About

Birth Matters NYC provides comprehensive childbirth preparation classes (both Astoria-based group and in-home private) and labor support (doula) services. Birth Matters NYC was started in 2009 by Lisa Greaves Taylor, CCCE, LCCE, CD(DONA).

Lisa and her family reside in Astoria, Queens, NYC

Lisa is a certified childbirth educator with & on the board of directors of Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York (CEA/MNY), and is also a Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator. Lisa is a DONA-certified labor support doula and has 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, doula Gena Kirby (rebozo techniques for labor). She also trained with Spinning Babies on techniques for optimal fetal positioning and massage therapist/doula/acupuncturist Yiska Obadia on Comforting Touch.

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As a result of her own two childbirth experiences in 2005 & 2008, Lisa became passionate about coming alongside expectant parents as a guide and support through pregnancy, birth, and into parenting. She and her husband, who are transplanted Texans and have lived in NYC since 1999, desire to be a resource and encouragement to anyone who wants to start a family and remain living in the city. Lisa holds a B.A. in journalism from Baylor University and has worked in the music & entertainment industries, academia (Harvard University), corporate (Credit Suisse) and nonprofit sectors. For a decade, Lisa worked with Hope for New York, a nonprofit that provides volunteer and financial resources to organizations that serve the poor and marginalized of NYC. Lisa and her family reside in Astoria, Queens, NYC.