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Do you know all of your childbirth options so that you can make the decisions that are right for you and your family?Read more
Have you signed up for a childbirth education class, read any pregnancy and birthing books, watched documentaries yet? Get a sense of what birth options are available to you.Read more
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the birth information? Start with these 5 steps to guide you through the process of making your decisions.Read more
Have you decided on your birth team? Use our provider network to find the best possible match for you.Read more
Where will you feel best supported and safest birthing? Start here to explore to your personal philosophy and vision for your birth.Read more
Have you researched different labor coping strategies and pain management techniques? Use our provider directory to explore a birth doula, learn about epidurals and learn what feels right for you.Read more
What are the ways you want to bond and care for your baby immediately after birth? Learn more from our professionals.Read more
Do you want to make sure you have support for breastfeeding? Read our stories and find providers that can help with any of your questions or challenges.Read more
Have you remembered to plan good care techniques for yourself? Learn more on how new moms find ways to connect with other new moms and birth professionals to get the support they need in the early weeks.Read more
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CiC is recognized as a local and national leader in the maternity care field,
known pioneering policy work, behavioral change efforts, and deep connections
with consumers and the birth field. CiC advocates to local leaders, policy makers,
and healthcare providers to ensure accessible, culturally competent and
evidence-based maternity care services.
On October 3, Choices in Childbirth kicked off National Midwifery Week at the 13th annual Miles For Midwives 5K Family Fun Run and Birth Fair in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. With your help and participation, this collaboration between CiC and the NYC Midwives was a huge success! A record amount of fundraising occurred, which will help advance midwifery services in NYC and support CiC’s upcoming policy report, “Midwifery Matters in New York: Realizing the Affordable Care Act through the Midwifery Model of Care.”
Can a midwife administer pain medications during labor? Midwives who attend births in hospitals are able to order pain medication for clients in labor. What types of pain relief are available may vary, so it is important to ask your midwife what s/he can offer you. If you are planning to birth at home or in...Read more
Each year Choices in Childbirth publishes a free educational publication packed with essential contacts, resources and information to help women make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth.
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