Sunday, December 21, 2008

Maizie Blue Kostrubala

Maizie Blue Kostrubala
Born 12/10/08 at 2:12am to Mattie and Thadeaus
Weight: 7lbs. 12oz.
Length: 19.5in

"She's an adventurous little baby!" Mattie Allen writes "Maizie Blue was born in the middle of snowstorms and power outages. The labor was fast and intense, and we didn't make it up to Taos as planned, but had to make a pit stop at the Espanola hospital on the way. Maizie looks just like her mama, but she has her dad's feet!"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Neven Wilson Sherer

During the quick lived blizzard yesterday afternoon, Neven Wilson Sherer was born in the birth center's "green" room! His loving parents, Jennifer Smith and Matt Sherer welcomed the 9 lb baby at 12:06 pm! He is a cute and chubby baby boy!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jeremiah Hughes

Another beautiful and FAST homebirth last night in the snow! Anna and Noah Hughes welcomed little Jeremiah last night at 11:26 pm in their bedroom. Jeremiah weighed 6 lbs 6 ozs. We are so glad we made it and were able to catch the little one!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Salome Tziporah Miller

What an incredible and perfect homebirth this morning! Jesse and Rachel Miller gave birth to their beautiful daughter Salome Tziporah Miller in their home surrounded by friends and family. She was warmly welcomed by her older brother Ozias who was born in the pink room at the birth center almost two years ago. Salome weighed 7 lbs 8 ozs and was 20.5 inches long.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Newborn Baby Boy!

Azalea Gusterson gave birth last night, November 30th, at 6:40 pm to her beautiful baby boy (who is yet unnamed!) After a heroic pushing effort, her little baby boy (5 lbs 13 ozs) was received. Her sister (Joelle), dad (Terry) and Mom (Leigh) were present to welcome the new baby into their loving family! Congratulations Azalea!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Maia Sofia del Cielo Oviedo

The birth center welcomed another baby girl early this morning. Erika and Tony Oviedo from Espanola received their daughter Maia Sofia del Cielo Oviedo at 3:31 am. Big sister Isabella excitedly stayed up all night waiting for her sister and greeted her enthusiastically. Maia weighed 7 lbs 15.5 ozs and is 21 inches long.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Faith Katherine Martinez

Eileen Voigt and Mark Martinez had a beautiful birth last night. Baby Faith was born at 6:29 pm in the same room that her older brother Markie was born in! (See above picture) Eileen did a fantastic job! We are so proud of her! Faith Katherine weighed 6 lbs 2.5 ozs and is also welcomed by big sister Delilah!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Isis Rose Blossom Spitzig

This beautiful baby honeybee was born Tuesday evening at 7:45 pm. to Melanie Kirby and Mark Spitzig. She weighed 5 lbs 10.5 ozs and is absolutely gorgeous!
Melanie says, "We are blessedly buzzed!"

Friday, November 14, 2008

Emmasofia Valentina Oxoby Hayett

Emmasofia Valentina Oxoby Hayett was born October 25, 2008 at the Birth Center to Paula Oxoby-Hayett and Andrew Hayett.
She weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces. It was an absolutely beautiful birth.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Benjamin Josiah Monson Jr.

This absolutely adorable chunky little boy was born this morning at 3:55 am to Flora Trujillo and Benjamin Monson. Benjamin Josiah Monson Jr. was born in the water and weighed 8 lbs 15 ozs! Flora's last little baby girl was also born in the same tub a little over 2 years ago! Congratulations to you both!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Shelby Loren Ashley Graves

Shelby was born on October 14th at 8:07 am to her parents Jennifer Martinez and Adam Graves. Shelby Loren Ashley Graves weighed 7 lbs 15 ozs. Congratulations! Here, in this photo, Adam is cutting the cord.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Elisha Laurence Baros

Elisha Laurence Baros was born on October 22, 2008 to Jessica Baros and Christofer Lucero. Elisha was born at 6:40 pm and weighed in at 7 lbs 5 ozs. He was born in the same room that his older brother was born in two years ago. A beautiful baby boy!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wyatt Colton Walker

This adorable baby boy was born at home on October 10 at 8:21 pm to Anya Casto and Sean Walker. Wyatt Colton Walker weighs 7 lbs 12 ozs! He is welcome by his big sisters Lynne and Hannah!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Yonah Li David Bernal

After Moriah Perez-Bernal's amazing (and surprising) labor, Justin Bernal received his son into his hands at 3:44 am this morning. Yonah Li David Bernal weighs 6 lbs 2 ozs and is 19 inches long. His older sisters and Grandmother were there to welcome him as well. Congratulations to this beautiful and growing family!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thank You!!!

