A Family Reborn

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.
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About Author: Judy Ribner

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.

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