Judy Ribner, DNP, CNM, is a midwife doctor and the founder of New York City’s largest home birth practice, Holistic Midwifery New York. Judy’s journey into midwifery was sparked by her deep appreciation for the innate power and intuition within the birthing process. Having completed her doctorate and graduating as the NYU Valedictorian, Judy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her practice. With a focus on preserving the physiologic process of birth, she cherishes helping individuals tap into their own strength and wisdom.
In this episode, Judy and I talk about the role of natural hormones in guiding labor and birth, potential risks associated with epidurals and synthetic labor hormones like pitocin, the safety of planned home births, the relative risk of hospital births in the United States, the profound impact that honoring the body’s wisdom can have on birth outcomes, and so much more!