Guide to Pregnancy & Postpartum in the Albuquerque Area


The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. Many families are choosing their care provider, where they will deliver, alternative medicine services, and let’s not forget all the choices to make once baby is born!

It is our hope that this guide helps new moms in Albuquerque. We sincerely hope that you will find this guide to be a helpful part of your journey into and through motherhood.

Lovelace Health System Birthing Centers

The pregnancy and postpartum period can be filled with lots of joy, but it can also be overwhelming when researching all of your options. Many families are choosing their care provider, where they will deliver, alternative medicine services, and let’s not forget all the choices to make once baby is born!

It is our hope that this guide helps new moms in Albuquerque and Roswell. We sincerely hope that you will find this guide to be a helpful part of your journey into and through motherhood.

Nothing is more natural than delivering a child, and Lovelace is here for you every step of the way to make sure your delivery is as comfortable as possible. Lovelace Birthing Centers are committed to providing exceptional, comfortable, and convenient care. Whether you deliver at Lovelace Women’s Hospital or Lovelace Regional Hospital, you will be surrounded by caring and compassionate providers. We offer the best care from a broad spectrum of birthing options including 24/7 anesthesiology coverage, state-of-the-art C-section rooms, and other special services to provide our families with medically advanced, compassionate care during one of life’s most important moments. Whether you are considering a natural birth or a traditional delivery, you can feel confident that we are here for you.

Lovelace would like to make your pregnancy experience as memorable and as stress-free as possible by helping you navigate your health care. No matter your insurance or birthing plan, join our Labor of Love program for access to free pregnancy perks and assistance finding a doctor or insurance. We offer education classes, support, and resources.

Call 727.7677 for more information about Lovelace’s Birthing Centers.

New Life Birth Services

New Life Birth Services is a collective of birth and postpartum doulas, lactation consultants, placenta encapsulation specialists, and childbirth educators serving the greater Albuquerque area. Our mission is to provide personalized, empathetic, and non-biased support to our diverse community by promoting self-empowerment while supporting the choices of all birthing and postpartum families with integrity and compassion.

You are the author of your story, and we are lucky to be a part of it. At New Life, we proudly serve all birthing and postpartum people regardless of their beliefs, family structure, or gender. The wide range of families we serve bring joy to our lives, and we hope to bring some peace-of-mind and exceptionally compassionate support to theirs. Please call 505-375-4433 to learn more.

High Desert Chiropractic & Wellness

Dr. Karen Genter, owner of High Desert Chiropractic and Wellness, has been in practice since 1995. She helps in many facets of healthcare through gentle, effective adjustments and specializes in the delicate needs of pregnant women, as well as infants and children, but treats everyone from birth through elder years.

Chiropractic care during pregnancy has been proven not only to help with back, leg, pelvic and hip pain, but also allows you to have an easier, faster labor and delivery. Dr. Genter is Webster Technique certified, a specific technique that allows for optimal positioning of the baby for birth.

Dr. Genter offers consultations, examinations, testing, adjustments, physiotherapy, and nutrition. Most insurance is accepted. Personal pay discounts are available. Pregnancy-certified Licensed Massage Therapist is on site, as well as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Located one block south of Montgomery off San Mateo.

5310 Homestead Road NE, Suite 202 A (San Mateo and Montgomery)

Blooming Images

Blooming Images is Albuquerque’s Premier Award-Winning Maternity and Newborn Photographer with 11 years of experience.

Bre has been featured on The Bump, both online and in their magazine, as well as many other prestigious blogs that cater to mothers. She has also won seven international photography awards. Blooming Images owns a studio in the Sawmill District equipped with everything needed to serve you. She has everything from a wardrobe full of gowns for her maternity clients to newborn wraps, buckets, bonnets, headbands, and much more. Blooming Images has it all.

Bre takes her customer service and your trust very seriously and makes sure you are prepared with everything you need for your session. That trust ensures you will not have any reservations when she handles your precious baby. Blooming Images is here to serve you and create timeless images you will love and cherish forever.

Nicole Bridges Photography

At Nicole Bridges Photography, my goal is to capture your family’s most treasured moments.

I offer a variety of newborn photography packages to best serve your family’s unique needs and can include maternity and Fresh 48 sessions as well to really capture all the beauty and joy during this season of life.

I aim to create a relaxed fun atmosphere during my sessions. I believe the best images come from authentic moments, true emotion, and honest reactions. In every session, I work with my clients to make those moments happen.

NM Breastfeeding Task Force

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force promotes breastfeeding and supports mothers, families, and communities. The mission of NMBTF is to create supportive environments in which breastfeeding is the cultural norm. NMBTF’s vision is a world without barriers to breastfeeding.

