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Childbirth Education

“Childbirth education can bring birth back to the basics and help you let go of fear (really). The end result is a safer, more empowered birth.” Judith Lothian, in the 2011 Guide to a Healthy Birth by Choice in Childbirth.

BBC recommends that all clients attend a childbirth education class. The following list represents local childbirth education classes that our clients have found useful in their birth preparation. Please look at the websites for more information, including scheduling and pricing information.

A note about pricing: Childbirth education classes typically cost between $175 and $400. Some insurance plans offer full or partial coverage for childbirth education classes. Check your insurance benefits manual, or call the number provided for a list of acceptable classes. These classes are generally held at hospitals, so it’s important to make sure they are available and relevant to parents who are planning an unmedicated, out-of-hospital birth. A hospital-based class may be a good option for those who are concerned about the cost of childbirth education, or for those who want to attend a CBE class in a language other than English.

There are a few free or discounted classes for expecting parents with limited financial means- see class descriptions below. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for out-of-pocket health care expenses, you can use your FSA to cover childbirth education and doula services.

Free and Low-Cost Childbirth Classes

Healthy Start Brooklyn

Free childbirth education classes for parents who qualify for Medicaid and WIC. Visit the website for more information and class dates.

SUNY Downstate Expectant Family Education

Free childbirth education classes open to all expecting parents.

Parent Craft

Led by a Nurse-Midwife with 16 years of experience, our innovative, personalized classes will provide you with an insider’s point of view and the tools you need to inform, empower, and enjoy your pregnancy and birth, starting from day one. We are based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Ancient Song Doula Services

This group offers childbirth education, in addition to doula services, workshops, and discussion groups.

 

Recommended Childbirth Educators

Cherishing Birth

Rev. LeVaughn’s approach has been instrumental in helping individuals eliminate/reduce debilitating morning sickness, anxiety and fear so that they can have empowered and healthier birth experiences. She is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, & Certified Lactation Counselor who offers holistic & transformational birthing support.

Lucy the Laborer

Emily Cohen-Moreira is a doula, certified lactation consultant, and childbirth educator. Emily used to teach BBC’s popular Birthing Preparation course, which we unfortunately had to discontinue due to space constraints. Emily’s wonderful class is now offered at Church Avenue Yoga and Bodywork, in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. This class is designed for expectant parents planning a low-intervention or out-of-hospital birth. Emily also offers private classes for expecting and new parents, and can tailor classes to each family’s individual needs.

Gentle Birthing NYC

Sara Kramer teaches HypnoBirthing classes in the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn and also at the Brooklyn Birthing Center. As well as in Long Island City and Kew Gardens. Her five-part class emphasizes self-hypnosis, relaxation, preparing the mind and body for labor, and building a supportive birth team.

The Birthing Place- The Bronx

The Birthing Place offers many classes, including a session specifically designed for those planning a birth center birth. Inquire about financial assistance.  You can email at: hello@thebirthingplace.co (not .com)

Affable Birth

Timonique Rogers is a Birth and Fertility Doula as well as a Childbirth Educator. For more information you can contact her at affablebirth@gmail.com.

Robin Douthit

Robin teaches private, Lamaze style classes online or in-person at your home. During the three hour Childbirth Preparation Class, Robin prepares you for childbirth based on Lamaze’s 6 Healthy Birth Practices.

Red Moon Childbirth

Lena DeGloma offers doula services, massage, and CBE, as well as newborn as breastfeeding classes.

Birth Day Presence

Classes to suit a variety of schedules and family styles.

Hypnobabies NYC

Tamara Srdanovic teaches a 6-week group hypnobirthing course and offers private sessions.

Tribeca Parenting

These classes are taught at 8 Locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

New Beginnings Childbirth Education

Anna is a certified ICCE Childbirth Educator. Anna leads an in depth and interactive six hour class that includes Pregnancy, Discomforts and Exercise, Anatomy, Stages of Labor, Positioning and Comfort, Labor and Delivery (including a section just for the support person), Newborn Care and Postpartum. Anna uses affirmations, videos and a quiz at the end of each section. Classes are taught lecture style using Google Slides through ZOOM.

Mindful Birth NY (Bradley Method)

Mary Esther Malloy-Hopwood is a doula, CBE, and CLC.

Expecting NYC’s Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Series

Expecting NYC offers mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting classes, doula trainings and services, lactation support, and massage therapy!

