Free childbirth support in Central Brooklyn

By My Side Birth Support Program | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Family Services Caregiver

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them remotely. For the most up-to-date information, please contact programs directly using the information below. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit our Coronavirus Updates page

By My Side Birth Support Program offers free doula care to expecting families before, during, and after their baby is born. Doulas are trained birth assistants, who provide non-medical emotional, informational, and physical support when you give birth.

Who is eligible

You may be eligible if you:

  • Live in following Brooklyn zip codes: 11207, 11212, 11233, 11208, 11216, or 11221
  • Are eligible for Medicaid

How to apply

To enroll in By My Side, call the office at 718-637-5231.


How to get help

To get more information and receive services:

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