BROOKLYN - A milestone baby was born last night at the Brooklyn Birthing Center in Midwood: it was the center's 1,000th special delivery.

Lillian Gray Bramblett was the 1,000th newborn to be delivered at the facility, which is the only freestanding birthing center in all of New York City and New Jersey.

The center's director says that it's a nice alternative for women who want to go the natural route, instead of all the technology that comes with a typical hospital stay.

The director says that the popularity of natural births is on the rise, and the center has 300 already planned for next year.