Dar a Luz is Albuquerque's only freestanding birthing center where women and their families can experience a natural and compassionate birthing atmosphere.
How can you get started with Dar a Luz?
Come to an orientation!
Upcoming Birth Center Orientations:
Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 29, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 12, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 3, at 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m.
Come meet the midwives, tour the home-like birthing suites and get your questions answered about natural childbirth in a birthing center. Each orientation is about 1.5 hours including Q&A.
- You must attend an orientation before your first prenatal appointment.
- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED -- no drop-ins please. Moms with the soonest due dates will get preferential placement.
- Arrive at the start time. If you are late, you'll have to attend the next orientation before you can begin care.
- Space is limited. Please limit your guests to the decision-makers so we can accommodate everyone.
To register, call (505) 924-2229, ext. 0 (505-924-BABY) or email receptionist Tracy
You can start your prenatal care anytime between 12 and 37 weeks in your pregnancy, and you can come to an orientation anytime (pregnant or planning). The sooner you start your care, the more you benefit from the many services we offer!
Want more details about our orientations? Click here.
Read about the cost of care here and our financial policies here.
If you still have questions before registering for an orientation, email Shelley.
***** NEWS *****
Dar a Luz Hosts the Big Latch On Festival– Saturday August 1st 9 am – Noon
We are making this year’s event even bigger and better. Our Big Latch Festival will have local artisans, vendors, J.P. Custard’s truck, music, and yoga demonstrations. It will be a fun morning for the whole family.
Join in the celebration and get there early! The first 100 families to check in will receive a goody bag filled with swag, including great samples, and coupons!
What is the Big Latch On? Read about this and all the events in our fun-filled World Breastfeeding Week here.
Get fit with us!
Join the Functional Female Intro Class at Crossfit Assimilation in the North Valley, and jumpstart your body and fitness. Trainer Elijah expertly combines body weight exercises, calisthenics, and circuit style training. $50 includes 6 sessions & Nutrition Plan Packets - a great value.
Crossfit Assimilation is donating 50% of the funds from this class back to Dar a Luz!
Classes run August 17 to 28 at 10:30 am Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
New! A support group just for the partners
Please help us spread the word! Our newest support group is all about supporting the people who take care of a pregnant or new mother and baby. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 6:00-7:00 in the evenings.
No more Aetna at the Birth Center
As of 3/17/15, we are no longer accepting NEW Aetna clients due to Aetna's refusal to negotiate a fair contract with us.
If you are an established client with Aetna, we will continue to bill Aetna for your care through 12/31/15.
If you have questions about this, contact email@example.com
Join MJ (who is the founder of our Dar a Luz doula program, New Life Doulas) for a sweet class all about you and your baby. Enjoy a gentle yoga class, meet other moms, and deepen your bond with your baby. Call the birth center to register: 505-924-2229 x0.
Yes, we still do water births!
Local hospitals have stopped allowing women to birth in water. We know it's safe, and we support it.
Come to an orientation to find out about our evidence-based practices and philosophies.
Support groups are here for every Dar a Luz family.
They're free, confidential and open to the entire community.
They're not just for those who had "really bad" experiences.
Build community. Connect. Join us on Thursday evenings for everything from grief work with our licensed counselor Kimberlee and professional guests, to playgroups for little ones of all ages.
Dar a Luz is proud to participate in the Strong Start Program, a federally-funded program that helps women reduce their chance of preterm birth.
If you're a Medicaid recipient, let us provide support services at no charge to you. Read more here.