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 take a tour and see for yourself how comfortable and professional a birthing center can be.