We are so grateful for the incredible generosity of our community. With your help, we were able to raise over $36,000 at our sixth annual Gala Dinner and Art Auction at Joseph's Table on September 16th, 2008. We couldn't have done it without the help of our fantastic board members: Rebeca Romero, Ted Dimond, Hilary Cushing-Murray, Kathy Alcon, Marcy Andrew, Emma Gemmell, Elizabeth Gilmore, Chris Pieper and our illustrious auctioneer Shanti Mohling!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Aniese Eve Marie Gomez

While Michelle Gia's partner, Antonio Gomez, tried to get home from fighting fires in Oregon, their new little daughter was born. Aniese Eve Marie Gomez was born this morning only a few hours after Ben - our last little baby. Michelle had two incredible friends with her who supported her through her labor and kept the papa updated. The baby girl weighed 6lbs 4 ozs and was born at 7:46 am on September 30th. Aniese is the newest member of Taos Pueblo and was born on a special day for Taos Pueblo - San Geronimo Day!

Ben James Amor Roybal

Vashti Anaya quickly drove from Santa Fe to Taos in the middle of the night September 30th with her partner Ben James Roybal to give birth in our birthtub. She walked in the door, popped in the tub and had just enough time to fill it with water before her beautiful 6 lbs 14 oz baby boy Ben James Amor Roybal was born underwater! He was born at 2:10 a.m.

Antonio Aguilar

After a very quiet labor, little Antonio Aguilar was born at 1:27 am on September 23rd. Antonio weighed 5 lbs 8ozs. He was born to Stephanie Torres and Antonio Aguilar.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tristan Aren Glauser

Tristan Aren Glauser was born in the water into his father's, Jeremiah Glauser, hands on September 21, 2008 at 9:51 am. His incredible mother is Mary Ratzlaff. He weighed 6 lbs 8 ozs and is welcomed and loved by his older brother Makaiah. What an ecstatic birth! Mary says, "The birth center is a reclamation of human sovereignty, giving
back the blessings of our birth right. Thank you!"

Friday, September 19, 2008

Levi Wolfgang Collins

After a "perfect labor" Levi Wolfgang Collins was born into the hands of his father Neil Collins. Shauna Collins gave birth to her son this morning, September 19th, at 8:14 am. Levi weighs 8 lbs 12 ozs and is quite the nurser!

Cindy Valeria Reyes Villanueva

This gorgeous 9lb 8oz baby was born to Alex Reyes Hernandez and Laura Griselda Villenueva of Mexico and Honduras. Cindy Valerio Reyes Villanueva was born Sunday, September 14th at 10:28 pm. She was 21 inches long and welcomed by her loving family!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Isabelle Pearl Skorownski

Isabelle was born on September 12 at 11:20 am into the waiting arms of her parents Chad and Sara. She weighed 6 lbs 11 ozs and was 20 inches long. The new papa says, "She has a little strawberry blondish hair covering her head. Isabelle has blue eyes and delicate little lips. Her personality is peaceful, strong and alert. We are so blessed to have her in our lives!"

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ila Antone and Justin Mondragon gaze at their new daughter, Suzi, who was born into her father's hands on September 11 at the Birth Center. Suzi weighed 6 pounds 9.5 oz and has beautiful black hair. "She's beautiful," said Ila. Jason commented, " Come have your babies with the midwives!"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cheylah Azlan Shaniqua Schochet

Local midwife Julie Schochet welcomed her daughter to the world
at home after a fast and intense 4 hour and 15 minute labor
on Friday August 29th at 7:30pm ( a shabbat baby!! ),
Cheylah weighed 6 lb 10 oz. and measured 19 and 3/4 inches when she was born.

