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Prenatal Care Options At Valley Women for Women

Our All Female Provider Staff Provides A Wide Range Of Care Choices. At Valley Women for Women, you have choices about which type of pregnancy care you receive. You may choose to have either the physician on-call or a certified nurse midwife attend the birth of your baby. We provide deliveries at Mercy Gilbert and Chandler Medical Centers.

Best EXPECTations

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Best EXPECTations is our unique educational program available to all VWFW expectant families cared for by our VWFW Ob Providers (Doctors, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners & Physician’s Associates). Best EXPECTations provides a series of 8 informational meetings specifically timed and tailored to meet the goals and expectations throughout pregnancy. These sessions are coordinated by an experienced Ob nurse & are enhanced by a variety of professional expert guest speakers who volunteer their time & talents to our Program. Sessions are held in our spacious VWFW Mercy Rd location, where patients and their partners either attend in person or virtually via zoom from 6-8pm. This amazing opportunity is offered, for a nominal fee of either $75 package of 8 sessions or $10 for individual session(s).

The 2-hour sessions bundle essential education and support

  • Introduction to new support networks with expert guest presentations
  • Empowers & boosts mama & partner’s self-esteem
  • Provides optimal care for mama, baby & family
  • Strengthens family bonds
  • Offers 4–5-month journey with group members sharing the same birth month
  • Reviews relevant topics of information to help guide & support expectant families
  • Combined with a choice of Childbirth Ed class = optimal parental preparation

Expectant families who receive structured supportive educational care throughout their pregnancy have statistically been shown to have:

  • Reduced incidence of preterm birth and maternal / fetal health issues
  • Significant increase in knowledge base
  • Improved success in breastfeeding
  • Enriched family bonding
  • Increased overall patient satisfaction

Best EXPECTations is an integral part of your VWFW Ob Care team. It is important to offer patients the necessary & valuable information for a healthy and successful pregnancy, labor, birth, as well as the navigation of parenthood. Session schedules can be found posted at any of our VWFW locations or ask your Ob Provider for more information.

As a patient you may either be referred by your Ob Care Provider or feel free to contact me directly. I look forward to working with you through this process, keeping you at the center of our exceptional VWFW Ob Care.

If interested, reach out to:
Valley Women for Women
3370 S. Mercy Road, Suite 314
Gilbert, AZ 85297

When you believe that you are pregnant, call the office for a “Comfirmatory OB” appointment. This visit will establish that you are pregnant and the OB provider will review your medical history for potential problems. If it is time for your pap smear, it will be done at this visit. A blood and urine test will be obtained. Your initial ultrasound will be scheduled at your convenience and at a time appropriate to verify the dating of your pregnancy. You have two options for the remainder of your pregnancy care:

Traditional Care

With the traditional option, you will have individual appointments with an obstetrical provider of your choice, such as, nurse-practitioner, physician assistant, certified nurse midwife, or physician. The traditional option also involves individual monthly visits until 30 weeks of pregnancy. Then, you will return for visits every 2 weeks until the beginning of the last month of pregnancy, after which time you will attend weekly visits until your birth.

Provider Options

  • Nurse-practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Certified nurse midwife
  • Physician