Empowering Home Birth Care with Family First Midwifery

birthing woman holds her pregnant belly while laying in her birth tub

When it comes to the transformative journey of pregnancy and childbirth, having a dedicated and compassionate team by your side can make all the difference. Family First Midwifery, a Phoenix-based practice offers an intimate, personalized approach to home birth. Their stellar team, led by the founder Jetta Anderson, CPM, is passionate about providing loving support to families throughout the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood.

About Family First Midwifery

Founded on the principles of empowerment and individual choice, Family First Midwifery has been serving the Phoenix community for years. They are dedicated to regularly improving their practices and systems to make sure they can offer the highest standard of midwifery care to their families.  For example,  they recently introduced a two-midwife rotation schedule.  This ensures that families are met with a fresh and eager midwife ready to attend to their birth. 

woman laboring at home in her birth tub alongside Family First Midwifery

Meet the Team

Jetta, Madeline, and Ashley A form the heart of Family First Midwifery. Jetta founded the practice here in AZ in 2016 and serves as the main Certified Nurse Midwife.  Madeline joined the Family First team in 2021 as the second CPM.  Lastly, Ashley A serves as the Director of Family Relations, Birth Assistant, Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Doula.

Each brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and gifts to the practice. This diverse blend of backgrounds allows them to offer a comprehensive and personalized level of care. With a focus on creating a beautiful and safe home birth experience, this dynamic team is well-equipped to guide families through the entire process.

woman birthing hanging over birth tub edge while her Phoenix doula massages her back

Home Birth Services

The Team Approach

When you choose Family First Midwifery, you’re not just hiring a single midwife, but a dedicated team. Jetta and Madeline work in tandem, supported by birth assistants and student midwives. This collaborative effort ensures that you receive the highest standard of midwifery care throughout your pregnancy and birth journey.


Personalized Prenatal Care

At Family First Midwifery, appointments are more than just a quick check-up.  With a full hour allocated for each visit, there is plenty of time to ask questions, discuss how pregnancy and life is going, address concerns and of course, hear your baby’s heartbeat! This extended time frame shows how committed their team is to building strong, trusting relationships with each mother and expecting family.


Postpartum Support

The support doesn’t end with the birth. True to home birth midwifery care, Jetta and her team go above and beyond by offering postpartum visits, including home visits on day one, between days three to five, and again between days seven to ten. This thoughtful approach allows new mothers to rest in the comfort of their own homes while still receiving essential care.  They even offer unlimited in-office visits within the first 6 weeks after birth.

In other words, choosing Family First Midwifery means choosing autonomy and empowerment. Every decision made throughout your care is yours, and their approach aligns with the midwifery model rather than the medical model employed by OBs, which views pregnancy and birth as a natural event in a woman’s life, as opposed to a medical event. This level of freedom and trust sets them apart, giving you the confidence to make choices that are right for you and your growing family.

black and white photo of woman laughing while resting between contractions in her birth tub

Family First Midwifery

In conclusion, Family First Midwifery stands as a true example of support and empowerment for families seeking a unique and personalized home birth experience. With their history of dedication and top notch care, coupled with a passionate and comprehensive team, they provide a level of care that goes above and beyond.  By choosing Family First Midwifery, you’re not only embracing a natural approach to pregnancy and childbirth, but you’re also choosing a team that will stand by your side every step of the way. Experience the difference and the warmth that Family First Midwifery brings to the birthing and motherhood journey. Trust in their expertise, and let your journey begin.

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