Erin’s Friday Grind and Upcoming CiC Events


On This Fine Friday…

Erin, CiC’s Administrative Assistant, is packing up all of this week’s orders of our free birth guide. Over one thousand copies of the national Guide to a Healthy Birth are being sent to providers, families, and conferences across the country. Erin, who came to CiC from Syracuse, New York, is a busy woman around the office these days creating nifty graphic designs and keeping us organized. Erin has also been working on the upcoming fundraising campaign that CiC will be launching in a few weeks – the 2012 Challenge! So look out for an amazing opportunity to participate in the Challenge. Erin is also a proud fan of Harry Potter, java chip coffee, Members Only jackets, and Broadway shows.  Plus, if you want to feel good about your cheesy jokes, tell them to Erin and you will surely gain some comedic confidence.

Upcoming CiC Events!

Comfort Measures/ Coping Mechanisms

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 6:15-8:30pm, FREE

14th Street Y, 344 14th Street, btwn. 1st & 2nd Aves

Are you preparing to give birth and wondering how you’ll work with contractions? Is your partner expecting and you are thinking about how you will support her in labor? Join us for a discussion on a range of labor coping strategies, between parents old and new, and the doulas and practitioners who support them. RSVP Here!

Lesbian Parenting

Tuesday, February 21, 7-9pm, FREE

Babeland, 462 Bergen Street (Flatbush/5th Ave), Brooklyn

Local midwife Boo Markus will discuss navigating the medical world as part of a lesbian couple, communication between the birth and non-birth mother, changing desires, donor dads, taboos, and more. Whether you’re a parent now or considering your options, this discussion will address your needs. This event is sponsored by Park Slope Parents. RSVP Register Now

Business Training Workshop for Pre & Post-Natal Professionals

Fundraiser for Choices in Childbirth: Uplevel Your Business

March 1st, 2012, 11am – 2pm, $40

Birth Day Presence, 580 Broadway, Suite 304 (Btwn. Prince & Houston)

Joanna Lindenbaum of Soulful Coaching is leading a special 1-time only fundraiser workshop for CiC to help build your business, expand your practice, and bring in more prosperity WITHOUT getting exhausted or drained.
Learn more about this 3-hour business training workshop here!

NYC Premier Screening of More Business of Being Born

Monday, March 5, 2012, 6-8pm, adults only, $10

Museum of Motherhood, 401 E. 84th St. (btwn 1st & York)

Don’t miss this amazing limited engagement! The NYC Premier Screening of More Business of Being Born: Special Deliveries: Celebrity Mothers Talk Straight on Birth and panel discussion hosted by Urbanity|baby Maternity Concierge.

All ticketholders are automatically entered to instantly win one of many wonderful giveaways. Expert Panelists include: CiC Board Member Terry Richmond (Co-founder of Birth Day Presence), Nicole Feliciano, Brooke Alpert, Debra Flashenberg , and Leah Keller. There is a Special Savings for UrbanityBaby Facebook fans! “Like” them on Facebook here and get a free ticket when you purchase two. For more information or ticketing information please contact or call 212.787.4736. Tickets may also be purchased online at:

1% of book sales will be donated to Choices in Childbirth!

CiC partners with Corie Feiner, author of the children’s book Who Was Born at Home? and Poet Laureate of Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The children’s picture book, Who Was Born at Home?, written by Corie Feiner and illustrated by George Sandidge is the only children’s book about homebirth of its kind. Poetically written and historically accurate, Who Was Born at Home? follows one family’s journey to some of the most famous birthplace museums in America, including the

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Elvis Presley Museum. At the end of Who Was Born at Home? we find out that the family’s little boy was also born at home, and we are filled with the sense that being born at home is a normal part history and something to be proud of.

To purchase the Who Was Born at Home? and support Choices in Childbirth, click here!

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For Your Information…
CiC has raised the prices of shipping and handling at every order size for the Guide to a Healthy Birth in order to cover the increasing amount of staff time it takes to ship guides each week.  We appreciate all the orders and apologize for any inconvenience!