Birth Matters NYC

Lisa Greaves Taylor of Birth Matters, NYC, offers childbirth education classes in Astoria, Queens. Lisa was recently named Childbirth Educator of the Year by the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York.

Supportingher

A online class for dads and partners that teaches tips, techniques and actionable skills to help you take care of your partner and yourself during labor and birth.

Doulas

“When a doula is present during and after childbirth, [clients] report greater satisfaction with their birth experience, make more positive assessments of their babies, have fewer cesareans and requests for medical intervention, and less postpartum depression.” DONA website, Doula Facts

We believe that for a Brooklyn Birthing Center birth, doulas are particularly useful in the early stages of labor. A doula can assist you one-on-one with any emotional, physical, or information support that you might need at home. Once in the active phases of labor, a doula becomes part of the BBC birth team, helping to maintain the continuity of care and reinforce the careful nurturing of a client in labor.

In order to find the best doula for you, we suggest interviewing at least 3 doulas to ensure that they have the skills, experience, and energy that you want for your birth. Please also note that some doulas offer their services before and during a birth, while others specialize in working with families postpartum. Some doulas also offer childbirth education, lactation support, or placenta encapsulation. Please explore the websites listed below or contact the doulas directly to learn more.

There are a number of doula groups that offer free or low-cost services. If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for out-of-pocket health care expenses, you can use your FSA to cover childbirth education and doula services.

Free and Low-Cost Doula Services

There are several organizations that match low-cost or volunteer doulas with eligible families. Some of these doulas are experienced, while others are relatively new doulas who are working toward certification. To find a low-cost or volunteer doula, please visit the links below.

The Doula Project

The Doula Project matches highly-trained (but often relatively new) volunteer doulas with families making less than $30,000 / year.

Ancient Song Doula Services

This group offers doula services, childbirth education, workshops, and discussion groups. Doula services are free to expecting moms age 19 and under. Sliding scale options are available to expecting moms age 20 and up.

By My Side Birth Support Program

Free doula services for WIC-eligible clients in zip codes:

11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11233

Call Gabriela Ammann at 718-637-5231 or e-mail gammann@health.nyc.gov.

By My Side is part of Healthy Start Brooklyn, which also offers a number of free classes open to anyone: childbirth education, Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Move It Mama Fitness, newborn care, infant safety & CPR, parenting, and fatherhood.

Doula Groups and Directories

Birth Day Presence

Birth Day Presence offers doula services and childbirth education.

NYC Doula Collective

The collective includes both labor and postpartum doulas.

Expecting NYC Doula Group

Expecting NYC offers mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting classes, doula trainings and services, lactation support, and massage therapy!

Recommended Individual Doulas

Kristasiah Daniels

Kristasiah Daniels is a placenta encapsulator. Proud owner of Connected By K encapsulation. As well as a full spectrum community doula of ancient song doula services. She can be contacted at connectedbykd@gmail.com and tiktok @connected_by_k.

Lucy the Laborer

Emily Cohen-Moreira teaches childbirth education and prenatal lactation classes in New Jersey and New York. She is also a doula and Certified Lactation Counselor!

Monica S. Love is a doula. She can be contacted at (808)724-4496.

Happinest

Cady McVay and Hannah Gray are certified birth doulas and lactation consultants, with specialties in HypnoBirthing education & support, postpartum care & meal prep, newborn care, breech counseling and birth, and fertility awareness education.

Shalawn Facey

Shalawn is a labor and postpartum doula, and a Certified Lactation Consultant. She also does placenta encapsulation!

Abby Block

Abby is a DONA-certified doula, Certified Thai Yoga bodywork practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and placenta encapsulator. She has provided excellent labor support for several BBC families!

Angelica Kennedy
Angelica Kennedy is a newish, DONA certified birth doula whose philosophy on birth balances a strong belief in the physiology and power of the human body as the best resource for optimal birth, and a calming, lighthearted, flexible, and sometimes humorous approach to birth support. Fees are sliding scale.

Andrea Vassell, RN, CLC, CD

Andrea was once a nurse at the Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, which closed its doors in 2003- she is now the Head Labor & Delivery Nurse at Coney Island Hospital. She has also been a doula since 2002! Andrea approached us at a Baby-Friendly training because she is interested in serving more Brooklyn families as a labor doula. We happily agreed to share her information with our clients! She can be reached at (347) 526-4914.

