I am new to mothering.com, and currently expecting #2 in January. I live in Manhattan now but we're soon moving to Park Slope. I'm planning a homebirth this time (#1 was born while I was living in Europe so totally different system).
This website has been a fabulous resource, but I was just wondering if anyone knew of a homebirth group in Manhattan or Brooklyn. I would love to connect with other moms with a similar attitude/plans towards birthing.
Thanks in advance!
I live in PSlope and had a homebirth about 11 months ago. I don't know of any such a group except for the homebirth class with Natashia Fuksman. I'm friends with quite a few of the moms from the homebirth class I was in. I find it hard enough to find and meet moms in the neighborhood but I do know there are more home birthers than you would think.
Are you looking for a social home birth group or a home birth class?
Enjoy your upcoming birth!
Megan Davidson, Labor & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, Anthropologist, Mom to August (9) and Clay (4), Partner to Shawn.
mom to DD and one on the way, wife since 1997 to a great guy
I will definitely look into the class you mention; I was looking mostly to meet other people who have/are planning to do this to share tips and stories. I'll also definitely check out the homebirth board here regularly.
It would be great to start a local homebirth group, though. I found one website for homebirthers of New York but I don't think they are active. Hoping to be one of you all in 6 months!
home-maker & home-schooler with DS (home-waterbirth 12/25/2006) and DD (home-waterbirth 10/25/2009)
Since there is just 5-6 of us, I did not post this anywhere...
We meet on Roosevelt Island, Manhattan,Queens, Brooklyn...
PM me if you are interested, and we can plan something for July/August.
i had a homebirth with my daughter wren in 11/07, just found out i am -- surprise! -- pregnant again and have already gotten in touch with kristen for my second birth in may (assuming all goes well with this preg). i would love to meet up with other homebirthin' mamas! i am also in the south slope area.
robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student. building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!
Having a home birth with Kristen Leonard in April. I would love any advice and insight as its my first baby and first homebirth. I just switched from the BBC to a homebirth at 31 weeks so any positive reinforcement or info would be amazing!