logo

Call us at: (212) 366-4699

80 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038

  • Barbara with a prenatal patient
  • Nicole with a prenatal patient
  • The belly - then the baby!
  • New mom, dad, and baby at the Roosevelt Birthing Center
  • View of a Birthing Center Room at Roosevelt Hospital
  • Danielle Jackson, RN, welcomes you to the Roosevelt Birthing Center

Welcome to CBS Midwifery

Barbara Sellars and Nicole Marshall provide prenatal, delivery, and gyn services at CBS Midwifery. Births are attended at Roosevelt Hospital, a member of the Mt. Sinai Medical Group.

Orientation for Prospective Clients

CBS Midwifery offers a free Orientation for Prospective Clients on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.

This session is held at our office and will give you an opportunity to meet midwives and hear about our practice. The sessions should last about one hour, and there is plenty of time for you to ask all your questions, if they were not covered by our presentation. Please call the office (1-212-366-4699) to book your spot, as space is limited due to the size of our waiting room, where the session is held. You and your partner are both welcome. If you have questions about fees/insurance coverage, please contact office manager/insurance expert Connie Carnes, at [email protected], which is a secure email.

If you are unable to attend the free, group orientation, you may book an appointment with one of the midwives on a Monday or a Thursday during regular office hours, but you will only be able to meet one of us at such an appointment, and there will be a $50 fee.

Practice News

Availability

On October 26, 2014

Availability

CBS Midwifery is now accepting up to 8 clients due in any one calendar month.

Nicole will be covering these times

Barbara will go to Oklahoma to see her family for a week before Christmas this December. Her daughter’s wedding will be April 11, 2015. Barbara will be taking her granddaughter Clementine to London (her choice!) the third week in June, 2015. Barbara will take a week off in August, 2015, to be with her family at the Jersey Shore. In September, 2015, Barbara will take a week off to celebrate a big birthday with her best friend since nursing school, Catherine Carr, CNM, at a castle in the south of France.

Princeton Student Researching Why Women Choose Midwives

On November 5, 2014

Why did you choose a midwife?
Interested in participating in a short, under 30 minute interview for a Princeton University publication?
Your responses will be anonymous and contribution will be greatly appreciated. Starbucks drink provided!
I will meet wherever is convenient for you.
Please contact Kate Kaneko at [email protected]
or call her at 908-448-8528
Thank you!

A Long Weekend in Vancouver

On October 19, 2014

By

Just home from a long weekend in Vancouver. It was wonderful to spend time with our dear friends from California, hiking at Whistler and biking through gorgeous Stanley Park. We weren’t deterred by the rain (though there was a lot of it) and managed to stay warm with delicious bowls of ramen and a micro-brew….or two!

Meet The Midwives

"

I was a mother before I was a nurse or midwife, and my own experiences shaped my vision of what women’s health care should be. I know first-hand what a difference information and a sense of control can make when you are having a baby. Each woman and her partner are different, and there is no “right way” to give birth. My goal is to help each couple find their way to a safe and satisfying birth experience.
Barbara Sellars, CNM

Barbara Sellars, CNM attended Vassar College, gave birth to her daughters Amy and Jennifer, and then became a certified childbirth educator. She received a B.S.N. from the University of Texas at Austin, and graduated from Yale University’s Midwifery Program. She is privileged to have delivered all three of her grandchildren, Kendall (9/15/96), Kieran (10/6/99) and Clementine Rose (5/7/03).

 
 

Nicole Marshall, CNM has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and dual master’s degrees in Midwifery and Women’s Health from Columbia University. She began her career at Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she worked for 5 years attending births and caring for women of all ages. In 2011, Nicole decided to pursue her interest in global health and spent several months in Uganda where she taught sex education and delivered babies in a rural birthing center.

Most recently, Nicole worked at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a research clinician, investigating drugs to prevent the transmission of HIV, and at Ottenheimer Health, practicing gynecology. Nicole lives with her husband and daughter, Eleanor, who was born into the hands of Barbara in 2013 at Roosevelt Birthing Center. She is thrilled to be joining CBS Midwifery.

Physician Consultants

Dr. Jacques Moritz

Dr. Jacques MoritzDr. Jacques Moritz is the primary consulting obstetrician for CBS Midwifery. He is a part of Columbus Circle Ob-Gyn, a Roosevelt Hospital faculty practice located at 200 W. 57th St. (You may have seen him as the good guy in “The Business of Being Born.”) Dr. Moritz is available to answer our questions by phone or e-mail, and reviews all of our patients’ histories at least twice during a pregnancy. When he is on vacation, his colleagues Dr. Edward Jew or Dr. Harry Lee are available to us.

The private attending physician who is designated by Roosevelt as the doctor supervising the obstetrical residents, and who must be physically present in the hospital when doing so, is the obstetrician who “covers” the midwives when they have a patient in labor.

Dr. Jaana Rehnstrom

jaananew09Dr. Jaana Rehnstrom and Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer share office space with CBS Midwifery at 80 Maiden Lane – Suite 901. These physicians do gynecology outside the scope of midwifery care, such as colposcopies and LEEPs.

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer

Deborah-SmallThey work with three Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNP), who see uncomplicated GYN clients. While their practice is separate from CBS, we all consult with each other as needed in a very productive and beneficial collegial relationship.

