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Join the Manhattan Birth Mentor Program

Comprehensive training and community support for birth workers ready to grow their birth business

Accepting applications for our 2022-23 cohort through October 11, 2022.

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Come get to know us by attending our free workshop on Mastering the Doula Interview on September 19th or our IG Live on October 5 at 10 am est. 

many are called, but the chosen are few.

Not everyone can do this work. Can you?

Are you a new birth professional yearning for a supportive community, direction, coaching, and mentorship beyond the crowdsourcing of Facebook?

Or have you worked in this field for some time but you want to jumpstart your birthing practice, get more training and inspiration, and a rock solid community to support your next steps?

The Manhattan Birth Mentor Program provides just that.

we offer two levels of mentorship:


Starting Your Practice

Entry level coaching, education, and community for those interested in starting a birth work practice, with the opportunity to secure a lifetime certification as a birth and/or postpartum doula.

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Advancing Your Practice

Next level coaching, education and community for doulas who have been in business for at least one year and are looking to streamline and expand their birth work business.

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All levels of the Manhattan Birth Mentor Program include:

  • one-on-one access to our highly experienced mentors who know birth work inside-out
  • an accountability partner (a fellow mentee from the program) to support you in your growth
  • monthly meetings with your mentor + small group
  • monthly full-day “mastermind” sessions
  • quarterly office hours with Tanya Wills
  • an online library of lectures and resources
  • advanced trainings
  • and more!

what makes us stand out? 

Our doulas work.

If you are interested in having a career as a birth worker and you are serious about it, this program will get you there.

our community is supportive.

We lift as we climb. We mentor each other. Nothing makes us happier than knowing we have created an army of people who are changing the world for new families.

our training is comprehensive.

Our doulas help families throughout the childbearing year—not just during labor, and not just when families come home. We are ready for anything and we have a strong and knowledgeable community on which we lean.

what if, in the future, you could...

Be ready for all birth scenarios.

Not only do you have basic or advanced training as a birth and/or postpartum doula, with the option to certify—you know how to serve clients who are higher-risk, how to navigate advocacy in various birthing settings or how to identify a myriad of lactation issues, and more.

Feel more confident as a business owner.

You have a clear handle on your services, packages and budgeting, a better approach to your marketing, and a deeper understanding of your ideal client and what makes you the perfect fit.

Call on lifelong friendships to support your growth.

When you join our Mentor Program, you become part of a fun, loving and enthusiastic community that will always have your back as you grow and evolve in your birth work business.

"I sincerely believe I wouldn't have had the knowledge, skills, and confidence to get my business off the ground if I wasn't a part of this program. Tanya always says 'a rising tide lifts all boats' and I truly felt that in my program year - being surrounded by so many determined, passionate, and amazing doulas helped elevate my own confidence and goals."

starting your practice mentee

what's new this year

  • State of the art learning library already loaded with lessons to get you started
  • Access to a group of mentors & guest speakers who are experts in the birth work space 
  • Brand new LIVE + engaging virtual workshops on abortion support, trans + queer client support, the history of birth work, setting a budget as a birth worker, navigating your mental health and more.
  • Quarterly office hours with founder Tanya Wills
  • Monthly full-day virtual masterminds to dive deeper into monthly content
  • An engaging discussion forum with your cohort
  • Plus, more to come!

join us.

This is a year long program and starts in October 2022. This is a virtual but live and interactive program with some live classes and other pre-recorded materials 

Pricing: $4200 for the year or $350/monthly (with optional lactation training add on)

Scholarships and payment plans are available to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disabled folks and other communities who express need. Please indicate in your application your desire for a scholarship. 

ready to learn and grow in your birth work business?

join us for one of our upcoming info sessions:

This 12-month program will provide business resources, emotional support, professional development, and introduce you to an encouraging and driven community of like-minded professionals. You will be provided with all you need to secure a lifetime certification as a birth and/or postpartum doula, should you choose to do so. 

You’ll leave with the ability to offer higher levels of client care, better and more refined business practices so you can grow despite your busy schedule attending births and lifelong friendships with colleagues in your field.

join our free workshop on september 19th
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