Favorite Albuquerque Resources
Having access to good information and resources is an essential part of community-based health care. Here are some of my faves - though of course, there are many more out there!
- Claire Bettler, CNM
Rebeccah Rodriguez, Redbird Community Acupuncture
1221 Isleta Blvd SW, ABQ (505)730-9844
Cozy, affordable community acupuncture in the South valley (I love seeing Rebeccah for acupuncture myself!)
Nob Hill Community Acupuncture
4118 Central Ave NE
I’ve had clients convinced they went into labor after receiving gentle, natural induction acupuncture here. Sliding scale, community style.
DC Laura Hobson, Healing Happens NM
2730 San Pedro Dr NE B1, ABQ (505)271-8888
My clients rave about how good they feel after an adjustment here! CranioSacral work for babies, too.
Rebeka Rose, LM, CPM - Calle Ocho Therapies
215 8th St SW, ABQ (505)514-3532
An incredible bodyworker, herbalist, homeopathic practitioner, and sister midwife!
The Herb Store
107 Carlisle Blvd SE, ABQ (505)255-8878
Just two blocks from our shared midwifery space
Albuquerque Birth Network
123 Wellesley Dr SE, ABQ (505)463-1694
A helpful resource for classes & upcoming birth-related events in ABQ
Inspired Birth & Families
123 Wellesley Dr SE, ABQ (505)232-2772
Individual & group natural childbirth classes held at our shared midwifery space.
Dar a Luz Health & Birth Center
7708 4th St. NW, Los Ranchos (505)924-2229
A variety of fantastic classes & support groups, many of which are open to the community
1804 Carlisle Blvd NE, ABQ
(505)266-0888 english/ (505)266-0009 español
Fair prices for holistic healthcare in English or Spanish.
NM Breast & Cervical Cancer (BCC) Program
I’m a BCC Provider & can offer these screenings for free to eligible women.
Casa de Salud
1608 Isleta Blvd SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 (505) 907 - 8311
Family healthcare at just prices in the South Valley
Young Women United
309 Gold St SW 87102 (505) 831-8930
Brilliant group of women working to make midwifery & reproductive healthcare accessible to all Albuquerqueñ@s
Comadre a Comadre
Peer-to-peer advocacy, education, and resources about breast cancer and breast health; english & español
Doulas of the Southwest
These doulas host a monthly tea & classes at our shared midwifery space. They offer birth & postpartum doula services as well as placental encapsulation, yoga, & childbirth classes.
New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
Works to ensure that all NM families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals (full disclosure: I’m on their board!)
La Leche League, ABQ
Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month at our shared midwifery space, as well as having an active facebook page & phone helpline
NM Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)
Provides supplemental foods to eligible pregnant/breastfeeding women. Our local WIC breastfeeding peer counselors are truly amazing!
Baby Knows Breast Lactation & Parenting Support with Alison Grady IBCLC (ABQ)
Alison offers expert breastfeeding guidance in your home at affordable rates.
SMA Photography, Stacey Adams
Stunning documentary-style photography that celebrates the everyday life of families
Home Visiting Programs
I’m originally from the UK, where every new mum gets daily postpartum home visits. I think this just makes sense. Here are some programs in ABQ that offer this:
Books (yes, the old-fashioned kind! And most are available at the ABQ Public Library)
- The Natural Pregnancy Book - Aviva Romm
- Naturally Healthy Babies & Children - Aviva Romm
- The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decisions for Your Child - RW Sears
- Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent's Guide: How to Make Safe, Sensible Decisions about the Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives - Aviva Romm
- The Birth Partner - Penny Simkin
- The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth - Henri Goer
- Mindful Motherhood - Cassandra Vieten
Midwifery Care & Research
Lancet series on midwifery
A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient US Care for Mothers & Babies
International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
Midwives Alliance of North America
American College of Nurse-Midwives
What is a Midwife?