Click on the timeline below to access resources and learn more about pregnancy and birth.
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the birth information? Start with these 5 steps to guide you through the process of making your decisions.Read more
Have you decided on your birth team? Use our provider network to find the best possible match for you.Read more
Where will you feel best supported and safest birthing? Start here to explore to your personal philosophy and vision for your birth.Read more
Have you researched different labor coping strategies and pain management techniques? Use our provider directory to explore a birth doula, learn about epidurals and learn what feels right for you.Read more
What are the ways you want to bond and care for your baby immediately after birth? Learn more from our professionals.Read more
Do you want to make sure you have support for breastfeeding? Read our stories and find providers that can help with any of your questions or challenges.Read more
Have you remembered to plan good care techniques for yourself? Learn more on how new moms find ways to connect with other new moms and birth professionals to get the support they need in the early weeks.Read more
Long or short, arduous or uncomplicated, your labor and birth are impossible to predict. However, you can mentally and physically prepare yourself for the full range of outcomes.
While you are pregnant, learn all you can about labor through research and education. Read books, watch documentaries, and find out what factors impact delivery. Research when and why medical interventions are used.
At the same time, you might want to take a look at various types of child delivery methods. Also, you should research home birth, if you are looking to have a comfortable environment.
Attend a CiC Healthy Birth workshop, swap labor-coping strategies with moms, and decide which are right for you. Then practice and prepare your body for the physical challenge to come.
A successful, healthy labor takes careful planning. Decide the details: where do you want to be? Who would you like to be there with you? Then, when the time comes, surrender to the powerful and miraculous event your body is producing.
Learn more about labor and planning strategies for your birth in a CiC workshop, podcast, or from a care provider in the CiC Provider Network today.
Doula Care in New York City: Advancing the Goals of the Affordable Care Act (Full Report)
Executive Summary– Doula Care in New York City: Advancing the Goals of the Affordable Care Act
Infographic– Facts and Figures on Doula Care in NYC
Resource for Families– Doula Care in New York City: Making a Difference for Women and Families
Action Steps– Doula Care in New York City: Advancing the Goals of the Affordable Care
Testimony of Choices in Childbirth and Childbirth Connection
Preventing First Cesareans– Consumer Statement
Preventing First Cesareans– Policy Brief Recursos en español