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April 5, 2017
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New Fact Sheet Informs Pregnant Women re ACOG Recommendations to Limit Use of Interventions

Childbirth Connection has published “New Professional Recommendations to Limit Labor and Birth Interventions: What Pregnant Women Need to Know,” because, as they diplomatically put it: “Unfortunately, it often takes many years before health care providers reliably carry out the recommendations … Continue reading

Birth Rally

March 16, 2017
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Members survey

Dear members, we would love your input to help us shape RABN’s vision and its future.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the following E-survey by April 15, 2017: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Bfy4GGlqvpb7BYuty7nSaEr7jJGWBjZrkvAFLhODL28/edit

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October 31, 2016
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Midwifery Birth Center Bill – RABN statement of support

Rochester Area Birth Network A Chapter of Birth Network National, a 501c3 nonprofit organization “It’s your birth… Know your options.” www.rabn.org October 31st, 2016 RE: Passage of S. 4325.“An act to amend the public health law, in relation to midwifery … Continue reading

Birth Rally

August 24, 2016
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Improving Birth Rally – 2016 – Rochester NY

What:  The 2016 Rally for Birth When:  Monday, September 5th, 2016 Where:  The Tents next to the Olmstead lodge in Highland Park near the Conservatory Time:  10am to 4 pm There is a playground close by and there will be … Continue reading

June 27, 2016
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Refusal of Medically Recommended Treatment During Pregnancy

In June of 2016 The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a committee opinion on the rights of patients during birth.   Read the complete statement here. “Recommendations On the basis of the principles outlined in this Committee Opinion, the … Continue reading

December 28, 2015
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For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births Just as Safe as Hospital

www.medscape.com For Low-Risk Pregnancies, Home Births Just as Safe as Hospital By Kathryn Doyle |December 22, 2015(Reuters Health) – When women have no major risk factors in pregnancy and give birth with a midwife, their risk of stillbirth, neonatal death or serious … Continue reading

February 5, 2015
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New website for New York Families for Birth Centers

New York Families For Birth Centers Support birth options for families today!   New York Families Deserve Birth Options! Help increase access to birth centers in New York State today. New York Families Deserve Birth Options! Help increase access to … Continue reading