Birthing Health

This page is dedicated to the local Monroe County | Rochester, NY Birthing Health community and the incredible resources that are out there to connect you with other folks doing this work.  Rochester is a resource rich community, sometimes it's just hard to find all of the information in one place. Below you will find the larger communities who are the experts in this field and which services they offer.

Beautiful Birth Choices

BBC's goal is to inform you about pregnancy, birth and postpartum, empower you in your choices for birth and support you in your birthing and parenting.

At BBB they offer:

Doula Cooperative

They are a collaborative group of doulas serving families in Rochester, NY and its surrounding areas throughout pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Additionally, they offer community and educational support for doulas in our area.

Healthy Moms at St. Mary’s

The Healthy Moms program is focused on creating a nurturing and supportive environment that is life-changing and empowers women to reach their highest potential. The Healthy Moms Program provides moms with the support they need to reach their full potential as a parent and as an individual. Moms pick the services they are interested in and create a customized plan of what they would like to accomplish at Healthy Moms. Healthy Moms offers the following services:

  • Pregnancy education classes
  • On-site mental health counseling
  • Care management
  • Project Independence job training program
  • Leadership academy
  • Home visiting support program for pregnant women and women with children under 2.

Healthy Families of Monroe

Healthy Families is a home visiting program for pregnant people who have an infant under the age of 3 months. Highly trained Family Support Specialists provide home visitation, developmental assessments, evidence-based parenting services (PAT – Parents as Teachers), family goal setting and connections to support services. The program is an affiliate of Healthy Families New York and Healthy Families America.

Program Goals include:

  • Encourage Parent-Child bond and interaction
  • Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Educate parents (Brain development, developmental milestones, etc.)
  • Improve birth outcomes
  • Ensure medical care and immunization compliance
  • Increase school readiness

Program Eligibility:

  • Pregnant women or mother’s with a child under the age of 3 months.
  • Parents can be any age, any pregnancy.
  • It is NOT income based.
  • Live in Monroe County.

Highland Women’s Health (Culver)

Their Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Midwives provide comprehensive obstetrical care for low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. For childbirth, they admit their patients to the Family Maternity Center at Highland Hospital, renowned for clinical excellence in a warm and compassionate environment.

They provide comprehensive gynecological services — from annual exams and family planning to the treatment of menstrual, pelvic organ, and pelvic floor disorders to menopause management. Their providers are trained in the most up-to-date clinical guidelines and surgical techniques. They also have special expertise in adolescent and pediatric gynecology.

Nurse Family Partnership (Monroe Co.)

Nurse-Family Partnership is a voluntary program for pregnant people who are having their first baby. Specially trained nurses will visit in your home throughout your pregnancy and continue to visit until your baby is 2-years old.

Parenting Village

Parenting Village fosters the health and wellbeing of caregivers and children in the Rochester area by offering support and connection for all families. We envision an inclusive, mutually supportive community in which all thrive. They offer weekly groups for parents and their children, a nuture program for new parents and so much more.

Rochester Area Birth Network (RABN)

They provide the Rochester area community with important information about Evidence-based maternity care and options that pregnant people and families have regarding childbirth, breastfeeding and offer networking opportunities for professionals, parents, and others interested in birth.

UR Medicine Gender Wellness, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Highly trained physicians offer comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology services from a patient’s initial exam, to childbirth and through menopause and beyond. They are dedicated to providing their patients with high quality, individualized care with compassion and respect.

Gynecology Services include the following:

  • Breast examinations
  • Consults/second opinions
  • Endometrial ablation, hydrothermal ablation for uterine bleeding
  • Family planning/contraception
  • Infertility testing/surgery
  • Laparoscopic bladder repair
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Menopause/hormone management
  • New patient GYN exams
  • Pap smear and colposcopy
  • Pediatric/adolescent gynecology
  • Pelviscopy/hysteroscopy
  • Urinary incontinence evaluation and surgery
  • Yearly GYN exams

They also offer Women's Mental Health & Wellness services focused on treating your mental health needs, like challenges related to pregnancy, depression or anxiety problems, menopause, relationship conflict, and more.