Babymoon Inn of Phoenix
Our Phoenix birth center location features a separate home-like building that houses the delivery facility. This center contains two birthing suites, each with its own built-in tub for labor or water birth.
Phoenix Birth Suites
Kimberly Flake, CNM
Clinical Director, Midwife
Kimberly is a Certified Nurse Midwife who wholeheartedly believes in birth and loves to serve families as they walk this journey. She has been supporting women and their families throughout the birth process since 2002, first as a doula, then as a monitrice, and now as a midwife. She has her Bachelor’s in nursing from Grand Canyon University and graduated with her Master’s in nurse midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in spring of 2014, embracing Frontier’s well-respected philosophy of serving the community.
Kimberly says the birth center environment here at Babymoon Inn is one of support, celebration and community. Kimberly has also volunteered for Midwives for Haiti, and hopes to continue to be able to participate and serve in other countries that need assistance in maternal health.
Kimberly is a mother of four and has resided in Arizona since she was a child. Her desire to become a midwife stemmed from having wonderful midwifery care through all of her pregnancies and births. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, sky diving, and reading.
Stephanie Cottrell, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor
Stephanie knew she wanted to work with moms and babies shortly after graduating from nursing school in 2013. She eventually landed at a community hospital on the Navajo Nation where she worked as a labor and delivery nurse for six years. It was there that she was exposed to the midwifery model of care and a variety of childbirth scenarios, including unmedicated childbirth.
It was also at that time that she completed her certified lactation counselor certification and took on the position of Baby-Friendly Lead. In that role she was responsible for ensuring the hospital met Baby-Friendly standards which included, hospital-wide staff education and implementation of breastfeeding friendly policies, interviews with pregnant and postpartum mothers to help increase exclusive breastfeeding rates and thousands of hours of helping newly postpartum couplets successfully overcome individual challenges in their breastfeeding journeys.
She completed her formal training for her certified nurse midwife degree in Phoenix with larger hospital-based practices. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband of over 10 years and hiking in the Superstition Mountains with her rambunctious German Shepherd Bruce. Stephanie’s desire is to operate in the wisdom, that in everything, she would treat others as she would want to be treated.
Phoenix Maternity Services
Our Phoenix location is home to The Nest – our community building that is home to our postpartum support groups, events, and activities – as well as our wellness center, The Cottage, and a comprehensive childbirth education program.
Our Phoenix birth class offerings include a comprehensive 5-week childbirth series, as well as maternity classes covering pumping, comfort measures, having a healthy pregnancy, & more.
The Nest is home to our weekly support groups, monthly crafting activities, lectures, CPR classes, our permanent clothing swap room, and other community events.
A sanctuary for every body, the Cottage at Babymoon Inn offers prenatal and therapeutic massage, facials, women’s physical therapy, and a retail space featuring unique local products.
“Having had 2 hospital births and pregnancies under the care of an OBGYN and one birth center birth and pregnancy under the care of amazing midwives at Babymoon, there is no comparison.
At babymoon I had a say in my pregnancy care, labor, and birth with amazing evidence-based guidance from the midwives. I felt educated, respected, and empowered. The care was gentle and thorough. My questions were answered and not rushed. My concerns were addressed and not brushed aside. We made lifelong memories. Our birth was beautiful, peaceful and calm. We were safely monitored in ways that didn’t interrupt special moments. The birth center feels like home. Everyone feels like family.”