Home birth midwifery services in Flagstaff, AZ
The Womancare Team
Our goal is to ensure you feel heard throughout your entire prenatal and postnatal journey. It's important to us to make sure you ALWAYS have time to ask questions, express concerns, and develop a personal relationship prior to your birth.
Womancare offers the opportunity to include your family in prenatal appointments, like having partners and children help in listening to heart tones and palpating the belly.
In joining our practice, you can expect true informed consent, shared decision making, and a birth experience with less medical interventions and higher personalized care.
Planning or considering a home birth?
Womancare Birth & Breastfeeding specializes in Northern Arizona home birth, including water birth, breech and VBAC. We offer personalized pregnancy and newborn care, breastfeeding care, and continued wellness support and education.
Every woman has the right to safe, satisfying health care and every family has the right to participate in decisions regarding pregnancy and birth, and to experience a family-centered birth. We have a strong belief that not only is every woman different, but also each pregnancy and birth. For this reason, we use few interventions and let labors unfold at their natural pace and in their unique way as long as it is within our scope of practice. As holistic providers we are facilitators of natural processes, and the gatekeepers of safety. Learn more about our home births and other supportive services below.
How we can help
Complete Home Birth Practice
Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle from pregnancy to the birth and beyond.
Postpartum & Newborn Care
Helping new mothers navigate the postpartum period with lactation education and support to get a deeper, more effective latch & establish a good milk supply while providing newborn care and completing all newborn screenings.
Well Woman Care
Well Woman Care offers services outside of pregnancy and birth including Pap smears, other desired labs, breast exams, and overall physical well-being.
The Midwives Model of Care
The Midwives Model of Care honors the normal life process of pregnancy and birth, and it's part of everything we do at Womancare. Below are the essential components of what goes into this model of care and how it's different from mainstream care, the application of which has been proven to reduce rates of injury, trauma, and cesarean section.
This model of care comes from the Midwifery Task Force, Inc.
Monitoring the physical, psychological and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, & hands-on assistance during labor, delivery, & postpartum
Minimizing technological interventions
Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
Hear from our parents
"I did some serious soul searching in making the decision to birth at home. It was one of the toughest decisions I have ever made. I wanted so badly to heal the trauma from my first birth. I was told by many professionals that birthing at home would be dangerous with a VBAC…that my pelvis was too small. They were WRONG! Margie guided me toward so many resources to inform me that my body could do this. I freaking did it! I put all I had into this home-birth. Birthing Abigail at home was extremely empowering for me. I learned I CAN DO IT! My body can do it, regardless of what I was told. I feel so blessed to have had this experience and am so much stronger for it! I can’t thank Margie enough for her endless support, encouragement, and delivering my beautiful baby girl. You will always have a special place in my heart."