2 Manhattan locations — 137 East 36th St. & 101 West 12th St‎.
Call: 212-705-8785
  • Now with two Manhattan locations — 137 East 36th St. & 101 West 12th St‎.

  • Village Maternity Located at 137 East 36th Street, NYC

  • Midwife, Eugenie Montesinos, meets with a patient.

  • Midwife, Eugenie Montesinos, meets with a patient.

  • Midwife, Eugenie Montesinos, meets with a patient.

WELCOME 32BJ MEMBERS!
Village Maternity is proud to serve 32BJ in this unique collaboration providing a joyful concierge midwife-doctor practice that combines kind, attentive pregnancy care with the best evidence-based obstetrical guidelines.

Village Maternity focuses on the care of pregnant women in the outpatient setting. Our Certified Nurse Midwives offer low-risk and high-risk women prenatal care and support at no cost to 32BJ members. Complimentary Tier One Doulas services are available for all 32 BJ members at no cost but Members are welcome to acquire higher tier Doulas at their own expense.

We care about you and your birth. During prenatal care Village Maternity will be by your side to guide you and answer your questions. We believe that easy communication with your midwife/doula and doctor during the prenatal period is the magic ingredient that helps us take the best possible care of you. Village Maternity believes that your best and safest birth comes from true collaboration of midwives and doctors using evidence based guidance in a hospital birth center setting.

Midwife vs. Doula

What does a Midwife do?

A midwife is a highly educated medical professional licensed to care for women. Midwives do many of the same things as doctors. They provide prenatal care, monitor the mother and baby in labor, administer pain medications, attend delivery, repair tears and episiotomy as well as provide routine gynecological exams and prescribe family planning. Midwives focus on promoting natural birth and facilitating bonding. They are expert at detecting complications and are prepared to handle birth emergencies and consult with an MD if needed. Midwives are credentialed to work in any birth setting including hospitals, health clinics or the home.

What does a Doula do?

The job of a birth doula is to be by your side offering nonmedical techniques during labor, such as breathing, massage, and helping you move into different body positions. They also provide emotional support and act as your advocate. A doula will be there to help you feel safe and support you in your decision to use medications or have a natural birth. In the event of an unplanned cesarean, a doula can help comfort and give you extra attention to help any fears. After birth, postpartum doulas help a mother recover from the birthing process. This includes caring for the infant and guiding a mother through the breast-feeding process.

Complimentary Tier One Doulas services are available for all 32 BJ members at no cost but Members are welcome to acquire higher tier Doulas at their own expense.

DOULA SERVICES

Carriage House Birth

Bilingual Services Offered

Doula Inquiry

Metropolitan Hospital

Village Maternity proudly collaborates with Metropolitan Hospital, a hidden gem for NYC families. Among Manhattan birth sites* Metropolitan has a long history of true midwifery care including support for unmedicated birth with one of the lowest epidural rates. Metropolitan has one of the lowest cesarean section rates and the least overcrowding.  Metropolitan physicians provide support for one of the highest rates of vaginal birth after cesarean section.

Jamee's Metropolitan Birth Story

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A Birthing Experience – by Lynn

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2014 Manhattan Birth Data

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Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY

*Data taken from New York State Department of Health, NYS Health Profiles, profiles.health.ny.gov/hospital, Reporting period 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014

Village Maternity Services

Village Maternity focuses on the care of pregnant women in the outpatient setting. Our Certified Nurse Midwives offer low-risk and high-risk women prenatal care and support in collaboration with our doctors. When our patients are hospitalized they are cared for and delivered by our expert team of midwives at Metropolitan Hospital in the inpatient setting.

MATERNITY CARE

prenatal & postpartum

COUNSELING

for pre-conception

HOURS

Evening & weekend office hours

Patient Satisfaction Testimonials