Category Archive: Reproductive Rights

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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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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Disruptive Innovation in Childbirth Care

Reposted from the September 16, 2015 edition of Disruptive Women in Health Care In considering what to write for Disruptive Women in Health Care, I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of disruption juxtaposed with the experience of birth and the US maternity care system. […]

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Embodied Herstories

Choices in Childbirth had the opportunity to collaborate with Mamas of Color Rising in organizing a special event to work towards birth justice and equity. The leadership of midwifery organizations and birth advocates from around the country gathered in New York City for an intimate weekend of reflection on and […]

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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 Supports “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015”

Choices in Childbirth strongly supports the “Improving Access to Maternity Care Act of 2015,” bipartisan legislation introduced in Congress on March 3, 2015 to identify and remedy shortages in maternity care providers. The bill (S. 628/ HR 1209) was introduced by Senators Mark Kirk(R-IL) and […]

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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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