Choices in Childbirth (CIC) is a New York City-based consumer advocacy organization that educates the public about women’s rights and options in childbirth. CIC publishes The New York Guide to a Healthy Birth, The Philadelphia Guide to a Healthy Birth and, on the national level, The Guide to a Healthy Birth. The guides provide families with the information they need to determine where, how and with whom to birth. The guides are free to the public and can be ordered from our website www.choicesinchildbirth.org.

All providers below have expressed their support for the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI). The MFCI is a set of principles compiled by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) with the aim to define and help promote mother-friendly and evidence based maternity care. To read more about CIMS’ mission and the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative please visit: www.motherfriendly.org

New York

Providers

Nutrition

Latham Thomas

Tender Shoots Wellness

Latham@tendershootswellness.com

www.tendershootswellness.com

917.328.4720

Nicole Tucker

Owner/Holistic Health Practitioner

Whole Creations

nicole@wholecreations.com

212.340.9437

Queen Afua

Heal Thyself Natural Living Center

106 Kingston Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11213

queenafua.moonfruit.com

718.221.4325

Childbirth Education

Marie Benoit, LCCE, CD (DONA)

Natural Bearings

Naturalbearings@yahoo.com

www.naturalbearings.com

917.512.2714

Amadoma Bediako

Betterbirth52@gmail.com

718.217.4524

Robin Goodwin

Maternal Health Services

birthrgm@aol.com

646.262.9488

SciHonor Devotion, CD, CPD, CCE

Myspace.com/earthsnaturaltouch

earthdoulas@yahoo.com

917.864.7457

Midwifery Care

Sandy Woods, CNM

Delivers at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Birth Center and L&D suite

212. 603.4160

315 West 57th Street, Suite 203,

New York, NY, 10019

Beverly Woodard, CNM

Fruition Midwifery

Delivers at St.Vincent’s Hospital and Long Island College Hospital

www.fruitionmidwifery.com

info@fruitionmidwifery.com

616.638.9388

135 W. 27th Street 4th Floor

New York, NY 10001

Homebirth Midwives

Tioma Allison, CNM

tiomaspace@hotmail.com

917.497.3529

S. Memaniye Cinque, CNM

Dyekora Sumda Midwifery Services

dyekorasumda@yahoo.com

www.dyekorasumda.com

718-573-2432

Sakina O’Uhuru

Gentle Spirit Midwifery Women’s Health Services

764 Saint Nicholas Avenue

Lower Level

New York, NY 10031

212-368-2229

granmashands@gentlespiritbirth.com

www.gentlespiritbirth.com

Martine Jean-Baptise, CNM and Karen Jefferson, CM

JJB Midwifery

midwife@classicsoul.com

212.769.4578

718.230.4789

136 W. 81st Street, Suite GF

New York, NY 10024

Obstetrics

Dr. George Mussalli, MD

Dr. Jaqueline Worth, MD

Deliver at St. Vincent’s Hospital

Village Obstetrics

101 W. 12th Street

New York, NY 10011

www.villageobstetrics.com

info@vobsv.com

212.627.9556

Phillips Family Practice/Institue for Family Health

Deliver at Beth Israel Hospital

16 E. 16th Street 1st Floor

New York, NY 10003

www.institute2000.org

wbarr@institute2000.org

212.206.5200

Dr. Donald S. Matheson, MD

Integrity Medical Care

Delivers at St. Vincents and St. Lukes Roosevelt

www.drmatheson.yourmd.com

212.255.8992

135 W. 27th Street 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

Doula Care-Labor and Postpartum

Annette Perel, CD (DONA) (Labor and Postpartum)

Clear Birth

Annette@clearbirth.com

646.415.0889

Stephanie Watson-Campbell CD,CPDT, CPS, LCCE, CLC (Labor and Postpartum)

Stork Store

www.storkstorenyc.com

stephanie@storkstorenyc.com

718.360.1732

Monique Denala Ndake Hall (Labor Doula)

Mother Nurturer

netchemmeri@aol.com

347.598.3473

Sharlene Aitcheson, PCD (DONA) (Labor and Postpartum)

sharleneaitcheson@gmail.com

212.729.2528

Lactation/Breastfeeding Support

Andrea Syms-Brown

Baby In the Family, LLC

info@babyinthefamily.com

917.864.7457

Etta Covington, IBCLC

NYC Breastfeeding Alliance

646.229.7029

Enentsa Alison Harmon

Birthing Into Love

ishtaru@yahoo.com

646.881.0784

Tamara Hawkins, RN, LCCE, IBCLC

Stork and Cradle

www.storkandcradle.com

info@storkandcradle.com

646.334.3830

Theresa Landau, MS, RD, CDN

Morrisania D&TC

WIC Program

1225 Gerard Avenue

landaut@nychhc.org

Bronx, New York 10452

718 960-2817

718 960-2792 – Breastfeeding Line

breastfeeding.fcny.org

nutrition.fcny.org

Resources

Breastfeeding

African American Breastfeeding Alliance

877-677-1691

www.aabaonline.com

Breastfeeding Center of Manhattan at Beth Israel Medical Center

www.wehealny.org/services/bi_breastfeeding

212.420.2093

La Leche League

www.llli.org/Web/NewYork.html

212.569.6036

Kellymom Breastfeeding & Parenting

www.kellymom.com/lcdirectory/usa/ny.html (for NY listings)

727.823.1000

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

www.waba.org.my/

Childbirth Ed.

Birthing from Within

www.birthingfromwithin.com

805.964.6611

HypnoBirthing

www.hypnobirthing.com

603.798.4781

The Bradley Method

800.4.A.Birth

www.bradleybirth.com

The Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (CEA)

212.645.4911

www.ceamny.org

Lamaze International

800.368.4404

www.lamaze.org

Doulas

Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators (ALACE)

888.222.5223

www.alace.org

Doulas of North America (DONA) International

888.788.DONA

www.dona.org

Metropolitan Doula Group (MDG)

www.metrodoula.com

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

www.blackmidwives.org/training-services

NY Chapter: Sistahs for Better Birthing

718.217.4524 (New York)

Low Income & teen parenting

Bronx Health Link/Perinatal Information Network

718.590.2648

www.bronxhealthlink.org

The Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective

718.596.7074

www.brooklynchildcarecollective.org

Brooklyn Perinatal Network

718.643.8258

www.bpnetwork.org

Caribbean Women’s Health Association

718.826.2942

www.cwha.org

Inwood House

212.861.4400

www.inwoodhouse.com

Medicaid

877.472.8411

home2.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/directory/medicaid_offices.shtml

Mt. Sinai Hospital Adolescent Health Center

212.423.2900

Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, Inc.

212.665.2600

www.sisterlink.com

Queens Health Coalition

718.762.0346

Planned Parenthood

For Appointments at all NYC clinics

212.965.7000 or 800.230.PLAN

www.ppnyc.org

Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council

718.206.4357

Red Hook Initiative

718.858.6782

www.rhicenter.org

Harlem Children’s Zone

212.360.3255

www.hcz.org

Sistas on the Rise

718.991.6003

www.sistasontherise.org

What to Expect Foundation

212.712.9764

www.whattoexpect.org

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program

800.522.5006 (Refers to Local Office)

www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/nutrition/wic

Midwives Professional Orgs

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

www.nycmidwives.org (New York City)

240.485.1800

International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

NY Chapter: Sistahs for Better Birthing

718.217.4524 (New York)

www.blackmidwives.org

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA)

888.923.MANA

www.mana.org

New York Homebirth Midwives

www.nyhomebirth.com

New York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM)

518.852.7965

www.nysalm.org