Southern New Mexico 



I am thrilled to be serving Las Cruces and surrounding communities in Southern New Mexico, including Alamogordo, Demming, and Truth or Consequences. I provide homebirth and waterbirth services, as well as prenatal and postpartum care separate from birth for those who want the care of a licensed midwife but do not want to birth at home. In addition to serving people during the childbearing period, I also greatly enjoy providing well care for folks beyond pregnancy and birth, offering gentle exams and supporting individuals in learning about their own health and bodies in all of life's stages.



Rising Sun Midwifery

Jamie Crockett LM, CPM


Serving Silver City and surrounding areas in Southern NM.


Contact us for more info.

Homegrown Midwifery

Sara Ames LM, CPM


I am a Las Cruces based midwive and offer water birth, childbirth classes, belly casting, and community education. I offer services to a wide radius in the southern NM area.

Home Birth Midwifery

Heather Rische, LM CPM


Serving Las Cruces, Sierra County and parts of Doña Ana County


Heather Rische has been involved in midwifery since 1994, and has been practicing independently in New Mexico since 2002. She is a Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife who is honored to share families’ birth experiences with them. She enjoys giving individualized care to a diverse group of mothers and families throughout southern New Mexico.

Gentle Birth Midwifery

Merna Black, RN, LM, CPM



Merna Black, RN, LM, CPM has been a midwife since 1998. I am the owner of Gentle Birth Midwifery. I am a nurse working with high risk OB patients. I have lived in Carlsbad since 1963 and raised my three children here. I delivered two of my grandchildren.


I serve Southeast New Mexico. To learn more about me and my services, visit my webpage at or feel free to call me at 575-302-3727.


Self-pay, insurance.

Otero Birth

Liz Derry, LM, CPM

(575) 322-4432

Liz is the owner/manager and midwife of Otero Birth, located in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She is a happily married mother of 6 children, worked as a licensed vocational nurse in the hospital setting for 14 years prior to becoming licensed as a midwife in Texas in 2010, is a birth doula, a licensed midwife in the state of New Mexico and Texas, and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)Liz has a calm manner and deep trust in birth that brings peace and comfort to her clients during pregnancy and childbirth. She has a listening ear and a gift for helping women and their partners deal with fears and any past negative childbirth experiences, to prepare them to receive their next labor and birth with trust, peace, and joy.  She is warm and approachable and helps people feel safe and at ease around her. She feels blessed to provide services and support surrounding pregnancy and childbirth in all settings.She serves Alamogordo, New Mexico, and a wide radius of southern New Mexico.

West Texas Midwife Services

Dawn Cockrell, LM, CPM


We serve All of West TX and Southeastern NM


We are a CPM Licensed Midwife attended maternity care service that is separate from any hospital or other health care facility, which allows the mother to enjoy total privacy & control over her surroundings, while encouraging a sense of comfort, safety & love.Apecializing in a safe, gentle, Midwife Attended Birth at Home including: Natural Childbirth, Waterbirth, NARM Certified (CPM), Free Pregnancy Test & Consultation, Well Woman Care, Insurance & Financing.We offer waterbirth, homebirth, natural childbirth, natural pain relief methods, complete safe & gentle pregnancy & postpartum care, birthing center information, breastfeeding support, childbirth education, doula service, free pregnancy test & consultation, insurance & financing.

Here are some of the New Mexico counties we serve in alphabetical order: Chaves County NM, Eddy County NM, County NM

NM CITIES in alphabetical order: Carlsbad NM, Eunice NM, Hobbs NM, Jal NM, Loco Hills NM, Lovington NM, Loving NM, Malaga NM, Maljamar NM, McDonald NM, Monument NM, Oil Center NM, Roswell NM, Tatum NM, Whites City NM

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