Desert Blossom

Women’s Care

One stop for all your health needs!

Total Womens Care

Desert Blossom Women’s Care offers comprehensive maternity and woman’s healthcare services. From annual exams to pregnancy care through menopause, we provide total care for women of all ages. We can handle your wellness and preventive care checkups, prenatal care, postnatal care, and gynecologic care. You and your Certified Nurse-Midwife are equal partners so you receive the best care.

Summary of care

Preconception Care

Infertility Counseling and Services

Prenatal Care

Ultrasound

Prenatal Testing

Postpartum Care

Breastfeeding Support

Attending births at Canyon Vista Medical Center and Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital

Custom Birth Preference Plans

Natural Birthing Services

Pain Management Options: nitrous oxide (Tucson only), IV medication, epidural

Skin-to-Skin and Breastfeeding Support

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Scheduled Repeat Cesarean

Preventative Health & Wellness

Menopausal Care

Adolescent Health Education and Exams

Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment

Pelvic Health Concerns

Family Planning and Contraception

Partnership with Valley Perinatal Services

Expert perinatologist physicians trained to care for women with high risk pregnancies

State of the art ultrasounds by Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

Multiple gestation pregnancies (twins, triplets)

Medical co-morbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes

History of preterm birth

Recurrent pregnancy loss

What is A Midwife?

The word midwife has been used for centuries to describe someone who is “with women” at birth. A midwife was traditionally an older female in the family or the community. Today, the individuals who hold that title are highly educated professionals who work collaboratively with physicians.

Midwives recognize and hold sacred the normalcy of pregnancy, birth, and the changes unique to a woman’s life cycle. They advocate for minimization of interventions while providing hands-on, woman centered care.

The midwives at Desert Blossom Women’s Care are certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). CNMs receive Master’s level education in the two disciplines of nursing and midwifery, and are nationally certified according to the requirements of the American College of Nurse Midwives. In Arizona, CNMs are licensed to practice independent management of women’s health care, focusing particularly on pregnancy and gynecological needs of women of all ages.

CNMs consult, collaborate, or refer with other members of the healthcare team based on the health needs of each client. Our CNMs have a unique relationship with collaborating obstetricians which means all pregnant women, regardless of risk status, can receive midwifery care.

Desert Blossom has exceptional midwives and providers for women’s health! They have excellent bedside manner, very informative, and most importantly- I feel comfortable asking them any question regarding my health and care. I will continue to recommend Desert Blossom to friends and family. You’ll be in great hands!

- Ramsey G.

Gynecology

Our midwives provide safe and gentle care for your gynecologic needs. We take the time to listen to you and work with you to develop a plan that is customized for you. In addition to performing routine preventative wellness care, we can also evaluate and treat a variety of diseases and conditions affecting women.

Our Services Include:

  • Preventative Health & Wellness
  • Family Planning & Contraception
  • Menopausal Care
  • Adolescent Health
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Pelvic Health Concerns

Maternity Care

From your very first prenatal visit, you will see why so many women choose our certified nurse-midwives for their maternity care. Your visits are never rushed, and we take the time to answer your questions and fully explain all of the aspects of your care. We honor the normal process of pregnancy, birth, and mothering while offering the most up to date, evidence-based care.

Our goal is to help you have the pregnancy and birth experience that is right for you. We are skilled at offering hands on labor support to women desiring unmedicated birth, and will support you if you choose an epidural. Every woman and her family deserves the personalized, safe, and respectful care our midwives offer.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Starting a family is very exciting. For some women, though, pregnancy can be a time full of anxiety. If you’re an expectant mother who’s worried about complications or other problems in your pregnancy, our partnership with the maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist physicians at Valley Perinatal Services can help.

MFM physicians (also called perinatologists) not only serve as highly trained experts but also as trusted advisors and advocates for the mother during her high-risk pregnancy. The perinatologist knows how to use advanced tools and technologies to determine the precise health conditions and implement the best approach to ensure the success of the pregnancy.

Diabetes education for my pregnancy was wonderful. They provided tools and education to track my glucose. I’m glad that I got to work with them to help my gestational diabetes and pregnancy.

- Heather A.

In the News

Your Time To Blossom Registration Page

5.2.18 630 N. Alvernon Way Ste. 180 Tucson, AZ 85711 5:30 - 6:30 PM Join us for our free monthly event series for women in the Tucson area. We’ll be providing a tour of our new location and services and our certified nurse-midwives will be on-hand to...

Desert Blossom Women’s Care Expanding in Sierra Vista and Tucson

Partnership with Valley Perinatal combines sensitive personalized care with top-level medical skills, technology, and techniques. November 28, 2017, Tucson, AZ – Desert Blossom Women’s Care is the leading midwifery practice in Sierra Vista and currently...

Meet Our Team

Misty Decker

Misty Decker

Certified Nurse Midwife

Misty is native  Sierra Vista resident who was called to midwifery to provide the women of this community an alternative choice when seeking…

Elton Bown

Elton Bown

Materal-Fetal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Elton Bowen is the former Ob/Gyn Department Chair at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa where he was dedicated to providing high-risk obstetrical…

Tricia Nast

Tricia Nast

Certified Nurse Midwife

Tricia was the first certified nurse-midwife to be credentialed at St. Joseph’s in 23 years. “One of the most exciting aspects of my work is making a change …

Becky Rivera

Becky Rivera

Certified Nurse Midwife

Becky sees her role as a midwife as a way to join women on their journeys of self-discovery. She works to create an environment of support …

Karina Robbins

Karina Robbins

Certified Nurse Midwife

Before she became a CNM and 10-year Labor and Delivery RN veteran, Karina Robbins started working in the hospital as a volunteer in the NICU. During this time…

Natalie Andress

Natalie Andress

Certified Nurse Midwife

Natalie Andress, CNM became interested in working with mothers after watching her sister have a baby and witnessing how her nurse cared for her. As a…

Where to find us

Sierra Vista, AZ

Phone: 520.276.6600

Address: 4810 East Highway 90, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Tucson, AZ

Phone: 520.276.5500

Address: 630 N. Alvernon Way Ste. 180, Tucson, AZ 85711

We want to hear from you!

Desert Blossom Women’s Care

provides total health care to women of all ages in Tucson and Sierra Vista. Experienced CNMs provide wellness and preventive care, annual exams, gynecologic services and pregnancy care. Desert Blossom’s one-on-one approach with patients has made it the choice of women in southern Arizona.

Phone: 520.276.5500

Business Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm M-F