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Birth Centers in New Mexico, U.S.

written by Jen Brady  |  updated January 9, 2023

Congrats on considering a birth center! Birthing centers are a great option for expectant (low-risk) mothers who want a natural childbirth experience without the need for hospitalization.

There are many birth centers available in New Mexico so let’s dig into some questions and locations.

Are Birthing Centers Licensed in New Mexico?

Yes, birthing centers are licensed in New Mexico by the New Mexico Department of Health. The regulations apply to public, for profit, and non-profit freestanding birth centers.

A freestanding birth center facility shall not be operated without a license issued by the department. You can read more about birth center licensing in New Mexico here.

Are Midwives Licensed in New Mexico?

Yes, midwives are licensed in the state of New Mexico.

There are two types of midwife licenses: Licensed Midwivfe (LM) and Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM). CNMs have been practicing in New Mexico since the 1930s.

When choosing a birth center, check for up-to-date verification of their license for both facility and midwifery.

Note these are all freestanding birth centers. See the differences between birth centers and hospitals here.

Click any of the locations below to see birth centers in and around that location.

Birth Centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Birth Centers in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Birth Centers in Silver City, New Mexico

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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.