Santa Fe Birth Center is a newly remodeled adobe home with wood floors, vigas, and plastered walls. The Center is centrally located on a busy street; nonetheless inside the thick adobe walls remarkably quiet rooms invite calm relaxation. Every carefully considered element of the warm physical environment encourages women’s inner strength and ability to give birth.
The Center has two birth rooms of differing styles designed to augment the intimate work of labor. The Garden Room windows open to a walled four season garden with a flagstone patio, bubbling fountain and sweet smelling plants. The Grotto’s wood floor, vigas, and latillas, contribute to its intimate interior, holding atmosphere. Key aspects that create a reassuring birth environment in both birth rooms include private tubs and showers, adjustable lighting, openable windows, and accommodations for support people. Separate ground floor entries into each birth room from the outside require no intermediary office, stairs or elevator for laboring women and families.
During labor and postpartum friends and family of the birthing woman are welcome to use the front living room, kitchen/dining room and a handicap accessible bathroom. Clients and their families are encouraged to use the kitchen to make nourishing snacks and meals. The Center’s play area for children includes a sand tray and molding sand. In addition three clinic rooms are available for prenatal, well woman care, and massage therapy.
If transport during birth is necessary, the Center is four minutes from a local hospital staffed by midwives and physicians.
We welcome visitors to the birth center. Regular open houses will be held the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am to noon.
We are also happy to make individual appointments.