Discover Deep Transformational Life Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
Living the human experience is a beautiful, complex journey. It's filled with peaks and valleys of pleasure and pain, both physical and emotional. It seems so simple when we're children, but things change as we grow: we begin to form our own opinions, develop romantic relationships, build a career, and work our way through life. With age comes maturity and personal development, but all too often, we grow older without learning how to manage and accept our emotions, thoughts, and relationships. This causes us to get stuck, and for some, they then stay stuck - trapped in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, judgement and negativity.
Sound familiar? If so, ask yourself if you are suffering from any of the following:
- Unresolved childhood trauma
- Grief, loss, and betrayals in life that you can't get past
- Harmful patterns that keep you stuck in a rut, with no hope of moving forward
- Anxiety about your personal or work life
- Anger, insecurity, and stress that gets the best of you
- Codependency and people pleasing-problems that leave you emotionally bankrupt
- Family or romantic relationship issues that you can't handle or resolve
- Negative thoughts and self-criticizing problems equating to "I'm not good enough" and "I can't succeed."
- Overthinking and racing thoughts that distract you during the day and keep you up at night
- Lack of motivation or purpose in your life
- Low self-worth, self-love, and lack of personal development
If you're struggling because you aren't sure what to do next or how to change your life for the better, know that you aren't alone. Millions of people just like you aren't where they want to be in life. Fortunately, your personal growth life coach in Ahwatukee, AZ, is here to help you reimagine, refocus, and rebuild your life for the better.
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- Discover Deep Transformational Life Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
- We All Suffer at Times. Now, Let's Do Something About It
- The Christy Maxey Difference
- Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
- Women's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
- EMDR Therapy in Ahwatukee, AZ
- Break Out of Your Cage and Be Proud of Your True Self
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We All Suffer at Times. Now, Lets Do Something About It
If you're reading this page, chances are you're not exactly happy with how your life is going. And that's okay. You're in a safe place.
Finding the right person to speak with about the personal growth issues in your life is challenging. Some life coaches in Ahwatukee only see you as a transaction - a means to make money and provide unhelpful, mediocre services. Christy Maxey is the anthesis of uneducated, fly-by-night life coaches. She has worked with thousands of people just like you and has built a reputation of helping people as their life coach in Ahwatukee and throughout Arizona, as well as with clients all over the world.
As a former therapist, Christy uses an effective system of evidenced-based concepts, tools, and exercises like trauma-informed coaching, inner child healing and EMDR to uncover true self-worth. Christy's signature system, the Maxx Method, helps develop emotional intelligence and provides life-long skills that will help guide you in relationships with yourself and others.
Remember: you are not broken YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. There is nothing wrong with you. And, it doesn't have to take years of therapy to get the results you are hoping for
The Maxx Method Difference
Many people use go to therapy but see few results. They've tried reading books, listening to podcasts, and maybe even hired a life coach. But at the end of the day, they're still struggling with root issues that cause stress, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.
Christy Maxey has developed The Maxx Method, an evidenced-based path to Personal Development, Healing and Emotional Intelligence. When you work with Christy Maxey as your life coach, you will spend your time together getting to the root cause of your problems. You'll answer questions like:
- How are you holding yourself back?
- What limiting beliefs do you have?
- What are you resisting?
- How are self-doubt and judgment keeping you stuck?
- How is your past STILL affecting you now?
- Where is your anxiety coming from?
Often, we don't know the answers to these questions without help. Unfortunately, many therapists and life coaches in Ahwatukee, AZ lack focus. They encourage you to talk about your day, week, and month. They get a general sense of what is bothering you, but before any real work is done, your therapy session is over. In the end, you see few results and you're left reeling with more anxiety and stress than before.
Clients choose Christy Maxey as their personal development life coach because she gets right to the issues without wasting your time. She pulls on her vast experience to heal men and women of all ages, using traditional techniques from psychology and psychotherapy combined with results-oriented coaching. Christy always emphasizes honesty, compassion, and accountability, so you get real benefits and real efficiency with her coaching.
If you're ready to be re-introduced to your authentic self, your journey starts here.
Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
Men in today's society often fight against strong feelings of stress, anger, and self-defeating patterns that keep them stuck in a rut. Unfortunately, many men are socialized to ignore their feelings and inner experiences. As a men's therapist and life coach for more than 20 years, Christy Maxey has the techniques and experience to break down the barriers keeping men from living the life they want.
