Welcome to LifeSpring Midwifery!
Committed to healthy women and healthy babies.
Dedicated to respectful, gentle, safe birth.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am Alison Haasch, a licensed midwife serving the East Valley. I began my work with mothers and mothers-to-be in 1997, when I became a childbirth educator trained through the Bradley Method® and then taught independently. Also in that year, I became a peer counselor for the WIC breastfeeding support and education program.
In 2000, I took the next step and became a DONA trained doula and have worked as a doula since that time. The joy of witnessing a family welcoming a new baby further spurred me on the take the next step.
In 2005, I became an apprenticing student midwife and studied first with Pamela Qualls, LM and later Susan DiSilvestro, CPM. My training was very thorough, providing me with valuable, hand-on experience for three and a half years. Additionally, I have studied a midwifery curriculum and have passed the NARM and the midwifery licensing tests required by the state of Arizona.
Also, I have been blessed with six children, three of whom were born at home. They currently range in age from early teens down to a toddler. The birth and babyhood of each of my children have taught me valuable lessons, both as a mother and as a midwife. I share this wonderful and crazy life with my husband of nearly 16 years, Robert, who was my college sweetheart.
I'm currently taking Arizona midwifery clients in Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Maricopa, Casa Grande, Queen Creek, and Florence. I will consider clients outside this range on a case-by-case basis.
Well Woman Exams
I offer Pap smears and well woman exams to women in all stages of life. I strive to provide gentle exams with a minimum of discomfort. If an adolescent girl is coming in for her first well woman exam, I highly recommend that she bring her mother or other female support person with her to help allay anxiety. A well woman exam includes a Pap smear, optional STD screening, breast exam, any blood tests that the woman may need, and time for the woman to ask any questions she may have concerning female health and sexuality. I am comfortable with women of all ages, from adolescent girls to post-menopausal women, and everyone in between.
Women or couples planning to become pregnant, may schedule a visit for a pre-conception checkup. This may include interviewing the midwife to become comfortable with her style of practice, a well woman exam if it is needed, information on acchieving pregnancy, prenatal vitamins, and/or referrals for any health issues that may need to be addressed prior to pregnancy.
Early in pregnancy, I recommend that a woman establish care with her midwife so that the midwife is available to her should a health crisis arise. Beginning a quality prenatal vitamin early in pregnancy is advised. After 10-12 weeks, we can attempt to listen for heart tones, though in some cases, we may not be able to hear them for several more weeks. Being seen on a regular basis- monthly for the first 28 weeks, biweekly until 36 weeks, weekly until birth- is important, not only to screen for health concerns but also to establish a relationship with the midwife prior to birth.
To talk to the midwife or to make an appointment
Phone: (602) 663-0631
LifeSpring Midwifery, LLC
2880 W Hayden Peak Dr
Queen Creek, Arizona 85243