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    Christiane McCloskey, CM, MS - City Midwifery
    Christiane McCloskey, CM, MS - City Midwifery
    Street:
    514 9th St
    City:
    Brooklyn
    State:
    NY
    Zip Code:
    11215
    Phone:
    (646) 530-3514
    Neighborhood:
    Park Slope
    Description:

    Special Interests or Skills

    • Cares for women and their families throughout pregnancy, during the birth
    •  process, and in the postpartum period
    • Offers a full-scope practice that includes well-woman gynecologic care and
    •  family planning
    • Is an experienced educator on a range of parenting issues, including
    • breast feeding
    • Offers choice and flexibility in the birth process, whether in the Roosevelt
    • Hospital Birthing Center or in the Labor and Delivery Suite
    • Practices in association with Georgia Rose, CNM.
    • Consulting obstetrician Jacques Moritz, MD, will co-manage any
    • pregnancy complications

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 06-Dec-2020
    Subject:  Feedback on Maimonides for delivery and also their NICU
    Comment:  Christiane McCloskey was my midwife and I delivered at Maimo with her 5 years ago now!I absolutely adore Chris and truly can't say enough great things about her! I used a different midwife for my first child and it was a traumatic experience. Chris was the polar opposite. Super thorough, always available, kind, compassionate, patient, nurturing. We spent quite a bit of time processing the trauma from my first birth and I was amazed that my second birth was totally transformative.I should add that I am nurse practitioner myself and am pretty darn critical of medical providers and she was still outstanding in my book.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 06-Dec-2020
    Subject:  Feedback on Maimonides for delivery and also their NICU
    Comment:  Seconding that Chris is AMAZING!I was a homebirth transfer who drove (well my husband did) 30 minutes at like 7/8cm to be delivered by Chris at Maimonadies under the guidance of my amazing midwife Shawna King who became my doula. I delivered in July and felt safe/received really great care there.We opted for one of 2 private rooms (they are pricey) so that my husband could stay the night. Otherwise he would have had to leave after visiting hours were over. I do not regret doing that. Beware, you can't secure a private room until after you've delivered your baby.Go with Chris. She is fantastic and made ALL the difference in our experience there.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 21-Sep-2020
    Subject:  Midwife experiences during COVID
    Comment:  My little one was born pre-COVID but I wholeheartedly recommend Chris! She is truly amazing.I used a different midwife for my first and the difference between the two was night and day. I felt so supported by Chris.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 21-Sep-2020
    Subject:  Midwife experiences during COVID
    Comment:  I had an amazing experience with Chris McCloskey and I highly recommend her. She delivers at Brooklyn Birthing Center and Maimonides. (Last I checked) Appointments with her never felt rushed and she was always available for anything I needed. The best part about working with Chris and what sets her apart from other midwives is the post partum care she provides. I spoke with her daily after giving birth and she even came to my home when I had breastfeeding issues.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 12-Aug-2020
    Subject:  Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience Survey
    Comment:  I can't say enough wonderful things about Chris! I chose her because I wanted to deliver at a birthing center, but wanted appointments in Park Slope. She managed my pregnancy well and was always available for questions. My birth did not go quite as planned, but Chris did an excellent job of guiding my induction, which resulted in a vaginal birth. She is calm, confident, and extremely supportive. The best part of working with Chris is her postpartum support. We talked on the phone daily for at least two weeks after I gave birth. When I had difficulties breastfeeding, she came to my home to help. The postpartum support is really what makes Chris so special.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 30-Oct-2019
    Subject:  Help! Park Slope Midwives v. Brooklyn Birthing Center v. ???
    Comment:  I highly recommend you consider Chris McCloskey! She is an independent midwife with an office in park slope and she delivers at the BBC. Chris is amazing, very laid back, but cautious when necessary. Also, I never had to wait for appointments and could basically come in whenever I wanted. The best part about working with Chris is the care I received after I gave birth. We spoke everyday and when I had issues with breastfeeding, she came to my home to help. I still text her occasionally, four months later.I planned to deliver at the BBC, but I had to be induced and ended up delivering at Maimonides. For an induction, I had a great experience. Because of Chris, I was able to avoid pitocin and had the unmedicated birth I wanted in the hospital. The downside of Maimonides is that it is a busy hospital and there are no private postpartum rooms. This was my second, so it ended up being okay because I sent my partner home to rest and be with my oldest. Chris made sure I got out of the hospital the next day, which is very uncommon at Maimonides. I was very grateful for her vigilance. The care I received there was excellent, but that place is a dump. However, I’m still 100% glad I worked with Chris.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 29-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Highest recommendation possible. I want to have more children just to work with her again. I could go on and on about how supportive, smart, experienced, and accessible she is, but this doesn't seem to be the best place for such a thing.Based on July 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  [ANONYMOUS] OBs/Midwives and doulas for VBAC