Men deserve compassion, but they also deserve high expectations and positive confrontation when necessary. Unlike some life coaches in Ahwatukee, Christy's approach doesn't allow men to hide behind insecurity and grandiosity. Male clients choose Christy because she pushes them to live to their true potential without wasting time.
Coaching Men with Relationship Issues
Relationships don't always come easily and we are not taught how to have healthy, secure relationships. Challenges can be hard to overcome without help. If any of the following problems sound familiar, life coaching with Christy Maxey could be the solution:
- Difficult Relating to Partner
- Repeating Negative Patterns in Relationships
- Feelings of Loneliness
- Feeling Misunderstood
Coaching Men with Stress
Stress is the leading root cause of disease. Although men are taught to "just deal with it," that's not the best answer. With Christy Maxey as your life coach, you can address issues with:
- No Appreciation for Hard Work
- Pleasing Everyone Except Yourself
- Exhaustion without Physical Activity
- Feelings of Unhappiness and Lack of Motivation
Coaching Men with Anger
It's no wonder that men suffer from aggression and anger when we tell them to turn off their emotions. Life coaching can help you overcome:
- Aggressive Behavior
- Outbursts of Anger
- Career Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Verbal Aggression and Abuse
If you're a man open to working through your problems to better yourself, there's good news. Christy Maxey's proven, efficient life coaching system can help you be the father, husband, friend, and self that you truly want to be. With the right tools and guidance, you can live life with less anger and stress. And with the right tools, you can focus on finding your voice without resorting to aggression.
Women's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
Women are beautiful, unique individuals. But many seem to suffer from the same universal theme - an inner critic that hinders true growth and sabotages them from a fulfilling, happy life.
As a therapist, Christy Maxey spent much of her time working directly with women just like you. Christy combines an incredible depth of knowledge and guidance with life coaching energy, uncovering your true potential as a woman, free of dysfunction.
Unfortunately, no matter what women do as mothers and employees, many believe that they're never good enough. They feel like they're not worthy, not lovable, and not strong.
If you feel like you're unworthy of success and happiness, it's time for a change. It's time to look in the mirror and take care of yourself, not someone else.
If you're ready to reclaim the life you deserve, your journey to success starts with women's life coaching in Ahwatukee. Here are just a few areas that Christy Maxey helps women break free of the chains that keep them down:
Coaching Women Suffering from Pleasing & Codependency
Many women today do everything for everybody else but don't take time to heal or explore personal development. Personal development growth coaching from Christy Maxey can help you address these common issues:
- Self-Medicating to Cover Up Feelings of Inadequacy
- Feeling like You've Lost Yourself
- People Taking Advantage of Your Kindness
- Over-Providing for Others
Coaching Women with Unpleasant Emotions
Many women are unsure of how to untangle the mess of emotions they go through. Life coaching in Ahwatukee can help you manage your emotions and find the clarity and love you need in your life. Does this sound like you?
- Feelings of Shame and Guilt
- Issues with Your Career or Job
- Unhappiness with Others' Behaviors
- Bouts of Sobbing That Lead to Anxiety and Depression
Coaching Women with Self-Confidence Issues
Though every life is valuable, society triggers many women to de-value themselves as they grow older. One of the core components of Christy's life coaching is to help women value who they are. Self-confidence can help by:
- Highlighting Positive Attributes Over Shortcomings
- Finding Solutions to Confidence Issues
- Teaching You How to Love Yourself, Flaws and All
- Giving You the Tools to Assert Yourself Without Guilt
If you're a woman and you're ready for change, we've got great news. Women's coaching with Christy is all about change and focus. It's active and experiential coaching that will keep you engaged and accountable to yourself. The result? A life bursting with happiness, fulfillment, and joy.
EMDR Coaching in Ahwatukee, AZ
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, is a powerful technique used to heal people from distressing and disturbing life experiences. EMDR Coaching with Christy Maxey allows the mind to heal from psychological trauma much quicker than traditional therapy methods.
When we go through traumatic experiences, we often associate those events with negative beliefs and emotions like feelings of shame, anger, and inadequacy. EMDR helps the mind reprocess the life-changing event, allowing the client to heal and live a life they love.
Is EMDR Right for You?
Many people are reluctant to try EMDR because of poor results from previous attempts. Christy Maxey's EMDR Coaching includes guided visualization and inner child healing for a more robust approach. This tactic is part of Christy's Maxx Method - a life-changing framework for personal development.
