Category Archive: Cesarean

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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Mommybites Features Choices in Childbirth’s advocacy work

The following article by Choices in Childbirth was featured on Mommybites today.  Preventing First Caesareans: Guidelines You Can Discuss with Your Doctor or Midwife Many pregnant women are concerned about the high rate of cesareans, and with good reason. One in three women in the United […]

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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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Mother’s Day Feature: The 4th Trimester

This week is the last of our Mother’s Day Blog Series. Deb Flashenberg, owner of the Prenatal Yoga Center in Manhattan, and mother of two, shares some tips for helping new moms take care of themselves postnatally.  The 4th Trimester: Making the Choice for Self Care […]

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What to Know About VBAC & Cesarean Birth

Thursday night’s All About Birth workshop brought together some of New York’s most respected and experienced providers of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and family-centered cesarean birth. The night also featured three inspiring stories of birth by moms and their partners. Representatives of ICAN of […]

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Preventing First Cesareans- Consumer Statement

Many expectant parents are concerned about the high rate of cesareans. Indeed, they have reason for concern. One in three women in the United States (32.8%) now give birth by cesarean, and the dramatic rise in the cesarean rate has not improved outcomes for women […]

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Cesarean—Not Just a Surgery

By Michele Demont In the US, one in three mothers will give birth by cesarean section. Chances are you have had one or know someone who has.  There are varied reactions after having a cesarean birth – some are grateful, some indifferent, others loved it, […]

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