BirthNet of the Finger Lakes is proud to offer this comprehensive resource guide to the greater Ithaca community.

BirthNet supports the birth choices of all mothers in our community, with the goals of:

  • providing accurate, evidence-based information
  • ensuring a wide variety of birth options
  • inspiring women to explore the care that best meets their needs

We hope you will find this guide useful to you as you navigate the many wonderful and varied resources we have for pregnant and birthing women in this area. We recognize that at times, it can be challenging to learn about all of the different services available during the childbearing year and hope that the guide can serve as a central information source to help you gain access to these services. On this site, you will find midwives, obstetricians, doulas, childbirth educators, yoga instructors, lactation consultants, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, craniosacral therapists, and providers of many other types of services.

Our intention in creating this guide, however, is to offer women and their partners access not only to lists of practitioners providing care to women in our region, but rather, to present a snapshot of what that care might look like for different providers. To that end, we asked midwives and obstetricians to complete a comprehensive survey consisting of questions about their beliefs, practices, and statistics. On the listing for each individual practice, you will find the answers provided to us by many of our local practitioners. We have included practices in Ithaca and the surrounding areas. We made an effort to acquire survey answers from as many of our local practitioners as possible. Our hope is that over time, more and more practices will contribute a listing to the guide.

Best of luck to you on your journey!

If you provide services to women in the childbearing year and would like to be listed in the guide, please complete a survey! There are two versions of the survey – one for midwives and physicians who provide primary maternity care to women, and one for complementary care providers. You can access them by clicking on the highlighted links above, or through the BirthNet website (www.birthnetfl.org).