The values of NMBTF include evidence-based practice, respect for all, consistent messaging, support, all voices heard, diversity, inclusion, and transparency. The purpose of NMBTF is to bridge the gap in breastfeeding disparities by ensuring all families have the support they need to reach their breastfeeding goals. A breastfeeding culture includes all forms of feeding human/mother’s milk, including pumping, donor milk feeding, and milk sharing.

Kate Buckles Photography

Hey! I am Kate, I specialize in Maternity, Birth, Newborn and Family photography, and would love to help you capture this moment in time!

As a momma of three myself, I know how fast and precious these moments are and want to make this an easy way for you to cherish it forever! From the first step of booking your session to the day of, my goal is to make this stress free and fun, so you leave each session so thrilled with what we have captured! I have multiple packages and options from in-home lifestyle sessions to sessions in my cozy studio or out in the bosque, so that you get exactly what you are looking for! Love, Kate

Mom To Be 3D 4D Ultrasounds

Mom To Be 3D4D is Albuquerque’s newest ultrasound studio. Centrally located in the heart of Albuquerque, we offer a unique intimate bonding experience for expectant parents.

Come meet your little bundle of joy as they wiggle, kick, and dance across the 75” 4K flat screen. Hear your baby’s heartbeat, determine gender, and observe facial features utilizing 3D, 4D, and HD Live technology. Our theatre is equipped with a comfy bed for mom and seating for the entire family, your visit is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget. We offer a livestream option so you can include out of town friends and family to be part of your special day.

Visit our website for price and packaging information. Book your appointment online and mention this ad for an additional 10% off any 3D package.

2620 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite C  (505)622-3D4D 

Human Milk Repository of NM

Human Milk Repository of New Mexico (HMRNM) is the first and only milk bank in New Mexico.

We provide human donor milk to all babies who can benefit using evidence-based techniques to process and distribute human donor milk in accordance with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America guidelines. HMRNM works to advocate for breastfeeding in the local communities, along with support for ongoing human lactation in an equitable and ethical manner to provide the highest quality of human donor milk within the communities.

Our focus is on ensuring access to human donor milk for preterm, most fragile, sick, cleft palate/ lip, moms waiting on milk supply to come in, and many more of our communities.

Ways to Help: Healthy and Bereaved Mothers may donate milk, Contribute to the Milk Money Fund, Donate Shipping Supplies

ABQ Family Chiropractic

As Albuquerque’s leading prenatal and pediatric chiropractic expert, it is our mission to improve the health of this generation.

We believe that every child is born to be healthy and that can’t happen if moms are not healthy themselves. We know that every mom goes through huge changes after having a new baby, no matter if it’s your first or you have had multiple babies. You are going through enormous changes physically, mentally, and especially neurologically. The stress you are experiencing is what is causing you to not feel yourself. You don’t have to continue struggling with anxiety, lack of sleep, brain fog, and fatigue. We can help you with safe, effective, gentle chiropractic care.

DaniRae Photography

DaniRae Photography is a Photography Studio located in Rio Rancho, NM serving the Greater Albuquerque Metro and surrounding areas. Dani specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Milestone, and Family Photography.

She strives to provide her clients with images that stand the test of time. Expecting moms and fresh new babies have access to the studio wardrobe. The studio is well equipped to safely and beautifully photograph your precious newborn. She offers collections that include professional prints, digitals, and albums. She will guide you through the ordering process to find you the best fit for your wall art or heirloom keepsakes. She prides herself on her professionalism and commitment to making each client ecstatic about their choice in using DRP.

NM Pelvic Health Physical Therapy

NM Pelvic Health Physical Therapy helps patients with pelvic floor conditions get relief from their symptoms in the Albuquerque area. We help women resolve pelvic pain, painful sex, urinary symptoms (incontinence, retention, urgency, frequency), bowel symptoms (constipation or incontinence), and provide pre- natal, post-natal, and pregnancy care.

American Home Furniture & Mattress

You want to give your little one the world, so why not start by creating a peaceful and inviting nursery that will invoke sweet dreams and a lifetime of wonderful memories? At American Home Furniture and Mattress, you’ll find charming, high-quality nursery furniture such as cribs, dressers, and chifforobes that will age gracefully right alongside your child. Explore our selection and visit us today to start planning your dream nursery!

SMA Photography

Specializing in newborn photos and videos that focus on the details, personalities, and connections that remind us how beautiful our real lives really are, SMA Photography with Stacey Adams brings joy and heart into every photo session. Through Stacey’s lifestyle photography, you’ll come away with gorgeous, meaningful images of your baby and family that you will treasure forever.

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