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we help pregnant folks demystify birth + new parenthood

Having a baby is a big job — but you can do it with confidence with our pregnancy resources. We offer childbirth education, midwifery care and can help you find a doula.

We can’t wait to get to know you better and walk with you during the biggest transition of your life.

virtual childbirth classes, live and on-demand

on-demand childbirth education

Manhattan Birth now offers two of our core childbirth classes completely online and on-demand, so you don't have to shift your schedule to learn with us.

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September 28, 2022
Free Course: Preparing for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

This free online class helps pregnant folks prepare for a vaginal birth after a Cesarean.

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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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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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September 6, 2022
On Demand Lactation + Newborn Care Class

Need Lactation & Newborn in a pinch?

This on demand class covers everything you need to know for the first 4 months of life with your baby.

You will learn:

  • Baby care: spitting up, cradle cap, baby acne, diapering, swaddling, bathing
  • The newborn’s abilities and states of being
  • Reading your baby’s cues – crying, gas, fussiness, and colic
  • Infant soothing – the 4th trimester and the 5 s’s
  • Post birth recovery, sleep, relationships, doulas/baby nurses
  • And more!
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live birthing classes

Our childbirth educators lead expectant parents through comprehensive, clear and warm-hearted virtual classes to prepare you for your birth experience.

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December 21, 2020
Childbirth Express Class

9:00am – 4:30pm EST
Instructor: Jenny Langbehn

This 7-hour course provides an intense, condensed version of our Comprehensive Childbirth Preparation class. This class includes all about labor and the basics of getting started with lactation and newborn basics.

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January 2, 2021
Comprehensive Childbirth Prep

Our most popular class, when you finish the series you will be ready for anything!

Our comprehensive childbirth classes take place over the course of 4 weeks and happen virtually through live + interactive classes with supplemental video content. Students are provided with customized class handouts and access to Manhattan Birth’s extensive resource lists which include recommended reading, practitioners, and resources online and around NYC.

Classes meet on four consecutive Sundays from 9am-12pm (excluding holidays) with two Thursday evening classes from 6-8pm. We can’t wait to meet you and get started on the journey together!

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January 6, 2021
Infant/ Toddler CPR and Choking for Parents

Learn to​ perform CPR/Relief of Choking on an infant or toddler in an emergency.

Appropriate for parents/caregivers of babies or toddlers; for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This two-hour course is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life of a loved one.

Babes in arms and nursing babies are always welcome at Infant/Toddler CPR!

CPR classes at Manhattan Birth are taught in accordance with guidelines from the American Heart Association. The CPR/Safety class will include Infant/Toddler CPR, Hands-on Practice, Relief of Choking & General Safety/Sleep Safety.

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looking for a doula?

Manhattan Birth offers a concierge-style service, matching pregnant folks with their best-fit doulas in our community of certified professionals.

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the more informed you are, the better your birth experience will be.

Sign up to receive our list of recommended questions to ask your provider to learn more about finding a supportive care provider who is in alignment with your values around birth.

want midwifery care?

 Your midwives, Tanya and Sarah offer well person, fertility support and IUI and home birth. 

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it's hard work, we know. 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 pregnant folks like you.

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