Karla Pippa

Karla is a DONA-certified labor and postpartum doula who has attended several births at BBC.

Heidy Ramirez

Heidy is a DONA-trained doula and Certified Lactation Counselor offering prenatal, labor, and postpartum support. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Myla Flores

Myla is a highly experienced doula, childbirth education, and Certified Lactation Counselor. Prior to becoming a DONA-certified doula in 2010, she worked as an assistant to a home birth midwife and helped to open a birthing center in Uganda!

Full Birth Doula Services

Bonu deCaires is a doula and childbirth educator with an MS in nutrition.

Red Moon Childbirth

Lena DeGloma offers doula services, massage, and CBE.

Mona Eldahry

Mona is a doula and acupuncturist. You can learn more about Mona’s doula work and acupuncture practice on her website.

Simone Toomer, CLC

Simone Toomer of Wise Womban Doula offers birth and postpartum support, education, and placenta encapsulation. As a Certified Lactation Counselor, she also offers in-home lactation support and leads a La Leche League group in Bed-Stuy.

Sasha Malamud

Sasha is a Russian-speaking birth doula.

Alaska McFadden

Alaska is an LGBTQIA+ friendly birth doula based out of Brooklyn and serves all five boroughs. Alaska believes in the ancient, innate and intuitive ability that we have to give birth and she respects the threshold that is crossed during that transformative experience.

Lactation Support

The First Latch

Our staff IBCLC, Tova Ovits, also works with The First Latch. She and her colleagues offer individual lactation education and support as well as classes and peer support groups.

Therapy Matters

Therapy Matters NY SLP PC is a speech therapy private practice that specializes in lactation and bottle-feeding support, diagnosis and therapeutic management of feeding and swallowing, oral-motor and myofunctional disorders in the pediatric population with a holistic approach. They offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment services to children from birth to 18 years of age with various deficits in their swallowing and feeding functions as well as delays in their speech and language development

La Leche of New York

La Leche League has chapters in all boroughs and throughout the greater metro area. Check here for local meetings in BrooklynManhattan or Queens

Expecting NYC Lactation Services

Expecting NYC’s IBCLC offers home visits for new parents.

New York Lactation Consultant Association

This directory lists IBCLCs who offer home visits.

Boober

This service connects new parent with a lactation specialist. Parents can fill out a request form on the website or text 347-688-5070 to initiate a conversation.

Milk Banks

If you are producing more milk than your baby needs, please consider donating milk to Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast or New York Milk Bank. These not-for-profit milk banks provide donor milk to hospitals and families so that newborns in fragile health can receive the gift of breast milk.

Placenta Encapsulation

Some new parents choose to have their placentas encapsulated (dehydated, ground into a powder, and made into pills for consumption). The following birth and postpartum specialists offer placenta encapsulation. Some of the doulas listed above may also offer placenta encapsulation. Please speak with your provider about the potential risks and benefits of placentophagy.

Shalawn Facey

Shalawn was a BBC Birth Assistant, a labor and post-partum doula, and a CLC. She also does placenta encapsulation!

Abby Block

Abby is a DONA-certified doula, Certified Thai Yoga bodywork practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and placenta encapsulator. She has provided excellent labor support for several BBC families!

Simone Toomer, CLC

Simone Toomer of Wise Womban Doula offers birth and postpartum support, education, and placenta encapsulation. As a Certified Lactation Counselor, she also offers in-home lactation support and leads a La Leche League group in Bed-Stuy.

David Chung

David Chung specializes in placenta encapsulation and tincturing, and coaching in cloth diapering and elimination communication.

Bergen Lewis is a Doula as well as a placenta encapsulation specialist. She’s available for those in New Jersey as well as New York. She can be reached via email at Transparencylc@outlook or instagram.com/t-life-c.

Massage

Third Root Community Health Center

Third Root is a cooperatively-run health center in Ditmas Park. They offer acupuncture, massage, yoga, herbal medicine, and more.

Red Moon Childbirth

Lena DeGloma offers doula services, massage, and CBE.

Integrative Bodywork

Amy Baker, LMT, is a former BBC patient! She offers bodywork for moms and babies.

Love Child

Located in Greenwich Village, Love Child offers prenatal yoga, massage, acupuncture, and and new parent support groups.

