Certified Childbirth Educator
Certified Holistic Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Tanya Wills is a Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor, and Certified Childbirth Educator. She is also a CPR instructor certified by the American Heart Association. A former actress, she was drawn to this work after the powerful birth of her son, Milo, in 2008. Tanya completed her initial birth and postpartum training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro through DONA, International. She went on to complete her holistic doula training with Whapio Diane Bartlett through The Matrona deepening her capacity
to nurture and connect with couples and their babies while reaffirming her belief
in a mother’s instinctual knowledge of how to birth . Tanya obtained her Certified Lactation Counselor credential through Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding enabling her to provide evidence-based information and support to breastfeeding women. She trained as a midwife's assistant with Ina May Gaskin and other midwives at The Farm. Tanya is currently working with Stephanie Dawn in the Sacred Birth Mentor Program and is attending the Yale School of Nursing on the path to becoming a midwife. As a doula, she has witnessed incredible strength and believes that women can be empowered in any setting, whether it be hospital, birthing center, or home. With a background in theatre, she brings warmth and a sense of humor to her clients. Now a mother of two, Tanya lives in Manhattan and happily travels to Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx or just about anywhere. "I feel so privileged to be doing this important work."