Northern New Mexico







Family Tree Midwifery

Elizabeth Cassidy, LM


I have been catching babies since 1998. I have been drawn to midwifery since I was 11 years old. After giving birth to my first child at home, I heard the call to be a midwife. Midwife means  “With Woman” and that is my gift and my passion.


I believe that every family deserves gentle, individualized care throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and the post partum period.


I offer full hour prenatal appointments, and a strong post-partum presence, with up to seven home visits in the immediate six week post-partum period. I do all post-partum appointments at your home.

I work closely with some of Santa Fe’s best professional practitioners of homeopathy, herbalism, osteopathy, and a host of other healing modalities. I offer water birth services and tub rentals.


Please call for a free consultation.

I accept Self pays, Credit cards, Private insurance, medicaid, and payment plans.

New Growth Midwifery

Tanja Bolle, LM, CPM


Serving families within a 90 minute radius of Santa Fe.

Self-pay, Insurance, Medicaid


New Growth Midwifery is a small homebirth practice offering you personalized holistic care with the consistency of one midwife. My name is Tanja Bolle. I am a New Mexico Licensed and Certified Professional Midwife and have been practicing as a homebirth midwife since 1996 in the Santa Fe area (I will travel up to 90 minutes for births).  “New Growth” comes with the philosophy that we all have the opportunity to develop and change with each pregnancy and birth, that we can establish and deepen roots as well as branch out to create a strong community of empowered women and families.  I take this to heart as a midwife and mother and try to foster a space of openness and growth with the women I work.

New Growth Midwifery offers services for the entire childbearing year- from preconception to prenatals, labor and birth, postpartum and well woman visits. One of the things that makes this practice unique is that all visits are provided in the comfort and security of your own home, together with your family where you will give birth. Medicaid and insurance are accepted and consultations are no charge.

Consuelo Midwifery

Victoria Dean CPM, LM


I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. As a home birth baby myself, I grew up with with a respect and love of midwives. 


By choosing a midwife and planning a home birth, families are choosing a more personal and empowered course of care. I bring my knowledge and expertise while giving the family final say in their choices. Midwives also give much more time in the postpartum, supporting you in whichever way your postpartum unfolds.


As a queer midwife I love to work with other queer families, and all families. 


I have been a certified professional midwife since 2017, and have been attending births for 10 years. Please visit my website for more information! Accepting Medicaid.


Corazón Midwifery

Dorothy Kaeck LM CPM

(575) 770-9433

Dorothy Kaeck has been attending births since 2007. We specialize in home birth, but there is a  a space available in Taos to rent for births if you are traveling from farther than one hour away from Taos or don't feel comfortable planning a birth in your home space. We will bill some insurances and there is a sliding scale available for those that cannot afford our full global fee. 

Call or message us with questions or to schedule a free consult!

Our services include:


  • home birth

  • prenatal & postpartum care

  • home visits

  • newborn care until 6 weeks of age

  • breastfeeding support

  • water birth

  • VBAC: vaginal birth after cesarean

  • monitrice

  • in hospital labor doula support

  • free consult


Santa Fe Midwifery & Women's Health

Elena Stauss, LM, CPM


Hablo Español

Serving families within a 90 minute radius of Santa Fe.

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.

Espanola Midwifery Services

Jessica Frechette-Gutfreund LM, CPM


Serving greater Española Valley region- Santa Fe, Los Alamos, the towns along the high road to Taos and Taos

insurance, self-pay, reduced cost for uninsured. Se habla español!


Jessica is a NM Licensed Midwife and has been practicing in Northern New Mexico since 2009. Her practice provides supportive midwifery care to new and growing families in the Española Valley region through a fusion of evidence-based midwifery tools and traditional midwifery practices. She provides birth services at home and in the new Breath of My Heart Birth suite in Española. In addition to prenatal, birth and postpartum services she offers fertility and preconception care for women and families trying to conceive.

Please check out her website for more information on midwifery care in the Española Valley!

Wildwood Midwifery

Lucy French, CPM, LM


Lucy French is a New Mexico Licensed Midwife (LM) as well as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives. Lucy is committed to providing individualized, evidence-based care & ensuring that her clients feel as informed as possible before heading into labor, birth, and the postpartum period. She brings a grounded, loving, and intuitive presence to births and draws on years of experience working with a wide range of families. 


Lucy welcomes all gender identities and family structures. Interviews are complimentary. All prenatal & postpartum visits take place in the comfort of your home.


Serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Las Vegas, and their surrounding areas (up to 60 minutes from Santa Fe). Self-pay, insurance, medicaid, and payment plans accepted. 


Please visit Wildwood Midwifery’s website for more information about Lucy, her services, and associated fees.

Taos Midwifery

Nicole Maillis, LM, CPM, Madrona Bourdeau, LM, CPM, Marcy Andrew, LM, CPM

(575) 758-1388

We believe in affordable, accessible care for all so accept New Mexico Medicaid, some private insurance and offer sliding scale for self pay clients. 



Taos Midwifery is run by Certified Professional Midwives whose specialty is offering maternity care in an out of hospital setting.  


Working to uphold a longtime tradition of midwifery in Taos, we act as guardians of natural birth by offering a wellness model of maternity care and drawing on our extensive knowledge of herbal remedies and other holistic modalities.  We approach pregnancy, birth and postpartum as healthy and sacred life events that are deserving of individualized, culturally compassionate care, seeking medical intervention only when necessary.  

