Category Archive: Midwifery

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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Ask the Midwife: How can I avoid an episiotomy during birth?

“How can I avoid an episiotomy during birth?” Today an episiotomy is no longer a routine procedure – thank goodness – but is performed for cause. Some reasons include a tight perineum which prevents the baby’s head from distending the perineum, prior scarring of the […]

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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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