Eileen Togher L.M.T

Located in Lower Manhattan, Eileen offers prenatal massages, dharma yoga,  massage therapy, reflexology and energy healing. Eileen takes most insurances including Medicaid. All Brooklyn Birthing Center clients can use promo code BBC15 to receive 15% off of services.

Yoga and Fitness

Dance and Movement

Aerial Silk Classes and Cirque-Style Training

Instructor Laura Witwer birthed at BBC! At least one other BBC mama participated in classes during her third trimester. This is a great way to stay active and embrace that pregnant body!

Yoga in Brooklyn

Third Root Community Health Center

Third Root is a cooperatively-run health center in Ditmas Park. They offer acupuncture, massage, yoga, herbal medicine, and more.

Brooklyn Yoga Collective

Brooklyn Yoga Collective offers affordable, sliding-scale prenatal yoga classes.

Urban Asanas

Urban Asanas offers yoga and meditation classes in Crown Heights.

Jaya Yoga Center

Jaya Yoga offers prenatal yoga plus classes for parents and kids. This studio now has locations in Park Slope and Windsor Terrace / Kensington.

Yoga in Other Boroughs

Molly Jaffe

Molly Jaffe is a movement specialist, with over 20 years-experience. She is passionate about prenatal preparation and postpartum healing and recovery including diastasis correction. She combines her trainings as a Pilates teacher and licensed movement therapist, to help mothers through all phases of pregnancy and beyond.  You can learn more about Molly’s practice on her website.

Love Child

Located in Greenwich Village, Love Child offers prenatal yoga, massage, acupuncture, and and new parent support groups.

Integral Yoga Institute

IYI of NY offers a variety of prenatal and postpartum yoga classes, including classes for couples and kids.

Prenatal Yoga Center

Prenatal Yoga Center offers yoga classes and other workshops on the Upper West Side.

Harlem Yoga Studio

Harlem Yoga Studio offers affordable, donation-based prenatal yoga.

Complementary Health

Acupuncture

Suzanne Connole

Suzanne uses acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine to provide holistic healthcare for all patients. With a focus on women’s health, she supports patients through all phases of life, striving to help relieve suffering and pain.

Third Root Community Health Center

Third Root is a cooperatively-run health center in Ditmas Park. They offer acupuncture, massage, yoga, herbal medicine, and more.

Mona Eldahry

Mona Eldahry is a doula and acupuncturist. You can learn more about Mona’s doula work and acupuncture practice on her website.

Love Child

Located in Greenwich Village, Love Child offers prenatal yoga, massage, acupuncture, and and new parent support groups.

Naturopathy, Nutrition, and Herbalism

Doctor Selassie

Doctor Patricia Pimentel Selassie is a Naturopathic Doctor offering nutrition, homeopathy, and other lifestyle interventions in Brownsville.

Harriet’s Apothecary

Harriet’s Apothecary is a healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors.

Physical Therapy

Sneha Physical Therapy

Dr Sneha Gazi is an expert in many areas but specializes in pelvic floor health, yoga and pre/post natal health. Her web site is full of informational resources and she hosts a popular podcast.

Spear Physical Therapy

Spear has locations all over NYC including specialists in Women’s Health. They have billing specialists to help you navigate insurance coverage, and have a whole series of pelvic floor health webinars on The Power of your Pelvic Floor Postpartum and Pregnancy available on Youtube.

MetroSports Med Physical Therapy

MetroSports specializes in pelvic floor restoration and other common postpartum issues.

Shift Integrative Medicine

Shift Integrative Medicine offers a wide range of physical and occupational therapy services. Staff physical therapists specialize in common prenatal and postpartum issues.

Michele Zezima, PT

Michele Zezima is a Long Island City-based doctor of physical therapy specializing in prenatal and postpartum issues.

The Functional Pelvis

Lindsey Vestal is an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She offers home visits!

Counseling and Therapy

Mae Wellness

Mae Wellness supports women during various life phases and transitions with a focus on managing stress and anxiety, cultivating healthy relationships, and maternal mental health.

New York Motherhood Center

The New York Motherhood Center offers counseling, classes, and day-long treatment for pregnant and postpartum clients struggling with anxiety and depression. Infant care is provided, and parent-infant sessions are available. Insurance plans, including Medicaid, are accepted; services not covered by insurance are billed on a sliding scale.

