National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives to celebrate midwives and midwife-led care. This year, National Midwifery Week was September 30th to October 6th, 2018.
This year we will be celebrating the end of #NMW2018 with our Annual Miles for Midwives in Prospect Park. Please consider donating or doing us for the event.
How did we get so lucky to have to best clients!. Check out one of our very own in a short film about being pregnant in the city!
We are so proud to be recognized by the ACNM as a “4 Core” Best Practice Recipient. The “4 Core” includes:
- Induction of Labor <10%,
- primary cesarean birth rate < 15%,
- episiotomy < 2%,
- exclusive breastfeeding first 48 hours > 75%
The Birth of Baby Hawk
I can’t believe 2 months have passed. But May 16th is a day I replay in my mind frequently; the day we added our 3rd little boy to the clan.
I always knew that birthing in a hospital would not be comfortable for me Continue reading “Hawk’s Birth Story”
It is Thursday and this is a shit storm. My blood pressure is high again and so I am having to go back to the hospital. Maybe I’ll be induced. Let’s see. I’m hysterical inside, but what am I going to do? Continue reading “Musa’s Birth Story”
Dear little one,
I woke up on Tuesday, May 8th at 4:15am. I got up quietly as I didn’t want to wake your Baba or your brother, Nash.
By the time I got to the bathroom, I was having a pressure wave. It was 4:17am and I was 41 weeks along with you. Continue reading “Gigi’s Birth Story”
Intentions & Acknowledgements
I am really appreciative of Carol & Shar @midwiferycare_nyc, Megan @brooklyndoula, and @borissuchkov for being so supportive during the prenatal, birth and postpartum period. I also read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, which was really helpful in navigating what birth was going to be like. The birthing classes I took with @healthystart brooklyn & @birthdaypresence also influenced my thinking about the birth. My intention was to try and have an unmedicated birth, and deciding on working with a doula and a midwife practice was probably the best decision I made during the pregnancy, supporting my effort to have a birth that was empowering and respectful of Beatrice and me. Continue reading “The Birth of Little B”