Meet Our Midwives
Belinda Hodder, DNP, CNM
Clinical Director and Co-Founder
Diane Ortega, DNP, CNM
Administrative Director and Co-Founder
Our Birth Assistants
Your Willow AZ Midwife Center birth assistant is a vital part of your birth team. A birth assistant is a professional midwife’s assistant with labor support, birth, and postpartum care skills. A birth assistant helps to keep out-of-hospital births safe and more satisfying for the family.
All our birth assistants have received special training and a detailed skills assessment to qualify them to perform in the role at Willow AZ Midwife Center. They have fulfilled all requirements and meet our strict standards as birth assistants. Each is currently certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation. They are competent, compassionate and have demonstrated the ability to work cohesively with our philosophy, midwives, and clients.