ABQ Moms Blog Guide to Pregnancy & Postpartum

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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 727.2727 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, & non-biased support to our diverse community by promoting self-empowerment while supporting the choices of all birthing & postpartum families with integrity & 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.

Woman of Valor

I am Megan Othling, a birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and prenatal/postpartum exercise specialist. I believe in birthing people and their ability to nurture and birth their babies in the best way for them, and I love seeing people meet the challenges and triumphs unique to each journey. I offer you information and support to be able to make your own informed choices regarding your pregnancy and birth. I am passionate about supporting birthing people and their partners as they find their strength and nurture the wisdom they will need to face the challenges of pregnancy, birth, and new parenthood. I provide physical and emotional support for birthing people and their partners throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth, and desire to foster a deeper connection for the whole family. Through childbirth education, fitness training, and Ayurvedic postpartum doula services, I work to support you in mind, body, and spirit.

ABQ Family Chiropractic

As Albuquerque leading prenatal and pediatric chiropractic expert,  it is our mission to improve this generations health. 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 1st  or you have had multiple babies. You are going through enormous changes physically, mentally, and especially neurological. 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. 

Presbyterian Women's Care

Presbyterian Women’s Care offers a full range of obstetrics and gynecology care to meet the needs of women of all ages, at each stage of life. Our team of board certified physicians, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives are available close to home and offer:

  • A wide range of OB/GYN services, including care for high risk pregnancies
  • Family and childbirth classes, online and in person, to help the whole family prepare for your new addition
  • Labor and delivery services at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho
  • A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Presbyterian Hospital and a pediatric specialty team at Rust Medical Center to monitor and care for newborns
  • Midlife and urogynecology care, including support for menopause, pelvic floor disorders and incontinence
  • Pediatric-focused primary, specialty and urgent care for your children as they grow

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, physiotherapies 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)

Enchanted Moments Birth Services

Enchanted Moments Birth Services is a small midwifery practice offering homebirth, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation services. Homebirth can be a great option for many families.
Enchanted Moments also teaches Evidence Based Birth® classes. A variety of classes are offered to fit the needs of expecting families.  Our goal is to offer respectful, compassionate, and evidence-informed care to all families regardless of race, religion, sexuality, gender, age, or ability.
Medicaid accepted. Payment plans, pre-payment discounts, and sliding fees for those with a financial need are offered.

Western Heights Home Visiting

Most of us wish we would of had more emotional and practical support when we had our first, second or third babies….that’s why home visiting exists!  Home visiting is a free service for any individual who is pregnant or caring for a child under age 3.  Our home visitors strive to build supportive relationships with the caregivers to ensure connection to their baby in the earliest years.

Our role is to support you in reaching individual and family goals.  We provide parenting curriculum, as well as prenatal and postnatal education in the comfort of your own home, community, or via telehealth.  We also offer assessments at different developmental stages to ensure children are ready for school when that time comes.

ABQ Doulas and Birth Services

ABQ Doulas and Birth Services LLC, offers high quality support to growing families throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum journey! Your birth experience belongs to you and your family and we come alongside you to provide exceptional care designed to enhance, empower and enrich this time in your life.

We offer expert, compassionate labor and postpartum doula services, along with fun and informative classes, created to give you confidence in birthing, breastfeeding, and infant care. Our experienced and certified doulas will help you navigate the unknowns, hopes, dreams and anxieties of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.  Our support is personalized to you and your needs. We supply our clients with the tools they need for labor and quality educational materials.

ABQ Doulas and Birth Services is here to walk the journey to parenthood with you! Give us a call at 505.274.1540

Mothering Mothers

Mothering Mothers came to life because of the large gap in care for new mothers and families. Welcoming a new baby is an exciting time and momentous occasion, and like all life-changing events requires a lot of grace and self-care. Specializes in preparing moms for the ever-so important 4th trimester. Make postpartum a time of joy, rest, and bonding between you and your new baby.

After 30 years a Certified Nurse Midwife, I am uniquely qualified to provide birth recovery care to mother, newborn care, lactation services, and emotional support. In addition, I also can clean up, or even just hold the baby while you take a nap.

Each service is tailored to your family’s unique needs. Call me today at 505-331-1595 to discuss your needs.

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