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January 4, 2021
Tanya Wills


Tanya Wills (MSN, LM, CNM, IBCLC​) is Certified Nurse Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is the owner of Manhattan Birth in New York City, where she and her team have helped thousands of expectant and new parents with “heartfelt, down-to-earth, no-purple-crystals” classes, support, and midwifery care in the childbearing year. Her techniques produce confident new parents, who birth, feed, and parent their babies with gusto and pride – tackling anything that comes their way.

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January 6, 2021
Sarah Lovell

Client Care + Program Development Director, Instructor

Sarah Lovell (LM, CNM, WHNP, RN, CLC, Certified Holistic Doula) is a licensed midwife and an experienced former doula who came to this work with a background in holistic health. Having managed natural health clinics since 2005, Sarah passionately believes in the body’s innate abilities and loves empowering others to have the same faith in themselves. Beyond doula training, she has completed additional courses in breastfeeding support, Acupressure for Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum as well as Childbirth Education.

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January 6, 2021
Jenny Langbehn

Program + Operations Director, Instructor

Jenny Langbehn (CLC, LCCE) is a Certified Advanced Holistic Doula, Lactation Counselor (CLC), Childbirth Educator (Lamaze), Midwifery Assistant (The Farm Midwives in Tennessee), and Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor. Jenny’s particular passion has been supporting New York City families through a complex- and often overwhelming- hospital system. Currently single-momming her way through nursing school and on track to Midwifery, Jenny is honored to be a part of the Manhattan Birth community.

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January 12, 2022
April Cañete Pavlish

Support + Administrative Assistant

April Cañete Pavlish (she/her) is a trained birth and postpartum doula, a licensed Zumba instructor, and holds a Master’s in Public Health with years of experience in sexual and reproductive health. She was inspired by this work after having a wonderful doula at her own birth.

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