Dar a Luz solo acepta clientes que habla ingles en este momento debido a la falta de personal bilingüe. (Dar a Luz accepts only English-speaking clients at this time due to a lack of bilingual staffing.)
“DAL created a stress free environment… (Our midwife) was very patient during our birth process and gave us room to remove masks and allowed us space to spend more than enough time at the birth center, and also provided plenty of space to have a birth experience with just the two of us.”
Step Two: Attend a tour
Each tour includes a 1-hour video presentation of the birth center and staff, followed by a midwife answering all of your questions. We know you are excited and have many questions, and we’ll make sure all of your questions about Dar a Luz are answered during the tour or soon after. We usually offer two tours every month. At this time, all tours are online.
You must register and attend a tour, and then be accepted for care by a midwife, before you can make your first prenatal appointment at the birth center. You may attend a tour before or during your pregnancy. If you are over 28 weeks pregnant, please get a copy of your records for the midwives to review.
Please note: Dar a Luz can take 20 due dates per calendar month, and then we begin a waitlist. Please attend a tour as soon as possible to learn about any months that currently have a waitlist. Even in busy months, spots do sometimes open up, and we will call you as soon as we have availability after you have been accepted for care.
Education is the foundation that is essential to optimal healthcare. We will freely exchange knowledge, offer a variety of educational classes and encourage women to make their own informed decisions about their lives, including healthcare, contraception, childbirth and motherhood.
The proper utilization of current research and technology is valuable in providing the best possible care.
Birth is a normal, healthy and powerful life event for a woman and her family. The duty of the caregiver is to trust a woman’s capability to birth her baby, provide a safe and individualized birthing atmosphere free of unnecessary interventions, and recognize and manage deviations from the normal birth process with appropriate and safe interventions.
Breastfeeding is the best option for women and babies. We encourage and support breastfeeding for all infants.
Family is defined by the individual. We encourage the participation of family members in a client’s healthcare, pregnancy and/or childbirth.
Educating the general public about midwifery, natural birth, out-of-hospital birth, breastfeeding and holistic healthcare is worthwhile.
In being a learning center for student healthcare providers such as nurses, midwives and physicians, and teaching the art of providing care in a respectful, considerate manner.
In striving to be an environmentally conscientious organization, minimizing our environmental impact and encouraging others to do the same.
In respecting and honoring all individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion/philosophy, sexual orientation, ability, gender expression, socio-economic status or any other personal characteristic.
Women have the right to quality healthcare and the unique services offered at a birth center regardless of the ability to pay. We strive to serve underserved populations of women including the uninsured, underinsured and other marginalized peoples through the help of various grants and private donations.
Compassionate care for women throughout their lifecycles, especially during childbirth, has a substantial and beneficial effect on the family and therefore society as a whole.