Interested in home birth? We're interested in you.
Let's meet and get the conversation started!
If you are interested in discussing home birth further, call our office at (212)-763-6629 to schedule a free 1-hour consultation.
Consultations take place in our office on the Upper West Side or in Park Slope where we discuss our practice and billing policies and learn more about each other.
Home Birth Midwifery
Annual Well-Person Care
Lactation Consultations (IBCLC Visits)
Home birth isn't for everyone. But then again, everyone isn't you.
In NYC, about 1% of pregnant people will give birth at home with a midwife.
At Manhattan Birth Midwifery our home birth clients:
Our approach is based on the midwifery model of care and shared-decision-making. Most prenatal visits are 30-60 minutes long and take place in your home, where we discuss the course of your pregnancy and listen to your concerns. Together, we will carefully assess your progress, make a plan for your care, plan for your home birth, and talk through various scenarios including a solid hospital transfer plan for appropriate indications.
Throughout your pregnancy we will review all prenatal testing so you have a full understanding of what tests are offered, what they are for, and whether or not the information may be useful to us moving forward
Pregnancy/home birth care includes:
While we do not participate in-network with any insurance plan, home births are usually paid for mostly by insurance with in-network exceptions or out-of-network benefits.
If you are interested in a home birth, let's talk about how to make that possible.
Our approach to well-person care is non-judgmental, evidence-based, and considers the whole person.
Annual exams take place in our home office on the Upper West Side and are usually 60 minutes long. We skip the whole "cold office/paper gown" feel, listen to you with your clothes on, discuss your healthcare goals, then make a plan for the kinds of testing you might need that day. You'll be able to utilize the opportunity to learn more about your own body and health in an empowered way.
Well-person care and primary care includes
New clients - $250
Established clients and birth workers - $150
We'll work with you in finding
the key to your latch.
After giving birth, most folks want to nurse their babies, but receive so much conflicting advice, they don't know how to make sense of all of it. Combine that with postnatal healing, Dr. Google, and a frustrated baby and it can seem impossible to decode the process.
A lactation consult usually lasts 90 minutes. We are here to listen, assess, assist you, and come up with a plan that will work. We are generous with follow up and will make sure you have what you need on your journey!
Consultations in our office on the upper west side - $400
I can't speak highly enough about Tanya Wills and the Manhattan Birth Community as a whole. After a very impersonal and stressful experience with a self-proclaimed "progressive" OBGYN practice in Manhattan, in my third trimester, I switched to a home birth with Tanya as our midwife.
The difference in care was night and day! Finally, I felt listened to, cared for, comfortable, safe and that everything I was experiencing was normal and expected. She made me feel like birth was a natural process that my body was capable of (which is what I knew intuitively all along). The prenatal home visits were relaxed, not rushed, informative, and even enjoyable – a long way off from our experience at the OBGYN's office.
The birth itself went beautifully due to our preparation from Tanya's Bradley Method course and her calm and attentive presence throughout the process. The birth of our daughter was the peaceful, intimate experience we'd hoped for. After the big event, Tanya's attentive care continued over the following weeks.
She checked in on me and my new baby 24 hours after birth, 1 week postpartum, 2 weeks PP, and 6 weeks PP. During this very delicate time, her vast knowledge of breastfeeding and postpartum health was invaluable. She taught me how to encourage the baby to latch properly and cheered us on each step of the way.
My husband and I never felt alone in this process. As new parents with no local family, I cannot begin to describe how important it was to feel supported and cared for.
Tanya is so knowledgeable, compassionate, and respectful. Needless to say, switching to her care was the first of (hopefully) many good decisions that my husband and I made as parents."
-Kristin Joseph & Brandon Fowler