High Quality Care for All Women

We provide care through every stage of your life.

A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a specialist in normal pregnancy and childbirth, family planning and preventative women’s health care . We are Registered Nurses who have completed an accredited Master’s level program in Nurse-Midwifery. CNMs are independent providers certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, licensed in the State of Arizona, with the privilege to prescribe medications and admit women to the hospital. When necessary, we work in collaboration with physicians and other providers to provide high quality and safe care.

Philosophy of Care
Midwife means “with woman.” Worldwide, women turn to midwives to meet their reproductive health needs. Midwifery is an ancient profession, assisting and guiding women in childbearing. Modern Certified Nurse Midwives are highly skilled professionals who carry on the tradition of personalized and understanding women’s health care. We practice the art of watchful waiting, providing support or intervention as needed. Our model of care emphasizes prevention, education and wellness. We are holistic, attending to every woman’s physical and emotional needs. The hallmark of midwifery is the time we take to listen, discuss choices, and answer questions. We partner with our patients and their families for a positive experience.

Please watch this video to learn more about prenatal care at El Rio Health in a group setting (English & Spanish below!)

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And we welcome you to read Desert Leaf magazine’s recently published article about Midwifery!
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Birth Center

Birth and Women’s Health Center (BWHC) is a women’s health clinic offering safe, gentle gynecological care for women of all ages. As the only freestanding birth center in Southern Arizona, we specialize in natural childbirth, but also support women in all the pain relief options available to them. We offer one-on-one, specialized care by our professional, certified nurse-midwives. Our clients have the option of delivering at Tucson Medical Center or in our unique, homelike birthing rooms. From water births to annual exams and from prenatal education to birth control, we welcome you to come and experience the personal and attentive care of our midwives at our accredited Center (by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, CABC).

To learn more, please call us at (520) 795-9912520-795-9912.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new family practice at the BWHC. Services will include primary care for women, men and children as well as maternity care in the midwifery model. Dr. Carolyn Quigley is a Family Medicine physician who is a native of Tucson, Arizona. She attended medical school at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and then returned to Tucson for her family medicine residency where she trained at the University of Arizona. Carolyn loves caring for families and has a passion for maternal child health. She also has an interest in global health and has spent time working in Central and South America, including Bolivia and Peru. She is very excited to be joining El Rio Birth and Women’s Health Center!

Congress Midwifery

We are a practice of Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). For more than 40 years, we have lovingly cared for women and babies in Tucson. Congress Midwifery provides prenatal care, hospital birth, and gynecology. The Congress Nurse Midwives are all female providers and we specialize in sensitive reproductive health care. We offer our experience and expertise to women of all ages.

Make your appointment today to experience what midwifery has to offer. Whatever your reason for coming in, we promise to make you feel welcome and comfortable!

Make an Appointment! (520) 670-3909