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Expert maternity care

We are an experienced, empathetic & accommodating group practice.

At Village Maternity MD, we believe in putting the mother in charge of her own birth experience. Our team of expert Midwives, Obstetricians, and Nurse Practitioners provide a wealth of information and support to guide you through every stage of your pregnancy journey. We’re here to help you make informed decisions and provide suggestions if you need them. And in situations where there may be risks to your health or your baby’s, rest assured that we take responsibility for ensuring a safe delivery.

Experience modern obstetrics at its finest with Village Maternity MD. Our state-of-the-art technology offers a range of benefits, including advanced genetic testing, sonograms, and consultations with our Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists. We also provide epidurals on demand. We believe that the choices surrounding your pregnancy and childbirth are yours to make. Let us help you make informed decisions for a safe and satisfying birth experience.

Prenatal visits are in our private office with a member of our prenatal team. When you are ready to give birth, a member of the laborist team will meet you at Metropolitan Hospital on the Upper East Side.


The desire for an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth

Our team of midwives and doctors at Village Maternity MD work together to provide comprehensive maternity care and assist with uncomplicated pregnancy and birth. However, we understand that complications can arise. That’s why our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are uniquely qualified to navigate any obstacles and ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Partnering with Metropolitan Hospital, our team is able to offer excellent care and support for physiological birth. With among the lowest cesarean delivery rates in Manhattan, you can trust us to prioritize your birthing preferences and provide outcomes that are equivalent or better.

Schedule a consultation today to learn more about our collaborative approach to maternity care in NYC.

Pregnant woman receiving prenatal care at Village Maternity MD in NYC


You deserve minimum intervention and maximum safety

At Village Maternity MD, our pregnancy care team follows evidence-based practices to provide you with the best possible care. Our approach is informed by the 2014 2014 ”Obstetric Care Consensus” and the 2017 “Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth”. These guidelines emphasize the importance of minimizing unnecessary interventions and balancing the risks and benefits of vaginal versus cesarean delivery. We believe that women should have a safe, positive, and low-intervention birth experience, and our team is dedicated to helping you achieve that goal.


Midwives are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and focus on research and partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the US today.

Most midwives in the US have a master’s degree and must pass a national certification exam. There are different types of midwives, each holding certifications based on their education and experience. Certified nurse-midwives (CNM) and certified midwives (CM) attend approximately 93% of all midwife-attended births in the United States. Since 2010, both CMs and CNMs need a master’s degree to practice midwifery. Midwives provide a whole-woman approach to care. Many offer care from puberty through and beyond menopause. Midwives work with women to prepare for pregnancy, provide care through labor and birth, support you as you move into parenthood, and some can provide care for the newborn baby during the first 28 days of life.

A physician is a general term for a doctor who has earned a medical degree. Physicians work to maintain, promote, and restore health by studying, diagnosing, and treating injuries and diseases.

Doulas interest most first-time mothers. Doulas provide personalized, compassionate, and agenda-free birth and postpartum care. Doulas help cope with early labor and can provide postpartum help. Some doulas also provide breastfeeding and lactation support.

Giving birth is a family event and your midwife will work to create a birth plan that meets your desires and needs as a family. You and your partner/family will decide on the level of involvement that is best for you. Your midwife will encourage you to have people who are important to you with and around during labor and birth. Your midwife may ask your partner/family to comfort you, provide emotional support, give a massage, provide drinks and food, adjust the lighting, or support you while laboring. Or ask your doula to work together in the support you need.
Midwives approach pregnancy, labor, and birth based on normal, bodily processes. The midwifery model of care does not support the routine use of medical procedures if there is no clear reason or their use is not supported by research. For example, scheduling a labor induction or a cesarean section without a clear reason is not supported by research and can lead to unwanted problems. Yet, when a medical procedure is necessary, midwives work to have all the information needed to make an informed decision about care. They make sure you are aware of any options or alternatives available.

Midwives work with all members of the healthcare team, including physicians. Midwifery care fits well with the services provided by obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs), who are experts in high risk, medical complications, and surgery. By working with OB/GYNs, midwives can ensure that a specialist is available should a high-risk condition arise. Likewise, many OB/GYN practices include midwives who specialize in care for women through normal, healthy life events. In this way, all women can receive the right care for their individual health care needs.

Midwives are a part of the OB/GYN team. They work with physicians and OB/GYN resident s. If any complications arise during labor or birth, the team will come to help or take over if necessary.

Your midwife will explain the reasons for such a procedure if required. Your partner or support person will be able to go with you to the operating room. In most cases, your midwife will go too, unless she has another laboring mother.

A birth plan is a way to prepare yourself for the actual day. It’s a useful tool to outline your preferences during labor and delivery. Your birth plan may include things like; whether you desire pain medication, plan to use visualization or meditation, prefer to have dimmed lights, etc. It can also include who you’ve chosen for labor support, preferred positions during labor and birth, and whether you prefer delayed cord clamping. March of Dimes has a basic birth plan that you could download and customize.

Personalized midwife care for a healthy pregnancy at Village Maternity MD


Your pain relief options

“Nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia (usually a blend of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen gas) for labor pain has been commonly used for decades in Great Britain, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other countries . . . The patient self-administers the anesthetic gas, as needed, using a hand-held face mask over her nose and mouth or a mouthpiece. A demand valve on the portable gas tank opens with inhalation and closes with exhalation.”

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Fetal safety through wireless monitoring in labor

Most babies tolerate labor quite well, but some do not. We offer wireless electronic fetal monitoring (sometimes called telemetry), which continuously evaluates the baby’s status while allowing the mother freedom to move about as she wishes, even into the shower. However, not every labor requires this level of surveillance. Intermittent checks of the baby’s heartbeat may be adequate reassurance in uncomplicated labors, but if continuous monitoring is needed, it is available without confining the mother to bed.

“Normal human labor is characterized by regular uterine contractions and repeated episodes of transient interruption of fetal oxygenation. Most fetuses tolerate this process well, but some do not. The fetal heart rate (FHR) pattern helps to distinguish the former from the latter as it is an indirect marker of fetal cardiac and central nervous system responses to changes in blood pressure, blood gases, and acid-base status.”