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1 Birth Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

written by Jen Brady  |  updated January 14, 2023

Congrats on your pregnancy and considering a birth center!

Birth centers are ideal if you’re seeking a natural childbirth experience.

I went down a long road when deciding between a hospital and a birth center. During my first pregnancy, I switched care/providers three times. I’m here to help and hope this doesn’t happen to you (who has enough to think about).

Here are things to consider when choosing a birth center:

  • Care
  • Cost
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Reviews

The best advice I can give: narrow down to a few and then plan a visit to tour and meet the midwives. The earlier the better.

In the end I went with a freestanding birth center. It was an AABC-established birth center and CABC-accredited. All the midwives were CNMs (certified nurse midwives). It was an incredible experience for me.

All information below is accurate at the time of writing. If you notice anything inaccurate or would like to be added, please contact me.

Let’s dig into your option for a freestanding birth center in Albuquerque. Since there’s only one found, consider the option of finding a midwife and having a homebirth.

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1. Dar a Luz Birth Center

Dar a Luz Birth Center is dedicated to providing compassionate and holistic prenatal care and a safe alternative to hospital birth for women and their families.

Care: Includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, waterbirth option, and postpartum care.

Cost: Most insurance accepted; call for more info.

Accreditation:
✅ AABC established birth center
✅ CABC accredited

Location: 7708 4th St NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107

Reviews: Mostly 5 stars: Dar a Luz Birth Center Google reviews

Phone: 5059242229

Website: daraluzbirthcenter.org


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Hope this list helps and best wishes on your journey! Peace love & baby kicks.


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About the Author

Jen Brady — Chief Green Mama
Mom of two. Wife of one. Holistic nutritional consultant. Amateur biohacker. Guide of the Green Yourself Pregnancy Challenge. Author of the Green Your Baby Registry Guide.

I'm wild about pregnancy and babies (in a sane way) and I need to steer you away from harsh chemicals and hormone disruptors. Stick with me to keep it lean and green.