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Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM

Joyce Thomas


13768 Roswell Avenue #209
Chino, CA 91710
United States
T: 909-591-2924

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AquaNatal Birth Spa invites you to enjoy the essential pregnancy care experience!

Nestled among the most beautiful new areas in Chino Hills on the edge of the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire, a Sanctuary for the most special time in a woman's life.

Experience this exquisite pampering during your pregnancy, with techniques and products developed for your comfort and safety.

You can enjoy the ultimate birth experience with licensed midwives.

We provide comprehensive prenatal care -- our visits are at least 1/2 hour! You may choose from waterbirth, VBAC, homebirth. And we have the following excellent opportunities for learning about birth, networking with other pregnancy couples, and new mothers:

* Hypnobabies Complete Childbirth Education

(limited to 6 couples, new class begins every

6 weeks). Call 909-591-2924 for registration or go to www.Amazing-Babies.com

* AquaNatal Pregnancy/Birth water exercises -

1 hour every Tuesday and Thursday morning at

the new Ivy Gardens Senior Clubhouse -- indoor

heated pool! Warm water provides great

benefits for your pregnancy!

Call 909-591-2924 for registration.

* BellyDance for Birth - Dance the oldest dance,

developed thousands of years ago for childbirth preparation! Really! Held every Wednesday and Friday morning at the Delight Dance Studio, 13788 Roswell Ave, Chino, CA Call 909-591-2924 to register.

* Breastfeeding Cafe - Every Monday morning! 9am-10am at the Tea Station, 13788 Roswell Avenue. Meet other breastfeeding moms, share ideas & solutions, hang out with new and experienced moms. Casual, no registration required. We'll be there -- hope to see you, too!

Profile and Credentials        

Joyce Moxley Thomas, MHA, CPM

(CA Licensed Midwife)

Executive Director

Joyce is a wife and mother of 4 kids: Lynn (33), Liza (29), Jaye (21) - her little 2 ½ lb. miracle!, and Jordan (10) his own miracle after 22 weeks of bedrest & 6 wks premature!

Joyce’s love of caring for “mommies & babies” started when she was a 15 year old “candy-striper” at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, where she received her nurses training. But she knew then she didn’t want to be a nurse. At 22 Joyce, as a young US Navy wife, started working with an Australian midwife and together they provided homebirth services to US Navy wives in Connecticut. After moving to San Diego, Joyce had a private homebirth practice, working with Dr. Richard Butcher a well-known homebirth physician at the time. Together they authored the California Midwifery Pilot Project, HMPP #148 (1983), which would have trained & licensed midwives in 3-year community college-based programs 10 years before the midwives won licensing after decades of persecution & prosecution in California. The present licensing law is based in part on HMPP #148. Joyce and “Dr. B” helped over 100 homebirth babies into the world in the San Diego area 1978 – 1983.

After earning a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of LaVerne in 1987 and working in many aspects of healthcare administration, Joyce returned to midwifery in 2004, earning the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) designation after graduating from the National College of Midwifery, Taos, NM. It is one of the only degree-granting programs approved by the California Medical Board, which licenses midwives here. For details, please go to www.midwiferycollege.org .Returning to her “life’s mission” has been Joyce’s dream for over 20 years – and she made it!

Philosophy and Comments        

At the AquaNatal Birth Spa, we provide the Midwifery Model of Care:

The Midwives Model of Care

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle

Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support

Minimizing technological interventions

Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

Copyright (c) 1996-2008, Midwifery Task Force, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Citizens for Midwifery


PO Box 82227

Athens, GA 30608-2227


Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

Our hours are Monday thru Friday, 9am - 6pm and

Saturday, 9am - 1pm. We provide the following services:

* Prenatal care

* Labor & Birth Care: waterbirth, homebirth, VBAC

* Postnatal care for mother and newborn

* Breastfeeding Cafe & support

* Well-woman care

- Paps

- Fertility counseling

- FemCap (non-hormonal birth control)

- Annual exams





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