Judy Ribner, CNM, was born to an unmedicated mother and is a fourth-generation breastfeeding mother. She homebirthed three children, two of whom were born into her own waiting, loving arms. She graduated from SUNY Downstate’s midwifery program with highest honors, while completing two pregnancies during midwifery school. She has a private practice in NYC where she cares for healthy women with love.
Photo by Jason McCann
I was turning heads.
Here I am in the center of the ultra-orthodox, Satmar Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg, New York, jumping out of a bright red jeep with a brown leather birth stool peeking out of my canvas sack. Next to me, Kristen is carrying a bulging briefcase on her back. We walk with purpose, the two of us.
Read more…. A Family Reborn
Photo by Memories on 35mm
At the start of the pandemic, I was part of an upscale, holistic gynecology practice on the Upper East Side of New York City. We cared for women who were seeking alternatives to the conventional model of medical care and who wanted a more integrated, personalized approach to childbirth. I felt satisfied and fulfilled in my provision of individualized, holistic healthcare. Read more…. A Midwife’s Covid-19 Gift