Jeanette Breen, CNM
I am a homebirth midwife on Long Island offering holistic midwifery services including pregnancy and birth, well-woman gyn-ecology, menopausal counseling using natural hormonal replacement and women's primary healthcare.
It has been my honor and privilege to serve women and their families since 1984.
My education in midwifery was at Columbia University and I currently have eight grandchildren.
Yuen Kwan Chan is a New York State CNM, and OB/GYN NP since 2009. She started her career as a RN at NorthShore University Level 3 NICU since 2007. She received her BSN, MSN degrees from Stony Brook University on 2009 while she was a nurse in NICU. During her time at North Shore LIJ, she discovered her true passion for women health and babies. Being fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, she has devoted most of her midwifery career to empower women about natural birth through education and providing individualized care for women in the Asian community.
Since then, she had over a few thousands of successful deliveries during her career over the past decade. She even further her education to better serve the community by getting her Doctorate in Midwifery and women's health in 2014. With a multi-diverse experience in different birth settings range from Hospital, Birthing Center and Home birth, Yuen Kwan is confident and experiences in providing each woman the birth of their dream. She believes that every women deserve the best and individualized care and to remember this precious moment of their life.
She has affiliations and delivering privileges with NYU Langone hospital, Maimonides Medical Center and Brooklyn Birthing Center. With the passion of education, she is also an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University's College of Nursing. She is a certified lactation consultant (CLC). She is passionate about breastfeeding and helping mothers with infant care.
Nicole Chen is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Born in Queens, raised in the Northeast section of the Bronx, and now resides in Mount Vernon, Westchester.
Nicole earned her Bachelors Degree in Nursing At Lehman College. Nicole is a graduate of the Midwifery Program at New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing/Midwifery.
Nicole Chen has been practicing Midwifery since 2014 at Maimonides Medical Center, in Brooklyn NY. Where she learned the skills and art of Midwifery from many gifted Midwives.
Nicole was called into the Home birth world after working as a Birthing Assistant along side Home Birth Midwives in Westchester, New York. She was intrigued by the positive energy of the families, the power of the mothers too be, and the bond that was created between all.
Nicole believes in the power of natural birth, which allowed her to open up her own private practice, N.F.C Midwifery Care (Nurturing, Faithful, and Caring Midwifery). Nicole is committed in providing full scope midwifery care and compassion to the women of Westchester and beyond.
NFC Midwifery believes in offering holistic full scope midwifery care, which incorporates evidence base practice while allowing the women autonomy in her care.
Nicole Chen is also a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), where she plans on incorporating breastfeeding classes into her practice.
Anne Margolis CNM, LM, MSN, BSN
Anne Margolis is a Licensed Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. She is a 3rd generation guide to mommas birthing babies in her family. Anne has helped thousands of families in her 25 + year midwifery practice and has personally ushered the births of over 1000 healthy babies into the world. She offers compassionate holistic women’s health care and homebirth maternity services including comprehensive prenatal, postpartum and newborn care. The practice reflects a more sensitive, personal, family-centered, humanistic, mind/body/heart and spirit approach to maternity care, complimented by the utmost confidence in a healthy woman’s innate ability to give birth normally and naturally, and a healthy baby’s innate ability to be born. Anne has also guided countless human beings to heal from emotional pain, inner stress and trauma, and reclaim their joyfulness, calm and overall sense of well-being.
Anne created her signature online holistic childbirth preparation course “Love Your Birth, and is a two times number one national and international best selling author of ‘Natural Birth Secrets: An Insider’s Guide to Give Birth Holistically, Healthfully, and Safely, and Love the Experience’ and Trauma Release Formula: The Revolutionary Step by Step Program for Eliminating Effects of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Emotional Pain, and Crippling Inner Stress, to Living in Joy Without Drugs or Therapy,’both out in 2nd edition.
Home Sweet Homebirth Midwifery 211 Birchwood Ave Nyack, NY 10960
Amanda Mondesir LM, CM, Masters of Science in Midwifery
My calling to birth work began over 25 years ago with the birth of my own child. Feeling completely disempowered with routine obstetric led care I was encouraged to seek out the care of a midwife, I am forever grateful to have followed this route. I feel a sense of duty as a human being to help other women have births as lovely as, if not more amazing than my own!
