CBS Whistleblower Impugns Midwifery Profession

The “Whistleblower” episode truly misrepresented midwives, portraying them as uneducated, inexperienced, and more or less a threat to expecting parents and their babies. This harmful and inaccurate narrative that midwives are useless unless supervised by a physician has gone on for more than a century. In response to this upsetting headline, we want to take some time to point out how important midwives are in and out of the hospital.  Continue reading “CBS Whistleblower Impugns Midwifery Profession”

Consent for a Forced Cesarean Section

Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD OB/GYN, having studied and worked for several decades advocating for midwives and the autonomy of birth-people over their own bodies, unfortunately has heard many horror stories of unwanted and unnecessary cesarean section births. 

In the United States, 1 out of every 3 births is done via cesarean surgery. This is an extremely high rate compared to the rest of the world. As one of the most commonly performed surgeries around the globe, surprisingly,  Continue reading “Consent for a Forced Cesarean Section”

National Midwifery Week


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.