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, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m.
Come meet the midwives, tour the center and get your questions answered about natural childbirth in a birthing center. Each orientation is 1.5 hours long and you must attend an orientation before you can make your first prenatal appointment at the birth 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 your understanding!
To register, call (505) 924-2229, ext. 0 (505-924-BABY) or email receptionist Tracy
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There are many other ways to support your community birthing center. We depend upon public support and we need yours! Please consider a tax-deductible donation today.
Baby Sleep and Nap Solutions by Tekla Johnson
Wednesday, November 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., join Tekla Johnson, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, as she helps parents understand infant sleep and answers basic sleep questions. Learn how infant development affects sleep, routines to start early for healthy lifelong sleep habits, and so much more. This class is intended for parents of babies 0-12 months old as well as expecting families. Free introductory class. Call us for more information.
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.
We now accept Molina Marketplace insurance and we are fully in-network with them.
If you have Molina insurance, contact our office manager to find out how affordable your maternity care can be.
Our facility fees are being brought into the network with more and more companies:
Dar a Luz offers safe and effective Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for labor analgesia.
We're proud of it because so few facilities offer it, yet it's so simple, effective and safe.
Ever wonder what would happen if you had to transfer from the birth center to the hospital in labor?
We've got you covered.
1. If you transfer in labor, your midwife will go with you if at all possible, and stay with you as long as she can. She can't be your provider at the hospital, but she can be your friend. Read stories by other mothers about this on our Testimonials page.
2. We provide you a doula for a fraction of the normal cost if you are transferred in labor (or when labor is imminent). You can hire them yourself, too. Read about our doula service here. Meet our doulas and learn about this important and comforting service at our next Doula Tea. See the calendar for dates.
3. Attend an information session about transfers and interventions hosted by midwives, support staff and parents who did have to transfer recently, and enjoy dinner on us! See the calendar for dates.
Please call the birth center to register for these events.
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.