What is the Maxx Method?
You may have received help from a therapist or life coach in Ahwatukee, AZ, in the past, only to fall back into bad habits and self-destruction. If that sounds like you, chances are you never addressed the underlying cause of your problems. You cut the weed but never removed the root.
The Maxx Method is a six-part holistic system of evidenced-based tools, exercises, and concepts, developed to help you achieve maximized personal development.
EMDR and the Maxx Method are not only used for extreme traumas. They can be very helpful for common memories and events that foster feelings of low self-esteem and powerlessness, too. These methods were developed to help manage unpleasant emotions, show you how to find deep love, and heal old wounds that keep you stuck.
EMDR and the Maxx Method could be right for you if you have experienced:
- Social Anxiety
- Loss, Betrayal, and Grief
- Negative Core Beliefs
- Hurt, Anger, and Sadness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Be Proud of Your True Self
The world is changing. People are finally learning how to manage their own human experiences. But we can't do it alone. Christy Maxey is here to guide you on the path to a positive, guilt-free life. If you're ready to look inward, find peace, and develop the skills to love your true self, you're in the right place. After all, you've been suffering long enough.
When you work with Christy, you'll be on a fast track to the truth - no beating around the bush or wasting time. Christy's methods are gentle but firm, compassionate yet driven. You will learn, you will transform, and you will be happy because it's you who did the work. It's time to face your fears head-on, so you can't play the victim card anymore. You're capable of great relationships, healthy self-confidence, and of doing something with your life. If you're sick and tired of being stuck, this is your chance to get out of that rut.
Ready to learn to value yourself and live the life that you deserve? Contact Christy Maxey today for your free 15-minute consultation.Call Us480-600-3003
Latest News in Ahwatukee, AZ
Ahwatukee community rallies around neighbor living without AC for 3 years
Neighbors stepped in to help Bill Klesenski’s after finding out his AC unit hasn’t been working for three years and he couldn’t afford a new one or a repair.AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Ahwatukee neighborhood is stepping up after learning about a man who has been living in his home without air conditioning for the last three years. “If it was my parent I would want the same thing. He has no family, no kids, a sister that lives in New York,” said Kim Steinwinder.Steinwinder lives across th...
Neighbors stepped in to help Bill Klesenski’s after finding out his AC unit hasn’t been working for three years and he couldn’t afford a new one or a repair.
AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- An Ahwatukee neighborhood is stepping up after learning about a man who has been living in his home without air conditioning for the last three years. “If it was my parent I would want the same thing. He has no family, no kids, a sister that lives in New York,” said Kim Steinwinder.
Steinwinder lives across the street from Bill Klesenski, a 70-year-old retired architect with Gravis disease. “In 2012, I was diagnosed with Gravis; it wasn’t as bad as this,” explained Klesenski. “I can’t sketch, I can’t draw, it’s gone. It’s all I ever was.”
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Steinwinder said she didn’t know much about her neighbor, other than that he’s been living alone since his wife passed in 2015. But, on Sunday, she saw on her surveillance camera that he showed up at her door. “When my oldest son came home I said, ‘who is this man?’ He said, ‘mom that’s Bill.’ Immediately alarms went off,” Steinwinder said. “I came over here, I’m pounding on the door, ringing the doorbell — nothing. Banging on the garage — nothing. So I went to the backyard.”
She discovered Klesenski was living in the back room of his house. “During the summer I live in the one room in the back that I can have a window unit,” he said.
Klesenski said he didn’t mean to knock on Steinwinder’s door. “I saw a portable unit in their next-door neighbor’s garage, so I went over and asked if he wanted to sell it,” Klesenski explained.
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However, it turns out, Steinwinder’s door may have been the right door to knock on all along. After hearing that Klesenski’s AC unit hasn’t been working for three years and he couldn’t afford a new one or a repair, she posted his story on Ahwatukee411. That’s when the owner of Aragon Airvac Heating and Cooling reached out to her.
“I just said hey, I’m available. I can come out to you. I won’t charge you guys. Sounds like you have a situation where we just need a second opinion,” said Austin Aragon. “I felt like, I could do this and I should do this and give back to my community, give back to Bill.”
Aragon looked at Klesenski’s air conditioner and saw that he needed a new compressor. “Realistically I could have maybe ordered a new compressor and put a Bandaid on it, but the cost of a repair versus a replacement, it just didn’t make sense,” said Aragon. “I want to make sure this is done properly so that bill doesn’t have to worry about this for the next ten years.”
