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, and in 2013 a HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator. 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. Most recently, in May of 2020, I added Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner to my list of offerings. Havening is a powerful technique that can heal trauma, build mental resilience and promote a stress-free pregnancy.
I am a strong believer that birth unfolds naturally when one is in an environment where they feel safe, calm and supported.