    Comment:  City midwifery. Chris McCloskey is wonderful. I came very close to an attempted VBAC and felt completely confident in her. In the end, I had to have a repeat C-section, but I am happy about every decision she and I took. My take on the VBAC, was that I would give it 100% of a try (I was in labor for 3 days and 8cm dilated - so I had definitely given it a try and made it through so far successfully), but would trust the judgment for safety of a midwife who is very supportive of VBACs (the baby's heart rate stayed low too long after every contraction). Good luck!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  [ANONYMOUS] OBs/Midwives and doulas for VBAC
    Comment:  I completed my VBAC with Chris McCloskey (http://www.citymidwiferyny. com/) after the midwife I was with retired mid pregnancy. I wholeheartedly recommend her! I wish I had seen her from the beginning! She is not "in-network" for most insurance - but then neither are Village OB. I was able to get a waiver from the insurance company to allow her to bill as though she was in-network, but this was pretty arduous to get.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 01-Oct-2016
    Subject:  ISO: Gynecologist in Brooklyn Recommendation
    Comment:  Chris McCloskey delivered my second and does well woman checkups/Family Planning as well. She shares office space with Gifford Family Practice on 9th Street and 8th Ave
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jun-2016
    Subject:  [ANONYMOUS] Midwife for Maimonides?
    Comment:  I can't say enough wonderful things about my midwife, Christiane McCloskey. She’s based in South Slope and is incredible.I worked with her for my entire (first) pregnancy and am now very happily with her again through my second. She is incredibly capable and caring and is extremely accessible for the duration of the pregnancy and beyond. Her postpartum involvement and care is off the charts, insisting that I call her every couple of days in the first postpartum weeks and calling me if I failed to reach out to her. She was an invaluable help with breastfeeding difficulties and the general challenges of new parenthood in the first few weeks. I was more inclined to call her about new baby questions than I was the pediatrician and she was happy to help.As a care provider, she knows when to be tough and when to be comforting. She is not a worrier and is tends to not consider pregnancy blips a problem until they are actually a problem (thus minimizing a great deal of interventions), and she is generally a lovely person and a great calming force throughout a fairly bizarre period of a woman's life. I trusted her (and her judgment and principles) completely with my care and the care of my baby and felt safe knowing that she would do what was needed and nothing more or less.I'd be happy to tell you more about Chris if you have any questions. In summery, she is amazing and I love her. She's smart, low key, really experienced, and just a pleasure to work with. I felt incredibly lucky last time to completely trust my caregiver to honor my best interests and wants and to serve as my advocate in the hospital climate and culture. She's incredible and I can't recommend her highly enough.As far as I know, she has privileges at Methodist, Maimonides, and the Birthing Center. I delivered with her at Maimonides three years ago and found that what the hospital lacks in frills made up by the fact that they were so hands-off. I don't think I saw a an OB the while time I was there (and I had to be induced at 15 days overdue). It's a very midwife friendly hospital, and Chris really knows her way around it.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jun-2016
    Subject:  [ANONYMOUS] Midwife for Maimonides?
    Comment:  I worked with Chris McCloskey at City Midwifery for both of my kids and LOVED her. I was her first baby at Maimonides. She was really supportive and knowledgeable, had log appointments with me, answering my questions in great detail. She also came to my home while in labor (before going to the hospital) and after the baby came. She called nearly every day for two weeks post-baby to check on us and feeding. She was also a lactation consultant, so this was quite helpful as well. Her office is on 9th St and 8th Ave, just outside the subway station.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jun-2016
    Subject:  Re: [ANONYMOUS] Midwife for Maimonides?
    Comment:  Chris McClosky delivered my second. I can't say enough good things about her. I believe she is delivering at Maimonides. Her office is right next to the F at 9th street. She has office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Jun-2016
    Subject:  Re: [ANONYMOUS] Midwife for Maimonides?
    Comment:  Chris McCloskey at City Midwifery. At the corner of 8th Ave and 9th St. Congratulations!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 29-Apr-2012
    Subject:  Birth Survey 2012
    Comment:  REVIEW: Chris is very knowledgeable and willing to share her experience. She firmly represented my wishes at the hospital (LICH), where I had a successful vaginal delivery. She was excellent for both prenatal and postnatal care. Four months after the birth, shINSURANCE ISSUES: She was out-of-network but we had no issues. Worth every penny I paid out-of-pocket. N/A Review Date: April 2012
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 27-Apr-2012
    Comment:  Christiane McCloskey was my midwife for a breech vaginal delivery (when she was at St. Luke’s Roosevelt under supervision of Dr. Rosenn) and for my second very easy birth at LICH. She is wonderful and I have recommended her to three other friends that have all had great experiences with her. One of those friends had a successful VBAC with Chris. LICH has improved tremendously based on older stories I have read. Post-delivery I had my own giant room looking out onto NYC and the East River. Some attending staff post-delivery could have been better but I have found that your midwife is really the most important person in your birthing experience and so I based my decision around that. The nurse that assisted Chris at LICH was also great. Good luck and listen to your instincts and body, nothing (or anyone) else. Chris is with City Midwifery and has hours in the Slope at the corner of 8th Ave and 9th Street: Phone (718) 369-9100 or (917) 225-8952.(March 2012)