Labor and Natural Birth Midwifery in New York City & Long Island
Holistic Midwifery New York is a midwifery practice with offices located in NYC and Long Island. We offer personalized midwifery care for women seeking a natural and transformative birth experience. Our NYC & Long Island services include support of the natural, physiologic birth process, empowering women to trust their bodies and have the birth they desire. Our homebirth midwives works with each patient to create a birth plan tailored to their needs and preferences. Our team can support homebirth, waterbirth, and hypnobirthing.
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Benefits of Natural Birth
At Holistic Midwifery New York, we support natural birth for its benefits to both the birthing person and baby. Natural birth encourages active participation, leading to a more confident, empowered and positive experience. Our home birth midwife team creates a birth plan that respects preferences and needs and provides care and support throughout. Natural birth also allows for a smoother transition for the newborn baby and reduces risks of complications and interventions, promoting better health outcomes and a stronger bond between mother and baby. Many expectant mothers choose to have a midwives home birth for a personalized and intimate birthing experience and a midwife-assisted homebirth can provide a supportive and empowering birthing experience for the parents and baby. At Holistic Midwifery New York, we believe every woman deserves a safe, empowering, and natural birth experience and our at-home birth midwife team is here to support you in having the birth you desire.
Care During Labor
As a woman-owned & women-run New York home birth midwifery, Holistic Midwifery New York offers personalized care for safe, empowering, and natural birth experiences. We offer a range of options including natural homebirth, waterbirth, and hypnobirthing. Our NYC & Long Island homebirth midwives honor each woman’s unique journey and create a supportive and empowering environment. During labor, your certified midwife will encourage instinctual birthing and provide necessary care and support. Women can choose their preferred birth position and place, and our team creates a birth plan to meet individual needs. We strive to prevent tearing, provide fetal monitoring, use medication cautiously, and perform a thorough newborn assessment. At Holistic Midwifery New York, we view birth as a natural and transformative experience deserving of honor and respect.
Our Midwifery Services
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.
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.
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.
To us, gynecology is addressing the underlying cause & carefully weighing medication risks. We offer holistic treatments as well as mainstream Western Medicine regimens.
Support from Care Providers
At Holistic Midwifery New York, we believe that birth is a personal and meaningful event. Our goal is to offer compassionate, individualized care to each woman throughout pregnancy, labor, and birth. Our homebirth midwives in NYC & Long Island are knowledgeable and passionate about helping women have a safe, empowering, and instinctual birth experience.
We work closely with each woman to understand their unique needs, preferences, and goals, and create a birth plan tailored to them. Our NYC home birth midwives provide ongoing support during pregnancy and are present during labor and birth to offer guidance and care. In addition to our one-on-one support, education & guidance, we can also recommend additional childbirth education classes.
Our homebirth midwife team honors the sacred and transformative nature of natural vaginal birth, and is dedicated to providing personalized care to each woman. We support a variety of birth experiences, including natural homebirth, waterbirth, hypnobirth, and more, to help women bring their babies into the world in a way that is right for them. Postpartum, we also offer support from a certified lactation counselor, newborn screenings and home visits.
Preparation for Natural Birth
We offer comprehensive one-on-one childbirth education to empower women for a successful natural birth experience. Our discussions cover topics such as hypnobirthing, breastfeeding, and newborn care, and provide women with the knowledge and skills they need to feel confident and in control during labor and birth. Our hypnobirthing education teaches techniques like visualization and affirmations to promote relaxation during childbirth. Our breastfeeding and newborn care courses ensure women are prepared for motherhood and equipped to provide their babies with the best care.
Our licensed midwife team, some of the best midwives NYC has to offer, work with each pregnant person to understand their individual needs, preferences, and concerns, and to create a personalized birth plan. We believe women should be active participants in their birth experience, trusting their bodies to do what they were designed to do. Our goal is to support women in feeling confident and empowered as they embark on this transformative journey.
Availability of Services
There is a growing demand for experienced NYC midwives who provide personalized care for expectant mothers during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. At Holistic Midwifery New York, We provide high-quality labor and natural birth services tailored to meet the unique needs of birthing people in NYC and Long Island.
Our midwife team offers at-home birth services and we may be able to provide a wider range of options to meet the diverse needs of our clients.
Our goal is to support women in feeling safe, comfortable, and empowered during their birth, giving them the ability to choose the setting and environment that feels right for them.
We are dedicated to helping women have a successful and transformative birth experience.
Cost of Services
At Holistic Midwifery New York, our NYC and Long Island midwives offer accessible, compassionate birth care. We strive to make our services affordable, accepting most insurance plans and working with clients to address any out-of-pocket expenses. Our in-home midwife team is available to answer any insurance-related questions and help clients make informed decisions about their care.
No matter the coverage type, our goal is to ensure every woman has the best chance to have a safe and empowering birth experience, without cost being a hindrance. Midwifery-led home births are becoming increasingly popular due to their emphasis on natural and comfortable birthing experiences so a number of insurance companies are willing to work with midwiferies to cover part or all of the cost.
To find out which insurance carriers we accept, please contact our office.
About Our Founder
Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM
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, DNP, CNM Discussing Home Birth
A Discussion on Midwifery & Home Birth with Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM of Holistic Midwifery New York (Part 1 & 2)
Frequently Asked Questions about Planned Home Birth in New York
At Holistic Midwifery New York, we’re committed to providing comprehensive care and support to women throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. Our frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on home birth is designed to help answer some of the most common questions and concerns women may have about natural birth.
For any additional questions, please reach out to our office.
The cost of a home birth in New York can vary depending on several factors, such as the services provided by the midwife, the location of the birth (at-home birth, birth center, hospital), and the type of insurance coverage you have. Midwifery care in NYC is becoming increasingly popular among expectant mothers who seek personalized, holistic, and evidence-based support throughout their pregnancy and childbirth so cost have increased slightly over the last couple of years.
At Holistic Midwifery New York, we understand that cost is a concern for many families, and we will work with you to determine the best options for your budget. We accept most insurance plans and will help you navigate any out-of-pocket expenses.
Yes, home births in New York are legal and safe for low-risk women with the care of a qualified and licensed midwife. Our midwife team at Holistic Midwifery New York is dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care to ensure a safe natural childbirth experience. In the event that medical intervention is required, we are prepared to handle each unique circumstance.
The coverage of home birth services by insurance plans in New York can vary. At Holistic Midwifery New York, we accept most insurance plans and will work with you to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket expenses.
In New York, home births are typically recommended for low-risk women who have had a healthy pregnancy. Our midwife team at Holistic Midwifery New York will work with you to determine if a home birth is the right choice for you based on your personal health and birthing history.
Yes. Our NYC midwives at Holistic Midwifery New York value the important role that doulas and obstetricians can play in the birth experience. We are committed to working with all members of your care team to ensure that you receive the support and care you need during your pregnancy, labor, and birth. Whether you prefer to work with a doula, obstetrician, or both, our midwife team will strive to provide a collaborative and supportive birth experience for you and your family.
You can find a midwife or home birth service for your New York home birth by researching midwifery practices in your area, asking for referrals from friends or family members, or contacting professional organizations such as the American College of Nurse-Midwives. At Holistic Midwifery New York, we are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate care for women during their pregnancy, labor, and birth, and would be honored to be a part of your birthing journey.
Tip: When looking for the best midwife New York has to offer, keep this in mind – midwives that do home births provide expectant mothers with a more personalized and intimate birthing experience, and offer a supportive environment for labor and delivery. When speaking with your potential midwife, ensure that they understand this.
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