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    Tanya Wills - Manhattan Birth
    Tanya Wills - Manhattan Birth
    Street:
    Upper West Side
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 22-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Tanya is wonderful, honest and skillful. Her advice was key in making my breastfeeding experience better when things were really hard.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  There is no one who knows lactation like Tanya
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Fantastic birth class for those planning a natural childbirth.Based on a May birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  For our home birth, the search for a midwife was extensive. Once we met Tanya, I knew she was the perfect person to help bring my child into the world. She is extraordinary. From the moment I met Tanya, she was a kindred spirit; She was someone I felt comfortable with, someone I could trust, someone I could laugh and joke with...all things that I needed to have the kind of environment for the ideal home birth. With her personalized ongoing care throughout my pregnancy, we developed a relationship that made me feel both empowered to accomplish anything that came my way during birth and safe that if for some reason I couldn't, I was in the best of hands.Based on May 2017vbirthing experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  I got a ton out of this Bradley class, and so did my husband. It's on the Upper West Side, so it's a trip. But we learned a lot about how to cope with labor, what to expect, and how to deal with the unexpected. Tanya is warm and funny. The class is very down to earth, and while it focuses on unmedicated childbirth (since it's Bradley), it isn't super crunchy or new-agey. It does help you know what to expect with epidurals, inductions, and c-sections, in a pretty even-handed way.Based on February 2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 28-Apr-2017
    Subject:  Review submitted via the PSP Birth Survey
    Comment:  Manhattan Birth intensive class with Tanya Wills and Erica St LawrenceWe're glad we took this birthing class, delivered over two Saturdays. Tanya's style wasn't quite for me, but she was still nice and smart, and Erica was absolutely fantastic. We came away from this class with a birth plan, and a fairly complete understanding of what to expect during the birth. Somewhat ironically, even though this class focuses more on natural birth, it helped my wife realize that an epidural might be better for her -- which in a way, means that this was truly an excellent, unbiased class.Based on 2/6/2017 birth experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Type: Bradley childbirth classReview: Our class with Tanya was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable (experience as a doula, lactation consultant, midwife, and mom) and enthusiastic. We were better prepared for labor after going through her class, and were able to have a natural/drug-free birth as a result.Insurance: Not covered by insurance.Based on an October 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 10-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Type: BradleyReview: Love Tanya and Amy, teachers of this 8 week Bradley method class. Funny and interesting and chock full of information.Insurance: No it was $400Based on a February 2015 birth
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Review: Tanya was wonderful! She came to my apartment a few days after we came home from the hospital and after my milk came in. My son was born full term but was small for his gestational age, so we were very concerned that he was getting enough milk to start gaining weight. She was first and foremost reassuring that I was doing things right and that he would be fine. She weighed him before and after a feed to see how much he was taking, helped with my latch, helped me set a breastfeeding plan, and even gave me advice about how to start preparing for work when the time came. She's also a Bradley instructor, so she was very interested in our birth experience and had a real wealth of knowledge. Insurance: Tanya was wonderful! She came to my apartment a few days after we came home from the hospital and after my milk came in. My son was born full term but was small for his gestational age, so we were very concerned that he was getting enough milk to start gaining weight. She was first and foremost reassuring that I was doing things right and that he would be fine. She weighed him before and after a feed to see how much he was taking, helped with my latch, helped me set a breastfeeding plan, and even gave me advice about how to start preparing for work when the time came. She's also a Bradley instructor, so she was very interested in our birth experience and had a real wealth of knowledge.Based on a 2015 birth
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    On 24-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  Bradley Birth Class Member Review: Tanya was phenomenal in preparing us for the birth of our son. Tanya passionate about birth, nonjudgmental and supportive. The class is longer than others, but worth the time for something so life-changing and important. (Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)Insurance details: unsure
    Reviewed by
    On 24-Feb-2015
    Subject:  Based on a 2014 Birthing Experience
    Comment:  natural childbirth - Bradley Method Member Review: Worth ever minute I spent on the train hiking up to the upper west side. This is the most comprehensive birthing class I've found. Tanya is a blast, so classes are fun. The experience of being in this class empowered me with all of the knowledge I needed walking into my labor. I felt so cool and calm as my water broke, that I was just laughing and giddy, completely relaxed and genuinely excited for what lay before me. My birth experience was the most incredible thing I've ever gone through and exactly as I hoped it would go. I felt completely prepared and have Tanya's class to thank for that. She goes above and beyond to help make sure each of her students are comfortable with their birth team and will email and chat with you after hours to help with any issues you have. Perhaps the best thing is that the alumni network that comes out of this class is so powerful and engaged. Like PSP, it is extremely helpful as you transition into this new life phase. Do not come here if you are not genuinely interested in considering natural childbirth.Insurance details: no (Review submitted via the 2014 Birthing Survey)