Who are the Birth SistersSM?
- Women interested in helping other women during labor and delivery and in the early days of the new baby’s life at home.
- Women trained in labor-support techniques and breastfeeding.
- BMC employees who work with the doctor or midwife as a member of the health care team.
What Do They Do?
The Birth Sister will meet the expectant mother when she is pregnant, stay with and support her during her labor, and visit her during the first week at home. She will help with laundry, errands, or the care of other children so mothers can be with their new baby.
How Do They Help?
- Fewer C-Sections
- Better Breastfeeding
- Happier Births
To arrange for a Birth Sister, speak with the midwife or doctor, or call: 617.414.5168.
The midwives and physicians of the BMC Division of Community Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in most BMC-affiliated Neighborhood Health Centers. Call 617.414.5785 or 617.414.5983 for the BMC - affiliated health center closest to home.