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Aragon and Steinwinder set up a GoFundMe to help pay for the new unit and any other expenses Klesenki may need help with. “Anything over and above that $6,000, it has been decided amongst Austin and I, that it will go towards doing what we need to do for Mr. Bill — providing extra filters for the home, he has agreed to let me come in and clean the house and get the dust out and get things organized to make it a better living condition for him,” said Steinwinder.
Klesenski says he never thought his community would step up for him like this. “I’ve never won like a lottery. I’ve heard of crowdfunding but I never thought that it was real, not for me,” Klesenski said. “I never wanted to be a burden on anyone.”
Aragon hopes to have Klesenski’s new AC unit installed this weekend or early next week.
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Phoenix Home Remodeling Offers Award-Winning Ahwatukee Home Remodeling Services
Phoenix Home Remodeling, a home remodeling company based in Chandler, AZ, is pleased to announce that they are offering their award-winning home remodeling services in Ahwatukee. They are proud to state they have received a number of awards, such as Best Remodeling Contractors in Chandler in 2021 according to Expertise.com, number one in the Remodelers Category in 2021 according to Ranking Arizona, and the 2021 Best of Houzz Service. They encourage homeowners to contact their team of experts for a consultation.Ahwatukee is an attracti...
Phoenix Home Remodeling, a home remodeling company based in Chandler, AZ, is pleased to announce that they are offering their award-winning home remodeling services in Ahwatukee. They are proud to state they have received a number of awards, such as Best Remodeling Contractors in Chandler in 2021 according to Expertise.com, number one in the Remodelers Category in 2021 according to Ranking Arizona, and the 2021 Best of Houzz Service. They encourage homeowners to contact their team of experts for a consultation.
Ahwatukee is an attractive urban village located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the southernmost part of Phoenix and is regarded as part of the East Valley region of the Phoenix metropolitan area. It was rated as number one by Niche in 2022 in their list of the “Best Neighborhoods to Live in Phoenix.” Ahwatukee is bounded on three sides by the mountains in the north and the Indian reserve towards the south and west, which provides it with that desirable seclusion. Many of the top communities can be found in Ahwatukee and the residents are practical, friendly, and have a great sense of community.
Jeremy Maher, one of the three founders of Phoenix Home Remodeling, says, “If you want to transform your outdated home into the functional and stylish home of your dreams, then a phone consultation with our team or experts is the next step. During our consultation, we will listen to your goals and ideas for your home improvement project(s), and provide expert advice on how to bring your vision to life. Plus, we can answer any questions you may have about the remodeling process and provide a rough estimate of the costs involved.”
They fully understand that each client has unique preference and needs, which is why they always strive to offer personalized solutions for each particular client. There are a number of factors that differentiate them from other home remodelers in Ahwatukee. First of all, they make sure to respect the client’s home. Second, they will always use the best quality materials. Third, they will ensure to construct an attractive space the homeowner will love to show to others. Fourth, they will always be respectful and professional to their clients. Fifth, they will always make sure to establish a safe and enjoyable environment for their workers. Sixth, they will focus on the remodeling process to offer the best possible living space for each client. And lastly, they offer a two-year warranty on all labor and workmanship.
The quality of their home remodeling service is attested to by many of their customers. They currently have an enviable overall rating on Google of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In a recent review, Nancy S. gave them a five star rating and said, “We had a great experience with Phoenix Home Remodeling. They remodeled our guest bathroom that desperately need a refresh and we are 100% happy with the results. They were professional and great about communicating timelines and made sure our expectations were met. We're looking forward to working with them on future projects.”
Established in 2017, Phoenix Home Remodeling has set as their goal to help homeowners remodel without having to encounter the problems that they often experience with general contractors who often cause issues in a home. When compared to the general contractor, the remodeling process they follow is based on the design-build business model, which provides several advantages over the typical process used by the general contractor. These benefits include: precise and controlled budget; lower cost; accountability and continuity; detailed scope of work and pricing; minimization of homeowner risk; communication and transparency; experienced guide with specialized expertise; single-source management/ teamwork; higher quality; better process to reduce homeowner stress; and project management. In addition to Chandler and Ahwatukee, Phoenix Home Remodeling offers remodeling services in other places like Laveen, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Phoenix South Mountain, Mesa, and Gilbert. We specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling along with other interior spaces.
