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    Lower Manhattan/LoMa Midwives (formerly Columbus Circle Midwives)
    Lower Manhattan/LoMa Midwives (formerly Columbus Circle Midwives)
    Street:
    200 W 57th Street, Suite 1300
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 15-Nov-2019
    Subject:  ISO Midwife practice
    Comment:  I had the most wonderful experience with the LOMA midwives and birth center.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Second time birthing with them so no surprises. Not super supportive of keeping interventions at zero, not confidence-inspiring, and when it came down to the delivery they did what they want and make sure they don't make waves at the hospital versus helping me get an experience close to what I detailed in my birth plan. As one midwife put it, "reviewing your birth plan with us is optional, because we basically already do what most people's want in a natural birth."
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 20-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I loved the midwives. They were very attentive during visits, answered all of my questions and I never felt rushed. I had very rough pregnancy and they were non-alarmist, but pro-active. They ran fairly on time for appointments. I highly recommend them, with the reservation that the hospital they deliver at (NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan) is awful.Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 08-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I recommend the midwives as part of getting into the beautiful, calm, woman centered Birthing Center. There are three midwives, all.of whom I like a lot, and the doctors they work with are great too. However, I feel their office, although clean and beautiful located in the Waldorf building, is rather disorganized. The midwives often didn't check my charts for updates or results on outsourced tests prior to visits, and I had to remind them of certain needs repeatedly. Still, Melissa is amazing- was totally attentive even when we were in NYP and not in birthing center.Based on a October 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 08-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had a fantastic experience with both my children. They always took the time to answer all the questions on my list. I rarely had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen, and when I needed a consult with one of the OB (I had a fibroid) they could get me right in. I'm sure the confidence and level of comfort I had from this experience helped me to continue to trust them during the birth. I highly recommend them all!Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 08-Dec-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I loved the midwives. They were very attentive during visits, answered all of my questions and I never felt rushed. I had very rough pregnancy and they were non-alarmist, but pro-active. They ran fairly on time for appointments. I highly recommend them, with the reservation that the hospital they deliver at (NY Presbyterian Lower Manhattan) is awful.Based on a August 2017 birthing experience.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Only three Midwives left in the group. They support laboring in any position, delayed cord clamping, skin to skin etc.Based on June 2017 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 23-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  LoMa OBGYN / midwife group with Coralie MacqueenSimply the best group of midwives. It's my second birth with them and I cannot say enough about them. Only once did I have to wait.Based on August 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 23-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  The midwives were thoughtful, reasonable and realistic. I love that I was asked to rotate through all of them to ensure that I'd get to know them before the birth.Based on November 2016 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 23-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Cory and Melissa (of NYP Loma)They are amazing birthing goddesses.Based on January 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 23-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Coralie McQueen delivered my baby but I met with all the midwives during prenatal visitsCoralie (Cory) has a very calm demeanor. She is soft spoken yet firm. She respected my wishes to labor on my own but stepped in and coached when she observed that I needed help. Prenatal meetings with her were very thorough. She patiently answered and addressed all of our questions & concerns.Based on February 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Very thorough, empowering prenatal care. LOMA is an efficient model of middle-of-the-road care combining midwifery with hospital policy. They are a progressive practice that is somewhat stymied by a much more conservative hospital protocol.Based on February 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Loma midwives- amanda weingarten deliveredExcellent
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Looking for advice: Ob-Gyn vs Midwife
    Comment:  I have to second the recommendation for LOMA Ob-Gyn!! I was with them for my whole pregnancy, and Rita Wagner delivered my daughter in November. I love them so much, and Rita is one of my all-time heroes.The birth ended up going very differently than I had hoped--I wanted an intervention-free birth in the birthing center, and I ended up being induced the whole way, in the regular L&D unit, stuck in bed, covered in monitors, and I got an epidural halfway through. The whole thing had to move very quickly and there was no "laboring at home" as I had expected. And it was wonderful. I trusted Rita so much--I never had to wonder if the induction was necessary. She was very open with me about everything, she was a crucial source of support, and along with our amazing doula, Kori Krysh, she helped coach me through delivering our sweet, enormous baby.I feel like of all the choices I made during my pregnancy the only one that ended up mattering was the choice of practitioner. I loved Rita so much (and the other midwives too at LOMA, by the way! I had great experiences with all of them, before and after the birth).Good luck!!
