We offer a high-quality, cost-effective alternative for low-risk birth that resonates with both the traditional and progressive cultures of northern New Mexico - either in your home or at our birth center.
Founded in 1978, the Northern New Mexico Birth Center is one of the oldest and most respected freestanding birth centers in the country. It is one of the few birth centers run by licensed midwives (CPMs) in a non-profit setting. About us...
* Our Services, Our History, Our Staff and our brand-new FAQ and Blogs, including some new birth stories.
New Event - Doula Training: Join us at the Center over the March 28-30th 2014 weekend as Abby Bordner from the Birthing Tree will offer a Doula Certification Workshop. For more information, click here!
We are participating in New Mexico's First Day of Giving on May 6th 2014.
We provide prenatal and postpartum care and can deliver your baby at home or here in our wonderful Birth Center. We also offer well-woman care, free pregnancy tests, contraceptive and preconception counseling, and community education programs. Our Services...
Our clientele is ethnically and culturally diverse, reflecting the socioeconomics of Taos. We are committed to providing compassionate, informative, client-centered care. We offer our skills, experience, and loving attention as well as a deep respect for the birth process: Our Philosophy... Our midwives attend at least 60 births per year, along with providing daily clinical services: Our Staff... Our warm Birth Center has served over 6,000 families in Taos County since its establishment in 1982: Our Facility... Through our work, we have contributed to strong health outcomes across the County, including low rates of preterm births and c-sections, and high rates of breastfeeding. 1 in 5 women in the county give birth with us! Birth in Taos County...
We believe wholeheartedly in the Midwives' Model of Care: a time-intensive, relationship-based style of care that features evidence-informed decisions, collaborative practice, health education and emotional support.
Since the Birth Center opened in 1981, it has been a training site for midwives from all over the country. As Taos County is the only place in the United States where such a high percentage of its population chooses to give birth naturally outside the hospital, it is a unique place in which to study midwifery. Our intensive, innovative two-year training program for apprentice midwives is nationally recognized, and is accepting applications now. Our Student Program...