Testimonials

"

After many years of trying to get pregnant, and one early-term miscarriage, my husband and I were thrilled when we finally conceived. I knew that I wanted as natural of a pregnancy and birth as possible and I wanted a midwife to help us make that possible. From my first communication with Barbara, I knew she would be the woman to see us through this experience. She was (and still is!) always available to answer questions and concerns (and responds very quickly) – and does so with a sense of humor and in a manner that can put even the most worried minds at ease.


Maggie

"

My husband was not at all sure he wanted us to use a midwife for the birth of our child but I was convinced a midwife was the way to go. He was convinced once he met Barbara…


Ann M.

"

I had a phenomenal experience with Barbara Sellars. After putting in a lot of time and effort into finding out about every possible choice of care that would lead to delivery at the Roosevelt Birthing Center, I went with Barbara due to her modern, no fuss, common sense approach to pregnancy care…


Annabella

Read More

Pregnancy Care

Prenatal Care

Same physical care as physicians provide, but your entire appointment is spent with the midwife, with lots of time for discussion and questions.

  • Scheduled appointments are honored with little or no waiting.
    • First visit lasts one hour and includes:
    • Complete history
    • Full physical exam
    • Lab work
    • Discussion of nutrition, geared to your needs
    • Help in choosing genetic and developmental testing: making the decision that’s right for you and your partner
  • Repeat visits last half an hour – 5 minutes for physical check-up and 25 minutes for discussion
  • Partners, children, family members and friends are welcome.

Photo: The Toy Corner

 

Baby1

Birth at Roosevelt Hospital

New Jacuzzi

Photo: New Jacuzzi in a Birthing Center Room

In-hospital birth center with Jacuzzis and double beds in each room, for low-risk clients. Discharge 12-24 hours after delivery.
    OR
One to two night hospital stay after birth in your private birth room on the fully-equipped Labor and Delivery floor, for clients who want the option of epidural anesthesia or just want to stay the extra time.

  • All exams by your midwife, not by residents or students
  • Midwife with you at the hospital for your labor, birth, and immediate postpartum
  • Food and drink encouraged during labor in Birthing Center – no IV’s necessary.
  • All modern technology available, including pain relief, but used only if necessary
  • You choose your birth position
  • 24 hour rooming-in available
  • Nursing staff that supports breastfeeding
  • Neonatal intensive care unit available
  • Instruction in baby care, including bathing

 

Postpartum

  • In-hospital visits from the midwife
  • Circumcision, if parents so desire
  • 6 weeks postpartum check up at the office
  • Family planning, with your needs in mind

BIRTH2

Photo: View of a Birthing Center Room at Roosevelt Hospital

 

Baby2

Photo: A chair for your toddler, a buggy for your newborn (Raggedy Ann comes out), and our handmade quilt

Well-Woman Gyn Care

For all those years when you’re not pregnant

  • Yearly exams and pap smears
  • Contraceptive counseling
    • Birth control pills
    • Nuva ring
    • Emergency contraception
    • Diaphragm
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) insertion and counseling
  • Treatment of vaginal infections and genital warts
  • Blood tests, urine tests
  • Pre-pregnancy counseling
  • Peri-menopausal counseling
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Insurance & Fees

Insurance

Any insurance company registered to provide obstetrical insurance coverage in the State of New York must, by law, provide coverage for midwifery services. Clients who are members of HMO’s and PPO’s which provide out of plan services have the option of using our practice.

If you are unsure of the information provided by your insurance carrier, please call the State Insurance Commissioner’s office in Albany, NY. Often, insurance representatives are unaware of midwifery services, and present misinformation regarding coverage.

Payment Options

» Our fee for care during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum is $6,500.
» $500 is due at the first visit and the balance is to be paid by 36 weeks.
» We do not participate with any insurance companies.
(Includes all prenatal visits, labor and delivery care, postpartum hospital visits, and a six-week postpartum examination.)

If you need only some prenatal visits while you are here in New York City, and you know you will be having your baby somewhere else, we will be glad to see you on a per-visit basis and give you all your records when you are ready to move onward.


Gyn Care:
» First visit $250 (1 hour, complete history and physical exam)
» Subsequent yearly check-ups $150


For more clarification, feel free to contact our office manager Connie Carnes at 212-366-4699 or email her at [email protected].

Fee Schedule

The $500 deposit due at the initial visit is partially refundable if you move or must leave our care for another legitimate reason.

Laboratory fees, sonograms, amniocentesis, circumcision, etc. are separate fees and may or may not be billed directly to the insurance carrier, depending on the policy coverage. If you have to see the back-up physician in his or her office, he or she will bill you separately for that service. If the physician is involved in your delivery, there will not be a separate fee.

About CBS

CBS Midwifery was established in 1982, and by 2014 had helped birth over 3,400 babies.

Obstetrical and well-woman gynecology care is provided by Barbara Sellars, CNM, and Nicole Marshall, CNM, who are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Barbara, herself, has helped birth over 1,900 babies.

Midwifery is recognized as a licensed profession by the state of New York. Barbara and Nicole can write prescriptions.

Our office staff is friendly and helpful. When you call, make sure you let them know if it is an emergency.

Connie Carnes, our office manager, can assist with questions about billing and insurance.


Photo: Located in this beautiful old building in the Financial District. Near Fulton Street subway stop and PATH train.

building

Directions