Louise is a Licensed Midwife, attending homebirths and waterbirths in Albuquerque and surrounding areas within 1 1/2 hrs of Abq. I have been attending homebirths for 8 yrs, and has been serving women and families going on 12 yrs. (Please note, I only travel to areas that do not already have a homebirth midwife, I encourage you to use your local homebirth midwife.)
British born, she carries on the tradition of holistic midwifery that is passed-on through the generations, whilst intergrating evidenced based care in the out-of-hospital setting.
As an independent Midwife, Louise supports the individual needs and desires of each woman and her family.
"Supporting natural birth, self-determination and emopowered mothers".
Please note I take off the summers (no due dates between 1st June-15th August) to be with my family.
Self-pay, Sliding-scale, Private insurers: BCBS, Presbyterian, United Health care and few private insurances. Inquire for further info.
I currently accept Medicaid: BCBS and Presbyterian Centennial. I am not contracted with Western Skies Centennial, the new MCO.
Ring us to inquire further regarding Medicaid and access to care.
Jennifer L. West, LM, CPM, TBMP, CST, CH, IPE, BHE has been a practicing midwife since 1989 and is the owner of Albuquerque Homebirth, a practice that specializes in waterbirth, Blissborn®, Total Body Modification, CranioSacral care and various methods of energy work. She also owns The Purple Thistle Tea Co. , a mail-order business, and is a practitioner for INNO-VITA products and essential oils. Jenny moved to Albuquerque in 1995, after leaving a successful homebirth practice in Montana. Prior to becoming a midwife, she worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger. Five years of law enforcement, emergency medicine, structural and wildland firefighting proved to have been a great background for becoming a midwife, which also involves working with and educating the public on a daily basis. Jenny taught traditional childbirth classes at two local hospitals for five years, and continues to teach private childbirth preparation classes and infant CPR as well as national workshops. She has retired from being the Peer Review Coordinator for all New Mexico licensed midwives after 13 years, is currently a preceptor, retired President and board member for the National College of Midwifery in Taos, as well as the NM State Midwifery Advisory Board. Hobbies include reading, camping, sleeping, and going to the beach!
Joy Harris has been a licensed midwife since 2010 and also a registered nurse since 2005. Her career has taken her from working in a hospital labor and delivery unit to living internationally for 6 years where she practiced midwifery, taught, and served the local communities. As a midwife with a nursing background, she provides holistic care without forgetting her nursing roots. Based in Los Lunas, areas of service include Belen thru Bosque Farms, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and the East Mountains.
I am a Certified Professional Midwife and Licensed Midwife serving Albuquerque and surrounding areas. As the owner of Enchanted Moments Birth Services LLC, I offer homebirth and waterbirth, birth and postpartum doula services, placenta encapsulation, and teach Evidence Based Birth® classes. I received my Associate of Science in Midwifery from the Midwives College of Utah in January 2019. My clinical training consisted of a 4-year apprenticeship in IL/WI where I attended over 100 births. I have been attending births as a doula for over 7 years. I was very active in the IL homebirth community working towards midwifery licensure as both a 7-time homebirth mom and midwifery student. It’s my belief that midwifery care should be easily accessible to everyone. I am current in my certification for Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and CPR. I have also completed specialized trainings in breastfeeding, optimal fetal positioning, perinatal education, emergency birth skills, evidence-based healthcare, IV therapy/phlebotomy, advanced comfort measures in labor, and baby wearing. I’m currently taking classes for a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery. As a native of Albuquerque, I’m thrilled to be offering respectful, client centered, and evidence-informed care to families in my hometown.
I offer payment plans, pre-payment discounts, and sliding fees for those with a financial need. Accepting some insurance at this time. Call or email for more information or to set up a free consultation.
I am a Licences Midwife that serves Albuquerque and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a midwife congratulations! ! I hope to hear from you soon so we can set up an interview and get to know each other. I am willing to travel up to 3 hours away from Albuquerque for home births. I also offer a birthing space here in town to women who are interested. If you you would like to sit down for an interview please feel free to contact me any time by phone, email, or send me a message on face book. You can find me on face book at NM Birth House. Face book is also a great place to get to know a little more about the practice and see some of the classes that are set up for Women and their families at my birth house.
I hope to hear from you soon and please let me know if I can help you in any way on your journey to the best birth for your family.
Connie Koshewa, LM, CPM, MPH, is a Certified Professional Midwife with a Masters Degree in Public Health and has been active in the midwifery and public healthcare community for over twenty-five years. Connie trained in midwifery at The Maternity Center in El Paso, Texas in 1980. She then had a busy homebirth practice in Denver, Colorado where she was instrumental in the successful political effort to legalize midwifery in Colorado. She returned to El Paso in 1989 to practice as a staff midwife at Maternidad La Luz/The Birth Center which serves women and families on the US/Mexico border as well as midwifery students from all over the world. Connie has been working with the politics of integrated reimbursement issues for several years, including helping with the efforts to reinstate New Mexico Medicaid coverage for out-of-hospital birth. She has now returned to full time midwifery practice and is honored to once again be able to serve women and families through Natural Birth Midwifery, grateful to be in a homebirth-friendly state.
I have grown over the years to a deep belief in the mother and baby's abiding ability to birth. Empowering the mother and providing the information she needs to make her own choices allows her to truly KNOW she did her birth her way.
Susan is currently retired. Please contact her should you have further questions.
For over thirty years, it has been my privilege to care for thousands of women during pregnancy, birth, and transitions through their reproductive and life cycles.
As a nurse, I worked in Newborn Intensive Care and High High-Risk obstetrics. I received my nursing degree from the University of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico. I attended Frontier School of Midwifery where I received my Certification in Nurse-Midwifery.
In my current practice, I concentrate on providing compassionate, gentle, evidence-based well women care and primary care. I also provide lactation support and treatment of breastfeeding related conditions.