Located in the Midwood neighborhood, Brooklyn Birthing Center (BBC) and in Midtown, the Jazz Birth Center of Manhattan (Jazz) are the only licensed, accredited, freestanding birthing centers in New York City. The midwifery led birth centers offer high-quality, family-centered care, allowing healthy women the freedom and flexibility to have their unmedicated birth in a calm, home-like environment. The birth centers are members of the American Association of Birth Centers, and have achieved accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers. For more information about these rigorous markers of quality, see here and here.
Brooklyn Birthing Center and Jazz Birth Center are staffed by the Brooklyn Midwifery Group. Our experienced, licensed and board-certified midwives are deeply committed to supporting and empowering clients and their families. In addition to prenatal care, our midwives offer annual exams, family planning services, and BRCA testing (which assesses the genetic risk for breast, ovarian, and colon cancer). A lactation consultant is also available by appointment.
If you are interested in having your baby at BBC or Jazz birthing centers, please call 718-336-4119 or click here to sign up for an orientation!
BBC seeks to be a diverse and inclusive environment that is welcoming & accessible to each one of our clients and their families. We strive to provide culturally competent care that addresses health disparities and recognizes all of the experiences that affect and enrich each person's life. We believe that Black Lives Matter and support the Reproductive Justice and Birth Justice movements. We welcome immigrants regardless of documentation status. We endeavor to meet the needs of our clients with disabilities. We want to provide affirming care to clients of all genders and sexual orientations. We try to make our practice accessible as possible to begin with, but we invite you to share your feedback about anything more we can do to meet your needs.