Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blossom?

Blossom Birth Center is a free-standing birth center in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona that provides natural childbirth to low- risk, healthy pregnant women. Blossom is a truly collaborative space created to cultivate peace, love, and healthy families.

What are Blossom outcomes data and why do they matter?

Blossom outcomes are astounding and yes they matter. We opened our doors August of 2010 and cumulatively over our four years we have a 94% success rate. That means 94% of our clients birth naturally at our beautiful birth center. Blossom has a 5% c-section rate!
Blossom is committed to our clients. If you strongly desire natural childbirth call us today to schedule your complimentary tour and sit down with one of our midwives so we can meet and answer all of your questions.

How do I pay for my birth at Blossom?

Blossom Birth Center maternity care package includes all prenatal care, labor, birth and postpartum care for you and your baby. Our package price is kept artificially low to meet the needs of all families. Blossom offers flexible payment plans, accepts United Medical Credit and all major credit cards. For more information on cash pay pricing call Blossom today at 602-256-7766.

Can I use my insurance at Blossom?

Yes! Insurance premiums for families are a large expense and that is why Blossom’s Dr. Nichelle Whitehead has chosen to contract as an In-Network provider. Blossom is In-Network as Provider and Facility (With these plans we collect deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays for mother and baby as your individual plan requires.) with the following Insurance Companies:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Care Network
Blossom is contracted as an In-Network Provider Only (With these plans we collect deductibles, co-insurance and co-pays for the provider portion and additional fees may be required to ensure Blossom overall fees are reached.) with:
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care
Blossom is continuing on-going negotiations with:
  • Aetna
  • Humana

If Blossom is not contracted with your insurance plan we are considered out-of-network. If you have insurance and would like Blossom to verify your insurance benefits you may call Blossom at 602-256-7766 and we can take your information over the phone, or click here. Please allow Blossom 2 to 3 business days to contact you with your verification.

What services are offered at Blossom?

All of your pregnancy care needs are handled at Blossom:
Blossom Binder
  • Prenatal care
  • labs
  • ultrasound referrals
  • labor
  • birth
  • postpartum
  • breastfeeding
  • and baby care

Blossom integrates a mind, body, spirit approach incorporating education into every visit beginning with our amazing prenatal binder given at your first prenatal appointment.

Organic Tea and Educational Books

Our maternity care package also includes:

Certified Organic Pregnancy Tonic Teas and other products from Healing Earth Botanicals. Check them out here.

Sommer and Willa

Babywearing experts and so much more:)

Is Blossom Accredited?

Yes, Blossom is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation for For Birth Centers. We are licensed by the state as an Outpatient Treatment Facility.Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers

If I need to go to the hospital, where would I go?

If it is necessary to go to the hospital, we go with you to St. Joseph’s Hospital. It is located just down Thomas road and is where Dr. Nichelle Whitehead, MD has hospital privileges, has practiced and taught for many years. If there is an issue with the baby after birth, we would go to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is a half block away.

What makes Blossom different from other Birth Centers?

Blossom was founded and is owned by Nichelle Whitehead, MD and Mary Langlois, CPM. Mary has helped women have babies naturally for over 25 years and has given birth herself to 11 children all out of hospital. She is an expert in natural childbirth and if that is your goal Blossom can help. Nichelle is an amazing Obstetrician that has chosen to practice the midwifery model of care. She had her babies with midwives and together their blend of styles provides awesome care that can not be matched.

Are childbirth classes included?

Blossom educates and empowers our clients during every visit. Blossom highly recommends the Bradley Method of Childbirth and Birthing From Within and has Instructors that teach at Blossom.

For the Bradley Method, contact:
Frances Landreth:
Call or text (480) 818-3809.

For Birthing From Within Classes, contact:
Aubrey Shoham:
Call or text (602) 403-3935.

For Blissfull Birth, contact:
Krystle Porter:
Call or text (480) 370-0184.

Does Blossom take care of the birth certificate and social security registration?

Yes. After your baby is born at Blossom we complete the birth certificate worksheet and send it to the state. A social security card will be sent directly to you, if you desire.