Birthing In Times of Coronavirus

May 10, 2020

5/9, Alb.--"I was mindful that my eyes were giving her lots of feedback because she couldn't see my face otherwise."--Abigail Lanin Eaves

Abigail Lanin Eaves


"I realized just how important it was for us to really soften our eyes and think about the expressions that we make when we smile.....I realized there how important the non-verbal cues are." Eaves, the Director of Dar A Luz, a birthing center in Albuquerque, has developed a new dimension to coaching of birthing mothers because of constraints from wearing masks. She talks about leading a life-affirming medical facility during  times that are medically un-certain.