Category Archive: Choices

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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Ask the Midwife: Can a midwife do my well-woman care?

“Can a midwife do my well-woman care after I give birth?” Yes! Midwives, who have been certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and licensed by New York State, can provide well-woman care throughout the lifespan. A midwife is a good choice for both young […]

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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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All About Birth in Inwood

Last night, Choices in Childbirth hosted its first All About Birth workshop in Inwood. A packed room gathered at Dichter Pharmacy & Soda Shoppe for the topic, “Comfort & Coping Options in Birth”, facilitated by Laure Sinnhuber-Giles. We welcomed a tremendous panel of speakers, including […]

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Choices in Childbirth Workshop with Ancient Song Doulas

Choices in Childbirth ran its popular “How to Have a Great Hospital Birth” workshop at Ancient Song Doula Services in Brooklyn this week. Newly trained doulas were invited to listen to a panel of moms, midwives and doulas on how birth workers can support an […]

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CiC at American Public Health Association Conference

Nan Strauss presented three posters at the annual APHA conference in Chicago this week. Nan is spreading the word about our work on community-based doula programs, advancing the goals of the Affordable Care Act through doula care, and the All About Birth workshops run by […]

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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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