Tanisha

Tanisha Evans-Marin is a New York doula and childbirth educator. She has been supporting family, friends, and clients throughout the birth process for over 20 years. As a child, she planned to be an obstetrician, and after having children of her own without the support of a doula, her love and passion for women and children and her understanding of the holes that do exist in the birth support process led her eventually to her current role. Tanisha believes strongly that the person giving birth has an innate ability to birth their babies, and she holds no preconceived expectations or hopes (other than safely) of how a birth should happen. She strives to educate, nurture, support and bring peace to families through a calm demeanor, warmth, humor and a profound passion for what she does. Tanisha has now attended over 155 births and served more than 70 families with postpartum services. She has been certified as a birth and postpartum doula by DONA (CD,PCD-DONA) and as a birth doula by Carriage House Birth (CD-CHB). She is a Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator (LCCE) as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She has been trained as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, a Malaysian Bengkung belly binder and a provider of Sacred Postpartum Care.

Full Package
Childbirth Class Fast-Track

$450.00
3.5 hours at home meetings covering:
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
Full Package
Childbirth Class Intensive

$1,000.00
Three x 3-hour at home meetings covering:
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology and anatomy of labor and birth
  • Stages of labor
  • Signs of labor
  • Laboring positions
  • Pushing positions
  • Comfort measures
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Interventions
  • C-section
  • Birth plan
  • Immediate after birth
  • Hypnobirthing basics
  • Life with your newborn
  • Postpartum Sanctuary
  • Breastfeeding 101
Not necessarily. But we highly recommend it because information is power. Learning what to expect from your birth process is the key to having a peaceful journey. Our childbirth educators will give you the confidence to interface with your clinical team and make sure that you know all your options at every step. Deeply grounding this practice in evidenced based information and conveying it to their clients in a way that is approachable and relatable.
Yes. And whoever else you choose to invite to presence the birth of your baby.
The most optimal time for a childbirth class is between 20 and 30 weeks. It gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge and clarity about the birth process and choices and a postpartum period. Your preferences for birth and postpartum will become more crystallized throughout the class and it will give you more time to plan for whatever your wishes for birth might be. Nevertheless, if you are already past 30 weeks, taking a class will be always beneficial at any stage before labor starts.