Midwifery and Natural Childbirth



Clinic Hours
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
At Dignity Health Medical Group St. Joseph’s Center for Women’s Health, we take “humankindness” seriously, so our experienced certified nurse-midwives go the extra mile to ensure every birth is not only a natural one, but a healthy and memorable one too. We believe in providing our moms and families with a warm, safe, and homelike environment, but you are never alone. We are here 24/7, gently supporting you every step of the way, empowering you to have the type of pregnancy and natural birth you desire.

Is Natural Childbirth Right for You?

If you are seeking a childbirth experience that is compassionate, holistic, yet personalized, midwifery is for you.  Meet our midwives, all are credentialed Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM). Each takes pride in providing you with a personal touch, spending quality time with you through pregnancy, birth, postpartum and beyond. 

St. Joseph’s is unique because we provide the comfort and control of a birthing center, as well as the peace of mind of knowing that traditional OB-GYN physicians are readily available, if needed. If you choose to deliver at our birthing suites, you can expect:

  • A natural childbirth
  • Active participation in deciding your birth plan, labor and delivery preferences
  • Intermittent monitoring with freedom to walk, eat and drink while in labor
  • No routine IV or blood work while in labor
  • Suites with private showers
  • Delayed cord clamping
  • Options for comfort, pain management and relief beyond epidurals
  • Trial of labor after caesarean (TOLAC)
  • Prenatal classes covering breastfeeding, bonding and parenting
  • Support to keep your baby with you to include skin-to-skin kangaroo care
  • On-call nurse-midwife and an on-call physician
  • Access to Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit staffed by expert neonatologists

Supportive Prenatal Care

Many women find both our individualized and group care options provide a great balance between traditional and natural childbirth. Our midwives specialize in:

  • Listening to and caring for women in all stages of the lifespan
  • Building supportive relationships, getting to know you and your baby’s needs
  • Patient education, providing instruction in mother and infant care, nutrition, psychosocial and breastfeeding
  • Keeping a watchful eye on your progress and serving as a trusted guide from pregnancy, delivery and all the way through postpartum
  • Facilitating group prenatal care discussions where women share maternity care experiences and ideas with others, who are also on the natural childbirth journey

Locations and Hours

Our Center for Women’s Health, Midwifery Clinic is located on Dignity Health St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center’s main campus at 500 W. Thomas Rd., 7th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85013. Clinic hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Midwifes are available 24 hours, Monday through Friday and on-call during weekends and holidays. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 602.406.3715.