Childbirth help for Brooklyn mothers

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

Family Services Caregiver

Pregnant women and their partners can get help from doulas, or trained birth assistants. Doulas are experts in childbirth, who can answer your questions and help you when you give birth. By My Side Birth Support provides doulas to women before, during, and after their baby is born.

Am I Eligible?

  • Live in following Brooklyn zip codes: 11207, 11208, 11212, 11216, 11221, 11233
  • Meet low-income guidelines (eligible for WIC)

How Can I Get Help?

  • Call Healthy Start Brooklyn at 718-637-5231 or email to get more information and receive services

Other Family Services Programs

Home visits for pregnant women and girls

NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Nurses provide support and give medical care and advice to women who are pregnant for the first time.

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Families can get information on creating a safe sleep environment for their baby and may qualify for a free crib.