Dar a Luz is Albuquerque's only freestanding birthing center where women and their families can experience a natural and compassionate birthing atmosphere.
How can you get started with Dar a Luz?
Come to an orientation!
Upcoming Birth Center Orientations:
Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 18, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m.
Come meet the midwives, tour the home-like birthing suites and get your questions answered about natural childbirth in a birthing center. Each orientation is about 1.5 hours including Q&A. You must attend an orientation before you can make your first prenatal appointment at Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center.
Please call to register, and arrive at the start time.
Space is limited, so please help us accommodate everyone by limiting the number of guests you bring.
Moms with the soonest due dates will get preferential placement. Thanks for understanding!
To register, call (505) 924-2229, ext. 0 (505-924-BABY) or email receptionist Tracy
You can start your prenatal care anytime between 12 and 37 weeks in your pregnancy. The sooner you start, the more you benefit from the many services we offer!
Want more details about our orientations? Click here.
Read about the cost of care here and our financial policies here.
If you still have questions before registering for an orientation, email Shelley.
***** NEWS *****
No more Aetna at the Birth Center
As of 3/17/15, we are no longer accepting NEW Aetna clients due to Aetna's refusal to negotiate a fair contract with us.
If you are an established client with Aetna, we will continue to bill Aetna for your care through 12/31/15.
If you have questions about this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reducing aggression and bullying in schools: Roots of Empathy
If your baby is due in May, June or July this year, please consider volunteering with this evidence-based program that is proven to reduce bullying and aggression in schools.
What do you do as a volunteer? Just bring your baby once a month throughout the school year to interact with children and a Roots of Empathy instructor. This world-wide classroom program is increasing social/emotional competence and empathy through interaction with the baby.
The next program starts in September. If you're interested, please contact Courtney at email@example.com
What a great turnout! Thanks for coming to our 20% Fundraiser at Bistronomy B2B
You helped us raise the most in B2B history! We beat their previous record by 13% had a great time seeing you all Sunday, March 8, at B2B. We hope you enjoyed the food and drinks too! B2B does this kind of fundraiser every Sunday. They support local businesses and we are happy to support them!
Our efforts in the NM Legislature are working. Thank you to all who showed up to speak on our behalf!
Executive Director Abigail and Clinic Director Melanie have been working tirelessly on a bill that would provide a license for birth centers through the Department of Health. So far the bill has been recommended unanimously by the committes that reviewed it. It's on its way to the floor for a vote soon. If it goes through, insurance companies will be able to include Dar a Luz in their networks. That will mean our birth center service fees (facility fees) would have much better insurance coverage, saving you money. We charge so much less than hospitals -- it will save insurance companies money, too (which ultimately saves you even more)! Please watch for newsletter announcements to find out how you can support this measure.
Join MJ (who is the founder of our Dar a Luz doula program, New Life Doulas) for a sweet class all about you and your baby. Enjoy a gentle yoga class, meet other moms, and deepen your bond with your baby. Call the birth center to register: 505-924-2229 x0.
Bring the whole family June 6
Save the date! Our annual spring celebration will be Saturday afternoon, June 6, 2015.
We are planning some wonderful treats for you! More info to come ...
Join us for a clothing exchange the first and third Wednesday morning each month during Breastfeeding Support Group.
Bring your gently used newborn, toddler and maternity clothes to trade with other mothers, enjoy snacks and good company.
Yes, we still do water births!
Local hospitals have stopped allowing women to birth in water. We know it's safe, and we support it.
Come to an orientation to find out about our evidence-based practices and philosophies.
Support groups need your support.
They're not just for those who had "really bad" experiences. They're for everyone!
Join other mothers Thursday evenings to support yourself, your family and each other.
Build community. Connect.
Anybody can come for free, confidential group support and fellowship with our licensed staff counselors.
Dar a Luz is proud to participate in the Strong Start Program, a federally-funded program that helps women reduce their chance of preterm birth.
If you're a Medicaid recipient, let us provide support services at no charge to you. Read more here.