Those who want to know more about the Ahwatukee home remodeling services offered can check out their website or contact them through the telephone.
For more information about Phoenix Home Remodeling, contact the company here:
Phoenix Home Remodeling Jeremy Maher 602-492-8205 Phoenix Home Remodeling - General Contractor 6700 W Chicago St #1 Chandler, AZ 85226
Phoenix Home Remodeling Offers Ahwatukee Kitchen Remodeling
Phoenix Home Remodeling, a remodeling contractor based in Chandler, AZ, is happy to announce that they are offering kitchen remodeling in Ahwatukee, Arizona. They want to emphasize that unlike the general contractor, they use the design-build remodeling process, which is designed to reduce the stress that homeowners are often subjected to during a remodeling project.One important reason is that Phoenix Home Remodeling makes sure first that all of the remodeling goals are feasible based on the budget, construction, and homeowner needs....
Phoenix Home Remodeling, a remodeling contractor based in Chandler, AZ, is happy to announce that they are offering kitchen remodeling in Ahwatukee, Arizona. They want to emphasize that unlike the general contractor, they use the design-build remodeling process, which is designed to reduce the stress that homeowners are often subjected to during a remodeling project.
One important reason is that Phoenix Home Remodeling makes sure first that all of the remodeling goals are feasible based on the budget, construction, and homeowner needs. This is in contrast to the regular contractor who will make the homeowner sign a construction agreement even before everything has been planned, designed, and checked.
Getting locked into a construction agreement with a general contractor without planning first is extremely risky. This risk is minimized by planning out everything in advance.
Jeremy Maher, one of the three founders of Phoenix Home Remodeling, says, “We know that feeling. The kitchen is the heart of the home and where many memories are made. It's also a big investment, so you want to be sure you are working with a team of kitchen remodelers who can make your vision a reality. With years of experience in Ahwatukee kitchen remodeling, we have helped countless homeowners create their dream kitchens. We would love to help you too.
There is no team more trusted than Phoenix Home Remodeling when it comes to kitchen remodeling in Ahwatukee. We have over 20 years of experience helping homeowners create their dream kitchens.”
The Feasibility, Planning, and Design phase in the Phoenix Home Remodeling process makes sure that everything is planned and this greatly helps in having a more controlled budget before finally proceeding to the construction phase. And with Phoenix being a design-build firm, homeowners will be able to work with a team of production and design staff who will certainly comply with customer service standards.
Communication and transparency will be advantageous in that any potential problems can be discovered even before the construction begins. And the homeowner is able to save money because of the elimination of redesign fees and getting vital cost-saving advice during the planning, design, and construction process.
Another important advantage of a hiring a design-build remodel company is they are able to get the project completed in much less time because almost everything has been planned out in advance. As as result of the feasibility, planning, and design phase, they provide a detailed written description of all the tasks to be done during the project, including the total cost of the project.
The design- build company will be managing the project from start to finish, which means that they are able to work more efficiently, and the opportunity for things getting lost in translation is significantly reduced. And the closer connection and smoother workflow results into a more positive and supportive working environment. And the single point of responsibility means there will be no finger pointing.
There would be no need for the homeowner acting as a referee between the general contractor and the designers, architect, and subcontractors. If something is missing or wrong, the team is already positioned to resolve the issue.
Founded in 2017, Phoenix Home Remodeling has the mission of helping homeowners remodel without going through the usual problems that they encounter with general contractors who often make a mess of the home. In contrast to the general contractor, their remodeling process is based on the design-build business model, which offers a number of advantages over the process used by the general contractor.
These include the: minimization of homeowner risk; precise and controlled budget; lower cost; communication and transparency; accountability and continuity; detailed scope of work and pricing; higher quality; experienced guide with specialized expertise; single-source management/ teamwork; project management; and better process to decrease homeowner stress.
Those who are interested in learning more about the remodeling services, such as Phoenix Home Remodeling - Ahwatukee bathroom remodeling or kitchen remodeling services, can visit their website or contact them on the phone.
For more information about Phoenix Home Remodeling, contact the company here:
Phoenix Home Remodeling Jeremy Maher 602-492-8205 Phoenix Home Remodeling - General Contractor 6700 W Chicago St #1 Chandler, AZ 85226
Woman asking for help capturing pet African serval on the loose in Ahwatukee
AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The search is on for an exotic cat roaming loose in an Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood. Some residents say there’s a Facebook neighborhood group where people speculate it’s a bobcat, but Arizona’s Family confirmed it’s not. The cat is an African Serval and belongs to a woman visiting family in Arizona. However, the animal escaped last week near 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard.“It feels like a child running away. It truly like I lost a child right now. Knowing that t...
