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.

Browse our classes for birth workers and read more about our longer certifications & programs.

on-demand birth worker education

Manhattan Birth is building a library of classes and trainings for birth workers completely online and on-demand, so you can learn with us however busy your schedule may be.

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December 3, 2022
On Demand High Risk + Complications Class

This virtual, on-demand class covers everything you need to know to support your clients through anything that may come up during a high risk pregnancy.

You will:

  • Learn what factors make a pregnancy high risk
  • Dive into a few of the most common occurrences, how they are diagnosed, associated risks, treatments and tips on how to support these clients
  • Know how to give your clients/support on getting detailed correct information

Manhattan Birth is committed to being anti-racist and inclusive. This includes providing reduced professional development courses to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled and student birth professionals. If you identify as a member of any of these groups, please choose the discounted course fee in the dropdown below. We deeply appreciate being able to trust our clients & customers to self-select this rate and not take advantage of our fee system.

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live classes for birth workers

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

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December 19, 2020
Becoming a Midwife

Tanya Wills, CNM, IBCLC is here to share pathways to becoming a midwife. In this 3-hour chat we will recognize and acknowledge the deep history of midwifery, discuss various programs and pathways, while also touching on the importance of this transformative work.

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December 19, 2020
Understanding EFM for Doulas

6:00-8:00pm EST

Get the lo-down on fetal heart tones, maternal-fetal oxygenation, contraction palpation, electronic monitoring instrumentation, tracing analysis, and interpretation in this 2-hour class. Learn to approach your client’s births in a way that makes sense. Get some real tools and techniques you can use!

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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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mentorship & advanced trainings

join our new mentorship for student midwives

Becoming a midwife is a vulnerable, courageous and chaotic process that goes beyond providing intimate and personalized care to people with uteruses. The training you've received focuses on labor, skills, and assessments, but neglects the self discovery and personal growth necessary to be a genuine leader and care provider.

Midwifery students and new midwives enter a ‘sink or swim’ environment. This is where our mentorship comes in.

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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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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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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.

learn more about tanya and the team >
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