join our community of birth workers

Whether you’re attending births or supporting families postpartum, your work provides comfort, reassurance, and confidence. You are the reminder that pregnant folks can do this.

We strive to create a supportive community of birth professionals. We believe there is enough room for all of us, working together to change the world.

Sign Up for Our Classes for Birth Workers

Take your work to the next level through advanced lactation workshops, case studies and even mentorship.

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April 17, 2021
Integrative Lactation & Feeding Specialist Program

10 Weeks starting June 8

Our unique 10-week course will create a community of lactation and feeding professionals who know it is more than just milk. 

Our program addresses the institution and family structure that act as support or barriers to the family/new parent. 

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February 18, 2021
Understanding LGBTQ Family Building

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Instructor: Ray Rachlin, LM, CPM, CLC from Refuge Midwifery

Come to this introductory class to learn the in’s and out’s of how LGBTQ people can create their families. We will be covering:

  • Options for creating families – DIY, ICI, IUI, IVF, Surrogacy, Fostering, Adoption

  • Cycle tracking for insemination

  • Donor options for sperm, eggs, and uteruses

  • Types of care providers and healthcare choices for fertility

  • Impact of gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgeries on fertility, and options for preserving fertility prior to or during gender-affirming hormone therapy or surgery

  • Emotional and legal considerations and preparing for parenthood

  • Infant feeding options

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January 6, 2021
Lactation Basics for Doulas

This 3-hour course fulfills the breastfeeding class requirements for most doula certifications including DONA and DTI.

All classes are 6-9pm.

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We're ready to take your doula practice to the next level. Are you?

Every year, we accept a small cohort of doulas and birth professionals who are ready to launch their birth businesses — all they need is a little direction, some accountability, and support.

The Manhattan Birth Mentor Program provides networking opportunities, advanced training, monthly masterminding groups & a supportive community of successful doulas.

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join our integrative lactation training program

People having babies do not receive adequate holistic and integrative lactation + feeding support or care. That's where YOU, the Integrative Lactation + Feeding Specialist, come in.

We're hosting a unique 10-week program to create a community of lactation and feeding professionals who focus on the goals of the family.

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you might be a birth worker if...

Being present for families and revolutionizing the childbearing year is an important part of being a birth worker. How do you know if you’re feeling the call to step into this work?

Subscribe and download our checklist to find out.

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You’re on an exciting journey with your career. We’re here for you.

Manhattan Birth founder Tanya Wills was called to pursue birth work after a transformative experience giving birth to her son Milo. She changed careers, became a doula, certified-nurse midwife and got her credentials in lactation and more, all the while growing a community of equally passionate birth workers to teach and mentor birth workers like you.

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