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 (may have closed due to pandemic, so check first)
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
Inspired Birth & Families
123 Wellesley Dr SE, ABQ (505)232-2772
Individual & group natural childbirth classes held at our shared midwifery space (currently not offering in-person classes)
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 (all virtual at the moment)
Yoga with Avery Local in ABQ!
Yoga with Adriene Online & free
Yoga with Adriene: 5 Poses for All Trimesters
This one's free, but she has a prenatal series that people like a lot, too
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 those who are eligible.
Casa de Salud
1608 Isleta Blvd SW Albuquerque, NM 87105 (505) 907 - 8311
Family healthcare at just prices in the South Valley
309 Gold St SW 87102 (505) 831-8930
Amazing group working for reproductive justice in NM by and for women & people of color
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.
Carrie Murphy, virtual doula
Even though she's no longer in ABQ, Carrie's an amazing doula, birth advocate, & educator and offers virtual labor support & postpartum planning packages
New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
Works to ensure that all NM families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals
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 (currently no in-person meetings)
NM Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)
Provides supplemental foods to eligible pregnant/breastfeeding women. Our local WIC breastfeeding peer counselors are truly amazing!
Sandra Jean Taylor provides comprehensive lactation care, primary in clients' homes, & can accept some insurance plans.
Baby Knows Breast Lactation & Parenting Support with Alison Grady IBCLC (ABQ)
Alison offers expert breastfeeding guidance in clients' homes 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 & even online)
- 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
- The Fourth Trimester: A Postpartum Guide to Healing Your Body - Kimberly Ann Johnson
- The First Forty Days - Heng Ou
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?