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Some pregnant people want to switch to a home birth as the coronavirus spreads, but midwives warn a sudden change in plans could be risky

March 31, 2020

Women have been rattled to their core, about choosing where to give birth during COVID-19. Insider's Health and Wellness reporter, Julia Naftulin, interviewed me about my medical opinions for the safest delivery during this pandemic.

A mom has donated 94 gallons of breast milk to 28 different babies, including one whose mom died from domestic violence

December 20, 2019

Julia Naftulin, health reporter at asked me about breast milk production and donation,.after a story broke on local TV in Virginia - about a woman I consider to be a hero and guardian angel for many families!

Guys, We Need To Start Talking About Postpartum Eyebrow Loss

August 17, 2019

Grace Gallagher at, recently asked me about a postpartum subject that is fortunately a short-lived phenomenon for most women! 

People are saying Meghan Markle holds baby Archie 'wrong.' Here's how an expert says you should hold a baby.

July 12, 2019

Inside Edition's health and wellness reporter Julia Naftulin asked me about a famous photo that's been getting quite a lot of social media buzz! Here's my tips for safely carrying your precious little cargo! 

Milk Bath Maternity Photos: What to Know Before Your Session

June 14, 2019

Thirty years ago when I was pregnant I drank milk! Nowadays, pregnant women are submerging themselves in milk - a new artistic trend in maternity photography.! Read my safety tips in writer Jenn Sinrich's piece for,

Everything You Need to Make Baby-Led Weaning a Breeze

April 07, 2019

Writer Claire Gillespie asked me about Baby-Led Weaning for A practical, fun, must read piece for all new parents who will sooner than later, welcome in their baby's desire to eat solid food! 

Things movies always get wrong about pregnancy and birth

March 30, 2019

Finally a piece that calls out the movies for getting pregnancy and birth wrong.  Joey Keogh for The List, a woman's lifestyle siteasked me my opinion on this subject that is very close to my heart! 

Prenatal Yoga - A Natural Path For Midwifery and Pregnancy Care

March 21, 2019

Neelu Shruti founder of Love Child in New York City, offers prenatal, post natal and mommy and baby yoga classes, plus many more services including childbirth, doula, and women's support; Here is my perspective on the parallels between yoga and midwifery! 

Everything You Need to Know About Sex After Childbirth

March 18, 2019

Is There Sex After Childbirth? Find my answers to this question here, in writer Claire Gillespie's article for

What You Should Know About the Link Between Breastfeeding & Depression

March 10, 2019

Every Breastfeeding woman, those contemplating Breastfeeding, their partners, and those caring for her, will find this SHEKNOWS.COM article by Claire Gillespie, to be most useful..Breastfeeding is one of my favorite topics to weigh in on to empower women to get the correct information and support they deserve.

13 Medical Reasons For Abdominal Pain After Sex

March 06, 2019

Read this most informative piece by writer Jenn Sinrich for Women should be on top of this subject as it applies to woman of all reproductive ages! I am honored to be quoted in articles that strive to keep women healthy and mindful of their bodies!

Breastfeeding 101: What Every Nursing Parent Needs to Know

February 19, 2019

How to Breastfeed and nourish a newborn is one of my favorite topics! writer Claire Gillespie included my thoughts about what every nursing parent should be aware of, and how they can have a fulfilling breastfeeding experience! This is a wonderful piece to read and share with all parents wanting to master breastfeeding. 

New York City Will Lose One Of Its Only Birth Centers. That's Bad For Women Everywhere

December 14, 2019

Huffington Post’s prolific writer Catherine Pearson interviewed me for this piece. Childbearing women nationwide are impacted.

What Does It Mean If Your Belly Measures Ahead During Pregnancy? Two Midwives Explain

September 05, 2018

In the know writer Shannon Evans interviewed me for This piece will help eliminate concerns that may be lingering in the back of a pregnant woman's mind regarding the size of her growing belly. Read on and get in the know on how a gorgeous growing belly during pregnancy is typically a sign of health! 

Mount Sinai to close renowned in-hospital birthing center

July 30, 2018

Dynamo PIX11 news reporter Narmeen Choudhury came to my office to get the scoop and my take on the administration's decision to close the renowned in-house birth center at Mount Sinai West.

Mount Sinai to Close Renowned Birthing Center as Midwives and Moms Push Back

July 25, 2018

Honored to have been interviewed about the closing of the beloved birth center by West Side Rag's Joy Bergmann.

7 Strange Things That Swell During Pregnancy

May 02, 2018

In the know writer Jenn Sinrich interviewed me for she Be prepared, and find out how to be proactive!

Heidi Montag's 'Top' Pregnancy Tip Sadly Doesn't Work the Way We Hoped

March 03, 2018

Parenting staff writer Tanvier Peart at CafeMom's The Stir@CafeMedia, interviewed me last summer about this celebrity's pregnancy tip. While not scientifically evidenced based  - at least not yet - it kept her happy! Enjoy this one! 

8 Baby Heartbeat Monitor Products And Safety Tips For Parents

March 03, 2018

Dana Baardsen wrote a real SMART piece for about a growing trend where pregnant women are buying hand held fetal heart rate dopplers to listen to their baby's heartbeats in their own homes. Not recommended by this midwife. Read on!  

Fenugreek and 7 Other Natural Ways to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

December 30, 2017

Want to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply? Check out my advice in writer Bryce Gruber's informative piece for Reader's

A Look at the Role Midwives Play During Your Labor

December 08, 2019

HelloFlo's Danielle Corcione wrote a great piece about the role midwives play during labor.  I am honored to have been quoted to educate and inspire readers about midwifery care!

