1 years and 11 births attended
1 years and 8 families served
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I believe that families should birth where they are most comfortable. In our consultation and/or first prenatal visit, I will learn about your preferences and support you in all of your decisions. I am happy to provide more information on various birth settings to help you make the best choice for your family!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I believe strongly in midwifery care and would be honored to attend your birth center birth.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I believe home is a wonderful place to birth and I would love to attend your home birth. If you are unsure about giving birth at home, I would be happy to provide you with information and resources to aid in your decision.
New York, NY Serves families in Brooklyn and Manhattan Reimbursement of transportation expenses is asked if you live outside of the five boroughs.
As a first time mother, hiring Lily was the BEST decision my husband and I made in preparation for the labor and delivery of our daughter. Her knowledge and support before, during and after delivery were invaluable to us, and we could not have gotten through it all without her.
In our intial consult, Lily took the time to listen and understand our expecations, goals and birth plan. She provided practical suggestions on how to prepare for the big day, a number of pain management and coping strategies for early labor (which were key when my contractions started), and followed up with helpful evidence based links to better prepare and educate us. We did not have time to take a birthing class, but Lily shared everything we needed to know about the birthing process, and nothing we didn't.
As the due date approached, Lily proactively kept us apprised of her whereabouts so we would always know when/how to reach her. When my water broke, she was in regular contact to check on the progression of my labor and recommended exercises to encourage the start of my contractions so I would not need to be induced by medication.
When she joined me in my apartment, her extensive knowledge of the labor process led to a timely decision on when to head to the hospital. Any later, and I would have given birth at home or in a taxi. She was prepared for any eventuality. When the triage rooms at the hospital were full, and nurses and doctors were difficult to find due to the ward being especially busy, her presence is what kept us calm and reassured. Lily also helped preserve our personal advocacy when confronted with urgent decisions by the medical staff, giving us space to make decisions without undue pressure.
I truly believe that due to her guidance and support, I was able to have a birth unassisted by pain medication that I had set as my personal goal, and my recovery has been better for it. We highly recommend Lily and her services to all.
I was introduced to Lily late in my pregnancy and she jumped in and made time to get to know me and my husband before the birth of our third baby. She listened to my previous birth stories (C-section and VBAC) and came to my prenatal visit prepared with a whole list of thoughtful questions to help me process what I hoped for in this birth experience. I am so glad she was part of our birth team. When I went into labor, she stayed up with me throughout the night and helped me augment my labor with well chosen movements. She was very in tune with my body and had a great instinct for what would work for me. By the time we got to the hospital, I was 7-8cm dilated- I was shocked! I was so encouraged by how far along I was, that I felt brave and went without pain medication for the rest of the birth, something I hadn't really planned on doing. I was so surprised by how intense it was, but Lily was encouraging and relaxed, which was a huge help during the transition and pushing stages. Lily not only cared for me, her help benefited my whole family. For example, my husband was able to get good rest during that night when I was laboring, and he was energized and ready for the hospital trip and postpartum hours. Also, during a postpartum visit, Lily prepared dinner for our family and took care of some cleaning tasks- obviously, this allowed me to rest and focus on the baby, but it really freed up my husband to take some time and play with our older children and give them some quality time. Thank you, Lily!
= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-21-2019
= Available. Calendar last updated: 09-21-2019