Category Archive: Doulas

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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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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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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September All About Birth Workshops

September has been another busy workshop month. On the 10th, CiC led another version of “How to Have a Great Hospital Birth” at Wild Was Mama in Brooklyn. Chris McCloskey, CNM and Morgane Richardson, DONA both presented helpful information for new moms and partners to […]

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Disruptive Innovation in Childbirth Care

Reposted from the September 16, 2015 edition of Disruptive Women in Health Care In considering what to write for Disruptive Women in Health Care, I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of disruption juxtaposed with the experience of birth and the US maternity care system. […]

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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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Embodied Herstories

Choices in Childbirth had the opportunity to collaborate with Mamas of Color Rising in organizing a special event to work towards birth justice and equity. The leadership of midwifery organizations and birth advocates from around the country gathered in New York City for an intimate weekend of reflection on and […]

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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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