Birthing Centers

Birthing centers are places where healthy, low risk mothers can birth their babies naturally in very relaxed, peaceful and intimate atmospheres.

Birthing centers provide an alternative to childbirth in a hospital. Women are empowered and given control during their labor and delivery. They wear their own clothes, eat and drink during labor, and walk around. The birthing mother labors in the shower or jacuzzi, on birth balls, in a birthing rocker, on a birthing stool, and in any other position that is comfortable for her. The midwife is with her throughout labor. When it is time to give birth, the woman follows her body to get into the best position: hands and knees, squatting, sitting, lying on her side, or whatever feels right.



The Birthing Center @ St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital

1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019


Brooklyn Birthing Center

2183 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229








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