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Our mission is to address the issue of maternal health disparities by providing persons in New York State with high-quality midwifery care.
Spread the word about our birthing center. Even a small donation will make a huge difference.
Haven Midwifery Birthing Center will be New York City’s first not-for-profit, midwife-led, freestanding birthing center.
The team at Haven is proud to announce the receipt of a grant for $10,000 from Birth Center Equity’s Giving Tuesday Campaign!
There are currently 215 hospitals in New York State that are currently serving the birthing population.
There are currently 3 birthing centers in New York State. However, there’s only 1 out of those 3 that is midwifery led. Challenges continue to plague the midwifery business community preventing us from launching our own birthing centers. Please help us in our fight.
Your Help is Needed
Write and Tweet at your elected officials and the New York Maternity Task Force to
Complete the licensure of Midwife-Led Birth Centers by June 15th, 2020
Pass NY State Senate and Assembly to allow any birth center licensed by a national accreditation body to be recognized by NY
Spread the word about our program. Even a small donation will make a huge difference.
Meet The Team
We’re pleased to introduce our team to you.
It’s been a long uphill battle, but we at Haven Midwifery Birthing Center remain steadfast in our….
What we’re up to...
As with pregnancy, we the founders have newly conceived and are learning how to adapt to change and our new roles…
We’d like to begin this update by expressing our heartfelt gratitude for all the support, well-wishes, and donations since GivingTuesday…
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NYC needs a Midwifery Led Birthing Center NOW!
Currently, NYC has only 2 out of the 345 Birthing Centers in the U.S. The U.S. is the only rich country where the rate of maternal mortality is increasing. There are zero midwife-led birth centers in NYC. During the COVID-19 pandemic, due to lack of out-of-hospital birth options, those who could afford to, left NYC to give birth or switched to birth centers and home birth practices. In NYC, African American People are up to 12 times more likely to die giving birth than their white counterparts. Overwhelmed hospitals faced PPE shortages, staffing shortages, denied birthing people their basic rights of companionship during birth, and sent patients home with almost no follow up postpartum care, even leading to the death of one black mother. NY State has the 11th highest c-section rate in the U.S. We must prioritize our limited hospital resources for those 15% of high-risk clients that require it. We understand firsthand the challenges of achieving a physiologic birth and they are dedicated to providing families with the highest quality care through Haven Midwifery Birthing Center.