Resources & Referrals


Dr. Julie Von + Jen Gnisci (W’Burg + Soho)

Jill Cherland (Soho)

Qi Li Acupuncture (UWS)

Dr. William Ng (UWS)

Stephanie Propper (house calls)

City Acupuncture, Community acupuncture (locations throughout MNH and BK)

Sarah Rivkin (Park Slope)

Garden Acupuncture (Park Slope)

Third Root Community Health Center (Prospect Park South)

Brooklyn Open Acupuncture, sliding scale (Fort Greene)


Doulas (birth, postpartum and breastfeeding support):

Collectives: Generally have doulas at a range of price points based on experience. Most services will speak with you about your needs and then match you with several doulas to interview and choose from.

Baby Caravan

NYC Doula Collective

Carriage House Birth

Birth Day Presence

Doula Project (sliding scale + full spectrum doula-ing including terminations)

For Your Birth

Doula Care Postpartum Service


Solo practitioners + partnerships

Cori Pleune + Sarah Kaylor

Leigh Kader + Marnie Deutsch

Megan Davidson

Natalia Hailes + Ash Spivak

Mary Esther Malloy

Mia Borgatta

Terry Richmond

Bonu deCaires

Abby Block + Laura Vladirmirova


Reproductive Physical Therapy:

Renew PT (Union Square + W. Village)

Functional Pelvis (house calls + sliding scale)

Shift Integrative Medicine (Union Square)

Brooklyn Health PT (South Slope)

Michele McGurk (Gowanus)


Body Work: 


Lena DeGloma: Park Slope

Eileen Tougher: FiDi


Dr. Beth Forgosh: Soho

Dr. Randi Jaffe: Gramercy

Dr. Suzanne McBride: Midtown East


Childbirth Education classes:

Parent Craft (Casey Selzer): Park Slope + privates

Birth Day Presence: Park Slope, W’burg, Union Square, W Village, Midtown East + privates

City Births: Columbus Circle + Gramercy

Carriage House Birth: Brooklyn

Leigh Kader Childbirth Education: BK + privates

Mindful Birth (Mary Esther Malloy): Chelsea + privates

Manhattan Birth (Tanya Wills): UWS + privates

Ma Yoga (Mia Borgatta): Bowery + privates

Red Moon Wellness (Lena DeGloma): Park Slope



Tribeca Pediatrics: Locations throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Jersey City

Pediatric Associates of NYC: (Prospect Heights + Murray Hill)

Philippa Gordon (Brooklyn)

Hudson Heights Pediatrics (Washington Heights/Inwood)

Dr. Stephen Adjl (Brooklyn)

Brooklyn pediatrician options, reviewed by local parents


Birth and Newborn Photographers

Laura Vladirmirova

Gwen Schroeder


New parent resources:

New Mom Talk Groups (in Chelsea + Inwood)

Kelly Mom: Great resource for breastfeeding questions/issues

Boober: offers same day lactation support house calls

La Leche League


Online parenting groups by neighborhood:

Bowery Babes (Manhattan below the 30s)

Boccoca (Boreum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens)

Park Slope Parents

Hudson River Park Mamas (Lower Manhattan/FiDi)

Madison Square Park Moms

Upper East Side Moms

Brooklyn Baby Hui (Williamsburg + Greenpoint)


Mental health:

Women’s Therapy Centre Institute

The Motherhood Center

Seleni Institute

Cornell Women’s Reproductive Psychiatry

Ellen Chuse (Perinatal therapy specialist)

Ellen Krug, MSW, LCSW (Perinatal therapy specialist, Park Slope, sliding scale fee)

Lauren Ezell Minear MSW (body image specialist)

Cobble Hill Counseling (at-home counseling available)


Prenatal yoga:

Bend + Bloom (Park Slope)

Ma Yoga (Bowery)

Karma Kids (Chelsea)

Yoga Glo (online subscription streaming service with excellent prenatal classes, especially those by Elena Brower)



The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

Expecting Better by Emily Oster

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth by Boston Women’s Health Collective and Judy Norsigian

The New Basics by Michel Cohen

Making Babies: A Proven 3 -Month Program for Maximum Fertility by Sami S. David, MD and Jill Blakeway, LAc

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Stephanie Brill

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler


Other Web Resources

Birth Hour PodcastPodcast with varied birth stories

It’s Conceivable: The path to parenting isn’t always straight, Blog dedicated to gay fertility, pregnancy and parenting.

Fertility Awareness CenterInformational site on natural methods of fertility awareness

Check It Out GuysThe ins and outs of Pap Smears for trans men

Beautiful Cervix Project teaches cervical self-exam and fertility awareness as a revolutionary path of promoting respect, confidence, and health.  Amazing pictures of cervices through the menstrual cycle