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About Us

Dedicated to providing compassionate and holistic prenatal care for birthing people, women’s health services and a safe alternative to hospital birth for women/birthing people and their families.

Our History

A birthing center is the perfect intermediate environment between the home and the hospital. Midwifery is no stranger in Albuquerque — over half of the babies born in Bernalillo county are born into the hands of midwives.

“Dar a luz” is a South American term literally translating as “to come into light” or “to bring to light;” it figuratively translates as “to give birth.” Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center, formally known as Full Circle Midwifery, is a member of the American Association of Birth Centers and became accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Birth Centers in August of 2011. Dar a Luz is currently the only licensed birthing center in New Mexico, and has been a non-profit 501(c)(3) since March 2008.

Dar a Luz has two visiting rooms for exams, well-woman care and prenatal care, a multi-purpose education space for classes of every kind, a lending library for our clients and their families, a nutrition area, nutritional supplements and breast pumps in our retail space, a lovely family waiting area, two birthing suites, both with tubs for hydrotherapy and water birth, a steam shower and tranquil outdoor spaces for families to enjoy. We invite you to come to orientation, to see for yourself how comfortable and professional a birthing center can be.

“Despite my fears about restrictions and limitations due to COVID, I am very impressed at the experience I had with Dar a Luz. Everything from the required classes to the actual labor and birth was very well organized and I feel I still got the whole holistic birth experience I was wanting even through all the changes. That was my biggest concern but the staff definitely adapted promptly and delivered exceptional care. ”

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