Breath of My Heart Birthplace is a non-profit Licensed Freestanding Birth Center and full scope midwifery practice.

Our name comes from the Tewa language, “Navi pin haa un mu,” meaning “you are the breath of my heart.” A term of endearment for a beloved child. Please visit our Support Breath of My Heart page to find out more about our history and vision for our community.

In Light Of the COVID-19 health emergency

Dear community,

We wanted to share what we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID19 and stay active as a clinic during this occurrence. For the latest updates weekly please visit us on Facebook @BMHBirthplace. We are deeply committed to continuing to serve our community/clients and keeping Breath of My Heart a safe place to be. In order to do this we must take precautions to avoid contamination in the clinic space and keep our staff healthy so that we can remain in service. Here are some changes that you should know about when you plan to visit the clinic:


  • Monday Walk-in clinic day will now require appointments, although these can be made same-day
  • Only one client will be admitted to the clinic at any one time
  • We will leave a 15 min gap between appointments so that staff can completely disinfect all patient use areas before another client is admitted 
  • We are observing social distancing practices so there will be minimal staff on-site at any one time: only those necessary to provide direct care. 

New clients:

  • We are currently accepting clients for both Home and Birth Center births up to 38 weeks of pregnancy.
  • We will call you to do a phone screening prior to coming in for a consult, initial visit or tour of the facility.
  • Under some circumstances we may ask you to perform a self-isolation or do remote visits prior to initiating in-person care to minimize risk of spread of infection. 
  • If you are considering transferring care to us, please contact us as soon as possible as we have a limit to the number of births we can do in a given month. 

Established clients:

  • Expect a phone call from one of the BMH midwives to explain procedures on how we will do on-going screening of clients for illness or infection risk
  • You may request remote visits if you feel uncomfortable coming into the clinic or believe you may have been exposed to COVID19. 
  • Midwives are still remaining on-call 24/7 for clients and are happy to answer your questions and provide support.

Food bank update:

We are so happy with the response that has occurred to our food distribution through the Food Depot. We are needing to make some adjustments during the extenuating circumstances of the COVID19 outbreak. We are making efforts to slow the flow of people through our space so we are offering curbside pick up of food boxes. Please contact the office to be added to our text message notification list. We will send notification when food boxes are ready for pickup.