Archive: Oct 2015

Preparing for Birth: Childbirth Education in NYC

Thursday night CiC hosted its “Preparing for Birth: Childbirth Education in NYC” workshop for dozens of expecting parents. Facilitators Milon Nagi and Bonu deCaires did a bang up job of helping curate a panel of new moms and expert childbirth educators from different fields. We’re […]

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Exploring Birth Options Around New York

Our policy & research team recently returned from a week-long trip across the state gathering information for Choices in Childbirth’s upcoming report, Midwifery Matters in New York. The trip provided an informative peek into families’ birth options in and around Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse.  In all, the […]

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Ask the Midwife: EFM in labor

My hospital uses intermittent electronic fetal monitoring (20 minutes on, 40 minutes off). I’m concerned about not having much freedom of movement and suffering from pain or discomfort during the time I’m on EFM. Can I refuse this? What do you think about EFM? I’m […]

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First Ever “Preventing First Cesareans” Workshop

Last night was one of our most inspiring nights of birth stories; we held our first ever presentation of “Preventing First Cesareans” for a crowd at the 14th St. Y. Choices in Childbirth was inspired to put on this evening because there is a national […]

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