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2 Birth Centers in Santa Fe, 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 options for freestanding birth centers in Santa Fe (and surrounding area).

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1. Santa Fe Birth Center

Santa Fe Birth Center provides an essential birthing alternative and midwifery care in a beautiful setting.

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

Cost: Call for info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 1315 S St Francis Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Reviews: Not many but most are great: Santa Fe Birth Center Google reviews

Phone: 505-780-5030

Website: santafebirthcenter.com


2. Breath of My Heart Birth Center

Breath of My Heart is a non-profit licensed freestanding birth center. It’s built around meeting the needs of families before, during, and after birth.

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

Cost: Most insurance accepted; call for more info.

Accreditation:
❌ Not AABC established birth center
❌ Not CABC accredited

Location: 905 Calle Armada, Española, NM 87532

Reviews: Not many but most are amazing: Breath of My Heart Birth Center Google reviews

Phone: 505-753-0505

Website: breathofmyheart.org


Also check out birth centers in Albuquerque or all birth centers in New Mexico.

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.