Our hour long prenatal visits and extensive postpartum home visits allow plentiful time to build trusting and respectful relationships and to deliver highly individualized care.  We take the time to discuss the risks and benefits of all standard procedures so that decisions are made based on the unique needs of the clients while prioritizing safety for the mother and baby.  

Clients may give birth in the comfort and safety of their own home or at our clinic, which is located in Ranchos de Taos.  We offer water births, VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean), doula services as well as annual exams and well woman care, working seamlessly within the medical maternity care system in the rare cases when medical intervention is needed.  

Earthsong Midwifery

Seva Khalsa, LM, CPM, D.Hom


Serving families in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and surrounding areas


I have been a NM licensed Midwife and Certified Homeopath for over 26 years. The process of childbirth is an amazing, transformative time of life.

I provide skilled, individualized midwifery care, honoring and respecting each woman's unique experience during the childbearing year. I have loved getting to know my clients and their families through the years, and have been privileged to to attend over 1000 births.

I am owner of Earthsong Midwifery which also provides homeopathy, herbal medicine, chiropractic and massage.


Please visit my website, call or email me for more information

Sheri Raphaelson, LM


prenatal care, home delivery, 6 weeks of postpartum care for mother and baby


512 S. Riverside Drive, Suite B
Espanola, NM 87532

Community Midwives

Juanita Nelson, LM, CPM


I have been a midwife for over 35 years with twelve hundred plus births. I am licensed in New Mexico, registered in Colorado and am a Certified Professional Midwife. I represent the Four Corner’s most experienced practice in home births.  This has given me a deep appreciation for the unique challenges facing women today and an understanding of the natural process of birth.  Culturally, we live in a fear-based society that is at it’s most vocal concerning the process of birth.  Overcoming the biases generated by that fear requires education and an understanding of what is normal and natural.  “I am passionate about working with women and families and empowering them to experience the joys of natural childbirth. ”  Together, we create an environment where change is not only possible but is actively pursued.

My practice spans both the northwest corner of New Mexico and all of Southwest Colorado as well.  My office/clinic is located in Durango, Colorado but provide care all over the Four Corners including Farmington, Bloomfield, Shiprock, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Durango, and all the communities between. I have clients on the Navajo reservation, members of the Mennonite church, and folks from all walks of life.  I take New Mexico Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay clients. Services include pre-conception counseling, prenatal care, home birth services, post-partum care, newborn care, and well-women care.

Please give me a call and let’s talk!

High Desert Naturopathic Care

Dr. Deborah Anderson Keller, ND, LM


Naturopathic Family Health Care; Women's Health, Fertility, and Postpartum Care; Pediatrics.


404 Brunn School Road, Bldg C

Santa Fe, NM  87505

Acorn to Oak Midwifery

Sarah Mitchell, LM, CPM


Serving Santa Fe County, Los Alamos and surrounding areas.
Sarah began work with women during pregnancy and birth in 1993. For over 25 years Sarah  has worked with women in maternity, fertility, childbirth and wellness.  Like many of her sister midwives, Sarah deeply loves birthing and the empowerment of women in labor. Working as a doula/birth assistant and prenatal massage therapist from 1998-2005, she worked with hundreds of women at Stanford University Hospital and Sequoia Hospital in Bay Area of California. Sarah's midwifery training was with:  National Midwifery Institute, Taos Birth Center, Birthing Your Way, Maternidad La Luz Clinic and private home-birth practices. She is a licensed midwife (LM) and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

 Sarah believes in full spectrum care and provide integrative holistic services from pre-conception, prenatal, birth, postpartum, well woman and the menopausal years. Through a partnership that is co-created with each woman and blends together best evidence based science with women’s wisdom and time honored traditions, is the kind of care you can have with Sarah.  

At this time Acorn to Oak Midwifery accepts: self pay,  BCBS, Presbyterian and other insurance and sliding scale/payment plans. Medicaid is pending.

Serving women and families gives me great joy. Acorn to Oak Midwifery LLC is located in Santa Fe.

Partería Colibrí - Hummingbird Midwifery

Monica Larrea de Arellano, LM, CPM

505-204-1359 Cell 575-421-0116 Office

Monica Larrea de Arellano is a New Mexico Licensed Certified Professional Midwife. She has over 15 years of experience serving families in various capacities including doula services, lactation education and early childhood. 


Monica is committed to providing compassionate and culturally responsive care. She believes in a holistic approach where the best of ancestral wisdom and evidence based knowledge are utilized. 


Monica welcomes clients of various gender identities, spiritual or religious affiliations, national origins and abilities. Medicaid accepted and Spanish langage care available. Serving most of San Miguel, Mora and Santa Fe counties. Se habla Español.

Santa Fe Birth Center

Rebecca Palak, LM, CPM


Rebecca Palak is the Clinical Director and Licensed Midwife of Santa Fe Birth Center. Providers at the center support the sacred miracle of birth by empowering gentle birth experiences and attending women and families in the natural unfolding of the birth process. They provide individualized, intuitive care throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, as well as well-person and pre-conception care. The newly remodeled center has two birthing suites with tubs for hydrotherapy and water birth. We work with Medicaid, private insurance, and self-pay options. The center holds an open house the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-noon, as well as free 1-hour consultations by appointment. Se habla español. Please visit our website, call or email for further information or any questions!

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