In April 2014, The Birth Center at Southwest CARE opened their doors! The birth center is part of the Southwest Care Center non-profit organization that has historically served the HIV and Hepatitis C population and has more recently expanded to include family medicine and women’s health. The company is pleased to offer another birthing option to Santa Fe women in a community that up until now has had only hospital and home birth as available choices for birth.
The center is staffed by two Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM), Maite Redondo Cladera and Lori Pearson Kramer. Maite was formerly employed as a Nurse Practitioner and CNM at La Familia Medical Center in Santa Fe, and was the first midwife to secure privileges at St. Vincent Hospita back in 2008. She is now the Associate Director of the birth center and has been instrumental in creating and implementing the vision. Lori was working as a CNM in Las Vegas, NM and had a small home-birth practice prior to the center’s opening.