Category Archive: Birth Center

What Do You Think Is Most Important For Your Pregnancy Care?

Help us tell the story of what maternity care is really like for women across New York State! Share your experience by taking our online survey about childbirth care experiences, preferences, and choices. As part of our project exploring midwifery options in New York, we […]

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Birth centers can give women a new choice

Michele Giordano and Nan Strauss wrote an op-ed in today’s amNY about the push to increase the number of birth centers in the state of New York. “Birth centers have not been able to keep up with demand. Women in New York State are seeking alternatives […]

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Screening of The Mama Sherpas

CiC hosted a screening of The Mama Sherpas, a film by Brigid Maher, with executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein who are best known for The Business of Being Born, and more recently Breastmilk. Thanks to our collaboration with Bond Strategy and Influence, the screening […]

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Choosing A Care Provider and Birth Setting

Last night’s All About Birth Workshop was presented for an audience of New Yorkers with heaps of questions about how to plan for their births. Fortunately, a panel of experienced new parents, an expert midwife, and our facilitators Laure Sinnhuber-Giles and Annette Perel, were there […]

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Breastfeeding & Beyond

Choices in Childbirth hosted “Breastfeeding & Beyond” last night, part of our regularly scheduled All About Birth: Workshops for Expecting Parents. Internationally board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) joined a panel of three new moms for their stories of adjustment, challenges, and bonding through breastfeeding that […]

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CiC in Albany for Lobby Day

Choices in Childbirth joined the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM) in Albany on April 21st for their annual Lobby Day. This all-day event focused on securing the passage of the Midwifery Birth Center Bill (A446/S4325) which would bring more birth centers to […]

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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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Unveiling Nassau University Medical Center’s New Birthing Center

How many hospitals do you know of that offer waterbirth or fully support the midwifery model of care?  How many L&D departments are run by a chairman convinced that mother-friendly care is the gold standard that all hospitals should strive to provide to birthing women? While […]

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New Research: Doula Support Reduces Odds of Cesarean Section by 40%

A new study entitled “Doula Care, Birth Outcomes, and Costs Among Medicaid Beneficiaries” was released online last week in the American Journal of Public Health and is creating quite a stir within the childbirth community nationwide.  Paired with National Birth Center Study II, released last month […]

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Building Your Birth Team

Assembling your birth team will be one of the most important steps you take as you plan for the birth of your baby. If you aren’t convinced that your doctor or midwife shares your same birth philosophy now, you cannot expect their philosophy to match […]

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