5 Reasons To Call It Quits With Your Gynecologist

November 24, 2017

Kristen Fischer for HELLOFLO, lays out the reality of when it's time to change providers. Read my thoughts on this sensitive subject, and how it can transform and improve the quality of your health and life. A  must read piece.

Why Can You Smell Everyone's Breath When You're Pregnant?

November 11, 2017

Writer Caroline Shannon-Karasik interviewed me for on a subject that is notorious for getting pregnant women to bee-line for the bathroom! This midwife weighs in on what the nose knows!

Does Laboraide Really Work? Experts Say Soothing Breath is a Key to a Healthy Labor

October 31, 2017

Writer Caroline Shannon - Karasik for, takes a look at one of the most frequently discussed childbirth subjects  -  which breathing technique or tool can best help women cope with getting through birth?  Find out what I have to say about breathing techniques! 

What Your Partner Should Do Before You Try to Get Pregnant, According To The Experts

September 02, 2017

This inspiring piece focuses on optimal fertility health for the Guys. Thank you to writer Ojus Patel for drawing attention to an important subject, and for quoting some of my 'Conscious Conception' suggestions which I discuss with couples trying to conceive.

If You're Feeling Dizzy While Pumping, This Could Be Why

August 26, 2017

Author Ojus Patel does a fantastic job for, by alerting breastfeeding moms on how to avoid dizziness while pumping breastmilk for their babies! Grab a glass of water and a healthy protein snack while reading some of my suggestions!

Can Your OB Really Tell If You're Going to Have a Big Baby? Here's The Deal

June 21, 2017

Lifestyle Writer Abi Berwager Schreiber writes about this hot topic for I'm honored to be quoted! 

This mom gave up working with Beyoncè to help other women give birth

June 06, 2017

New York Post Article written by Doree Lewak.  Women Love Changing Jobs to Become Doulas! Read on!

Interview with Carly Snyder MD, Radio show, MD FOR MOMS

April 04, 2017

LISTEN to my radio interview with New York City Reproductive Psychiatrist Carly Snyder, on her program MD FOR MOMS. She asks me thought provoking questions you need to hear about my favorite subject - Midwifery! Scroll down to Show #40 to tune in!

Why I Became a Midwife

March 11, 2017

I was honored when WellRoundedNY asked me to write about why I became a midwife. This online destination founded by Kaity Velez and Jessica Pallay, is for trendsetting mamas-to-be and provides inspiration and information that speaks to a Modern Pregnancy + Urban Parenting. 

Why Choose A Midwife?

March 07, 2017

Prenatal Yoga - A Natural Path toward Working with a Midwife, by Risa Klein, CNM, M.S. Making a decision as to whom will take care of you and your gestating baby is a monumental decision. To make the best informed decision, you need to understand some differences...Featured in The Prenatal Yoga Center Blog!  The Prenatal Yoga Center is located in New York City's upper west side.

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's a Midwife! Risa Klein, CNM

January 09, 2017

Writer extraordinair Tiffani Greenaway at interviewed me about my midwifery practice," For over 25 years, she's used a blend of tough love and holistic care to "help women have joy." on!

How to Chill Out while Waiting for Baby! 6 Ways to Reduce Stress During Pregnancy

January 06, 2017

It's Time to Chill Out and Destress! Read my article in Well Rounded NY

6 Midwives and Doulas Share the Crazy Birth Stores They'll Never Forget

January 03, 2017

I was asked by Women's Health Magazine about some of my most interesting births! Read on!

What’s A Midwife? 7 things you need to know about birthing with a midwife

December 15, 2016

On Well Rounded NY. You’ve heard about midwives, read about them, and maybe even watched an episode or two of the highly acclaimed British TV program, “Call the Midwife.” But let’s get real. It’s 2016, and we live in America – not in the fifties, in east end London, England. So what is it really like to work with a midwife?

What Does a Midwife Do?...Interview with Risa Klein

November 29, 2016

As seen in Big Apple Parent, Risa Klein is a certified nurse midwife with an office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She was the “birth consultant” for the feature films Baby Mama and Maze. 

What Your Mother's Pregnancies Can Teach You

November 29, 2016

Featured in As a certified nurse midwife, I take a lot of time with my women to look at some of the challenges they’ve overcome in their lives and to channel that energy if in fact they face obstacles during their labor and birth. I have them go back to their power. I want their mind to shift from thinking “birth is going to be really difficult” to “this is challenging, but wow—this is incredibly empowering. I can do this!”

Demystifying Midwives

October 07, 2016

Contributed to Yummy Mummy's Mummy Scoop,  by Risa Klein, CNM, OB/GYN NP, M.S.

You’re newly pregnant and it’s time to find the right health care provider to take care of you and your gestating baby. Or perhaps this is your second or third pregnancy and you feel it’s time for a new provider. You’ve heard about midwives and want to know more about what they do, and any benefits that you could experience if you hire one. Here’s the scoop on working with a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) or Certified Midwife (CM). 


October 20, 2016

As seen on C&J We recently had the opportunity to get-to-know and interview Risa Klein, a Certified Nurse Midwife in New York City, about some of the same discomforts that we cover in our cookbook. We found her answers, and the whole idea behind how what you eat during pregnancy can influence your childbirth experience fascinating….and thought you might too! This interview helps paint the picture of some of the other connections between symptoms, discomforts, and what they all can mean from a medical professionals standpoint.

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