What’s Going on? Upcoming Events in NYC!

Advocacy, Childbirth, Events, Guide to a Healthy Birth, Midwifery


Miles for Midwives FUN-run & Birth and Wellness Fair! Saturday, October 6, 2012: Prospect Park

Join Choices in Childbirth and the NYC Midwives for the 10th Annual Miles for Midwives 5K Fun-Run and Birth & Wellness Fair. It brings together runners, families and midwifery supporters for a day devoted to maternity care improvement and community wellness.
8:30AM:  Runner/Walker Registration Opens
10:00AM:  5K Fun-Run begins 
followed by the Birth & Wellness Fair featuring free wellness activities for all ages:
*Yoga / Guided Stretches / Kids Activity Table / Face Painter* 
Click here to learn more, register, or donate! 

We are also in need of support! Email grace@choicesinchildbirth.org if you want to volunteer. 

The NEW Guide to a Healthy Birth is here!

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s local Guide has arrived! This Guide is free to the public. If you would like copies of this resource to be sent to your home, office, or community center, we ask that you please pay for the cost of shipping. Support our launch and click here to order the new guides. 

Attention Providers! GUIDE LAUNCH PARTY!!!!
Please stop by our office for an open house launch party on Wednesday, Sept 19th from 4-6pm and pick up some guides! For directions, click here

Healthy Birth Choices Workshop: Cesarean Birth and VBAC

Thursday, Sept, 20, 2012, 6:15-8:30pm, FREE
14th Street Y (344 E. 14th St, bet. 1st & 2nd aves)

Considering VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)? Thinking about giving birth by cesarean for whatever reason? Wondering what your options are? If so, please join us for and evening of inspiring birth stories and discussion on a range of issues related to cesarean birth and VBAC.  RSVP Here!

Healthy Birth Choices Workshop: Inspiring Birth Stories

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012, 6:15-8:30pm, FREE
Kids at Work, 242 West 27th Street, Suite 4A, New York, NY 10001
(Between 7th & 8th Ave.)

Find out what there is to learn from shared stories–New parents will share their birth experiences, talk about their fears, and explain how they found support and ultimately the strength within themselves to labor and birth their babies in a satisfying way. RSVP Here!

The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition

Educating a Younger Generation About Birth in the US! 

The Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition! Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein’s widely influential documentary, The Business of Being Born, has been adapted for college and university classroom viewings. Perfect for professors, librarians, and student groups!
Now you can purchase the DVD package online! $24.99 for the full digital DVD package OR $29.99 for the full hardcopy DVD package!
* Ideal for Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Public Health, American Studies, Nursing
* Accompanied by a toolkit with talking points for each discipline.  Click here to learn about the program.

Click here to Become a Healthy Birth Ambassador Today!

Join Choices in Childbirth in changing the face of maternity care in the United States. We are committed, and we know you are too. Help women know their options and their rights by donating today. Please share this link with all of your friends and family so we can create a strong, healthy birth movement!

CiC Needs YOU!

Are you feeling amped to change the face of maternity care? We are looking for volunteers to support our education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives. We are especially looking for excited volunteers with backgrounds in the following areas: marketing, social media, public relations, ad sales, video editing, and web design. Please e-mail Julia@ChoicesInChildbirth.org if you are interested.

Join our Online Mother-Friendly Provider Network!

Are you a Mother-Friendly Care Provider? Support Healthy Birth and become a sponsor of Choices in Childbirth today! Click here to get involved.

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