Category Archive: VBAC

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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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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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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Choosing Doula Care: Is it Right for You?

On a rainy Wednesday night in trendy Greenpoint, Brooklyn, CiC hosted a brand new Healthy Birth Workshop, “Choosing Doula Care: Is it Right For You?” at Caribou Baby. The workshop was developed in anticipation of the launch of the New York City Doula Report: Advancing […]

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Preventing First Cesareans- Consumer Statement

Many expectant parents are concerned about the high rate of cesareans. Indeed, they have reason for concern. One in three women in the United States (32.8%) now give birth by cesarean, and the dramatic rise in the cesarean rate has not improved outcomes for women […]

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Workshop Wrap-Up: VBAC and Cesarean Birth

CIC’s Healthy Birth Choices Workshops on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) and Cesarean Birth are often particularly personal and powerful. Every expectant or prospective mom in the audience has either faced or is facing a birth which did not go the way she had hoped. […]

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A Victory for VBAC: ACOG revises its position

Advocates of women’s rights and maternity care activists are celebrating today as The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announces its revised position on Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC).  After a longstanding position designed to bar women from attempting a vaginal birth after a […]

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