Diana Tumminia, LCSW-R

Diana is a licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of professional experience in the field of mental health and counseling, providing in-office services in New York City and working remotely with clients located anywhere in New York State. Diana accepts Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oxford, Oscar Health, United Healthcare and Optum plans. Sliding scale cash rates are available as well. Diana is fluent in Russian and conversational Ukrainian.

The Seleni Institute

This center offers a range of programs for new and expecting parents. Unique offerings include a “new mom package,” a new moms group, a new dads group, and individual and couples therapy. Some insurance plans are accepted; services not covered by insurance are billed on a sliding scale.

Brooklyn Counseling Services

Brooklyn Counseling Services offers therapy and peer support groups for individuals and families. Therapists specialize in new parenthood, body image issues, sexual violence, PTSD, and more. Many insurance plans are accepted, including Medicaid managed care plans. Brooklyn Counseling Services has locations throughout Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Interborough Developmental & Consultation Center

Multiple Brooklyn locations. Laya Rothman specializes in prenatal and postpartum depression and life cycle changes.

Northwell Health Perinatal Psychiatry Services

Multiple Queens, Nassau County, and Suffolk County locations. Northwell Health offers a range of mental health services for new and expectant parents, individuals contemplating pregnancy, and individuals struggling with pregnancy loss, infertility, birth trauma, or the birth of a child with complex medical issues. Services including individual counseling, relationship counseling, parent-child bonding coaching, and more.

Upper West Side Parenting Support

Kim McGarvey and Joan Musitano work with individuals, couples, and families. Joan Musitano speaks French and Italian.

Mommy Groove Therapy & Parent Coaching

Olivia Bergeron has worked with clients for nearly twenty years and specializes in helping moms and dads who are trying to conceive, pregnant or parenting children from infancy through the teen years. She sees clients virtually in New York, New Jersey and Florida for therapy and around the world for parent coaching. Reach out for a free consultation: olivia@mommygroove.com, 917.747.7017.

Robyn Garrett, LCSW

Robyn Garrett is a Prospect Heights-based psychotherapist specializing in reproductive, perinatal, and maternal / paternal mental health.

Ellen Krug, MSW

Ellen Krug offers counseling for individuals, couples, and groups, with an emphasis on pregnancy, postpartum issues, and parenting.

Elysa D. Halpern, CSW

340 East 73rd Street, New York, NY

(212) 517-8935

Sheri Winston’s Center for the Intimate Arts

Sheri Winston is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, RN, LMT, and sex counselor. She offers workshops and online classes.

Postpartum Resource Center of NY

This resource guide offers information about perinatal mental health issues, and includes a directory of mental health professionals who work with new and expecting parents.

Also see our list of postpartum doulas for postpartum support.

Birth Injury Center

The Birth Injury Center provides support and resources to families that have been impacted by birth trauma. When these injuries are caused by medical errors, the Birth Injury Center can provide legal representation to help families pursue justice.

Verywell Mind

Verywell Mind is an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the mental health topics that matter most to you. They are dedicated to empowering you with the trustworthy evidence-based information you need for your mental and emotional well-being.

Processing your grief

An article to help those who have suffered a lost of a loved one.

Support and Discussion Groups

In addition to the groups listed below, there are many neighborhood-based e-mail listservs and Facebook groups for parents in NYC. These groups are often a great place to buy and sell gently-used baby items, solicit daycare recommendations, and meet new parent friends. There are also many listservs and groups for parents that share something in common- there are culturally-based groups, groups for dads, groups for single moms, groups for queer parents, groups for adoptive families, groups for parents of twins, groups for parents of kids with special needs, and much more. To find a group that meets your needs, visit the Yahoo Groups homepage and search by location and interest (example: “flatbush family” or “brooklyn parents of twins”). Try searching Google Groups, Facebook, and Meetup.com, too!

Ancient Song Doula Services

Ancient Song offers doula services, workshops, and discussion groups for new and expecting parents.

The Seleni Institute

This center offers a range of programs for new and expecting parents. Unique offerings include a “new mom package,” a new moms group, a new dads group, and individual and couples therapy. Some insurance plans are accepted; services not covered by insurance are billed on a sliding scale.

Expecting & New Parents Group

This group is free and meets at the Leonard Library in Williamsburg.

Love Child

Located in Greenwich Village, Love Child offers prenatal yoga, massage, acupuncture, and and new parent support groups.

