Metropolitan Hospital, NYC

Village Maternity proudly collaborates with Metropolitan Hospital, a hidden gem for NYC families.  Metropolitan has one of the lowest cesarean section rates in NYC* (2014 NYC Department of Health data). Metropolitan has the least overcrowding of all NYC sites*. Metropolitan has a long history of support for true midwifery care.

Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY
Metropolitan Hospital, 1901 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Midwife Care and Delivery
Experienced Board Certified Obstetrician Collaboration
Accredited “Baby-Friendly” Hospital, A Center of Breast-Feeding Support
No Separation of Mom & Baby, Newborn Exams at Bedside
State of the Art Wireless Fetal Monitoring for mobility in labor
Showers in Every Labor Room
Nitrous Oxide Available for Pain Management
Epidural Anesthesia Upon Request
Doula Support Welcome and Encouraged
Universal Private Rooms for Postpartum Patients
24/7 Visiting Hours for Family
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care if Needed
Bili Lights at Mom’s Bedside if Needed‎


Special Birth Care Features


Midwifery Practice

Your care at Metropolitan Hospital will be guided by the midwife on duty with collaboration from her attending physician should complications arise. TEAM: Sharon Mcdowell, (Director of Metropolitan midwives), Eugenia Montesinos, Cara Dal Nogare, Crystal Peterson, Neysa Williams, Nailah Dodd, Tania Fils-Aime, Amy Hanowitz-Britt, and Cynthia Rodriguez.
Village Maternity Metropolitan Hospital team


Obstetrician Collaboration

From left to right:
Dr. Andre Broumas, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician; Dr. Gladys Lee-Hwang, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician; Dr. Sari Kaminsky, MD, FACOG, Chief of OBGYN/Program Director; Dr. Jonathan Mays, MD, FACOG, Director of Obstetrics & Maternal Fetal Medicine; Dr. Michele Paolucci, MD, FACOG, Attending Physician;  and Dr. Elmer Agustin, MD, MPH, FACOG, Attending Physician.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, Village Maternity encourages support for women in all aspects of their care.

Village Maternity chose a collaborative team based on its history of excellent clinical care with low c-section rates. Village Maternity is actively working to change the way birth happens in hospitals.

One secret of the New York City public hospitals is that, by having a longstanding tradition of using midwives collaboratively with doctors, they have often had better statistics than privately owned hospitals in NYC. Village Maternity strongly encourages you to come to take a tour, meet the practice, and decide for yourself, not on incorrect mythologies about any given hospital. Contact us for a tour. We know that once women meet the practice and see their options they will understand what a great choice Village Maternity is.

Because Village Maternity has a collaborating Ob/Gyn on staff, many clinical situations can be managed within the practice. We also have available outside Maternal Fetal Specialist consultation.

Village Maternity is happy to discuss vaginal birth after Cesarean-section (also called VBAC) with you. We approach this on a case by case basis. Our success rate is very high.

Metropolitan Hospital Tour