So in 2012 I obtained my Masters of Science in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Over the past 10 years working as a midwife I have only fallen deeper in love with birth, with the miracle of creating life and with the majestic forces that are present when a woman is birthing.
I’ve learned that the best way to achieve a natural birth is to create an alkaline body state, to clear the mind of any fear and self doubt, to be reverent of nature and to practice gratitude which encourages harmony with the universe. I absolutely enjoy teaching women that are ready to take an active approach to manifesting the birth experiences that they desire.
My soul and spirit are aligned to help women birth, this work is my life's blood.
“You can not grow something inside of you without something inside of you growing”
-Amanda Mondesir LM, CM, MS
Cara Muhlhahn, CNM is a graduate of Columbia University School of Nursing, and SUNY Downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn's Midwifery Education Program. Prior to starting her private practice in 1996, Cara practiced midwifery at Beth Israel Medical Center, and at Maternity Center, Inc., Manhattan's first out of hospital birthing center. Cara lives in Manhattan with her son Liam, who was born at home.
The role a midwife holds in the community, empowering each family, despite our differences offers a unique yet incredibly powerful opportunity to plant seeds of change, provide respectful care and bring babies into this world gently and peacefully. This was my calling to midwifery. I first became a labor and delivery nurse and a doula, caring for high-risk women and families in New York City. I graduated from the midwifery program at New York University and began attending births and providing well-woman care at home. My role as the midwife is to allow for the physiological process of pregnancy and birth and to be aware of the mother and baby's health and well-being throughout the process and to also address any possible anxiety or fears that may arise before, during and after labor and birth. Pregnancy and birth can be a time of vulnerability and an opportunity to have a relationship with women and families through the year of pregnancy, birth and postpartum, offering empowerment through respectful shared decision making about health and well-being of mothers and babies.
Judy Ribner- Bush CNM, MS, LM
HOLISTIC MIDWIFERY NEW YORK
Judy is a midwife because she believes in women. Her practice is predicated on her deep trust in the exquisite wisdom inherent in the female body.
Judy provides care in a way that honors the laboring person and her unique personal journey to bring her baby forth. She encourages the laboring women to heed their inner voice and birth instinctively and powerfully. As a home birth mother, Judy feels a deep, personal connection to the vulnerability and power of childbirth.
Her practice is an oasis for pregnant individuals seeking an authentically holistic experience. The care offers an integration of conventional , cutting edge midwifery research with traditional midwifery wisdom, Eastern medicine practices, and holistic wellness.
Judy welcomes birthing people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious affiliations. She is humble toward cultural practices, religious belief systems, and the needs of the LGBTQ community.
Judy offers integrative gynecologic services at the Integrative Juhi Ash Center
As a midwife, I have never met a person who has forgotten her birth experience. I am humbled to be in a woman’s birthing space. I practice with that responsibility. Birth is a sacred life event that can forever impact the way a woman feels about herself as a woman, the way she bonds with her baby, and the way she integrates her new maternal role into her identity.
My cherishing of natural birth and holistic living is a multigenerational, deeply embedded value inherited down my maternal lineage. My great-grandmother breastfed against 1950s medical advice. My grandmother birthed six babies without an epidural and exclusively breastfed all of my aunts and uncles.
I was born to an unmedicated mother who exclusively breastfed me. My mother would’ve birthed me at home. I have three homeborn children, four homeborn nephews and two homeborn nieces. Two of my children were born into my own waiting, loving arms.
Judy is currently completing her doctorate, a DNP, at NYU.
In recognition of Judy’s longstanding, stellar academic achievement, Judy has been awarded The National Merit Scholarship, NYS Scholarship of Academic Excellence, Robert Byrd Scholarship, CUNY Merit Scholarship, Susan Kun Leddy Scholarship, Rory Meyers Academic Scholarship, and NYU Social Justice Scholarship.
Her writing and public speaking has been featured in Headlines and Midwifery Today.
