Obstetrics and Midwifery Care
At Wombkeepers Scottsdale
In the same way that low student-teacher ratios improve education, low patient-doctor ratios improve healthcare, especially maternity care. At Wombkeepers, we accept a limited number of patients per provider, we do not routinely share call with a large collection of outside providers, and, aside from the rare exception, are present for our patients when they are in labor. Appointments are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes, meaning our office is calm and your visits unhurried and, most days, you will enter our office and be seen promptly. On the day of your delivery, your provider will be by your side during your labor.
Using the principals of Integrative Medicine, as defined by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Health, we consider ourselves partners in our patients' health and healing. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration during your care, including mind, body, spirit, and community, with appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods that facilitate the body's preventative and healing responses. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible, but we neither reject conventional medicine nor accept alternative therapies uncritically. For example, we will recommend that you eat a diet that will strengthen your immune system and minimize inflammation, while also recommending you receive appropriate vaccinations or medications. Good medicine is based in good science and is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms. Health promotion and prevention are key to our approach.
While our team specializes in natural births, we care for all types of patients, who are planning all types of births, and want a unique, personal approach to their care, including: epidural births, high risk pregnancies, planned cesarean deliveries, twin pregnancies with planned cesarean or vaginal twin delivery, and VBAC's after one or more cesarean.
Whether you choose to birth at our affiliated hospitals, HonorHealth Shea or HonorHealth Sonoran, or our onsite birthing center, The Renewal Center for Birth, you will meet your baby in a comfortable, beautiful environment with a focus on the safety and wellbeing of you and your baby.
The first weeks home with a new baby are often the most challenging a woman experiences. We have come to recognize that women need so much more than a single postpartum visit, so we see all our new mothers weekly in the first month after delivery, addressing any problems with healing, breastfeeding, and depression or anxiety, as well as offering a network of support with our counselors, lactation consultants, and doulas.