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Santa Fe Midwifery and Women’s Health

Elena Stauss, LM, CPM

Serving families within a 90 minute radius of Santa Fe.

Hablo Español


Self pay, Payment plans, Medicaid, Insurance, Trade/barter

I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Midwifery is my passion. I am a certified professional midwife (CPM) and hold the New Mexico midwifery license (LM). Because I am bilingual (Spanish-English) I am able to serve a broad community of women in northern New Mexico.
It is my heart-felt belief that every mother should have her baby where she feels most comfortable and secure – at home, in a birthing center, or in the hospital. All four of my children were born at home, two in Brazil with an Ob-Gyn (MD), and two in Miami with a midwife.
I deliver babies in the familiar comfort of home, and for mothers who prefer or need a place away from home, I can deliver their baby in Breath of My Heart birth suite in Española. You can expect my caring support before birth (prenatal phase), during delivery, and for six weeks after birth (postpartum).  I facilitate your preferred birthing method, including water birth.
When not bringing new babies into this world, I consult to, where students know me as partera Elena. 
Possessed of a gypsy heart, I have made my home in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, San Francisco Bay Area and Northern New Mexico.
Before following my passion and becoming a midwife, I was a teacher of young children for many years. I received my BS in Kinesthesiology at Instituto Nacional de Educación Física in Buenos Aires and an Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential from San Francisco State University.
My husband Steve and I make our home in Santa Fe. Our children have left the nest and we are presently raising two dogs and a cat.