2021 Pregnancy and Birth Resources

Pregnancy, birth and the postpartum months are just as challenging as they are rewarding. Here are some local resources that can buffer the journey.


Phoenix Children’s provides exceptional preventive and medical care for children from teeny to teens. Rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals, Phoenix Children’s offers everything from convenient primary care locations to urgent care, with access to hundreds of expert specialists. To find which of our many providers and convenient locations is best for you, visit phoenixchildrens.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

The Nurtured Mama exclusively supports women through pregnancy and beyond. Services include prenatal and postpartum massage therapy, restorative healing massage, Yoni Hydrotherapy and The Arvigo® Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy for fertility and overall women’s health. All therapists are trained and specialize in pregnancy massage. Massage can help you sleep, have fewer aches and pains and feel better overall. Three locations: 7227 E Baseline Road #104, Mesa; 3295 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Suite 4, Scottsdale; and Premier Care for Women, 14239 W. Bell Road, Surprise. 480-208-9773 or nurturedmama.com

During these times of social distancing, Families in Bloom continues to offer virtual classes to support expectant parents as they prepare for their amazing journey into parenthood. We offer a variety of classes to meet all your needs. All classes are taught by an RN, Certified Childbirth Educator and Certified CPR instructor. Our class offerings include: Breastfeeding, Infant Care, Infant CPR & First Aid, Childbirth Refresher and Prepared Childbirth. Visit familiesinbloom.net to learn more about our class offerings, pricing and inclusions. Call Lori Vraney to register for your class today! 623 572-7801 or familiesinbloom.net

Parent Partners Plus, special needs, developmental screenings

Parent Partners Plus is a network of home visitation support programs that help give your child his or her best possible chance at a happy, healthy future.Our staff members connect families with programming and services that best meet your young child’s needs, helping place him or her on the best possible path toward positive cognitive, emotional and social development. Now enrolling families prenatal to age 3. Program sponsored by Southwest Human Development and First Things First. Learn more at parentpartnersplus.com or call (602)-633-0732

Pediatric Foot & Ankle specializes in treating children for heel pain (Sever’s disease), ankle pain, flat feet and other foot conditions and problems including toe walking, flat feet, clubfoot, pigeon-toe walking (also known as in-toeing), knock knees, bowed legs (which can be caused by positioning in the womb), and other ailments. As a pediatric podiatrist, Dr. Mikkel Jarman understands the complexities associated with an infant or child’s foot, ankles, or feet. If left unchecked, pain and other issues in the feet can lead to back and hip problems, and even obesity. 633 E. Ray Road, Suite 128, Gilbert. 480-534-7220 or pediatricfootankle.com

More pregnancy and birth resources in Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Breastfeeding Program. Get answers to your breastfeeding questions 24 hours a day by calling the Arizona Department of Health Services 24-Hour Breastfeeding Hotline at 1-800-833-4642 or azdhs.gov

Arizona Breastfeeding Center. One-on-one consultations, classes and support groups to solve breastfeeding issues. 8400 S. Kyrene Road, Suite 126, Tempe. 480-442-8491 or azbreastfeeds.com

Arizona Breastfeeding Medicine & Wellness. Free breastfeeding support groups, prenatal education and breastfeeding management specializing in laser tongue- and lip-tie procedures. Plus: weight check, breast assessment and infant oral exam. 7730 E. Greenway Road, Suite 101, Scottsdale. 480-508-0861 or bfmedaz.com

Birth to Five Helpline. Southwest Human Development operates this free service open to all Arizona families with young children. Call the Helpline 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday to speak with a bilingual (English/Spanish) early childhood specialist, or leave a voicemail, complete an online contact form, or text the Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 877-705-KIDS (5437) or swhd.org

Enchanting Baby 3D/4D Ultrasound Studio. 3D/4D ultrasound and gender determination for pregnant women. 1921 S. Alma School Road, Suite 109, Mesa. 480-257-4108 or enchantingbaby.com

La Leche League Arizona. La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to those who want to breastfeed/chestfeed. In-person meetings have been suspended during the pandemic, but the helplines remain open in Phoenix (602-234-1956), Tucson (520-789-6455), and en español (480-252-9897). lllofaz.org

Modern Milk is a parent and baby wellness center specializing in lactation, pre/postnatal education, fitness, retail, breastpump/scale rentals and Happy Mom School. 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 162, Scottsdale (480-999-1585) or 3244 E. Guadalupe Road, Suite 106, Gilbert (480-534-8192). modernmilk.com

Postpartum Support International (there is an Arizona chapter) is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth. The organization promotes awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting mothers and their families. A helpline in English and Spanish puts you in touch with a trained, caring volunteer who will listen, answer questions, offer encouragement and connect you with local resources. Call 800-944-4773 or text 800-944-4773 (English) or 971-203-7773 (Spanish). psichapters.com/az

Power Me A2Z. Arizona women ages 18-45 can receive free vitamins designed especially for them, thanks to this outreach program from the Arizona Department of Health Services. And you don’t have to be pregnant – or planning a pregnancy – to qualify. Simply take a five-question online quiz that’s part fun, part awareness building. The vitamins include folic acid, a B vitamin that is important for red blood cell growth and is essential for women, especially during and before pregnancy. powermea2z.org

Pedialabs LLC offers SNEAKPEAK gender reveal tests, noninvasive prenatal testing (genetic and paternity), and more. 4653 S. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 1, Tempe. 480-395-3972 or mypedialabs.com

The Arizona Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental nutrition program that provides healthy foods and breastfeeding supplies to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children under the age of 5 who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Arizona WIC also has breastfeeding experts who can answer questions and provide support for breastfeeding goals. azdhs.gov/prevention/azwic

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