Category Archive: Pregnancy

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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TOP 10 THINGS I WISHED I HAD REALLY KNOWN!

This blog post comes from Ilham Zoughi, Founder and CEO of Duette Foodshed, and mom of two little ones. She recently participated as a panelist for our February 11 All About Birth Workshop, “Prenatal Parenting: Practices for Better Bonding and a Healthy Pregnancy.” Her list of top […]

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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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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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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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