The Mama Bear team wishes you heath, joy and peace. 

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have compiled information and resources for our clients, potential clients and their families

We have room for a limited number of transfers. 
Please contact us if you are interested or have further questions!

Important Things To Know: ​​

  • If this is your first birth, we require that all first-time families...

    • attend a home birth focused child birth education & labor preparation class (there are many available online),

    • have a trained doula

  • The $500 deposit is due at the first visit and payments to Julie and the midwife assistant are due by 36 weeks.

    • The fee is not reduced

  • All clients transferring should have an electronic copy of pregnancy records sent to Julie before the first visit is made (faxed, not mailed).

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES - click on photos to follow links

Hand Hygiene

Aviva Romm, MD

Covid-19: An Integrative MDs Commonsense Approach


A wide-ranging resource page based on the best resources and information. Topics include pregnancy, breastfeeding, immunity support & more! 

EVIDENCE Based Birth


Their goal remains the same: to provide you with friendly, accessible, evidence based information so that you can make informed decisions. They are continually monitoring the situation and their research team is examining the best available resources. 

Birthing in the Time of COVID-19

Free EEB Birth Education Course

We highly recommend a childbirth course for any family expecting, but require it for any clients planning a home birth with us. Evidence Based Birth is offering a youtube-based course for free!

Reduced Rate Childbirth Courses (50% off)

We highly recommend a childbirth course for any family expecting, but require it for any clients planning a home birth with us. Birth Boot Camp is offering their online courses at 50% off. We recommend the Homebirth Class, Comfort Measures, or the Comprehensive Course.

Sean Chiddy, Psychologist & Life Coach

To support you in this time of increased anxiety, social isolation and uncertain future, he is offering 50% off all online sessions and packages until 30 April 2020.

Weekly Postpartum Support Meetings

Our online groups are here to help you connect with other parents, talk about your experience, and learn about helpful tools and resources. Whether you are going through stress, adjustment to parenting, Baby Blues, or pregnancy or postpartum depression/anxiety, our groups are here for you.

Headspace Offers Free Meditation, Movement & Sleep Exercises

New York has been hit hard by the current global crisis. In partnership with Governor Cuomo, Headspace wants to be here for you — to help you find some time and space as you weather this storm.