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1312 E. Rio Grande Ave.

El Paso, Texas 79902

Phone 915-308-5000

Fax 915-603-4411

Open by Appointment Only


"We support women’s informed choices regardless where or with whom they desire to birth" 

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Welcome to ​
El Paso's Finest Birth Center & Maternity Services

Our mission is to offer education and resources to help families make informed choices, and to build a community of strong, confident families.
Birth Suites


Our beautiful, comfortable birth suites are available for women who prefer an alternative to hospital or home birth with our licensed professional midwives. We encourage the mother to follow her instincts by laboring in private, walking, using the tub, eat and drink as needed, listen to music, and take an active part in all decision making thought the birth process.



Doulas are professionally trained in childbirth to provide information, education, emotional and physical support to a birthing woman throughout the birth process.

The use of doulas in labor & delivery has proven to be a very powerful force. It drastically reduces interventions and helps women and their families feel more empowered, no matter what birth plan the have!



Our licensed El Paso midwives support the natural physiological process of pregnancy and birth with as little intervention as possible. They focus on “woman center care” that provides each of their clients with individualized education, counseling, and care though out pregnancy, labor and birth and the postpartum time. They support the idea that women are capable of making the appropriate choices for themselves and their baby with a “true informed consent”.



We are here to help you in bonding with your newborn through breastfeeding. Certified Lactation Counselors and breastfeeding peer counselors offer prenatal breastfeeding classes and postpartum support.

*Breastfeeding Boot Camp Class

*Breastfeeding Basics Class

*Here to Help: Free breastfeeding &   postpartum guidance

Childbirth Educators


Our educators will help you prepare for what you can expect during your pregnancy, labor, birth and more. We offer the following variety of philosophies and approaches to prenatal classes:

*Hypnobabies Series

*The Birthing Body: Techniques for a   medication-free labor

*Birth Boot Camp

*Mind Body Birth: Preparing your mind   and body for an empowering birth

Wellness & Fun


At the Retreat Maternity Resource Center, our team of skilled providers are passionate about helping you enjoy this special time in your life.

Fitness instructors, counselors, music therapists, and health specialists will empower you and your family with the tools necessary for a smooth transition into parenthood while talented birth photographers will capture these fleeting moments for you to treasure forever.

Lynn Arnold
Founder and Administrative/Clinical Director of The Retreat.
David Carter-Plake
Assistant Clinical Director
Annie Kuntz
Senior Midwife
Patricia Conner Gimler
Senior Midwife
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Lety Knight
Doula, Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator
& Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Rachel Curtis
Certified Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator & Certified Lactation Counselor
Stephanie Rodriguez
Postpartum Doula & Founder of Love Women Health
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Luz Chavez
Office Manager & Certified Lactation Counselor
Blanca Gonzalez
Founder of Blanca's Photos & Birth Stories - Specializing in newborns & motherhood
Hannah Lozada
Founder of True Story Creative Photography
Corinne Richards
Board Certified Music Therapist & Founder of Richards Music Therapy Services
Amy & Paul Sunseri
Essential Oil and Natural Product Educators
Carmen Vargas
Certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor & Health Coach
Mariaelena Knight
Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Anger Resolution Therapist - of Mano a Mano Family Services
Gabriel Beltran
Licensed Massage Therapist & Founder of Desert Sol Massage
Marilu Aleman
Certified Yoga Instructor
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