Category Archive: Home Birth

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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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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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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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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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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“So Seamless” – Choosing to Birth at Home

We opened this year’s season of Healthy Birth Workshops with a full room of first and second time parents-to-be, gathered to learn more about home birth. While some were already planning to give birth at home, many more were there with questions, wondering whether home […]

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