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online birthing classes

Better informed means better prepared. 

Our online birthing classes teach expectant parents and birth workers all about labor, how to get started with lactation, newborn basics, home birth prep, and more.

on-demand, online childbirth classes for parents-to-be

In each class, our childbirth educators lead you through a series of lessons to prepare for the biggest event in your life: giving birth and becoming a parent (even if it's your first, second or fifth child). All available to watch on-demand, Netflix-style, on your own schedule.

September 6, 2022
On Demand Lactation + Newborn Care Class

This version of Lactation + Newborn Care is available on-demand, Netflix style, so you can watch whenever you wish. It covers everything you need to know for the first 4 months of life with your baby, just the same as our live version! Check “Add” if you’d prefer this on-demand style learning.

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September 5, 2022
On Demand Childbirth Refresher Course

Been here before? Expecting again? We are so happy to have you back!

Access this course on your own time, on demand!

In this course you will:

  • Refresh your memory on what labor is like (from anatomy of the various stages to emotional signposts)
  • Learn various relaxation + coping strategies
  • Discuss the early days of lactation, newborn care
  • And get bonus modules on: processing your first birth + preparing for a VBAC

​We have specially formulated this course for you to navigate with ease and during your own time.

This class is welcoming for folks planning home, birthing center, or hospital births. We got you!


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January 7, 2021
On-Demand: Confidence Born – Ready for Homebirth Class

This class is available pre-recorded and on-demand.

Interested in homebirth? Planning a home birth? Join our homebirth prep class!

The class offers a positive and down-to-earth focus on normal labor at home with a homebirth team, partner support and roles especially during labor and after, needs in labor (stages, support, what to expect, etc), waterbirth (and other ways babies come out at home!), what happens in case of a hospital transfer, as well as the immediate postpartum period/lactation, etc.

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on-demand classes for birth workers

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.

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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December 19, 2020
On Demand Understanding EFM for Doulas

Get the lo-down on fetal heart tones, maternal-fetal oxygenation, contraction palpation, electronic monitoring instrumentation, tracing analysis, and interpretation in this 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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"Knowledge is power, and Manhattan Birth gives you all the tools to choose with your eyes wide open and with zero judgement."

mom and dad to Olivia

manhattan birth's online childbirth courses include:

engaging video lessons:

  • Educational modules led by experts in the birth field
  • Evidence informed and down to earth

recommended readings:

  • Readings to help guide and encourage deeper learning 
  • Handouts and bonus materials for quick reference 

meet your childbirth educators

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 pregnant folks like you.

learn more about tanya and the team >

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our guarantee

Your satisfaction with our courses at Manhattan Birth is an essential part of why we offer heartfelt and down to earth classes. If you are unhappy with your experience, please reach out to us so we can work with you to make this right. You can read our full guarantee, refunds and return policy here.

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