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Birth Center | Willow Midwife Center | Mesa Gilbert Chandler Scottsdale San Tan Valley
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Birth

Give Birth at our East Valley Birth Center

Complete Maternity Care & Wellness

Schedule An AppointmentAt our Mesa birth center you will experience personalized, family-centered maternity care in a beautiful central location. The experienced midwives at Willow AZ offer the perfect blend of modern healthcare, luxury surroundings, and the gentle art of midwifery.

Willow Midwife Center for Birth and Wellness AZ is a beautiful facility that offers expectant mothers complete maternity care and wellness. Located in Mesa, AZ, we serve the greater East Valley, including Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Chandler and Scottsdale. We also welcome clients from surrounding areas such as San Tan Valley, Queen Creek, and Maricopa, as well as other states.

To make life easier for expectant parents in central and northern areas of Phoenix, we are also taking appointments at our new Willow Central location, just off Central & Thomas in Phoenix. You can call Willow Central at 480-565-2165 to learn more about the services offered at that location, or to make an appointment.

If you’d like to learn more about our community partner physicians and our midwives, check out the Our Team page.

Intimacy of Home | Reassurance of a Medical Facility

We offer the intimacy of a home-like environment in a fully equipped medical facility. While in labor, you can eat what you want, move as you want, and bring whomever you want with you. We trade traditional hospital gowns and beds for plush robes, deep soaking tubs and queen size beds with luxurious linens. Water birth, nitrous oxide and many other comfort measures are available to manage your labor in your own way.

Belinda & DianeWillow AZ is owned and operated by two certified nurse-midwives. Belinda Hodder and Diane Ortega are board certified midwives with extensive experience in the East Valley; we provide comprehensive, individualized care for women in Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Chandler …in fact from Scottsdale to San Tan Valley and everywhere in between.

We work closely with you and your family, guiding you through the many choices of the childbearing year and beyond.

We are a boutique midwife and birth center offering highly personalized, evidence based maternity and well-woman care. Our services include:

Women’s Health Care

Preconception Care

Prenatal Care

Laboratory Service

Labor and Birth

Water Birth

Doula Services

Postpartum Care

Newborn Care

Home Visits

Lactation Support

Essential Oils

Yoga

Supplements

Classes & Events

Complete Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Personalized care and attention from experienced certified nurse-midwives

24/7 access to your midwives by phone/email

Postpartum home visit (within certain geographical areas)

Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding classes, support group and lactation counselling

Labor and Birth Services

Labor support from your midwife and birth assistant

Beautiful birth suites with all the comforts of home

Comfort measures including birthing tubs and nitrous oxide

Schedule a Birth Center TourOur goal is to offer a unique birth experience for expectant mothers and their families. Although we aim to provide a family-centered, intimate, home-like birth experience with personalized, participatory care, that is not at the expense of clinical excellence.

Our Mission

To provide holistic care to women and their families thought their life span.

Our Vision

To provide care based around five pillars: respect, consent, compassion, transparency and evidence to meet the individual and family needs of those we serve.

When I found out I was pregnant, I knew my mindset and birth preferences aligned more with a more gentle approach to pregnancy & labor/birth- but I couldn't find a place that felt right. I toured a number of other birth centers, but I just didn't get the good vibes I was looking for. My husband and I then toured a hospital, and the "sterile" environment caused my husband to keep looking for other options. He eventually found Willow, which is about 25 minutes from our house- I agreed to go to a tour, and we were hooked. We immediately transferred our care from an OB to Willow. Care throughout pregnancy was good, you had plenty of time at each appointment and time to discuss whatever you would like- if you needed to. But, what makes this review a 5 star for me was my actual labor/birth. I ended up laboring for 44 hours, and spent the last 9ish of those hours at Willow. I was absolutely exhausted after not having slept since Sunday night (I went into labor on Monday night- it was now Wednesday). My midwife was Emily B., there was also a midwife in training, my husband and our doula. The room was dark, and comfortable- and I was able to labor how I wanted to all day, with some light encouragement to try new things every once and awhile. Honestly, most of my labor is a bit of a blur- exhaustion mixed with pain- but I remember feeling and thinking that I couldn't imagine doing this in any other way. Having Emily as our midwife felt like one of those "you get what you need" situations- she was the perfect midwife for us and attribute a lot of the positive thoughts that I have about my experience to her. After 1.5 hrs of pushing, baby came out in the water and the cord was wrapped tightly around her neck. Emily and Rebecca worked quickly and calmly, it was off before I even knew what was really happening- baby stayed on my chest the whole time. We stayed for four hours post birth and it was the perfect amount of them taking care of me & baby, bringing us food, coming in to check on us and chat a bit, and then also giving us time alone just the three of us. Overall, the experience turned out to be exactly what I wanted. A vaginal drug-free water birth in a calm environment with supportive women. If you're looking for the same, I highly recommend checking out Willow!

