Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation

Group classes available in Manhattan on the Upper West Side.

Manhattan Birth welcomes all kinds of couples, families, and pregnant folks in our classes.  Single Moms and Single Moms by Choice are also welcome in our classes.  We recommend someone from your support team accompany you to class. Our classes are friendly and welcoming to people planning to give birth in the hospital, birthing center, at home, or if you're not sure yet.  We would love to have you..

We offer a purposeful, heartfelt, down to earth, no-purple-crystals approach to comprehensive, holistic childbirth preparation. Classes are hospital, birthing center and home-birth friendly. Even if you're not sure of your birth setting, we will help you figure it out.

Classes are small and fill up quickly. 

Moms vs. Coaches in the "stages of labor" game.

Moms vs. Coaches in the "stages of labor" game.

"The bottom line is this is more than just a class you sign up for.  It is a community (that lasts beyond the final class) and it is a place to discover. Birth is such a sacred and powerful experience...and it is treated as such. I was inspired to dig deep and uncover what I truly wanted for my birth experience. And I guarantee that by the end of the class, you will want Tanya to be your best friend!" 

-Katie, mom to Olivia

"My partner and I both agree that we are changed people after taking this class. It is so much more than learning about what to do in labor! EVERYTHING is covered from taking care of yourself during pregnancy, to choosing a care provider to the ins-and-outs of the American healthcare system's maternity care, to breastfeeding, parenting, and of course every possible thing you need to know about how to handle the big day... ALL of your questions will get answered.  It was SO much information and it never even felt like a class, more like a support group lead by a hilarious and incredibly passionate childbirth wizard! This class is the BEST thing that has happened to us since we got pregnant. I'm seriously sending every pregnant lady I see to this class."

- Angela and Manny

Group Classes

For information about group childbirth education classes in Manhattan, click HERE.

If you are a childbirth professional interested in auditing classes, click HERE.

Private sessions

We offer private childbirth education classes in your home.  

6 hour package in your home (two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour session): $650

3 hour express session in your home:  $400

Contact us for more details.