Brooklyn homebirth practice growing

There was a recent article in the NY Daily News on the homebirth practice of Joan Bryson, a Brooklyn midwife who has been delivering babies at home for over seven years now.  Joan also served as president of the local NYC ANCM chapter last year.

    Last year, Bryson delivered nearly 50 babies throughout the city. The business, which grossed about $250,000, has grown steadily since its inception in 2000, when Bryson handled just four births.

Wow, so nice to see homebirth practice growing in New York right now.  And now nice to see a well-written, balanced, pro-midwifery article in a mainstream newspaper with a high-readership.

Miles for Midwives, yesterday, was also a great success.  There were 282 people participating, the largest number so far.  This event has also grown every year that it’s occurred, which is another really promising sign.  Let’s hear it for midwives and midwifery getting out into the news!

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