Category Archive: Healthy Birth Workshop

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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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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A Packed Month of Workshops

Choices in Childbirth hosted two concurrent All About Birth workshops last Thursday night. At the 14th St. Y, a crowd of expecting moms and dads gathered for our once-a-year workshop, Men & Birth, facilitated by Mary Esther Malloy of Mindful Birth NY. And across town, […]

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CiC Interview with author Josh Levs on Fatherhood

Along with the rest of the country, CiC celebrates Father’s Day in June. This month we will host our annual Men & Birth, ushering in a wave of soon-to-be dads with inspiring stories and tips. We also celebrate the many acts of advocacy taking place to […]

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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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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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Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding & A Healthy Pregnancy

Mary Esther Malloy of Mindful Birth NY facilitated CiC’s recent workshop, Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding & A Healthy Pregnancy, at Explore + Discover Early Learning Center. Mary Esther lead expecting parents in a conversation about cleaner, healthier living and the steps expecting parents […]

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