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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Journey To Birth Midwifery Offers Free Consults: Ensure a gratifying, physiologic and safe birth experience in the comfort of home

Journey To Birth Midwifery, which provides prenatal, labor, birth, postpartum and breast-feeding care to women and their families, is offering free consultations for those interested in home birth for a current pregnancy. Topics such as home birth philosophy, safety equipment brought to the birth, hospital transfer arrangements, insurance coverage and other questions are reviewed during this meeting.

JTB’s certified nurse midwives, Susan Schmidt and Cathy Gallagher, have more than 20 years each of birth experience. The care they provide is comprehensive and holistic, following guidelines established by the New York State home-birth community as well as the local obstetric community, to ensure a “gratifying, physiologic and safe birth experience” in the comfort of home, Schmidt says.

“Home birth has become an increasingly popular option, where women can have the birth they desire with midwives as their guardians and advisors, keeping the process safe and fulfilling,” she says. “Home birth is appropriate for women who are free of chronic disease and are having a normal pregnancy with one baby who is head down at the time of birth and is born full term. Our midwives work within a healthcare system that supports an expedient and safe transfer to the hospital when necessary.”

For more information, call 914.500.8864 or visit

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