Dar a Luz is Albuquerque's only freestanding birthing center where women and their families can experience a natural and compassionate birthing atmosphere.

 


photo: our first outdoor water birth

How can you get started with Dar a Luz?

Come to an orientation!

 

Upcoming Birth Center Orientations:

Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m.

 

7708 4th Street NW (map)

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!

 

Here are many more details about our orientations

 

We encourage you to read about the cost of care and our financial policies before registering for an orientation

 

To register, call (505) 924-2229, ext. 0  (505-924-BABY)

 

 

 

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Dar a Luz welcomes our newest midwife, Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, MSN.

Meet Susan in the Sept. 25 newsletter.

 

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Baby Sleep and Nap Solutions by Tekla Johnson

Saturday, October 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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. T($30 per person or $40 per couple, register at www.eventbrite.com).  Call us for more information.

She also teaches a free intro class. See our Calendar for details.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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:

Aetna, Cigna, Molina Centennial Care, Molina Marketplace/Exchange, United Military & Veterans

 

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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.

Read about nitrous oxide for labor here.

 

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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 Monday, Oct. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

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!  The next one is Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 5:45 p.m.

Please call the birth center to register for these events.

 

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Support groups need your support.

They're not just for those who had "really bad" experiences. They're for everyone!

Join other mothers Saturday afternoons and Thursday evenings to support yourself, your family and each other.

Build community. Connect.

Read about it on our Support Groups page here.

Anybody can come for free, confidential group support and fellowship with our licensed staff counselors.

 

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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.

 

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