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Melanie, one of the Sirens MC delivering life-saving PPE to this NYC midwife!

When consumer advocate Élan McAllister texted me asking if I needed PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) adding, “we’ll have a second delivery of masks and face shields at the end of the week,”...

With Sophie Mou, left, and Rachel Friedlander, right, MD candidate students, Class of 2021

This midwife’s perfect audience?  Third - year MD candidate students! I was given the opportunity this past spring to introduce the midwifery model of care and birthing options to...

Monique LaRon transferred into my practice during her second trimester.

During the course of my 25 plus years midwifing pregnant women, I have placed a high priority on women getting their emotional needs met. When they feel their concerns are alleviated and voices...

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In 2018, five of my clients carried frank breech babies (butt down) and three were successfully turned to vertex (head down) with a procedure known as External Cephalic Version, or ECV. If you find out that your baby is positioned breech, rather...

I noticed an obvious trend in my midwifery practice, and to confirm my findings I reviewed my client stats over the last four years with my summer intern, Alyssa Prince, who is studying Biology and Society at Cornell University. Upwards of 66% of my clients transferred...

Having a VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) delivery, is within reach for more women thanks to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ newest guidelines supporting a TOLAC for the right women. To have a TOLAC, your previous doctor would need to have...

If you find yourself twisting and turning in bed, going to the bathroom a couple of times at night, and then laying awake for hours often getting little to no restful sleep - you are not alone. Upwards of 84% of pregnant women are finding that their sleep patterns are...

Pregnant women are like sponges, absorbing everything and anything they can get their hands on that’s pregnancy related - which is why picking the right birth care provider is so crucial. Providers have far reaching influence and power by transmitting messages about bi...

My niece and nephew, Eve and Richie Kessner in "Polar Bear" position for optimal maternal positioning during labor.

There continues to be much discussion about optimal fetal positioning, and rightfully so - it is often the key to obtaining healthy vaginal births. The su...

This Midwife Helps Women Cross Over Into Motherhood

When a newborn baby is safely nested in his or her mother’s arms or breast right after birth, I congratulate her with,“Today is your Baby’s Birthday, and also your Birthing Day!”  I believe a woman becomes a mother lon...

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