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Barbara Sellars, CNM, CBS Midwifery

THE NEW CBS MIDWIFERY


Unexpectedly Ex Officio

I’ve had a good six months since I stopped attending births and “sort of” retired. I’ve enjoyed seeing some of my old clients for annual exams, and some new clients for early pregnancy counseling, in my old office at 80 Maiden Lane. I had hoped to continue with this.

Dr. Ottenheimer, with whom I have shared office space for many years, has informed me that I will need to move out by the end of March. She will be joining Maiden Lane Medical, next door at 90 Maiden Lane. My last day to see patients in my old space is 3/22/19.

I still have my current license and malpractice insurance, so I can continue to do consultations for clients seeking early pregnancy advice and referrals, in the clients’ home or office. (See below). I can also renew prescriptions, send mammogram or sonogram referrals, and answer questions by email ([email protected]) or phone/text (917-686-5309).

I’m going to Oxford and Paris at the invitation of my daughter Jen in early April. More on future plans once I am back.

A New Season Is Upon Us!


NEWLY PREGNANT? THINKING ABOUT IT? NEED INFO?

What tests are available these days?
When are they done?
What can they tell me?
Which caregiver and which birth environment are right for me?

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO DELAY THE ONSET OF PRENATAL CARE, BUT YOU NEED MORE TIME TO CHECK OUT YOUR OPTIONS, I CAN HELP

I no longer attend births, but I am fully certified and licensed to provide pregnancy care up to 12 weeks. I can answer your questions about genetic testing and make referrals, give you referrals for sonograms and basic pregnancy labs. Based on your history and your birth preferences, I can help you find a caregiver and place of birth that’s right for you. You’ll have time to interview caregivers and tour facilities before committing. I will give you copies of all test results so your transition to your caregiver of choice is easy.

Call my cell phone (917-686-5309) to book an appointment.



Practice News

My Dad’s 90th Birthday Celebration

On July 10, 2014

Just back from Tulsa, where the whole family celebrated my father’s 90th birthday with a big bash on July 5th. It was a wonderful party at a mansion built in 1915 -1918 by a local oil baron, and lovingly restored to grandeur by Peter and Dick, who also live there. In attendance was my granddaughter, Kendall, who will be a freshman at UVa this fall (you go, girl!)

We also had a reunion with a family we have remained close friends with since our days in Austin, Texas, in the 70’s, when I was in nursing school at the U. of Texas. Now there are 3 generations of the Parkhills and the Sellars clans. We had a wonderful time on the Fourth of July at my daughter Amy’s beautiful home overlooking Tulsa, from which we could see the fireworks shows of not only Tulsa, but countless small towns nearby. Since it’s legal there, we shot off our own pyrotechnics, too – the kids had a blast.

Next week: family week at the Jersey Shore. Report and photos soon. Hope you are all having a great summer!

My Dad’s 90th birthday celebration

My oldest granddaughter, Kendall, who’s off to UVa for college next month!

Barbara with the Parkhill clan

Summer Fun

On June 15, 2014

The last client with a due date before July 27th has had her baby, and I am almost finished taking call on Fridays for Midwifery of Manhattan. Jocelyn Hart will return from her maternity leave on July 1st, the day I fly to Oklahoma.

There will be a big reunion of my family and another that we’ve been good friends with since our Austin, Texas, days in the ’70s. Now there are 3 generations who will gather at my older daughter Amy’s place on the outskirts of Tulsa for the Fourth of July. The next day we’ll celebrate my father’s 90th birthday with a big bash.

Stay tuned for pictures and a full report.

My week at the Jersey Shore with daughters, daughters’ beloveds, grandkids and my sister Daphne will be July 12-19th. I should be relaxed and revived when I’m back on July 20th.

Have a wonderful summer!

The “Traveling Circus” Vacation

On April 3, 2014

What a perfectly wonderful family vacation in March! Thanks to all my patients who waited until I got back to give birth, and thanks to Midwifery of Manhattan for covering for me while I was away.

My sister, Daphne, flew in from Chicago on Wednesday night, 3/12; my older daughter Amy and her kids Kendall (17) and Kieran (14) arrived Thursday night from Oklahoma. My youngest granddaughter Clementine (10) got in to JFK on Friday afternoon, and her mother Jennifer (my younger daughter) handed her off to us a couple of hours before our flight to Paris.

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A New Midwife at CBS

On April 3, 2014

I am pleased and excited to announce that Nicole Marshall, CNM, is joining me in providing care to clients at CBS Midwifery. I came to know her when she was working under Dr. Ottenheimer, providing gyn care here in the office at 80 Maiden Lane. I loved her positive attitude and buoyant personality, and so did her clients.

When Nicole was pregnant, she chose CBS Midwifery for her care, so we became closer through those 9 months and the birth of her daughter Eleanor in November, 2013. Nicole shares my philosophy that birth is a normal process and that women can be trusted to know what is best for them.

She will be working very part-time in the beginning – in order to meet our clients, she will share office hours with me on Thursday afternoons for a few months, before she starts seeing patients on her own. We anticipate that she will take call one day a week starting in September, 2014. You can read Nicole’s bio under “Meet the Midwives” – she is an experienced practitioner.

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About CBS

CBS Midwifery was established in 1982. The last delivery was the 3,711th, on May 16, 2018.

Barbara Sellars, CNM, continues to offer well-woman gynecology and first trimester pregnancy care, but no longer attends births

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