Holistic GYN Care and Homebirth Midwives in NYC & Long Island

Holistic Midwifery New York

A Sanctuary for Authentically Holistic Healthcare in NYC & Long Island

Midwives of Holistic Midwifery NY

About Us

We are midwives because we believe in women. We trust birth to work best when it’s a mother-led, natural process. Birth is a transformative and precious life experience. Our practice is a sanctuary for people seeking authentically holistic care. Learn more about Holistic Midwifery New York and your Long Island & NYC -based midwifery team. Learn More

Our practice is founded on our deep trust of the exquisite wisdom inherent in the human body.

Holistic Midwifery New York is founded on the deep trust that a woman’s body and the natural process are inherently self-sufficient and exquisitely wise. We honor nature’s design and humble ourselves to its process. Our practice is a sanctuary for women seeking authentically holistic care, including an integration of conventional, cutting-edge midwifery research with traditional, ancestrally accumulated midwifery wisdom.

New Podcast Available Featuring Our Very Own Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM

“It’s not just the making of babies- but the making of mothers- that midwives see as the miracle of birth”
— Barbara Katz Rothman

Our Midwifery Services

Pregnancy (Prenatal)

Prenatal visits are an opportunity for us to get to know each other and connect in a meaningful way. We also assess mother and baby and expand our client’s health knowledge.

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Labor & Natural Birth

We offer homebirth, including waterbirth and hypnobirthing. Our midwife team provides care in a way that honors the laboring woman and her unique personal journey to bring her baby forth.

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Postpartum Care

Postpartum care is offered right in the client’s home. We come to the home 24-48 hours after the birth to check on mother and baby. Newborn screening tests are offered at that time.

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Holistic Gynecology

To us, gynecology is addressing the underlying cause & carefully weighing medication risks. We offer holistic treatments as well as mainstream Western Medicine regimens.

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NYC Homebirth Midwifery Services

Welcome to Holistic Midwifery New York’s NYC office, where we offer personalized and empowering home birth experiences to expectant mothers in the bustling heart of the city. Our dedicated team of skilled midwives is here to support and guide you throughout your pregnancy, labor, and birth in the comfort of your New York City home.

Advantages of Choosing a Home Birth in NYC

Choosing a home birth in NYC offers a range of benefits, including:

  • A serene and familiar environment in contrast to the fast-paced city outside
  • Greater control over your birthing space, atmosphere, and the people present
  • Fewer medical interventions, allowing for a more natural birth experience
  • Personalized one-on-one care from our experienced midwives
  • A cost-effective alternative to hospital births in the city
Benefits of Natural Birth
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Meet Our NYC Midwives

Our team of experienced and licensed midwives is passionate about supporting women and families during childbirth. They have received advanced training in obstetrical emergencies and newborn resuscitation and are equipped to handle any situation that may arise. Additionally, our midwives maintain strong working relationships with local hospitals to ensure you and your baby receive the best possible care if needed.

Why Choose Holistic Midwifery New York for Your NYC Home Birth?

At Holistic Midwifery New York, we are committed to providing personalized, evidence-based care for each of our clients. Our midwives believe in the natural process of childbirth and will work with you to create a birth plan tailored to your unique needs and desires. By choosing us for your NYC home birth, you can expect the highest quality of care throughout your entire birthing journey.

About Our Founder

Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Nurse Midwife

License # 001983

The day Judy was born as a midwife, is the day she came earthside-at 7 pounds old. Judy is a product of a Lamaze, peaceful birth. She became a midwife doctor to help women birth in a way that displays their strength.

After graduating high school as valedictorian, Judy was awarded the Robert Byrd Academic Scholarship, NYS Scholarship of Academic Excellence, and National Merit Scholarship Commendation. Judy earned her MS in Midwifery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Judy has been awarded the Rory Meyers Academic Scholarship, NYU Social Justice Scholarship, and the Susan Kun Leddy Stipend.

Judy completed her doctorate, a DNP, at NYU, graduating as Valedictorian.  Judy lives with her husband and 4 children in Far Rockaway, NY. She has 3 homeborn children, two of whom were born into her own waiting, loving arms.


Judy Ribner, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Nurse Midwife

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New York City & Long Island Locations

For your convenience, Holistic Midwifery New York has office locations in: NYC (Brooklyn) and Long Island (Five Towns)

You can choose the location you prefer. We also offer home visits. If you’re located in New York City or Long Island and looking for a home birth midwife near you, please contact us to discuss.

Holistic Midwifery New York Office Location 1 at 15 Ives Rd, Hewlett, NY 11557
Holistic Midwifery New York Office Location 2 at 855 E 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11230

Our 2 Newest Locations in Brooklyn Serving Crown Heights and Williamsburg!

Long Island


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We specialize in providing personalized care to expectant mothers and their families, offering a range of services to support the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby.

Our midwives have extensive experience in homebirth and are committed to creating a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for families who choose to give birth at home.

Through providing holistic care that honors the unique needs and preferences of each individual family, our goal is that your homebirth experience can be a safe and empowering option.

Contact us today or click below to learn more about our Long Island & NYC at-home birth services and how we can support you on your journey to motherhood.

