Unfortunately in the NYC/Brooklyn area, birthing center options are very limited. Hopefully, as the demand continues to increase, we will see more birthing center options for women. An excerpt is below from a recent article by CNN on the rise of birthing centers.
"There are nearly 4 million births a year in the United States and 98% still arrive in hospitals, but the increase in birth centers run by midwives has obstetricians, health insurers and hospitals taking notice. The number of babies born annually in birth centers has jumped 56% since 2007 to about 16,000, while total U.S. births have dropped nearly 10% in the same time, according to federal data."
Read the full article here: Not a Hospital, Not a Home Birth: The Rise of the Birth Center.