AHWATUKEE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- The search is on for an exotic cat roaming loose in an Ahwatukee Foothills neighborhood. Some residents say there’s a Facebook neighborhood group where people speculate it’s a bobcat, but Arizona’s Family confirmed it’s not. The cat is an African Serval and belongs to a woman visiting family in Arizona. However, the animal escaped last week near 40th Street and Chandler Boulevard.
“It feels like a child running away. It truly like I lost a child right now. Knowing that there’s coyotes around here. I’m really scared,” said Crystal Barroga, the cat’s owner.
Barroga, who’s visiting the state from Nevada, says she brought her cat, 3-year-old Bagheera. However, Barroga says her pet isn’t used to the environment, so she escaped from a window last week. “I assume she heard a bird and she tried grabbing it or getting it. She made a hole, and that’s how she got out,” said Barroga.
Bagheera has been spotted a few times, and one neighbor even captured her on video. It shows Bagheera going toward the door and smelling around it before leaving.
Neighbors we spoke to said they don’t see Bagheera as dangerous. “I think unless we see otherwise, I say we treat it like a pet. Hopefully, they find it soon,” said neighbor Jesse Boyle.
Under the Arizona code for Game and Fish, alligators, crocodiles, bears, large primates, and big cats are a few illegal animals to own without a proper license or permit. However, officials say they checked out Barroga’s case and said Bagheera is legal to have as a pet. Barroga says her cat is vaccinated, chipped and declawed.
“She’s harmless. She’s not going to eat your cats or fight your dogs. She’s very loving, but she does hiss and tries to look aggressive if you come to her,” said Barroga.
Barroga is asking neighbors to help her reunite with her beloved cat so they can go home together. “If you guys do see her, don’t shoot her. Don’t do anything to hurt her. I’m begging you because she’s like my child,” said Barroga.
If you have any information about Bagheera’s whereabouts, you can call Barroga at 623-203-4956 or 602-999-2027.
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'I was just running off adrenaline': Mom gives birth in Ahwatukee school parking lot
“It was crazy for sure,” the baby's father said, remembering how it all played out.PHOENIX — A Valley couple welcomed their newborn son this past weekend, but it didn't go as they had planned.Jenna and Brian Abbey, who also have two other kids, tell 12News they didn't make it to the hospital in time. Their son Ryker was born in a school parking lot.“It was crazy for sure,” Brian said, remembering how it all played out.It was late Saturday night when Jenna said she started feeling cont...
“It was crazy for sure,” the baby's father said, remembering how it all played out.
PHOENIX — A Valley couple welcomed their newborn son this past weekend, but it didn't go as they had planned.
Jenna and Brian Abbey, who also have two other kids, tell 12News they didn't make it to the hospital in time. Their son Ryker was born in a school parking lot.
“It was crazy for sure,” Brian said, remembering how it all played out.
It was late Saturday night when Jenna said she started feeling contractions but wasn't worried. “My first labor was like 26 hours long, the second one was 12 hours, so I was like, we got time," she said.
Then after a few hours, that all changed.
Brian said they raced to their car, knowing they had a 30-minute drive to the hospital. They made it less than a mile away from their home when Jenna told him to pull over. Brian said, "You were like, 'No, he is coming now!'"
In the parking lot of St. John Bosco Catholic School near Chandler Boulevard and 48th Street, the couple prepared for what was coming. "This isn't how it's supposed to be," Jenna said.
With no doctors and no medicine, they were on their one. Jenna said, "I mean, I think at that point I was just running off adrenaline."
After about five minutes in the front seat of their car, they heard the cries of baby Ryker for the very first time. "To go through it without anybody around, I just think that's an amazing testament to what a woman's body can do," Brian said. Both are incredibly thankful the situation didn't go another way.
"We didn't have any complications, thank God," Brian said.
Emergency crews arrived and took Jenna and Ryker to the hospital. Doctors told her Ryker was a little cold from being outside but was okay.
However, the birth did leave some unexpected consequences. The front seat of their family car had to be removed. Brian said he is in talks with insurance companies about getting it repaired.
A small price to pay for bringing in so much joy to the world.
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