Friday, December 23, 2011

James William Gonzales Jr

A beautiful son was born to Valerie Hernandez and J.J. Gonzales this morning, December 23rd, at 9:32. James William Gonzales Jr (also to be called J.J.) weighs 10 pounds 2 ounces and has beautiful black hair. Congratulations and Merry Christmas to everyone in this large and loving family! Grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins were at the Birth Center this morning giving their support to this young couple and a loving welcome to J.J.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jaxon Thomas Tafoya

We are so pleased for this wonderful Taos Canyon farming family! Erika Denbo and Andy Tafoya welcomed their son Jaxon on December 1st. Jaxon weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces at birth. He's a big, strong boy now at three weeks and gives his mom and dad great pleasure.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lilly Julianna Cynthia Slater

Little Lilly came into the world with the sunrise on Sunday morning at 7:14, a wonderful gift to her parents, Jessica Ulecka and Josh Slater. Lilly weighed 6 pounds 5.5 ounces. She's a sweetheart, and a great nurser! Welcome Lilly!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cassandra and J.R have a baby!

This new family sure has something to be grateful for! They have a new insanely adorable son. Cassandra Keyes and J.R. Logan welcomed Waylon Roger Logan weighing 6 lbs 15 ozs on the 17th of November! We are beyond proud of you Cassie. You did the impossible! With love, your Midwives

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Yenisel Jimenez Renteria

Yenisel was born 9 minutes from the full moon today, November 10, 2011, at 1:25 p.m. She is welcomed by her loving parents, Josefina and Jorge Jimenez, sister Sandra, brother Jorgito, and Aunt Irma.
This darling little one weighs 6 pounds 11 ounces. She is quiet and contented and we just loved being there for her birth! Bienvenida Yenisel!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Raconda and Dan Steele's Homebirth

On October 2nd at 1:40 am, Raconda and Dan and their three beautiful daughters welcomed their fourth baby and sister! Joelle Aven Steele weighed 7lbs 3 ozs. Her family welcomed the newest member at home. We are very proud of you Raconda! What a lovely birth!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cedar Dre Cornelius Riegel

Shenoa and Eric Riegel have a brand new son, Cedar Dre Cornelius Riegel, born on the first of October at 1:17 in the afternoon. Cedar weighed 7 pounds 10.5 ounces and was 21 inches long.
It was a joyous and wonderful birth, and we visited a lot of Taos over the course of it! Thanks to all three of you for being in this world.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ricco George Romero

Ricco's birth was a fast one, and a week before expected! His parents, Elena Carabajal and Ricco Romero of Arroyo Hondo, had a rather exciting drive to the Birth Center this morning. Ricco was born at 7:26, weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces. Big sister, Monet, loves her baby brother and held him right away. A huge gathering of family came to meet this new son...aunts, uncles, grandparents and greatgrandmother all showed for the welcoming party. Much love to all of you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A little brother for Adrian

Jennifer Drake and Daniel Feinberg had a handsome, healthy baby boy at home yesterday. Their new son was born at 3:04 a.m. on September 27th and weighed 7 pounds 9.5 ounces. Big brother Adrien, age 7, has happily welcomed his little brother.
What an exciting home birth for everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Esai Mateo Aristaeus Spitzig

Melanie Kirby and Mark Spitzig of Truchas are thrilled to meet their second little one born at the Birth Center, a new son! Born at 3:57 on the morning of September 21st and weighing 8 pounds 9.5 ounces, Esai is healthy and hearty. Congratulations to this family of bee keepers, and what a glorious night we all had!

Miceala Emma Bernal

Such a fast birth...we had our running shoes on! Miceala Emma Bernal was born at 1:46 in the morning on September 21st to her proud and happy parents, Alisha and Joe Bernal. Weighing in at 7 pounds 2 ounces, Miss Miceala was happy to begin nursing as soon as she came out. Alisha's first baby was also born at the birth center, and we're planning to bring her with us for our next radio show. Congratulations!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ellis Anne Livingston

Congratulations to Dorothy Forbes and Aaron Livingston on the birth of their daughter, Ellis Anne Livingston! Ellis was born September 3rd in the pink room. This little one was 7 pounds 9.5 ounces at birth and was born in the caul. Today at the two week visit, we found Ellis thriving and her parents tired and happy. What a great family!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Little Ricky born in Black Lake hail storm

It was a rainy night, with plenty of hail that covered the ground until it looked like snow, when Ricardo Marcos Tafoya was born, September 8th at 6:24 in the evening. The sixth homebirth for Ricky and Beth Tafoya in Black Lake, and ...yes...a boy!! Little Ricardo weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and has 5 older sisters, all ready to hold him and touch his soft cheeks. Pouring out our love to this beautiful family, thank you Beth and (big) Ricky for an exciting and fulfilling day today!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kindra and John Welch

Kindra and John Welch gave birth to a Liam Terry Welch Curry on August 14th at 3:29 am in the water at the Birth Center! Liam was born in the same room as his older sister! He weighed 8 lbs and 6 ozs! Way to go Kindra!taa daaa!....Liam Terry Welch Curry, born 3:29 am Aug 14, 2011 at Northern NM Midwifery Center, 8lb 6 oz

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Nicole DeMaret and Clark Case

An insanely beautiful birth this morning at 11:34. This little boy, who looks exactly like his papa, weighs 7 lbs 8ozs, and is alert and curious. Nicole and Clark are from Dixon. We wish you so well Nicole and Clark, what amazing work you accomplished this quiet night!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Elizabeth Gilmore Memorial Celebration

Elizabeth Gilmore Memorial Celebration, Sept 24th in Taos, New Mexico

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There will be a Memorial Celebration of the life and work of Elizabeth Gilmore held in Taos, New Mexico on Saturday September 24th from 1pm to 4pm. It will be held in the grass courtyard on the south side of the Sagebrush Inn, you can enter the courtyard directly from the South end of their parking lot.

