About Andrea Diamond
I was first drawn to the idea of becoming a midwife in my mid-twenties when I began exploring Eastern and Western healing modalities through my work as a licensed massage therapist and yoga instructor. In 2002 I decided the time was right for me to pursue midwifery, as I consistently felt my passion growing stronger over the years. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SUNY Downstate in 2004, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I continued my studies at SUNY Downstate and received my Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery in 2007.
While home birth was always my ultimate destination, I first wanted to absorb as much knowledge and experience as I could from a group practice. After a brief stint as a staff midwife in a hospital, I accepted a position at the Brooklyn Birthing Center, where I delivered hundreds of babies in a home-like environment. It was there that I gained experience with water births, and have been blessed to work with many remarkable families who have returned to me for subsequent pregnancies.
I am continually seeking to further my academic, clinical and intuitive knowledge and wisdom. In 2012 I became a Certified Lactation Counselor, and in 2013 a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, offering both group and private childbirth education classes. Over the years, I’ve incorporated more and more techniques for optimal fetal positioning in pregnancy and labor, which help to facilitate quicker, easier births. In May of 2016, I studied Spinning Babies techniques with Tammy Ryan. I am currently working towards my certification as a Perinatal Havening practitioner.
I am a strong believer that birth unfolds naturally when one is in an environment where they feel safe, calm and supported.