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A lawyer and a CPA walked into a birth center…
When Julia and Steven Hall moved to Phoenix after a personally life-changing experience with birth center care in Texas, they discovered there weren’t any local birth centers and knew that had to change. Thus Babymoon Inn was born and has been serving and growing families since 2010. Beginning as a single building where babies were born, Babymoon has now expanded to multiple buildings in two cities, with services that include full-scope midwifery care, childbirth education, doula services, prenatal and therapeutic massage, facials, chiropractic care, pelvic floor therapy, and primary care.
Julia and Steven Hall
Babymoon Inn Founders
We walked into our first birth experience at a traditional inpatient hospital, thinking that we had thoroughly researched all of our options and knew what to expect. Instead, it was like we were expecting sushi but had walked into a McDonald’s. The hospital staff did not know how to support an unmedicated birth. So while they offered us all of the tools in their toolbox – epidural, narcotic pain relief, continuous monitoring (hamburgers and french fries), it was not the hydrotherapy, massage, movement (spicy tuna roll) that we were expecting. We left that experience with our beautiful baby boy…and a desire to find a birth setting that spoke our language for the next time.
That’s how a lawyer (Julia) and a CPA (Steven) walked in to a birth center. We found a midwifery practice and a birth center for the birth of our next child, and we were completely blown away by the differences in the model of care and the birth experience. We became confident, active participants in our own prenatal care. I (Julia) gave birth to our second son standing up on the bed – I caught him myself. It was life-changing! And Steven (who was doing a lot of healthcare consulting for other outpatient facilities at the time) became a HUGE birth center advocate.
So, if you see us at the Babymoon office, or out and about with our noisy brood of four beautiful children – we’d love to put down our billing and paperwork for a moment and talk birth centers with you. If you really are interested, we’ll tell you about how we had to start over before we even opened, and how we back-filled our own plumbing trenches to save money (we paid our kid crew in ice pops that day – it was hot and dirty work).
My kids will tell you that Jackson (the oldest) is unusual because he was born in a hospital. That’s how we transform maternity care and create the healthcare revolution! Join us.