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 at Metropolitan hospital, I accepted a position at the Brooklyn Birthing Center, where I delivered hundreds of babies in a home-like environment. For those desiring or requiring a hospital birth, I cared for them at Maimonides hospital. It was at the birthing center that I gained experience with water births, and where I first had the freedom to support a truly natural approach to labor and birth.
I am continually seeking to further my academic, clinical, and intuitive knowledge and wisdom. In 2012 I became a Certified Lactation Counselor, in 2013 a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator, and in 2020, a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner. Havening is a powerful technique that can heal trauma, build mental resilience, and promote a stress-free pregnancy.
Over the years, I’ve incorporated more and more techniques for optimal positioning and strengthening in pregnancy and labor, which help to facilitate quicker, easier births, more comfortable pregnancies, and quicker healing in the postpartum period. In 2016, I studied Spinning Babies techniques with Tammy Ryan. In 2023 I completed training to become a certified Body Ready Method pro® in the Body Ready Method®. I’m also an affiliate, so please contact me for a discount if signing up for their exercise program.
I promote shared decision-making, and am a strong believer that birth unfolds naturally when one is in an environment where they feel safe, calm, and supported.