CHOICE IS – an organization of parents and professionals supporting the right of parents to choose more humane options in their childbirth experiences.

CHOICE IS – a non-sectarian, not for profit corporation which was founded in January 1977, and is duly registered under the not-for-profit laws of the State of Ohio.

CHOICE offers a unique program to the community, not found in most midwifery practices. As a non-profit organization, CHOICE provides the following services:

  • CHOICE Services
    • Free one-hour consultation with midwives, regardless of whether or not you choose to use our services.
    • Free Lending Library (including books and videos and DVDs)
    • Childbirth Preparation Classes
    • Birth and Postpartum Doula Services
    • Mothership Fund, a financial aid resource
    • Parent Support Group with weekly meetings and an active e-list
    • Referrals to practitioners who can meet your needs
    • Public Speakers for community education
    • Supplies and Products:
      • Slings
      • Supplements
      • Herbal Products
      • Parent Resource Center (free maternity clothes, baby clothes and baby equipment)
  • CHOICE Home Birth Midwifery Services include:
    • Complete Prenatal, Labor/Birth and Postpartum Care
    • Support for:
      • Waterbirth
      • VBACs
      • Breastfeeding
      • Nutritional Counseling
  • Area Served: Central Ohio (Franklin County and all adjacent counties)


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