Cara Muhlhahn Midwifery is a private, homebirth midwifery practice providing in-home prenatal, birth, and post-partum care for women throughout the greater New York City area since 1996.

About Cara Muhlhahn Midwifery

Cara Muhlhahn Midwifery gives women and families the option to experience birth in the privacy, gentleness, and comfort of home, offering an alternative to a hospital birth experience.

The Midwifery Model of Care

Our Philosophy of Care

The Midwifery Model of Care is predicated on the following tenets: Pregnancy and childbirth are usually normal physiological processes. Midwives promote and advocate for non-intervention in normal childbirth. Midwifery care takes place in partnership with women, recognizing the right to self-determination, and is respectful, personalized, continuous and non authoritarian. Midwives practice in collaboration and consultation with other health professionals to serve the needs of the woman, her newborn, family and community. Midwives are the most appropriate care provider to attend childbearing women.

Our Services

Pre-Natal Consultation
Pre-Natal Care
Birth Preparation
Post-Partum Care
Well-Woman Care
Making the decision to have a homebirth is a very personal one involving many factors.
Contact us to learn more about whether homebirth is the right choice for you.
Cara Muhlhahn
THe Midwife

Cara Muhlhahn, CNM

Cara Muhlhahn, CNM is a graduate of Columbia University School of Nursing, and SUNY Downstate Health Science Center in Brooklyn's Midwifery Education Program. She has practiced as a midwife since obtaining her Certificate of Nurse-Midwifery in 1991. Prior to starting her private practice in 1996, Cara practiced midwifery at Beth Israel Medical Center, and at Maternity Center, Inc., Manhattan's Birthing Center, both in New York, New York.

More About Cara

The Business of Being Born

Cara is featured in this groundbreaking documentary that examines childbirth practices in the United States.

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