Frequently Asked Questions
When will you be open?
We hope to have the birth center facility open in early 2020 while offering prenatal care at a separate location while the facility is being readied for births. If you are pregnant with a 2020 due date, please contact us to discuss options for beginning prenatal care.
Where is your facility located? Is it in a hospital?
We are currently in the process of finalizing details on a location and look forward to making that announcement when we aren’t afraid to jinx it! Babymoon Inn of Tucson will be a freestanding birth center located a short driving distance from a hospital.
Who is the midwife at Babymoon Inn of Tucson?
Who can give birth at Babymoon Inn of Tucson?
You must be healthy and low-risk to give birth at Babymoon Inn. We do not attend VBAC, multiples, or breech birth at the birth center. If you have questions about your eligibility for out-of-hospital birth, please call us to schedule a consult with a midwife to discuss your health history.
Will you be accredited?
I want to have my baby at Babymoon Inn of Tucson. What do I do next?
Please give us a call at 602-314-7755 or email us through the contact form below. Someone from our team will be in touch with you soon. It is possible to begin prenatal care while we are still preparing the facility.
I'm interested in working at Babymoon Inn. Are you hiring?
We are currently looking for childbirth educators, doulas, and community group coordinators. If interested, please send a resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our Tucson Team
Maya Z. Adams MSN, CNM
Maya Adams was eighteen when she first exposed to midwifery, listening to her cousin talk about the experience of having her baby at a freestanding birth center. After some starts and stops in college and life, she graduated with her nursing degree in 2002 from the U of A, moved to Colorado and worked as a labor and delivery RN until she became a midwife in 2010. Along the way she had her daughter at a birth center in Tucson, and her son at the hospital she worked at in Colorado. At the end of her midwifery program, she pursued a midwife position and was hired at the same birth center where her daughter was born, returning to Tucson in 2011. Her experience as a midwife has been attending both out-of-hospital birth center births and in-hospital births.
Maya values Babymoon Inn’s commitment to honoring women’s autonomy and birth choices, providing kind and gentle evidence based care, as well creating a community for families in their childbearing years. She is excited to join Babymoon Inn and serve women and families in Tucson.
In her free time, Maya enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping, cycling, hanging out at home, and getting her hands messy with her clay projects.
Olga Ryan MS-NL, RN
Olga has been working in the birth center industry since 2006 and has nearly 24 years of perinatal nursing experience. She came to Babymoon Inn after 13 years of managing the birth center in Tucson, most recently called El Rio Birth & Women’s Health Center.
Olga completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Norwich University, The Military College of Vermont, and served 8 years in the United States Air Force as an officer and a nurse. It was in the Air Force that Olga first learned about maternal-child nursing. She credits her time in the Air Force as formative in terms of how health care leadership and policy can promote physiologic birth, newborn transition, breastfeeding, and family development.
Olga has a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from Grand Canyon University (2008). She has served on the Standards Committee of the American Association of Birth Centers and is a Commissioner with the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. She has been an instructor of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program for 23 years and is on AABC’s faculty for the Birth Center Focused NRP course.
Olga is married to John Ryan (JJ) and has lived in Tucson since 2004. They have three children, Sally (17), Grace (15) and Jack (9). The children have attended Tucson Waldorf School and Olga, in her “spare time” has volunteered on the school board, as well as with the YMCA of Tucson and at the family’s church.
Shilo Anderson CPT, CES
A little about me:
I am a Tucson native and married my high school sweetheart. We have three beautiful children who were all born under the care of amazing midwives. I have always been fascinated by pregnancy and birth and love hearing birth stories. In 2004, a co-worker asked if I would be her doula. I am forever grateful for that experience because it ignited my passion and love for supporting families throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. My passion for birth work is met equally with my passion for health and fitness and in 2016 I became a certified personal trainer.
Favorite subject to teach:
I love teaching about movement and comfort measures. Watching people connect and learn how to work with their body throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum is so incredible. Introducing new tools and information that my students might not have thought about before taking my class brings me joy because they leave feeling empowered and equipped.
What people can expect in your classes:
Lots of evidence-based information, some laughs, and a comfortable, welcoming environment!