Anyone who would like to help with preparations, has photos etc. can contact Midwife Kiersten Figurski preferably by email: By phone to the Birth Center @ 575 758 1216

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the National College of Midwifery, 209 State Rd 240, Taos, NM 87571. The College is tax exempt and donations will be recognized.

There are some discounted rooms available from two vendors:

Comfort Suites (60) (right next to the Sagebrush) – All Suite hotel with one king and one queen, mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. A deluxe continental breakfast is included each morning. Comfort Suites is located in the same parking lot as the Sagebrush Inn. $89.00 To make reservations at the Comfort Suites, please call 1-888-751-1555 and refer to the “Gilmore Celebration.”

Quality Inn (99) – One King or two queens, microwave, mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. A full cook to order breakfast is included each morning. $79.00 To make reservations at the Quality Inn, please call 1-800-845-0648 and refer to the “Gilmore Celebration.”

It is a busy tourist time in Taos, the Fall Arts Festival will be happening. Other links for housing are:

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Carl Gilmore, family and friends

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ava Natalah Cohn

What Annalise Zosel and Murray Cohn of El Prado thought would be just a quick trip to Texas, turned into an early birth experience and the arrival of their daughter, Ava Natalah Cohn. Ava came into the world on July 4th weighing 5 pounds 6.7 ounces. Her big brother Elijah welcomed her with delight! We're sorry to have missed your birth, Ava, but are soooo glad to meet you.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Rosalind Leah Margaret Molla

This darling little one was born July 27th to Jessica Hayden and Chris Molla, weighing 6 pounds 12 ounces. Her parents are totally in love with their little girl. We'll miss you all when you move to your new home in Tucson, and sure hope you'll come back for a visit now and then!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Joah James Tisdel

Here's what Kyle says, "Here are a handful of photos from Joah's birth yesterday -- a magical and transformative experience to say the least. Although we needed to be in the hospital for the birth (as opposed to at home as we planned), it was truly an incredible constellation of people. A dear family friend, Shanti -- who has known Dillon since birth -- was the OB in charge, and we also had two of our beloved midwives also attend. In the end, we were able to have a water birth in the hospital -- the first one ever in Taos. We are now all happy and at home."

Joah James Tisdel was born at 5:30 pm on Saturday July 30th in the water to Dillon and Kyle Tisdel. He is 6 lbs 6 ozs of pure cuteness. It was such a blessed and perfect experience, even with the change in plans. Again and again we see that Taos is the best place in the world to have a baby!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Kimberly Marie Rodrigues

Nadine Rascon and Luis Rodriques welcomed their sweet baby girl, Kimberly Marie Rodrigues this morning at 6:03. The beauty of her strength, combined with the sun coming up, the birds beginning to sing and the birth of the little girl was stunning. Kimberly weighs 7 lbs 9 ozs, and is 20 inches long. What a wonderful family and loving support she had all night from her mom and sister!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sophia Renee Martinez

Congratulations to Eileen Voigt and Mike Martinez on their newest baby, Sophia Renee, born VERY quickly on July 24th at 10:11 p.m. Sophia weighed 5 pounds 11.5 ounces and came with very little notice. Her dad, Mark, caught her (at the Birth Center) after a fast drive from Arroyo Hondo. In the family photo above: cousin Mariah, Grandma Faby, big sister Faith, Eileen with Sophia, big sister Delilah and big brother Joseph.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Born on Blueberry Hill

Ready to be born, with no time to spare, this handsome baby boy came into the world at 7:55 a.m. on July 23rd. His parents, Azalea Gusterson and Ra pulled over to the side of the road on Blueberry Hill for the very rapid birth. Safe and sound, along with big brother Koi, the family arrived at the birth center just 15 minutes later. Whew! This healthy boy weighs 7 pounds 3 ounces. We love you guys and are so happy to welcome your new son.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Milån born!

Congratulations to Rose Carp and Luís Vega on the birth of their very handsome son, Milán VegaVergara. Milán was born July 14th and weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces. He is 22 inches long. We are so happy to share in the joy of this beautiful new family in Dixon!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Teya Grace Rose

Teya Grace arrived at 2:33 a.m. on Monday 7-11-11, weighing 7.11 pounds & 20 1/4 inches tall. She was welcomed into this world by her loving papa, Brandon Rose and by Anika Solari! Lots of love to this growing family!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beautiful Leona Sky

Congratulations and lots of love to Kathleen Chambers and John Hesse of Santa Fe for the birth of their little girl, Leona Sky Hesse on May 10th, 2011 at 1:38 p.m. Leona weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. We are so proud of you, Kathleen!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Midnight's a girl!

Taken by surprise, Ashlie Swendsrud and Dylan Owens of Santa Fe with big sister Vanessa Swensrud welcomed their healthy baby girl last night at 11:57. An ultrasound they had had in Santa Fe said it would be a boy! This alert and darling little one weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. Thanks so much for choosing to birth with us in Taos!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jeannie and Burch had their baby!

Congratulations to Jeannie, Burch and Adelaide Driver on the birth of their baby girl. We are so happy for you all! This darling little one was born in the green room last night, July 1st, at 10:01, weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces. Her name has yet to be confirmed as this blog goes to press. Way to go Jeannie!