I don't know of any nurse midwives with privileges at Banner Desert. I delivered all 3 of my babies there and had excellent labor and delivery care. My OB was with Contemporary Care for Women and although he attended my first delivery, he wasn't available for my last 2 so I had other MDs in the practice deliver my babies. My second was a post dates induction and very difficult, but the nursing staff was great. My second was a very quick natural delivery (we were there 45 min before delivery because I labored a little too long at home:) without IV and the Dr. asked me in what position I wanted to deliver (he actually said he would kneel by me on the floor if I preferred to squat--what an awesome guy Dr. Lepetich is). It was a beautiful experience. With my third, I arrived 2 hours before delivery and I spent 1 1/2 hours in a Jacuzzi tub which reduced my pain by at least 80%, I stood up at 9 cm, water broke and they wheeled me across the hall where I delivered 20 min later. It was another really great experience for my husband and I.
I'm sorry I don't know of any midwives practicing there, and I have chosen to remain home full time with my 3 little ones since 2005. Just know that Banner Desert has great OB RNs and they seemed more than happy to accomodate my requests for a quiet, natural labor and delivery with just my loving husband and necessary medical staff present. Best wishes and Congrats on #5! Nurse Midwife Mom