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Manhattan Birth Midwifery

An integrative, down-to-earth approach to your care. 

We know that you are the expert of your own body and want you to be an active participant in your care. As your midwives, Tanya Wills and Sarah Lovell are calm, clear and informative. Tanya and Sarah support you while recognizing your experience as an individual through well person, fertility support, home birth midwifery, and postpartum care. 

We are currently serving: Westchester, lower Hudson Valley,  Putnam County, Duchess County, select areas of Manhattan,  and areas in Connecticut including: New Haven, Fairfield County, Litchfield Lower County. 

Your bodily autonomy is our highest priority.

Interested in working with us? Chat with us.

"I met with Tanya when I was about 25 weeks pregnant. The moment she walked through the door I knew I'd like her. She's so warm and friendly and completely down to earth. Throughout my pregnancy Tanya was there whenever I needed her, and she reassured me in a way that allowed me to completely relax and not start Googling everything. I never felt as though my questions were silly, and she always made sure I had all of the information I needed.

Having a home birth really allowed me to trust and believe in myself and having an absolutely brilliant midwife is obviously part of that whole process. I loved my experience with Tanya so much that I'm literally ready to have another baby asap!"


our Services

We offer inclusive, gender affirming and trauma informed care that considers the whole person. We are here to empower you to become absolutely certain you understand your care and your body. Our aim is to develop a relationship with you around your pregnancy and homebirth, gynecological and well person care in addition to fertility support, IUI, abortion and miscarriage support.  

Manhattan Birth Midwifery is committed to being inclusive and actively anti-racist. Please read our statements on inclusivity and anti-racism. Then, apply to work with us.

home birth midwifery

We offer comprehensive, holistic, relationship-based care for people desiring a home birth. 

We proudly service the following areas: the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Fairfield, Litchfield, and a little bit of New Haven county too.

We work with a biller who helps navigate the cost for your home birth. 

Apply to work with us.

Fertility Counseling & iui

We offer a holistic approach to your fertility including education and mentorship on optimizing your body for conception. 

We also offer Intrauterine insemination (IUI) in our office on the Upper West Side or in home (limited locations). 

well person Care

Tanya and Sarah also offer annual exams, including pap smears and sexually transmitted infection testing; including prescriptions for contraception, IUD insertions; and blood work as needed for well people. 


For well person care and IUI, we work on a sliding scale in an effort to be accessible and affordable. We do not take insurance for this service but will work with you to ensure you receive the care you desire.

You made my pregnancy something that I started to enjoy, and the birth something I looked forward to. You saved me from a second round of postpartum anxiety/ depression/ anger. You gave me space for and let me name feelings that I never would have acknowledged...One thing I want you to know: YOUR WORK MATTERS. You made my life better because you were in it. Thank you for everything from the bottom of my heart.


meet your midwives

about tanya wills

Tanya is a Licensed Midwife, Board Certified Women’s Healthcare Nurse Practitioner, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

She is a graduate of the midwifery program at Yale School of Nursing, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing with top honors, and also earned her R.N. (Registered Nurse). While at Yale, she received the Power Day Award, chosen by her peers as a promising healthcare provider who uses her power as a force for good.

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about sarah lovell

Sarah Anne Lovell is a Licensed Midwife, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC), Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and an experienced former doula. She has been a member of Manhattan Birth’s core team since 2015 as a childbirth educator, infant CPR instructor, and co-created the Integrative Lactation & Feeding Specialist course with Tanya.

Sarah believes in the body’s innate abilities and loves empowering others to have the same faith in themselves, particularly in reproductive healthcare, where people often feel their autonomy is questioned

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Interested in working with us? Let’s chat.

client resources

already a client of Manhattan Birth Midwifery?

Use the provided password to view our client resources here

How do you get started working with Tanya and Sarah?

April, our administrative support coordinator shares more about the process working with your midwives. 

“Tanya is so personable. She was so gracious to my daughter at each appointment: letting her assist in ‘checking the baby.’ She was only a text away, which was amazing. I felt so safe, secure, and empowered in her care.

My birth was amazing and I know a huge reason why was because of how much I could trust her and that she truly trusted me and what my body could do. She respected and honored my body and what it needed to do in birth and at the same time was there and present and available every step of the way. I love how Tanya is real, down to earth, and funny. She brings that to her midwifery practice and that is truly refreshing in this day and age when we are so inundated with fear and disempowering messages about women and birth.”


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