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Shara Frederick, LM, BA, MS

Faculty Midwife - In the Practice of
Renuka Paka, MD

Office Location

425 West 59th Street, Suite 4B
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-581-8675

Insurance Plans
Board Certification

Certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and licensed by the State of New York.

  • 1995 Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 2016 Master of Science in Midwifery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Special Interests or Skills
  • Provides continuous care throughout pregnancy, during the birth process, and in the postpartum period.
  • Offers choice and flexibility to couples and families, attending births in the Mount Sinai West's Birthing Center or in the Labor and Delivery Suite
  • Offers well-woman gynecologic care and family planning
  • In practice with Renuka Paka, MD, who will co-manage any complications of pregnancy

When Shara Frederick, LM, CM, MS, graduated with her master of science degree in midwifery from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in 2016, she received the faculty’s Nancy Moley Positivity Award, given to “the student who demonstrates a extraordinary positive approach to midwifery, to clinical experience, to learning, and to interpersonal relations.”

It was the capstone on a long career of preparation to be a midwife.

Also while at SUNY Downstate, she completed five clinical rotations at area hospitals, including full-scope midwifery at North Central Bronx Hospital, where she provided family planning, well-woman, prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care; and an intrapartum rotation at Maimonides Medical Center, including hospital admissions, labor triage, labor management, consultation with collaborating physicians, delivery, and postpartum.

Ms. Frederick was a labor support doula from 2004 through 2016, providing continuous support and practical education throughout pregnancy and postpartum for hundreds of clients throughout New York City. In addition, she was a childbirth educator from 2007 through 2016. Her training for these roles included numerous courses at the Childbirth Association of Metropolitan New York; the Spinning Babies With Gail Tully workshop; and the Rebozzo Technique Workshop for Childbirth Professionals, among others.

She is certified as a midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board; in basic life support by the American Heart Association; in neonatal resuscitation by the Neonatal Resuscitation Program; and as a childbirth educator by Lamaze International.

Shara Frederick, LM, BA, MS, Insurance Plans

Shara Frederick, LM, BA, MS, is an in-network provider with the following insurance plans. Please make sure yours is listed. In addition, when you make your appointment with Shara Frederick, please double-check that she participates as an in-network provider with your plan.

Shara Frederick's Insurance Plans (pdf)

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