Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM is a homebirth midwife whose practice serves as a sanctuary for people seeking authentically holistic health care. Judy earned her doctorate at NYU, graduating as valedictorian. Her youngest three children were born at home, two into her waiting, loving arms.
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“Hey, sir, can you help me with my birth bag? This one here. I’ve got to deliver a baby. Yes, down these steps. Thank you so much.” I beseech a guy who is walking down the street as I drop my Volvo in front of my client’s home, after speeding the wrong way down her one-way street. Read more…. Healing Birth
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A story illustrating the need for patience in birth.
Read more…. Birth is Boss
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This story deals with providing homebirth midwifery services to women in the orthodox Jewish community.
Read more…. A Midwife’s Midwife
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The story of a homeborn baby who dies of SIDS two months later, in a local hospital after attempts at resuscitation. The homebirth midwife shares her story.
Read more…. A Midwife Mourns
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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.
Read more…. A Family Reborn