Lauren Katz

There’s a reason why Willow has the best rating in town. Coming from a previous, not-so-great, pretty traumatic birth experience at a different birth center (in a different state), I wasn’t sure if I could do another, and was considering a medicated birth at a hospital but knew I needed to at least give it another shot. So, I researched and interviewed several birth centers in the area and am so grateful to have found Willow, they are hands down the best and that’s been clear from the start. Every midwife is truly wonderful, so knowledgeable, supportive and empowering. Their entire staff is a pleasure to engage with as well and their practice and birthing rooms are always so clean and absolutely beautiful. I have also met several moms randomly outside of Willow that also delivered here and heard nothing but glowing experiences, which only further validates my sureness and confidence in Willow that I can do this again and have a better experience with the right care team. My prenatal care has been very attentive, education-heavy, and I’ve felt nothing less than truly cared for. Willow has exceeded my expectations, taught me so much as a second-timer and I am so relieved I can have the birth I want to experience with the right midwifery care that I and so many others need. Also, natural birth may not be for everyone but I am 100% positive that those who qualify, can do it and have a great experience with willow. Why Willow doesn’t have 5 stars is beyond me because I’ve never experienced anything less and always remember when reading reviews, that there are two sides to every story. If you have concerns, express them. I am looking forward to updating this after the birth of my second child! 🙂 and thank you Willow team for all the care, healing, and confidence you’ve given to me throughout my second pregnancy journey.

Stace Dixon

I recently had my first baby with the help of the Willow midwives. I switched to them at 21 weeks of pregnancy after I decided I’d rather not deliver at the hospital and I decided a natural birth was best for my health and baby’s. I really enjoyed the prenatal visits at the birth center. They were laid back and the calm atmosphere helped me feel comfortable and relaxed. I got to meet all the midwives that way and got to know them. I was often anxious about the pregnancy but they were always so reassuring. Whenever I had concerns, I could call the midwife on call 24 hours a day. I ended up needing a procedure to turn my baby since she was breech, and they scheduled me with their preferred provider at the hospital just a couple days later, which was smooth and successful. My labor ended up being long and difficult due to baby’s position and I decided to transfer to the hospital from the birth center for pain relief. The transfer was super smooth, and a Willow midwife was ready at the hospital to help us deliver our baby. Even though our plan changed, we were able to have the birth we wanted at the hospital because of the supportive care of the midwife there - she already had looked over my file and knew all of our birth preferences! I was so thankful to have a calm gentle model of care as I feel I would have ended with a C section if it weren’t for Willow’s care providers. Willow has also helped care for me and the baby for the month following delivery and has helped make breastfeeding successful, which most pediatricians wouldn’t be able to help with the same way. They noticed baby’s tongue tie and were able to refer out for that. I strongly recommend Willow if you would like a gentle approach to pregnancy and birth, or are looking for care providers that will help you achieve as natural of a birth as you desire!

Crystal D.

Where do I begin?! Willow Birth Center is amazing!!!! So, I wanted a completely different birth experience from my first and I got just that at Willow. I first toured with Emily, and she confirmed what I was hoping. After touring with Emily, I knew I wanted to give birth at Willow and I loved that she was able to provide evidence based information to my questions. I’m a nerd and I love journal research and medical articles, and she was so knowledgeable, kind, supportive, and a calm presence. Even my mother who was against a birth center, could see why I decided to go with Willow. Throughout my pregnancy I was seen by multiple midwives and got a chance to know many of them. Unlike typical doctor offices where you’re seen for maybe 5mins, every visit was with a midwife that took their time with me and answered all of my questions. So, the visits might have been 20-40mins just depending. Then came the lead up to the big day! Their own call midwife really is fully available. I had called the night before I ended up delivering and I got Roxanne! She let me know she would be there if things progressed and sure enough they did. When I arrived I was ready to push and with Roxanne and my doula by my side I was able to have the natural water birth I always wanted. I couldn’t believe I did it. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the support and guidance from the extraordinary women at Willow. Everyone there is so nice and helpful! I seriously feel like every woman should know about Willow no matter how you want to birth. Willow just has it all!!! Professionalism, best of both worlds (home/hospital like), complete transparency, and so much more I can’t quite put into words. Thank you midwives and staff of Willow. You have forever changed my outlook on the birth process and I’m truly grateful I got to experience my birth with you. (Even during a global pandemic). ❤️🤱🏽🌎🐻💦🌿

Courtney C.

Wow!! What an absolutely beautiful birth center!! It seriously looks like a model home! I felt such a great feeling when I walked in and when I was there. Diane gave me a tour of the place and I was in awe at how wonderful & gorgeous this place was. I can't wait to tell all of my family & friends about it because every woman needs to have the option of giving natural birth with the sweetest midwives and at a perfect birth center. I can't say enough good things about this birth center & Diane <3

Deserea

I just love Willow birth center and Belinda and Diane. These lovely midwives have seen me through two vbac births now. The births I had with them, the second being at Willow, were healing and empowering. I recommend these ladies to everyone. You simply won't find better, more personalized care anywhere.

Angela S

I am so incredibly thankful for the Willow team! They are exactly what I needed. I switched providers at 29 weeks, looking for someone that I trusted and felt comfortable around. As soon as you walk into Willow you will hear time and time again of just having that feeling and you really can just sense that this is the place for you when you walk through the doors. We welcomed our precious rainbow baby recently and had the best experience of just support as I trusted my body to do its thing <3

Chantel T.

I am 31 weeks along and cannot wait to give birth here. These ladies are so kind and actually care about me and get to know me. I never felt that way at a doc office. The place is so gorgeous and calming. Highly recommend to all mamas! They're awesome.

Brittany D.

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Contact Willow AZ Midwife Center Today

Why not contact us to get started? Schedule a tour of our Mesa birth center, or come in for a consultation.  Use our contact form or call Willow at 480-565-5990 today.