Clementine Midwifery and Natural Birth is a unique family-centered practice that has served women throughout New York City since 2004. Together with co-founder Abby Howe-Heyman, I created Clementine because I wanted to work in a practice where trust in birth, respect for women and compassion are guiding principles.
I offer personalized and unhurried routine gynecological and fertility care as well as prenatal care and homebirth. Routine gynecological services include pap smears & annual exams, problem-focused visits, birth control options including IUD insertion, and sexually transmitted infection testing & treatment in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn office. I also offer in-office fertility consultations for all women seeking pregnancy, and in-office insemination services (IUIs) for lesbian couples or single moms by choice.
Pregnancy is not only a physical event; it can have a profound impact on relationships and it often changes the way women see and understand themselves. My holistic care includes lots of emotional support and recognizes the importance of all aspects of your experience.
I currently attend births in clients’ homes exclusively. Prenatal visits take place in the office through 32 weeks and all subsequent visits are in your home. My homebirth practice is focused on the Long Island City, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint communities, but I serve a number of other Brooklyn, Southern Queens and Manhattan neighborhoods below 23rd Street.
Whether you see me for well-woman visits, fertility consultations, or homebirth, I make ample time to listen to your questions and address your concerns; this is the heart of midwifery care. My approach to your care is feminist and joyful.
To maintain your health with a midwife is to claim your own power. I look forward to working with you as you prepare to welcome your new baby, keep yourself healthy, or seek help in creating your family.