We are a home birth practice, established in 2003, serving the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and Connecticut. The practice of midwifery is an ancient tradition that reaches back to the beginning of time when women assisted other women to bring new life into the world. From Ancient Egypt (Khemet) to Western Africa to the Granny Midwife of the Southern United States, the midwife of the community was the healer, the herbalist, the soothsayer. Our name, Dyekora Sumda, taken from an ancient West African language, means Circle of Life.