Malki Schuler, CNM
Malki Schuler is honored to be a certified nurse midwife. She started her women’s healthcare journey working as a labor and delivery nurse at a high acuity hospital in Manhattan for seven years. Malki graduated first place from SUNY Downstate with a Master of Science degree in Nurse Midwifery. It was then that she discovered her true calling as a midwife, welcoming babies into the world at home.
Compassionate and vibrant, Malki invests her complete self when caring for clients. With her trademark sensitivity and warmth, Malki provides evidence-based care individually tailored to meet each woman’s unique needs and preferences. Malki is humbled to care for and guide each family throughout their personal journey as they work to achieve an uninterrupted, physiologic birth.
Malki is passionate about health education. She is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association certified Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor, and has taught a month-long Women’s Health seminar to teens.
Malki lives in Far Rockaway with her husband and two adorable children. They take frequent trips to the beach, love playing outdoors, and enjoy beautiful sunsets on the bay. Malki is privileged to practice alongside her two sister midwives, Judy, Rachel, and Julia at Holistic Midwifery New York.
Julia Steinrueck, CNM
Julia Steinrueck is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She graduated with honors from New York University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and worked as a labor and delivery nurse at a high volume academic hospital in NYC for over 5 years. During that time she completed her masters in midwifery and graduated from SUNY Downstate with honors.
Julia’s interest in midwifery started at the age of 17 when she shadowed a home birth midwife for a year and realized midwifery was her passion. She then went on to become a doula, and to work as a birth assistant for homebirth midwives alongside nursing. Through all of these experiences, she gained an appreciation for the intimate interaction a birthing person has with their midwife, the necessity to develop a trusting relationship between client and provider and to advocate for people to be able to birth in the comfort of their own space and on their own terms. Julia believes in respectful evidence based care, and the importance of informed consent and shared decision making. She strives to provide individualized and safe care tailored to the specific needs of each birthing person, and aims to diversify birthing options by increasing access to out of hospital birth for expecting families. She is BLS, ACLS and NRP certified with hands on experience in neonatal resuscitation. SHe works alongside Judy, Rachel, & Malki at Holistic Midwifery New York.
Tanya Wills, CNM, IBCLC
Tanya Wills is a Licensed Midwife, Board Certified Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
She is a graduate of the midwifery program at Yale University, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing with top honors. At Yale, she received the Power Day Award, chosen by her peers as a promising healthcare provider who uses her power as a force for good.
Tanya is the founder of Manhattan Birth, offering childbirth education, lactation support, and training for birth workers in an effort to revolutionize the experience of the childbearing year. Because it matters.
Tanya offers an integrative, down-to-earth approach to your care, that centers around you. You are the expert in you, your life, and your body. As your midwife, Tanya is calm, clear and informative. She supports you fully while recognizing your experiences as an individual will inform your decision making process in pregnancy and as a parent.
We offer inclusive, gender affirming and trauma informed care that considers the whole person. We are here to empower you to become absolutely certain you understand your care and your body. Our aim is to develop a relationship with you around your pregnancy and homebirth, so you can discover your own strength and badassery through this life transforming process. It's time to meet yourself.
I graduated in 2002 from the Midwifery Education program of Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima-Peru, my native country.
Prior to coming to the U.S., I worked as a midwife in hospitals and birthing centers providing primary and pregnancy care to women. I have been a part of approximately 300 births.
My practice includes personalized holistic care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I connect with people across various ethnic cultures as I am bilingual (English/Spanish).
I have been living in Brooklyn since 2009 with my loving husband, Brad and now my daughters Sofia, born in October 2012 and Sierra born in October 2014.
Soy graduada del programa de Obstetricia de la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima-Peru, mi pais de origen.
Antes de venir a USA, trabaje como partera en hospitales y centros de parto brindando cuidado primario y prenatal a las mujeres. He formado parte de un total de 300 partos.
Mis servicios como partera incluyen cuidado holistico y personalizado durante el embarazo, parto y postparto. Me relaciono con personas de diferentes grupos etnicos y culturales ya que soy bilingue (Ingles/Espanol).
Vivo en Brooklyn desde el 2009 con mi querido esposo Brad y ahora con mis hijas Sofia, nacida en Octubre del 2012 y Sierra nacida en Octubre del 2014.