The New York Guide to a Healthy Birth is a comprehensive guide created to help you learn about your rights, options, and resources when planning the birth of your baby. It was first published in 2006 and is in its third year of print and includes a sister publication, The Philadelphia Guide to a Healthy Birth. Both guides are published by Choices in Childbirth, a New York City-based consumer advocacy organization whose goal is to educate, support, and empower women and their families in making informed choices about maternity and childbirth care.
Founded by birth professionals, Choices in Childbirth educated the public about birthing options, and connects them with practitioners who uphold the belief that birth is a normal and healthy process. Please check out their site www.choicesinchildbirth.org
I'm so pleased to announce that the new guides are now available. I attended the reception for providers yesterday and picked up a stack of them to distribute. Guides are free to the public and packed with articles, statistical info, and an array of providers serving expectant and new mothers. I have 2008 guides, if you need guides shipped, please visit Choices in Childbirth online.