"it has been an incredible experience, after serving women and their families as a midwife for so long,
to have it finally be "my turn"; to experience being pregnant, giving birth, and entering motherhood first hand!!
...and to be on the receiving end of such wonderful midwifery care!!! i want to thank Kiersten, Nicole, Joan, Bobbie,
and the rest of the great team at the birth center for supporting me so fully during this huge and
truly awesome time in my life! You gals are great!"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Roland Emmanuel Gonzales

"It was a miracle and a joy. I'm very grateful for the midwives," says Kelly Rosenboom of the natural birth of her son Roland Emmanuel Gonzales at the Birth Center on September 3rd at 5:45 am. Roland weighed 6 pounds 14 oz. Kelly and her partner Anthony Gonzales are very much in love with this darling little boy.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jayden Abraham Valencia

Jayden Abraham Valencia had a normal and beautiful birth at the Birth Center on August 25, 2008 to Myriam Ramos and Jason Valencia. This wonderful little boy weighed 6 pounds 10.5 oz. at birth.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Feliciana Rebecca Mitchell

This little baby girl was welcomed at home in Vadito by her parents Aaron and Rebecca Mitchell and big sister Elaine! After a perfect birth Feliciana Rebecca Mitchell weighed 7 lbs exactly. She was born August 20th at 7:23 am. Rebecca says, ""I wish every woman could have the opportunity to experience obstetrical care from caring and supportive midwives, who respect birthing as a natural process. The home birth was a beautiful and peaceful experience for both me and my husband."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Damian Kai Kurtiz

The pink room welcomed yet another baby boy this week. Damian was born to Aravis and Richard Kurtiz at 9:00 pm August 24th. He weighed 7 lbs 4 ozs. Aravis - we are so proud of you! He is also welcomed by big brother Tiegen.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nicole Hope Tafoya

Arlene Baros gave birth to her third beautiful daughter Saturday night after midnight August 24th. Nicole is a healthy 7 lbs 13 ozs and joins her two older sisters (born at the birth center) Brittany and Andrea. Congratulations to you Arlene!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Midwives in New Mexico are unable to deliver twins out of the hospital, so Marti and Doug Emch hired the Midwives to act as Doulas in the hospital setting. Marti courageously delivered her babies on July 18th, 2008. Elliot Hinten Emch was born first at 1:58AM. He weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and was 18 3/4 inches long. Emma Simone Emch was born at 1:59AM. She weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was 19 inches long. We wish them many restful nights!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Esmeralda Avelar Martinez

Ana Rosa Martinez, husband Alberto Avelar and big sister Alondra welcome the newest addition to their family. This little girl, Esmeralda Avelar Martinez, was born at home on August 16, 2008 and weighed 5 #'s 10 oz. The new family says, "We give our thanks to God that our new little girl has come into this world safe and healthy, and are very grateful to the midwives for their help."

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Jaiden Anthony Herrera

Lea Perry and Tony Herrera, owners of the new coffee shop in town "Michelle's Living Room," gave birth to a sweet baby boy last night at 1:09 am. Jaiden Anthony Herrera weighs 5 lbs 12 ozs and gave a lusty cry before being even fully born!
Congratulations to the new family!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Oriah Sage McGhee

A successful VBAC (vaginal birth after Cesarean ) resulted in baby girl Oriah Sage McGhee. She was born after midnight on June 14th, 2008 to Amber Lahti and Dee Mcghee. She is welcomed by big sister Nailah. Amber says, "I encourage every woman who has had a previous c-section to do the research regarding VBAC. It is a much safer option than a repeat c-section. I am just so grateful to have been able to make this choice."

Emmanuel Lopez Rosas

After a fast birth Emmanuel Lopez Rosas was welcomed into the world by his parents Cristina Rosas and Albino Lopez and big brother Eduardo who was born at the birth center in 2004. Felicitaciones to the growing family!