Holistic midwifery is an approach to childbirth and maternity care that emphasizes the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the mother and child throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Holistic midwives work to create a supportive and nurturing environment that promotes a natural and safe childbirth experience. It aims to provide personalized care that honors the individual needs and choices of the mother and her family.

Holistic midwives also place great importance on the mother’s emotional and spiritual well-being. They provide support to help women and their families navigate the emotional challenges of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and help them connect with their own inner resources and sources of strength.


Rachele DunbaughRachele Dunbaugh
18:12 21 Mar 23
The midwives are all so amazing, caring, genuine people. I left my doctor just a month before baby was born and this amazing team took me on and made me feel so special and loved. I would recommend them a million times and more.
Tehilla BradshawTehilla Bradshaw
23:12 04 Mar 23
I'm so grateful to have met this group of midwives and highly recommend. As a Labor and Delivery nurse, I have the privilege of a lot of context, and my expectations were met above and beyond. This was my first home birth and the medical care provided was exceptional and informed; the emotional care that coupled with it was generous and respectful. Any question or concern is thoughtfully addressed with current evidence based science. They were understanding and available throughout my process, and I felt safe and supported in their care.
Tani MinkowitzTani Minkowitz
17:22 28 Feb 23
The entire holistic midwifery team are angels!!! They are so empowering and truly supportive throughout the entire pregnancy and birthing process. I felt completely comfortable and safe as they are so equipped and knowledgeable to help you through. I will forever appreciate the experience I had with them and only have the best things to say!!!
19:28 05 Feb 23
Holistic midwifery is an awesome team of professional midwives who offer expertise, patience, compassion, advice, guidance no matter what time of the day or night. The combination of their skills and understanding of both medical and natural methods regarding pregnancy, child birth and post partum is what brought me to use their practice and it was the smartest decision. Im so grateful for everything:)
Riki LehrerRiki Lehrer
20:43 03 Feb 23
I don't know where to begin... From the moment I met Judy I knew I had landed someplace special. She is warm, kind, attentive, comprehensive, brilliant, compassionate and just goes above and beyond in every regard. From start to finish, I had the most positive experience. I found her, and the team, to be extremely knowledgeable, clear and direct. There was no fear mongering, yet no dressing up either. Each concern was addressed directly and informatively, leaving me to make educated decisions. There was guidance when I looked for it and information when that's what I needed. Labor was not what I had anticipated it to be, but knowing I was in such great hands was incredibly calming. After birth, more challenging surprises came, and in true Judy fashion, she was there trying to guide me through it. This midwifery team is a rare find. Consider yourself lucky if you get to use them!

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At Home Birth Service Locations

The midwives with some of our babies, mamas and favorite doulas

Holistic Midwifery New York FAQs

A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is a healthcare provider with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery.

CNMs are experts on the entire reproductive life span of women, specially trained to care for individuals from adolescence through menopause and beyond, as well as care for the healthy newborn during the first 28 days of life.

Midwives provide care during pregnancy, childbirth, and through the postpartum period. They are also experts in gynecologic health; reproductive health; and family-planning services. Midwives prescribe medications, including contraception.

We are a team of four Certified Nurse- Midwives dedicated to serving women throughout New York City and Long Island. Our midwives are:

Holistic Midwifery New York is founded on the deep trust that a woman’s body and the natural process are inherently self-sufficient and exquisitely wise. We honor nature’s design and humble ourselves in the process. The practice is a sanctuary for women seeking authentically holistic care, including an integration of conventional, cutting-edge midwifery research with traditional, ancestrally accumulated midwifery wisdom.

As warranted, Western Medicine and pharmaceuticals are utilized with utmost caution and responsibility instead of as a first and only resort.

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At Holistic Midwifery New York, we offer prenatal visits at the typical American monthly schedule up to 28 weeks, every 2-3 weeks up to 36 weeks and weekly visits from 36 weeks until birth. We offer a combination of home and in-office visits.

We dedicate 45 minutes per visit so our clients have the opportunity to form relationships with each midwife. We offer all routine genetic testing and lab work, performed by the midwives. We refer to sonograms as needed.

We come to your home for labor and birth and monitor mother and baby postpartum. After delayed cord-clamping and skin-to-skin, we perform a comprehensive newborn exam.

Postpartum care includes: a home visit for mother and baby within 1-2 days days of birth, extensive phone support in the days and weeks following birth and a 6-8 week postpartum visit in office.

We also provide routine women’s healthcare services.

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Two providers are present at each birth. Typically, two of our midwives attend the birth together. Sometimes, one of our midwives attends with a qualified birth assistant.

We carefully screen our clients to ensure that they are appropriate candidates for homebirth. For low-risk women, birth is overwhelmingly safe and uncomplicated, particularly when uninterrupted.

Our midwives are trained and experienced in managing obstetric emergencies like postpartum hemorrhage and neonatal resuscitation.

Research shows that giving birth at home actually decreases the risk of certain complications including hemorrhage, severe tearing and the need for neonatal resuscitation.

Most complications that arise can be safely managed at home. If a hospital transfer is necessary, our midwives facilitate a timely transfer to an appropriate hospital. Our transfer rate is very low.

Yes, homebirth is usually covered by insurance. Depending on the insurance, there may be some additional out of pocket costs. To find out about your specific insurance coverage, please contact our office.