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



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.

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



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.