The Motherhood Center

Catherine Birndorf, MD
CEO and Medical Director

Paine Bellenbaum, LMSW
Founding Director and Chief of External Relations


At the Motherhood Center, we recognize that becoming a mom isn’t always easy. Sometimes there can be moments of joy, but there can also be moments when you feel anxious or sad. If you have these feelings sometimes or a lot of the time, you are not alone, it’s not your fault, and you can feel better with the right help.

Whether you are looking for a support group for new mothers, lactation consultation, individual therapy or more intensive services to help you feel better, The Motherhood Center offers something to every woman making the transition to parenthood.

Staffed by experienced professionals, we take an interdisciplinary approach to tackling pre- and post-natal care, PMADs, and everything in between.

Motherhood can be tough. But with our help, it doesn’t have to be.

Location & Hours:

Address: 205 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 335-0034
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Accepted Insurances

Please contact our office for information about our accepted insurance plans.

At The Motherhood Center, we provide supportive services for new and expecting moms, including a range of treatment options for women experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) often referred to as postpartum depression (PPD).

The Motherhood Day Program: Day-long treatment and care for pregnant and postpartum mom’s (and their infants) suffering from moderate to severe postpartum depression.

Counseling and Consultation: Initial evaluations and consultations for pre-conception, new and expecting mom’s as well as ongoing therapy for mom’s that may be suffering from postpartum depression.

Classes and Support Groups: We provide classes for new parents such as childbirth preparation, newborn care and Infant CPR, and support groups for moms and dads.


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Meet our providers

Education: Smith College, Brown Medical School, MD
Affiliations: NY Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
Areas of Expertise: Postpartum Support
Recommended by: Rachel Bregman, Bertie Bregman, Daniel Labow
Office Location: Midtown