Carriage House Birth

Carriage House Birth is a hub for perinatal education and support services in Greenpoint. Visit their website for information about Mother’s Circle meetings.

Fatherhood Ready

Dan Doty website focuses on leadership and fatherhood. He offers a courses and training that can help you be the best father you can be.

Bronx Parents Group

This group meets at Margheritas Mexican Cuisine on 161st Street. E-mail bronxparents161@gmail.com for information.

Recommended Podcasts

We think the following podcasts are generally useful for clients seeking information about pregnancy and parenting. However, this is not an endorsement of all the content in these podcasts. If something you hear contradicts what your provider told you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!

Mama Wears Athleisure

A podcast for parenting FAQs with experts using evidence-based knowledge to answer questions. Episodes are 20 minutes long or shorter, covering topics during the perinatal period.

The Birth Hour

The Birthful Podcast

Indie Birth

Fear Free Childbirth

The Cord: Connection, Peace, and Empowerment in Your Birthing Year and Beyond

Healthy Births, Happy Babies

Well-Adjusted Mama

Recommended Websites

Not all online resources are created equal! We think the following websites are generally useful for clients seeking information about pregnancy, newborn care, or lactation. However, this is not an endorsement of all the content on any of these sites. If something you read on one of these sites contradicts what your provider told you, or if you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call!

Body Ready Method

At BRM®, we are also super passionate about supporting birthing people to have their best possible outcomes and create a paradigm shift in the way pregnancy and birth are treated across the globe.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home gives new and growing families what they need most: nourishment, peace of mind, and more time to do the things they love with the people they love. Use promo code BROOKLYN10 for 10% off.

Gigi’s Playhouse

GiGi’s NYC is a grass-roots Not-for-Profit that provides therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for all ages at no cost to our participants and families. GiGi’s NYC is the only community center in New York City that specifically serves individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families.

Car seat mistakes

A guide on the 20 most common car seat mistakes, which has tips for parents and tells them everything they need to know about car seats.

Evidence-Based Birth

This site discusses research in perinatal care, with an emphasis on low-intervention and midwifery care.

New York Statewide Breastfeeding Coalition

Information about your legal rights in New York State.

La Leche League International Resource Page

Informative articles by IBCLCs and information about peer support groups.

KellyMom

Evidence-based parenting and lactation information.

LatchMD

A website and app to help you find lactation information and local resources.

Gender-Inclusive Pregnancy Guide

This collaborative resource includes information for all genders about pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period.

Birth for Every Body

This site discusses the need for inclusive midwifery care.

Bedsider

This site offers lots of great information about available birth control methods, including methods that are safe to use during the postpartum period.

Babyproofing Essentials

A website that offers tips on how to keep baby safe at home.

What is Talcum Powder?

A website that offers information on high-risk medical products such as Talcum Powder, other health issues and helps people take legal action if they’ve been injured.

Guide to Postpartum Depression & Addiction

Boca Recovery Center is a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health treatment program. One of the treatment that takes place at the facility is postpartum depression. Patients receive the best care, support and guidance throughout our program and beyond to achieve a lasting recovery.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

An article that provides helpful information about oral health during pregnancy.

Home Visiting Programs

Nurse-Family Partnership

This program pairs visiting nurses with expectant first-time parents. Eligible parents receive home visits beginning in pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

Resources for Working Parents

New York State Paid Family Leave Policy

Click the link above for information about New York’s Paid Family Leave policy.

A Better Balance

Click the link above for a wealth of resources and advocacy tools for working parents.

Berke-Weiss PLLC

This law practice specializes in employment law, including issues related to gender and pregnancy discrimination.

LGBTQ Resources

Birth for Every Body

This site discusses the need for inclusive midwifery care.

Chiropractors

Healing Arts Chiropractic & Wellness

Dr. Crystal Gullo practice specializes in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care as well as nutrition, lactation support, acupuncture and massage therapy. Visit their new practice in Williamsburg.

Park Slope Chiropractic Family Wellness Center

This practices specializes in working with prenatal clients, including the Webster technique, which is used to encourage breech babies to turn.

Flower of Life Chiropractic

Based in Park Slope, this practice offers services for prenatal clients, including the Webster technique, which is used to encourage breech babies to turn. They also offer a Birth Worker’s Wellness Happy Hour!

