Just a quick heads-up to let you know that BirthFocus.com and The Metropolitan Doula Group have been added as links under the following headings: Midwifery–> NY State Midwifery Links, Education–>Birth Education and Labor and Birth–>Birth Support.
BirthFocus, like Realbirth, offers several different childbirth preparation classes for pregnant women in NYC, as well as referrals for doulas and continuing education classes for birth professionals. The Metropolitan Doula Group is an umbrella group for NYC-based doulas, offering a supportive and educational forum for doulas and other birth professionals through monthly meetings and online discussion boards. Both of these are fantastic resources, especially if you live in NYC. Check them out!