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Looking for advice: Ob-Gyn vs Midwife
    Comment:  We're adding another +1 for LOMA midwives and obs. We originally saw Dr. Lee in their practice, but after expressing our desire for a low-intervention birth, he suggested seeing the midwives. At the time, we hadn't heard of their awesome new birthing center so that was just a bonus.At 35 weeks we learned our little Laura was breech which threw a pretty huge wrench in that whole birth center plan. We were then scheduled for a c section with Dr Moritz, but my water broke 2 weeks early and we ended up with a unplanned / planned / unplanned c section with Dr Jew at Lower Manhattan hospital. While it was nothing like the birth center experience, we still felt as thought the nurses in the operating room cared for our experience and made sure we established skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding as soon as we could, etc. The midwife on call that day was also with us in the OR making sure most of our wishes were respected.As for the hospital, we had a tougher time with the constant bombardment of nursing and hospitality staff. Even more maddening, we were asked by the pediatrician to stay 5 total days because I had low supply and our daughter lost 12% of her birth weight. These were things the ob / midwife practice could not control.We delivered over Labor Day weekend so we think that the hospital didn't have the usual star staff over the holiday. But as for the ob / midwife practice, 5 stars all around.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 23-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Looking for advice: Ob-Gyn vs Midwife
    Comment:  I switched to LOMA OBGYN and couldn't be happier!! I cried tears of joy (and probably hormones) the first time I visited. They are in lower Manhattan so it's not too far from Brooklyn. Definitely worth the commute, as opposed to Guirguis where you will waste an hour waiting for your appointment no matter what!That was my experience (since both Guirguis and LOMA were brought up.)Also @ LOMA you meet with all 5 of their midwives too so that you are familiar with everyone. They work with Dr. Moritz who has gotten many awards for his excellence but unless something high risk comes up, you'll probably never see him! They also birth in a brand new birthing center @ NY Presbyterian, which I've toured and loved! I have a friend who also sees LOMA and is due any second now. She has a friend who gave birth there and loved it! They are relatively new so they have a low internet profile. I felt good about them based on the word of mouth testimony from these 2 people. And now my own experience so far has been nothing but ideal.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 09-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted by 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I began seeing Dr Moritz as my gynecologist pre-pregnancy and have always loved his demeanor and professionalism. I used the midwife practice for my pregnancy and birth and couldn't have been happier with my experience. I wanted a natural birth and they went the extra mile to ensure that I gave birth to my daughter in the gorgeous new birthing center even when the odds were stacked against us. Our delivery midwife, Annie, was tough and gentile and such a pro. I recommend the practice without hesitation.Member notes about insurance: Yes they take insurance but I'm still working on figuring out what I owe, etc.Based on a March 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 09-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted by 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Formerly the Columbusn Circle Midwives, the group is a part of Dr. Jacques Moritz's OB/GYN practice. They now attend birth at New York Presbyterian/Weil Cornell (downtown) with a brand new birthing center that just opened in December 2015. I had a natural birth at the birthing center and the midwife on duty did a splendid job. The midwifery practice itself is fine. It's not a "crunchy" group, as they are affiliated with a hospital. There are five midwives in the practice, and they all seemed knowledgeable, and were supportive of my birth plan.Member notes about insurance: They took my insurance (Aetna) and there were no issues.Based on a February 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 26-Jan-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  REVIEW: We wanted a natural birth at the birthing center at Mount Sinai. This was the only midwife practice which took in-network insurance and delivered there. I was very happy with the prenatal care. The front desk was a little frustrating and disorganized, but I really liked all the midwives and felt I was well taken care of. They listened to me and treated me as an equal partner in making choices in my prenatal care and birthing. Unfortunately, I had complications and was unable to give birth in the birthing center and ultimately had an emergency C-section. The only thing I wish had been different was that I ended up in labor for over 30 hours and pushing for 4 hours unmedicated. In hindsight, I wish the midwife had suggested giving up the vaginal birth earlier. 4 hours was too long to push and the drs rushed in and gave me an episiotomy and attempted vacuum delivery before the c-section. I ended up basically having to recover from both a C-section and a vaginal birth. INSURANCE Yes. They were in-network with my insurance so it was super easy.
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    On 01-Mar-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  Member Review: I was extremely happy with my pre-natal care. Loved the visits and even looked forward to them. They were very patient with all my questions and weren't done until I was done. The office is lovely. There are 5 midwives who see you in the offices, and 4 of them do deliveries. You end up with whoever is on call for your delivery. Sounds reasonable. However, during my prenatal care, most of my appointments were handled by only three of them, and one of them is the one who retired from deliveries. I loved them, so it wasn't an issue. But as my due date grew near, they made sure to schedule me with the other two. I had one appointment with each and that was it. One of them had been on maternity leave so that's why I hadn't seen her. It's hard to get comfortable with only one appointment, but it was really late in my pregnancy so I thought I'd just trust the system and hope I ended up with one of the two I loved. The system didn't work in my favor. Because I had a very long labor I ended up going through three midwives. The first one was one I liked, but I just saw her briefly. She sent us back home to get some rest and labor at home. By the time we got back twelve hours later, it was a different midwife and she was very busy. I felt like I didn't spend too much time with her. Not nearly enough for her to notice that I was having back labor and help guide me through movements to help rotate the baby. By the time we landed on a C-section table, it was a third midwife who was by my side. Insurance details: They take insurance. I never had a problem. Review based on birth of 2014 baby