Here are a few of our recent awards. Stay tuned for more!


December 2017

Please join us in congratulating our very own Executive Director Abigail Lanin Eaves in receiving the 2017 American Association of Birth Centers Professional Award.

She was chosen in recognition of her passion, advocacy, and dedication to the advancement of midwifery and the birth center concept at the local, state and national levels. We couldn't be more proud or grateful for all she does for our staff and families in the community!

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January 2017

Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center becomes New Mexico's very FIRST licensed birth center. Abigail, Melanie & the team worked toward this for six years!


August 2016

Dar a Luz received the national "Best Practice Designation" from the Quality Section of the American College of Nurse Midwives!


October 2015

Dar a Luz named "Best Practice in Low Primary Cesarean" by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) benchmarking.


October 2015

Re-accredited, adhering to the highest standards of birth center operations and care. Original accreditation was August 2012. The new one is valid through 2018.


June 2015

Dar a Luz is 'Best For Babes' approved

The mission of Best for Babes is to change the cultural perception of breastfeeding and Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®–the cultural, institutional and legal barriers that prevent parents from making informed feeding decisions and that prevent moms from achieving their personal breastfeeding goals (whether that’s 2 days, 2 months or 2 years) without judgment, pressure or guilt.

To be awarded the C.A.R.E. seal, we demonstrated our commitment to the Alliance Code:

C: Cheering and encouraging moms with positive messages.
A: Accepting, accommodating and non-judgmental about parents’ feeding decisions.
R: Referring to or Recommending expert lactation help as appropriate.
E: Evidence-based information is the standard in all communications.

Check out the C.A.R.E Code Alliance/BFB story here.


June 2015

We are members of the NM Breastfeeding Task Force

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is a coalition that promotes breastfeeding, and supports mothers, families, and communities by:
Supporting hospitals and clinics in their efforts to achieve Baby-Friendly designation,
Improving workplace and childcare breastfeeding conditions,
Advocating for supportive legislative policies.

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June 2015

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves named one of Albuquerque's 40 Under Forty influential businesspeople.

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October 2013

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves granted the UNM Inspirational Young Alumnus Award


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October 2011

Midwife Abigail Lanin Eaves nominated for the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award.

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