Join Manhattan Birth for our live + interactive offerings online for
pregnant folks, new parents + birth professionals!
There are no prerequisites necessary to do this, the greatest thing ever.
You have what it takes. You were born with it.
What we do
We provide classes, lactation support, doula services, and pregnancy mentoring for people who are interested in informing themselves about their choices, preparing for their labors and parenthood, being a part of a conscious community based in the realities of new parenthood, and enjoying their lives.
You can do this.
We know you can.
We love what we do and it shows! Laughter happens often. Questions get answered. Lifetime friendships are formed. Discoveries are made. Our classes and services are founded in real holistic tradition, focusing on the whole person and family. We understand, firsthand, what a massive undertaking it is to have a baby in NYC. And we are here for you every step of the way. We are deeply committed to mentoring you through this time in your life.
“Your body will birth the baby.
It's your mind that will try to screw you.”
— Tanya Wills, Founder
While we are doing fun and important work, we realize there is no room for magical thinking about us or about birth and parenting. It is one of the realest things we know about. We know having a baby is an important rite of passage, and will squash the rest of your life like a grape. This process really matters. We do everything we can to provide you with the resources and information you need to find your way in the real world of birthing and parenting in NYC.
It doesn't matter if you've never run a marathon. We sure haven't.
Childbirth is the great equalizer.
Our classes offer up-to-date evidence-based information from experienced birth professionals (doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, and moms) who study the research and have attended births just about everywhere.
Taking Tanya's Childbirth Preparation class was the best decision we made. My husband was very reluctant about natural childbirth in the beginning and we had very different points of view. He was also afraid it was gonna be some "hippy dippy" lady who was gonna judge any other opinions. We were beyond thrilled to find out, not only was she very practical and down to earth, but the least judgmental person on the planet. And funny as hell which helped us both relax a lot.
She really prepared us for all possibilities and we were able to go forward with way more knowledge than we would have ever had. What we took away most from class was that it got us on the same page. Although we are big talkers, it got us to actually communicate about things we hadn't communicated about. And that was the best feeling - knowing that we fully understood each other's needs and made decisions TOGETHER based on what we learned. I felt incredibly supported by my husband. And that was everything to me.
I would recommend this class to everyone, no matter what kind of birth you want, because knowledge is power and she gives you all the tools to choose with your eyes wide open and with zero judgement."
- Gina and Ken, mom and dad to Olivia