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  • Barbara’s 2,000th birth.
  • Owned & run by New York City midwives since 1982
  • Barbara with a prenatal patient
  • Nicole with a prenatal patient
  • The belly - then the baby!
  • New mom, dad, and baby at the Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • View of a Birthing Center Room at Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • Danielle Jackson, RN, welcomes you to Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Welcome to CBS Midwifery

Barbara Sellars and Nicole Marshall provide prenatal, delivery, and gyn services at CBS Midwifery. Births are attended at Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Roosevelt Hospital or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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 February 1, 2016

Availability

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

More appointment times available!
We are now able to see patients every Tuesday afternoon from 1 – 4:30 pm. Barbara and Nicole will alternate Tuesday afternoons in the office.

Nicole will be covering these times

Nicole is on call every Sunday evening – Tuesday evening. She will also cover one weekend a month.

Barbara will be going to Portugal May 23 – 31 with an old friend, staying in Lisbon and Porto for the week.

2016

On January 30, 2016

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We started 2016 out right–on vacation! Josh, Eleanor, and I flew to the bay area to visit many friends on the west coast, and learned immediately that 6 nights wasn’t going to be enough. In Marin, we took a journey through magical redwoods to a gorgeous beach where we looked for whales and ogled over enormous waves. In the city, we enjoyed Dolores park (especially the gigantic slide), beer gardens, and delicious food. From San Francisco, we trekked with 2 kids and 4 adults in one (huge!) vehicle to Lake Tahoe where we spent 3 days with my dear friend from college. We had a blast taking the kids snowshoeing and sledding, and loved getting our zen on at the hot springs. There’s nothing quite like old friends and we are forever grateful to have such fun-loving, hilarious and amazing people in our lives!

BLIZZARD BABIES!

On January 24, 2016

Two CBS Midwifery clients gave birth during the big snowstorm – 7 lb. 5 oz “Graham” came into the world just after midnight, and 8 lb. 5 oz “Valentina” arrived about 18 hours later.

Barbara got to watch through the night as the storm gathered force and the snow flew. Later the streets emptied and the quiet descended over NYC – it was a little eerie coming home Saturday evening. When the Starbucks are closed in this town, you know something big is going on.

Congratulations to both mommies and daddies!

Barbara’s 2,000th baby!

On December 19, 2015

A week before Christmas, 2015, at the Birthing Center – a baby boy born to Sabrina & Faraz.
What an honor & a privilege! Please celebrate with us!

Barbara's 2,000th baby!

Meet The Midwives

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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 many years attending births and caring for women of all ages. In 2011, Nicole decided to pursue an interest in global health and spent several months in Uganda where she taught sex education and delivered babies in a rural birthing center alongside traditional birth attendants. Nicole has also worked at Albert Einstein College of Medicine as a research clinician, investigating drugs to prevent the transmission of HIV, and at Ottenheimer Health, practicing holistic gynecology.

Nicole lives with her husband and daughter, Eleanor, who was born into the hands of Barbara at Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Physician Consultants

Dr. Jason Kanos

Dr. Jason KanosDr. Jason Kanos is the primary consulting physician for CBS Midwifery. He is a private attending physician at Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and is the Medical Director of Labor and Delivery as well as the head of the Quality Assurance program at the hospital. He is available to us by phone, text, or email with any questions we may have, and will see any of our patients who need his hands-on expertise, at his office at 780 Eighth Avenue in mid-Manhattan.

Dr. Deborah Ottenheimer

Dr. Deborah OttenheimerDr. Deborah Ottenheimer and her staff share our office space at 80 Maiden Lane. Dr. Ottenheimer specializes in office gynecology and works with several nurse-practitioners and a physician’s assistant. We have a very friendly and cooperative relationship with Dr. Ottenheimer and her staff, and can consult with them about gyn issues (and they ask us questions about ob). The front desk staff meets the needs of both practices.

Obstetrical Coverage during Labor and Birth

The private attending physician who is designated by Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 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.

Testimonials

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Nicole Marshall and Barbara Sellars are absolutely amazing. Anyone looking for an empowering birth experience will find ideal caregivers with CBS Midwifery. All throughout prenatal care, they were attentive and supportive of me and also included my husband in every appointment as we got to hear the baby's heart beat and talk about our hopes for labor and delivery. Even when I experienced some painful complications and a visit to the ER, Barbara was on the phone with me many times throughout the day and consulted with me on every test and procedure. Although it was frightening for me, Barbara conveyed her calm and confidence which are contagious.

But it was during labor and delivery that their experience and approach made all the difference. Even two months later, I'm still in awe. It was their talent and expertise that allowed us to have the kind of delivery we wanted.

Despite a very long labor of over 24 hours as well as bad back labor and an OP presentation, Nicole Marshall was there with us every moment. Nicole was on the phone with us in early the evening when active contractions started, met us at the hospital at midnight, then waited while we were sent home for a few more hours and was in constant contact throughout the night. Once we were admitted to the birthing center the following morning, Nicole calmly guided our labor and truly collaborated with us on all decisions. I was quite fearful of any and all interventions (even as simple as an IV) but Nicole was always supportive and clearly explained why each step was necessary. She then coached me through a very difficult delivery. Nicole remained by our side even when Barbara arrived to relieve her the following night. Together they delivered our baby girl vaginally with no tearing, no complications and the joyful arrival of our perfect, healthy and happy baby! Thank you Nicole and Barbara!!!


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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

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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.

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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 Mt. Sinai West, formerly known as Mt. Sinai Roosevelt or St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, I went with Barbara due to her modern, no fuss, common sense approach to pregnancy care...


Annabella

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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 Mt. Sinai West

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 Mt. Sinai West

 

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 2015 had helped birth over 3,500 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.

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