Archive: Mar 2015

Birth Team: Who Do You Really Want at Your Birth?

Last week CiC hosted its Healthy Birth Choices Workshop, Birth Team: Who Do You Really Want at Your Birth?, for expecting women and partners. Facilitator Shara Frederick reminded the audience that what often strikes parents after they give birth is that it’s “not about what happens at birth, but […]

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Access to Doula Care is a Public Health Issue For All

Michele Giordano Executive Director, Choices in Childbirth This week is World Doula Week, and Choices in Childbirth is thrilled that doula care is gaining more traction and visibility across the country, even receiving recent national media attention in The New York Times article Doulas, A […]

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Mother-Friendly PSA in the Form of a Button

Choices in Childbirth spoke with the two Brooklyn-based parents behind Mommy Belly Buttons. Liem and Downy came up with their adorable buttons to allow public transit passengers to easily recognize if another passenger is pregnant. “Just pin the button on your belly and let your baby speak for […]

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CiC Supports “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015”

Choices in Childbirth strongly supports the “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015,” bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress on March 3, 2015 to identify and remedy shortages in maternity care providers. The bill (S. 628/ HR 1209) was introduced by Senators Mark Kirk(R-IL) and […]

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ACOG/SMFM Consensus Statement: Recognizing Birthing Centers As An Answer

A new consensus statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, recognizes that women need to have a wide range of options in childbirth, ranging from out-of-hospital births with midwives for women at low-risk of complications to […]

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February Workshop: How to Have A Great Hospital Birth

  On February 26, Choices in Childbirth hosted its perennially popular workshop, How to Have a Great Hospital Birth, with facilitator Tanya Wills of Manhattan Birth. As always, the workshop centered on the powerful stories of moms and their partners who recently gave birth in New York […]

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