Dar a Luz is Albuquerque's only freestanding birthing center where women and their families can experience a natural and compassionate birthing atmosphere.


photo: our first outdoor water birth

How can you get started with Dar a Luz?

Come to an orientation!


Upcoming Birth Center Orientations:

There is no mid-April orientation due to the Easter holiday

Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. - Note the time change, due to our annual client reunion party later that day. Read about it on our Events page here.

Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m.

Saturday, June 7, at 10 a.m.


7708 4th Street NW (map)

Come meet the midwives, tour the center and get your questions answered about natural childbirth in a birthing center. Each orientation is 1.5 hours long and you must attend an orientation before you can make your first prenatal appointment at the birth center.

Please call to register, and arrive at the start time.

Here are many more details about our orientations


We encourage you to read about the cost of care and our financial policies before registering for an orientation


To register, call (505) 924-2229, ext. 0  (505-924-BABY)



Security update: Your secure data is safe from the Heartbleed Bug here!

Our Client Portal uses the server www.daraluzbirthcenter.net

(note, it's not a .org like our main site)

The SSL we use is not the one that makes your data vulnerable.

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Dar a Luz offers safe and effective Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) for labor analgesia.

We're proud of it because so few facilities offer it, yet it's so simple, effective and safe.

Read about nitrous oxide for labor here.