Category Archive: Natural Birth

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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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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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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Birth Team: Who Do You Really Want at Your Birth?

Last week CiC hosted its Healthy Birth Choices Workshop, Birth Team: Who Do You Really Want at Your Birth?, for expecting women and partners. Facilitator Shara Frederick reminded the audience that what often strikes parents after they give birth is that it’s “not about what happens at birth, but […]

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ACOG/SMFM Consensus Statement: Recognizing Birthing Centers As An Answer

A new consensus statement by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists, recognizes that women need to have a wide range of options in childbirth, ranging from out-of-hospital births with midwives for women at low-risk of complications to […]

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New Research: Doula Support Reduces Odds of Cesarean Section by 40%

A new study entitled “Doula Care, Birth Outcomes, and Costs Among Medicaid Beneficiaries” was released online last week in the American Journal of Public Health and is creating quite a stir within the childbirth community nationwide.  Paired with National Birth Center Study II, released last month […]

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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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