Your NYC Neighbor – is a way of introducing New Yorkers to a rich community of savvy parents and business owners. New York is a diverse City bustling with all kinds of families and personalities. We also love to grab tips and recommendations from moms and dads in certain neighborhoods and throughout the 5 Boroughs, and especially people who have created a product, service or site that helps new parents. Meet Jaqueline Worth one of the amazing partners at Village Obstetrics where pregnancy care, midwifery and Ob Gyn combine to make your birth journey a unique experience.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am the eldest of six children who grew up in a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. Needless to say it was very crowded so I developed skills of concentration and ignoring noise and chaos. It turns out these are the perfect skills for a doctor who works in the labor unit. I live with my partner of many years who is a newspaper reporter. We have two teen age daughters and a cat and a dog who are best friends.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in New York City. On 66th street near a playground with enormous elephants to climb on.
Where do you live and work?
I live on the Upper East Side and work on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I do this because I deliver babies and sometimes babies surprise us and come quickly. It’s important to me to live near my hospital so I can get there in time for the babies.
Why do you like that neighborhood?
I love my “Yorkville” neighborhood because my neighbors represent the richness of New York. There is a mixture of all kinds of New Yorkers in my neighborhood. Longtime residents. Newcomers. Wealthy families. Not so wealthy families. Dogs. And people of every imaginable background and religion.
What do you do?
I am an obstetrician — a doctor who takes care of pregnant moms and delivers babies
Why do you love your work?
I love my work because I have the privilege of helping moms and dads get started as parents. This is an incredible honor. My daughters are my greatest gift and I want to share this gift with others.
What’s unique about your business?
My business is a small medical practice. Just two doctors who know every single detail of our patients. We know their hopes and dreams and fears. We keep them safe and healthy. Small medical practices have become unique because so many medical practices are now so big.
We agree that expectant parents who are not just insurance numbers but unique individuals having an incredible experience makes Village Maternity a very special practice indeed! Check them out here.
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