Meet the Midwives

Come, bring your family and friends, spend a very informative hour with the midwives. We will answer your questions, discuss admission policies, and take you on a tour of the LDR's (labor, delivery and recovery rooms), postpartum units and nursery. Park in visitor parking, enter main entrance of hospital and follow pink signs to our location.  The information desk has directions to our location as well. Offered the first Thursday of every month 7:00 - 8:30pm.

Childbirth Preparation Materials

Free on-line childbirth and postpartum preparation materials are available in English and Spanish  at: 

Childbirth Education Classes

The following is a list of childbirth education classes available at the university and in the community. There is a fee for most of these classes. Most instructors work on a sliding fee basis. The Midwifery Practice does not endorse any of these classes in particular. We offer them as a resource for families to contact and use their own best judgment.

Bradley Method Website Phone Number
Gail Janicola 516-848-9028
Kathy Shamoun 646-642-9381
Ariana Stubbmann 631-334-9322
Childbirth Education Website Phone Number  
Gail Janicola 516-848-9028  
Jenn Barry 631-278-0800
Lisa Garcia 631-838-6826
Angela Histand 631-965-8968
Cass Huneke 631-209-7923
Rebecca Joseloff 774-392-0508
Emily Magee 631-275-3918
Sharon Penn   516-429-2389
HypnoBirthing Website Phone Number
Carol Denicker 888-828-4934
Gina Morin 631-834-4417
Debi Tracy 516-351-7792
Kate Westra 631-946-9990

For additional information and child birth education resources, please visit

University Hospital
Prenatal preparation classes. These classes are free. Call 631-444-4000

The Nesting Place Prenatal Class Series
A new 6-week prenatal class covering infant CPR, childbirth education, newborn care, feeding prep, mindful parenting techniques and more! The class takes place on Sunday's from 12pm-2pm in West Islip beginning November 3rd. For more information call (631) 848-3627


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