failure to Progress in Labor
    Many women that are told they need a cesarean for “failure to progress” may not realize that the doctor is likely looking at their labor and dilation and comparing it to research called Friedman’s Curve. This research was completed with 500 women more than 60 years ago.  A woman may be told that her doctor […]
  • Can Inducing Labor Lead to Cesarean?
    A labor induction uses medication, like Pitocin, or other techniques to bring on (induce) contractions in a pregnant woman. Induction occurs in more than 23% of births ( in the United States every year. That is, one in five women will have their labor induced. Studies show that there is increased risk for cesarean as […]


Arizona Womb Services
9800 W. Peoria, Suite 3. Peoria, AZ  85345
Robin Sharples-Ray LM, CPM.
Connie Canada LM, CPM.

Baby Avacado
Onyria (“Oni”) Tschudy, L.M.
Tempe, Arizona
520- 409-2851

Bethany Womens Healthcare
3660 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix AZ. 85019
(602) 973-3200

Beyond Conception Midwifery
301 E. Bethany Home Rd. Ste. C-298, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Denny LM CPM & Mary Gibbons LM
Phoenix, Arizaona
(623) 486-2229 | (623) 451-4925

Donna Woodford
Phoenix, AZ 85015

LifeSpring Midwifery, LLC
20185 E. Ocotillo Rd. Suite 105, Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
(602) 663-0631

Moonflower Midwifery
Shell Walker, LM

Nurturing Hearts Birth Services
1220 N. Spencer Suite #200, Mesa, AZ
Stephanie Soderblom, LM
(480) 659-4162

Phoenician Womens Care
1343 North Alma School Rd #175, Chandler, AZ 85224
1520 S Dobson Rd Suite 215, Mesa, AZ 85202

Other Arizona listings:

Arizona Association of Midwives (large listing of midwives who are AAM members)

Arizona Midwives

Birthing Naturally – Arizona

Tuscon Nurse Midwives