Hi! I’m Lisa Greaves Taylor and am a NYC-based proud mom + wife. Probably more interesting to you, though: I’m a certified childbirth educator with both Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY) and Lamaze International. I served on CEA/MNY’s board for 5 years, and was honored to be named their Ellen Chuse Childbirth Educator of the Year (2017-18).
I’m also a DONA-certified labor support doula and have studied with a number of renowned childbirth professionals including midwife Ina May Gaskin, perinatal neuroscience & skin-to-skin/kangaroo mother care expert Dr. Nils Bergman, and rebozo techniques for labor with doula Gena Kirby. I also trained with Spinning Babies on optimal fetal positioning techniques and Yiska Obadia on Comforting Touch.
As a result of my two childbirth experiences in 2005 & 2008, I became passionate about encouraging, equipping, and supporting expectant parents through pregnancy, birth, and into parenting. My husband and I are transplanted Texans and have lived in NYC since 1999, also desire to be a resource and encouragement to anyone who wants to start a family and remain living in the city.
I have a B.A. in journalism from Baylor University and have previously worked in the music & entertainment industries, academia (Harvard University), corporate (Credit Suisse) and nonprofit sectors. For a decade, I worked with Hope for New York, a nonprofit that provides volunteer and financial resources to organizations that serve the poor and marginalized of NYC.
When I’m not teaching, my husband and I love to "city-school" our 2 kids, largely by exploring cultural institutions and by regularly attending theatrical performances. We also spend a lot of time running our kids all over the city on auditions and acting gigs (they’re 3rd generation actors on both sides of the family, so come by it honestly!)
I adore singing, laughing, blue hydrangeas, 80s music, New England autumn, tap dancing, and devouring York peppermint patties. Oh, and key lime pie. Especially Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pies from Brooklyn, yummm….
So that’s a little bit about me. I’d be truly honored to work with you to build your confidence and give you the knowledge you need to ROCK your birth! Click below for more info to be on your way to doing just that.