nyc doula services, midwifery and resources for pregnant folks

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 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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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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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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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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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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January 6, 2021
Lactation + Newborn Care

This three-hour class covers everything you need to know for the first 4 months of life with your baby. Check “Add” if you wish to take the class live with us.

  • 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

Classes take place 1-4pm. Please select your date from the dropdown below.

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April 5, 2022
Manhattan Birth Gift Card

Our gift cards never expire and can be applied to all birth education classes and programs for new parents, pregnant folks and birth workers.

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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.

find your match >

our most popular childbirth course

Our Comprehensive Childbirth Course takes place over the course of 4 weeks, virtually through live + interactive classes on Zoom. 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.

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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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