About Orientations

Dar a Luz Midwives

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.

We usually offer two orientations per month, on the second and third Saturdays.

You must attend an orientation before you can make your first prenatal appointment at the birth center. Please be sure to register and arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. The presentation will start promptly at 10 a.m.


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1) Check to make sure you're eligible for birth center birth:


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3) Find out when our next orientations and classes are scheduled:


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5) Take a look at our financial policies:


6) Take a look at our most Frequently Asked Questions about orientations:

Q: I work at the times you offer orientations.  Can I get a private orientation at a different time?
A: In general, no. The midwives need to focus clinic time on existing clients, and so they have set up these orientations outside of clinic hours to introduce you to the birth center. The orientations offered are the only ones available. Private orientations may be available in very specific circumstances (example: traveling to/from another state, religious reasons, late transfer) but you must contact our staff in order to arrange this. Please note that we will not have the ability to grant exceptions to all that inquire.
Q: Will I find out about what it would cost me to have my prenatal care, labor, birth and postpartum care at the orientation?
A: Yes. After the orientation, you can fill out a request for estimate form and you will receive a detailed estimate within a week of your orientation. We have some general financial information here.
Q: Can I make my first prenatal appointment now and go to orientation later?
A: No. The Orientation has lots of information and will answer many of your questions about our midwives and birth center. It is required to attend before establishing prenatal care.
Q: Do I have to come to orientation in order to get non-pregnancy care, like a pap smear or birth control?
A:  No. You can just make an appointment if you are not pregnant.
Q: Can I come to an orientation even if I'm not pregnant yet?
A: Yes, absolutely! You don't have to be pregnant to attend. 
Q: Do I have to bring my husband/partner?
A: No, but we recommend that any key decision-makers do come with you.
Q: Can I bring my other children?
A: Yes, but please be respectful of the other attendees and keep your children quiet and close to you. We love children, and we are also a medical center. For everyone's safety and comfort, we ask that you make sure your children aren't distracting others or making big messes.

More questions?  Email us from our Contact page or call (505) 924-2229


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