Our Consultants

The midwives at Dar a Luz consult and collaborate with many other providers throughout the Albuquerque area and surrounding communities. We collaborate with nurse-midwives and physicians at Lovelace Women's Hospital, Presbyterian and University Hospital. We also collaborate with perinatologists, chiropractors, mental health providers, acupuncturists and physical and occupational therapists. We will help guide our clients to the best providers for complimentary therapies as well as additional medical care outside of our scope of practice. None of our consultants are on staff and do not care for our clients at the center.


Here's a short list of some of the consultants we've worked with the most:

Dr. Larry Leeman, Physician Consultant
Family medicine with a primary focus on obstetrics, natural birth support, high risk pregnancies and newborns.
2400 Tucker NE
University of New Mexico
(505) 272-1734 option #3


New Mexico Sonographics
Multiple locations throughout NM
(877) 978-2229


Pinon Perinatal, Inc.
Locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho
(505) 798-9300


Perinatal Associates of New Mexico
Referrals for perinatal risk factors and special testing
Locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and other communities
(505) 883-5657


Dr. Laura Shoemaker, chiropractor
Spinal and pelvic alignment for birth, Webster technique
2730 San Pedro Dr NE STE B-1
(505) 271-8888


Dr. Yvonne Corcoran, acupuncturist
Pregnancy support
3909 Juan Tabo NE, Suite 7
(505) 288-2215


Wallin & Luna Counseling Associates
Mental health counseling specializing in women's issues including postpartum depression
5808 McLeod Rd., Suite M
(505) 821-5894


Our Community Partners

We shop local and join forces with local organizations whenever possible.

New Life Birth Services provides 24/7 emergency transfer support as well as private-hire doula services to Dar a Luz families. They have birth and postpartum doulas that support birth anywhere their clients choose. New Life also provides group and private prenatal yoga sessions and provide placenta encapsulation services.


Lori Martinez Photography is responsible for all the amazing photography on our website. Lori is a natural light birth photographer located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in photography from pregnancy, to birth and newborn.


Albuquerque Birth Network promotes the health and well-being of mothers and babies by providing information, resources and referrals to local providers and services.


The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is working to bridge the gap in breastfeeding disparities and is committed to ensuring all families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals. You can read the fact sheet here.


Roots of Empathy is a world-wide organization with local project coordinators. Its mission is to reduce aggression and bullying in children and adults through experiences with babies. If your baby is due in May, June or July, 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. Contact Courtney at


Dr. Karen Genter, has been providing quality chiropractic health care since 1995.  Her gentle holistic approach and natural solutions for many common health issues have improved the lives of many people. Her chiropractic services are tailored to the needs of each unique patient and she works with many pregnant and postpartum moms.


Chrystal B. Copeland, LMT #6324, is a massage therapist with Tree of Life Massage, specializing in pregnancy and infant massage. You may schedule an appointment here.


Albuquerque School of Massage teaches newborn massage and offers low-cost prenatal massage clinics from time to time.


Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program that helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting. Baby Boot Camp Moms in Albuquerque meet at various locations and times. See the calendar here.


Denver Milk Bank receives, processes and distributes our donated breast milk. There's much more info on our "Donate Milk" page here.


Other Mothers offers cool maternity fashions at good prices and donates to our fundraisers.


The Herb Store supplies ingredients in our teas and sitz bath mixes.


Self Serve is a guilt-free, shame-free environment for women and men to learn about enhancing relationships and sexual happiness. can help you take the first step to becoming a certified nurse-midwife by learning more about earning a master’s in nurse-midwifery online.