Thursday, December 30, 2010

water baby, Andrez Cristobal Cordova















Congratulations to Angelica Vigil of San Cristobal on an incredible water birth at 8:31 on this cold, snowy night of December 30th. "The water really helped, actually...it allowed me to relax."
Andrez weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces and is 19 inches long. Big brother Juan is thrilled to meet his new baby brother. Aunt Carla and Grandma Juanita were an incredible support team for Angelica.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Alexis Sophia Lopez


This darling little girl, Alexis Sophia Lopez, was born to Celeste Kesy and John Lopez on December 20th at 4:59 pm. She weiged 7 lbs 10.5 ozs. What an incredible birth and heroic effort! We wish your little family a Happy New Year!!!


Celia and Ky Sturges

Sophie Sturges was born on the first of December at 7:40 am! She was 7 lbs 1 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. Her loving parents, Celia and Ky Sturges said, "Like a true Sturges, she had to come in her own way!"

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rachel and John welcome Alice Rose!


A beautiful baby girl was born at 5:03 this morning, December 26th to Rachel and John Pearson of Los Alamos. Alice Rose weighed 6 pounds 12.5 ounces and was 18 inches long...we are so happy to meet this little one.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maria Elizabeth Hernandez Diaz

Rebeca Diaz and her husband Antonio gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Sunday, the 19th of December. Maria Elizabeth Hernandez Diaz was born in the pink room at 7:48 am. It was a big and jolly family that welcomed her!



Monday, December 13, 2010

Nikos Socrates Maillis


Oh my gosh! Nicole, our beautiful sweet friend and fellow midwife, had her 6th baby today! Nikos Socrates Maillis was born today at home at 2:58 pm in the water and caught by her own hands with the help of her husband Bubba! Nikos weighs 7 lbs 8 ozs! What joy we felt as she was attended by many midwives, many apprentices, many friends and many children. She is having a lotus birth and we know what fun this baby will have growing up with this sweet and energetic family! We love you so dearly Nicole. Thank you for inviting us all to participate in your birth. We are deeply grateful!!!




Prairie Rose and Seth had a Daughter!!



This little (yet unnamed) one was born this morning after a perfect and very, very quick birth at 4:54 am at the birth center this morning! Prairie Rose and Seth welcomed their little girl with beauty! It was a treat to witness this sweet family grow...... 
The little baby weighed 6 lbs 5 ozs and very much loved by her older sister Zara! "I like our new baby!" 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tax Deductible Gift!


When a baby enters our world, she seeks connection, belonging, a gaze and an embrace filled awareness, welcome, and love. Current research is shedding more light on the amazing intelligence and capacities of the newborn, and on the decisive influence of her earliest experiences. Natural birth provides an immediate opportunity for bonding, without interference by anaesthesia, hospital routines, or unneeded surgery and recuperation. The Birth Center prepares and safeguards that unique space of bonding between parents and their newborn, both at birth and in the following weeks.

Our comprehensive prenatal program supports mothers to make optimal decisions for their own and their baby's heath. Only two babies have been born at low birth weight with the Birth Center in the past twelve years, while more than one in ten babies in Taos County are born at low birth weight. We hope you will choose to support our midwives in providing families with such comprehensive and compassionatel maternity services. To make a tax-deductible donation of any size please Click here. You may also send a check to the Northern NM Birth Center at 1331 Maestas Road, Taos, NM 87571.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sophia Vianne Johnson


Sydney and Drew Johnson welcomed the most beautiful baby girl on November 30th at 3:09 am. The baby was born in the water and was a perfect, gentle birth. Drew caught the baby. Big sister was excited and adorable as her sister was born! Sophia Vianne Johnson weighed 8 lbs 3ozs. Congratulations to the growing family!




Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kianna Sophia Gutierrez


Claudia Gutierrez gave birth peacefully and extremely gently in the water of our birthing tubs at the center on November 22nd at 4:53 pm. She was well supported by the father of the baby Mario and her mother and grandmother. Four generations of women! Kianna Sophia weighed 7 lbs 5 ozs and was 20 3/4" long!
Way to go Claudia!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nickolas Daniel Gomez


Michelle Gia, from Taos Pueblo, and Antonio Gomez welcomed their third child (all born at the birth center) this morning after a quick labor. Nickolas Daniel Gomez was born at 9:12 am on November 17th. He weighed 6 lbs 10 ozs. He came out ready to meet the world! Older sisters Divine and Aniesa welcomed her (Aniesa was born in the Pink Room just two years ago!). She had a great birth team, one we would welcome back any time!

Zirk Montino Weil



"Throughout our long and arduous labor all the midwives at the Northern New
Mexico Birth Center provided amazing personal care, love and support. This
ultimately resulted in the miraculous birth of our beloved son Zirk Montino
Weil. Thank you for helping us achieve the natural birth we desired. Tons of
love and gratitude from the Weil family.

Zirk Montino Weil was born November 4, 2010 in the wee hours of the morning at 2:09 am. He weighed 7 lbs 7 ozs. What a fantastic and surprising birth!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Family Portrait Day


The Northern NM Birth Center will sponsor a benefit Family and Baby Photo Portrait event on the weekend of November 6th and 7th at the Birth Center. Professional photographers will capture the beauty of your family, with two affordable packages of prints at $75 and $125. Backdrops will include a decorated Christmas tree or a plain backdrop. Prints will be ready in time for the holidays. Limited slots available, pre-registration required. Please call the Center at 758-1216 for more information and to register.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Owen Thomas Mallwitz



Kendra Reardon and Matthew Mallwitz welcomed their baby after heroic efforts last night at 11:15 pm, October 17, 2010. Owen Thomas Mallwitz weighed 7 lbs 7 ounces and was a vigorous and vocal baby! Congratulations to you both - Kendra! You have our absolute admiration. Wow!




Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ramona Sparrow Murphree
















Little Ramona Sparrow was born this morning at 9:58 in the pink room. Her parents, Shira Johnson and Jarrod Murphree welcomed their daughter with delight. She weighs 5 pounds 12 ounces and is already a champion nurser! Grandparents, great grandmother, and friends arrived from all parts of the country to bestow love and best wishes on this happy threesome. Congratulations Shira and Jarrod, she's lovely!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Anani Little Fyre Alire



Sweet Madeline Hardaway and her partner Damien Alire welcomed their long awaited daughter Anani Little Fyre at home this afternoon, October 8th at 2:59! Wow! What an experience - and what incredible work by Mady! Many siblings of Mady, and her loving mother, Rachael, welcomed little baby Anani! She weighed exactly 7 lbs!! There is no shortage of baby-holding arms in this household!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Richard Arthur Duran III



Beautiful baby boy "Richard Arthur Duran III" was born this morning at 7:16 October 5, 2010 to Erika Trujillo and her husband Richard Duran!
He weighs 5 lbs 7.5 ozs and has a most adorable older sister Danielle! His mom was ecstatic and loved the natural birth. She felt great and was up and about in no time!
We are very proud of you Erika!

























Friday, October 1, 2010

Kodiak Turbo Bonanza Sporrong Ristow


"He came with the Wind" Kodiak Turbo Bonanza Sporrong Ristow was born on a windy night! He has been much anticipated and arrived at 2:12 am at September 28th! He is very beautiful and very loved! He weighed 7 lbs 9 ozs. We will miss the regular visits of this great couple: Christian Ristow and Christina Sporrong!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Moses Arrow Rivera White


A harvest moon was shining it's brightest when labor pains began in the wee hours of the morning on September 24th.
Erin Merriman and Casey White are the delighted new parents of this beautiful boy, Moses Arrow Rivera White. Moses was born at 6 minutes after noon in a cozy earthship perched on the wide mesa of Taos. He weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces and is 21 inches long. What a wonder and a blessing!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Kristin and Brandon birth at home


Hummingbirds swirled around the house as the sun set on September 17th, coyotes called in the distance.
Kristen and Brandon Swim welcomed their beautiful daughter into the world last night at 10:03. She weighs 6 pounds 15 ounces and is 20 inches long. We are delighted to meet this little one and so happy for our dear friends, Kristen and Brandon... a home birth set in the hills of Arroyo Hondo, hidden by the juniper and pine.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Anouk Lavender Lee



This adorable baby girl, Anouk Lavender Lee was born Sunday night, September 12th at 6:17 pm. Her parents, Stella Kae and Karl Lee were overjoyed and her older sister Sakura welcomed her with her whole self! Anouk weighed 7 lbs 9 ozs and looks just like her papa and his papa too!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Homebirth in Dixon


This vocal and chunky baby boy (yet unnamed) was born to Maggie and Aaron Greenwald of Dixon, New Mexico this afternoon at 1:49 pm, September 13. Incredible - stunning work by Maggie and sweet support from Aaron. The river, the garden, the trees and the mountains focused Maggie on the work in front of her. Wow! He weighs 9 lbs 6 ozs!
Maggie was thrilled and so happy for her homebirth!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Autumn Grace



Sweet Autum Grace was born at 10:03 pm Tuesday evening, September 7, 2010. Alicia and Jeff Huck were thrilled to welcome their third baby and second VBAC! It was a beautiful labor with smiles and excitement. Autumn weighed 8 lbs 13.5 ozs and is very loved by her older brother Ashton!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sweet Pea



A beautiful little girl was born to Nina Chesakov and Jay Wood of Two Peaks on August 23rd at 8:45 p.m. in the green room! She weighed 7 pounds 13.5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Nina and Jay are still deciding on a name as we post this. Congratulations to all three of you!

Friday, August 27, 2010

From Colorado to Taos!




Congratulations to our Colorado couple, Shannon and Cody Williams, who gave birth to lovely Fynley Orabeth Williams at 6:52 a.m. on August 19th. Grandmother Janelle was at the birth as well!

Fynley weighed 6 pounds 7.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. All our love to your new family!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Annual Gala Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser!

The Northern New Mexico Birth Center announces its Eighth Annual Gala Auction and Dinner, this year to be held at the San Geronimo Lodge on Wednesday, September 15.

5:00 Silent Auction begins with wine & hors d'ouerves
7:00 Dinner & Live Auction

We will have an enticing array of fine art, jewelry, services, and live auction items. Artists represented include Erin Currier, Jeralyn Lujan Lucero, Kimberly Webber, Tom Noble, Ann Huston, Leandro Rodriguez, Leigh Gusterson, Jonathan Warm Day, Doug West, Paul Pascarella, Lenny Foster, Geraint Smith, Ludmila Lupokhova, Derek Hart, Joan Norris, Pamela Pereyra and many more.

Reserve your tickets today, don't miss this sell out event!

Proceeds support the provision of exceptional prenatal, birth, postpartum, and well-woman care to the families of Northern New Mexico. For more information, to donate items, or to purchase tickets, please call the Center at 758-1216.


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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Christina Alanna Gutierrez


We are pleased to announce the birth of Christina Alanna Gutierrez on August 22 at 1:22 a.m. to Amanda Archuleta and Eric Juventine (Juvi) Gutierrez of Llano Quemado. Grandmothers Christa and Roxanne were both present.

Christina was born in the pink room and weighted 6 pounds 8 oz. She was 19 inches long. Her big brother AJ was born in the same room 2 1/2 years ago and is thrilled with his new sister!

Welcome Christina!