Healing Family Chiropractic

718-269-7813

522 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

Since 2014, Dr. Jasmine has been practicing in Brooklyn, helping patients find their way back to health from back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, shoulder pain and other common issues. As a family centered practice, we cater to the special needs of pregnancy, postpartum and our pediatric patients.  We are certified in the Webster method for breech babies which helps to achieve optimal fetal positioning. The cost is $70.

Bradley Lipton, DC, CSCS

358 5th Avenue, Suite 307

(212) 686-4040

Dr. Josette M. Addarich, DC

415 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Dr. Scott Brunengraber

285 Middle Country Road Suite LL6

Cloth Diapers

Patoo

Patoo is a new cloth diaper company, owned and operated by Bex and Omar. Their first child, Athena, was born at Brooklyn Birthing Center in January of 2013! If you are interested in purchasing your own cloth diapering supplies, we suggest Patoo! Bex can be reached at bex.taylor.1@hotmail.co.uk.

The Green Nursery

The Green Nursery has a great selection of cloth diapers, slings, organic toys, and other baby supplies.

DiaperSwappers

Cloth diapering doesn’t need to be expensive! You can purchase gently used diapers and trade up as your little one grows!

DiaperKind

DiaperKind will supply your cloth diapers, pick up your dirty diapers, and deliver clean diapers once a week.

(718) 965-9555

Nature’s Premiere Diaper Service

Nature’s Premiere will supply your cloth diapers, pick up your dirty diapers, and deliver clean diapers once a week.

(877) 49-CLOTH

WIC Program

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a program that helps families access healthy food, nutrition counseling, lactation support, and supplies. You can apply for WIC in New York if:

  • You are a New York state resident
  • You are pregnant or have a child under 5
  • You have Medicaid or meet other income guidelines

Please follow this link to learn more.

Licensed Daycares

You can use the NYC Childcare Connect directory to find a licensed daycare in your neighborhood! This new directory may not include all licensed facilities in your area, but it’s a good place to begin your search.

Photographers

Your Cherish Photography

At Your Cherish, we specialize in birth photography, maternity photography, newborn photography, doula support, and videography. Our team is dedicated and expertly trained to be present during the most significant moments. We are committed to supporting all types of births and clients, offering flexible payment plans to accommodate everyone’s needs.

Sakula Photography

Linh Sinh of Sakula Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, and family photography- and has produced some gorgeous images of BBC clients. Some of her work is on display at BBC! Please check out her website for more examples of her work. You can also see examples of her work in the rotating gallery on the Brooklyn Birthing Center homepage!

Real Imagen Photography

Diana Perdomo of Real Imagen was a BBC client! She also has taken some lovely photographs of our pregnant clients and their new babies- including a few of the photos featured on our website! You can see examples of her work in the rotating gallery on the Brooklyn Birthing Center homepage!

Little Dumpling Films

Little Dumpling Films is passionate about family, storytelling and filmmaking. Their passion drives them to help you tell your story. They help you capture your birth and newborn moments on film and photography. They believe there’s a miraculous story in every family. What can be better than actually hearing and seeing the movements and sweet sounds of your new baby or seeing your baby turn one. They want to help you capture the stories that take your breath away. Watch their stories here.

Birth Moments Photography

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Jennifer Judkins of Birth Moments supports all families in their wish to have their child’s birth documented. She has been working as a photographer for 19 years and nothing has brought her as much joy as documenting births. She believes that having a birth photographer is a special experience. You will be able to look back at your birth and see your strength and power as well as the tender moments in those first few hours of life. It is a beautiful gift to share with your loved ones or to keep for yourself. Her work can be viewed on birthmomentsphotography.com.

Newborn Screening Brochure

Apps

Pediatricians

Brooklyn

One Medical

One Medical includes family practice doctors and pediatricians. They have several Manhattan locations, and one location in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Dr. Steven Ajl

Dr. Steven Ajl is the Medical Director of the Children’s Health Center at Brooklyn Hospital Center on Dekalb Avenue.

Tribeca Pediatrics

Several locations throughout the metro New York City area.

Manhattan

One Medical

One Medical includes family practice doctors and pediatricians. They have several Manhattan locations, and one location in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Tribeca Pediatrics

Several locations throughout the metro New York City area.

Staten Island

Dr. Brian R. McMahon

125 Slosson Avenue, Staten Island, NY

Dr. Susan Zona-Obyrne

347 Edison Street, Staten Island, NY

Dr. Senya Vaynor

Brooklyn and Staten Island