Jana was born at home in Tucson, Arizona, and has lived all over the world. She has attended over 500 births in the home, birth center, and hospital setting. She values connecting with clients and creating a safe space where they have time to ask questions, be involved in their care, and share the decision-making process for their own bodies and births. She is also passionate about natural, holistic, integrative health and is soaking up a huge amount of knowledge and wisdom from a deep-dive course with Aviva Romm.
Jana enjoys cooking and baking, yoga, travel, cross-cultural experiences, and cherishes time in nature. She is married to Bruce, a yoga teacher and artist, and they have a beautiful ten year old son named Jai, who was born at home.
At the heart of the Midwifery Model of Care is the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal, natural, physiologic events. Our bodies know how to do this, just like digesting and breathing and conceiving! This is not to minimize that potentially very serious complications can and do arise, but most of the time, low-risk individuals can have a healthy pregnancy and birth, with minimal interventions and with the natural process being supported rather than treated as a medical emergency. Midwives excel at caretaking the normal course of pregnancy and birth, and thus are well equipped to identify any complications or deviations from normal that may require medical intervention and transfer of care to an OB or another specialist.
Another cornerstone of midwifery is shared-decision making. We pride ourselves on spending time with our clients, getting to know you and your family and your preferences, and making sure there is ample time to answer questions and go over the risks and benefits of any recommended treatment or course of action. Ultimately, YOU make the decision about your care and your body and your birth – with the midwife’s guidance and with true informed consent or right to refusal. We value autonomy, informed choice, communication, cultural sensitivity and humility, health promotion, and evidence-based practice.
Jana can be reached directly at 928-487-1238, or get in touch with her here: