MAMs houses many different providers who specialize in a variety of practices. Below are the practitioners who call MAMs their home:
Wendi is a desert child at heart, born and raised on the Arizona clay. In 1993 she helped a friend through the birth of her first child and felt a passion to devote her life to moms and babies. The calling of midwifery has blessed her with travel across the world, taking her to the Philippines, the Sudan and Iraq. She believes in the intrinsic knowledge women hold in the ability to bring forth life, and will continue to work both individually and with the community, rallying for women to give birth as they choose.
Wendi loves the sun and the earth, and enjoys coaxing new life out of the Arizona ground in her gardens. She continues her journey in herbalism and a number of other healing modalities. Wendi is always looking for the next adventure overseas to help women and families in under-served areas of the world.
Midwifery care: pre-conception counseling, free pregnancy tests, complete medical history evaluation, nutrition assessment and counseling, physical exams as necessary, regular prenatal appointments for the pregnant person and baby, full range of prenatal laboratory work and testing, extensive lending library of books and videos on birth, family and health related topics, childbirth education and referrals to local teachers, referrals to birth kit suppliers, birth and postpartum doulas, pregnancy and birth photographers, and water birth tub rental agencies, personalized birth plan, labor and birth care at home, labor and/or birth in water, newborn assessment and care, breastfeeding support, post-partum care, including home visits, parenting support and referrals, family planning education and referrals.
Herbalist: herbal consultation, individualized formulas from my pharmacy, Yoni steams, ear coning, herbal workshops.
Michelle has a deep passion for service, community, and advocacy, expressed through the support of families and their babies. As a native of the high desert of Southern California, the transition in 2004 to life in the Valley of the Sun was a natural change for Michelle, leading to birthwork as a doula, childbirth educator, and birth assistant. This path led into the study of lactation and earning the professional title of IBCLC – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant – in 2013. Her work with so many families and a drive to continue learning has deepened her knowledge of infant feeding, pumping, tongue tie, infant sleep, perinatal mental health, and so much more.
Michelle also serves as the current President of the Central Arizona Lactation Consultant Association, which provides education, networking, and development for lactation and affiliated professionals. You might otherwise find Michelle at a professional conference or a rally at the Capitol, depending on the issue of the day.
Michelle married her high school sweetheart in 1997 and they have raised three amazing kids who are now in college, high school and middle school. When family, work and volunteering are not filling her time, Michelle enjoys crochet (especially boobie hats!), reading, writing, and defending the Oxford comma.
Prenatal breastfeeding education, lactation consultations, back-to-work consults, Spectra pump and parts sales, and ordering lactation supplies (nipple shields and cream). Insurance billing is available for in-network (BCBS, UHC, Aetna) and out-of-network plans. Facilitating classes and support groups!
Robin is a holistic healer who offers a dynamic, personalized and integrative approach to therapy and wellness. She is known for blending the science and soul of healing through both clinical foundation, traditional healing practices and a strong intuitive vision. Her work integrates Clinical Mental Health, Somatic and Eco- Psychology and Scandinavian Shamanic healing practices. Sessions often involve a mix of talk therapy/coaching, body-based healing and energy work, experiential modalities such as art therapy, nature therapy and Jungian archetypal work.
Robin is a Master yoga teacher, well-versed public speaker, ASU faculty member, curriculum developer, workshop facilitator and published blogger featured in University, corporate, government, non-profit and online forums. Her voice is an eclectic expression of her expertise in mind-body psychology, holistic wellness, trauma informed care and victim advocacy, community and environmental activism, and conscious leadership. She is passionate about educating and making change on a local to global scale.
Robin draws her inspiration from the intelligence and grace of nature, the humble wisdom from her children and the lessons pulled from a beautifully messy life of diverse experiences. She is dedicated to helping people grow; to meet their optimal potential and live a life of meaning and sustainable wholeness.