Check out the 5-star reviews on the Birth Matters NYC Yelp page that have made Birth Matters one of the top childbirth education resources in all of NYC!
"Lisa, thank you again for your guidance. Your class did much more than just inform Bobby and I, it also opened up a dialogue that we wouldn't have had otherwise. It truly changed our relationship for the better. It was the best takeaway, as relationships can fall on the wayside during this life changing event." - Mariana
"Thank you so much to Lisa for the excellent birthing classes. We took the intensive sessions over two weekends and they were excellent. Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, but even more importantly, she is passionate about what she does. I really appreciated that she did not try to force any type of birthing scenario e.g. birth center vs hospital. She was so gracious in explaining blow by blow what could be expected in the different scenarios.
The amount of information that she provides via the Google drive, links to videos, etc is just fantastic. We were able to review that information in our personal time to refresh and enhance our knowledge. Much of what Lisa taught us came up during the labor and it helped that we had been through the course as it made us more calm. In fact, it seemed that we knew so much more than usual that the PA and nurse were asking us whether we were in the medical profession:)
We liked the intimate nature of the classes with the other couples and we felt comfortable to ask questions and to at times even crack jokes. It was a very relaxed environment conducive to learning.
Thank you Lisa for making the birthing classes so useful and thereby aiding in making the delivery, which happened to be 27.5 hours, much less daunting than it would have been. We highly recommend your classes!"
- Andrea & Dwight
"My husband and I feel so much more relaxed, educated, and prepared for our birth now after Lisa's 3 day intensive class. We also feel like we know the right questions to ask during the process of laboring. The amount of information that was given to us not only by lecture, hands on, video, a library of online resources and a book amount of material to always be able to refer back to in time of need is really amazing. I was referred to this class by another woman, and it was worth every dollar spent. Many couples came from not only Queens, but also Brooklyn and Manhattan to take her class. I also really loved the intimate environment in her home. It was much nicer than being in a corporate setting."
- Monica and Justin T.
"Lisa is a wonderful, personable, and knowledgeable instructor. My husband and I got so much out of her birth class and felt very prepared when the time came to deliver our baby girl. She was extremely thorough in her teaching and made it a point to go over and answer any and every question we had. I would highly recommend her class! Additionally, Lisa was a fabulous doula! We could not have made it through my labor and delivery without her help. She was very encouraging and supportive and truly helped make the day even more special and memorable. Thank you so very much, Lisa, for all you did for us!! We are forever grateful!"
- Haley & Will C.
"Lisa's course is incredible! There is so much my husband and I never expected to learn surrounding giving birth to our first child and the first several days of our newborn's life. Lisa equipped us with a plethora of resources that we can continually refer to as we finish up our last few weeks of pregnancy and launch into parenthood. Especially lovely was that the classes are located in her home in our neighborhood. This allowed us to connect with many other first time parents who are in the area.
Thank you, Lisa!"
- Kate V.
"Myke and I were discussing how your class gave us just the right amount of tools we needed for every situation we faced and not only helped us both get through each and every contraction but also helped us to make educated decisions at each turn. Myke definitely gained the confidence he needed to be an amazing birth partner from your class." - Zennea C.
"Thank you very much for all your advice and help...a great overall learning experience! Lisa is a great teacher!"
- Myke C.
"I took Lisa's 5-week comprehensive series back in the fall and thought it was one of the best decisions I made in preparing for birth. My husband and I learned so much from Lisa. During labor, we were able to ask questions and make certain specific requests to help make my labor align more with our wishes. Had a great labor experience!! Bonus... the newborn care class got us through the first 6 weeks - no joke!! I gave birth the day after that particular class and quickly put into practice what we learned. Couldn't have survived the first couple of weeks without her!! (... well, couldn't have survived as 'easily' as we did)." - Sol M.
"We had a wonderful experience with Lisa as our doula and were so thankful to have her during our daughter's birth. We felt immediately at ease when we first met with Lisa and she was a tremendous support during labor. She has such a warmth and gentleness to her, but is also energetic and out-going, which made us even more confident in her abilities apart from her excellent credentials. We could not have been more pleased with having Lisa as our doula." - Steve & Becky M.
"Thanks so much for your class. I felt so prepared and confident going into the birth, never even questioned wanting drugs. I feel so proud and empowered that I did it unmedicated, couldn't of wished for a better experience!" - Charity M.
"I loved Lisa's class! She really put into perspective a lot of things and made a lot clear that wasn't for me before. I found it very informative and feel like I can go into labor feeling armed with knowledge of the facts. Highly recommend!" - Lise L. & Juan V.
"I highly recommend Lisa's class. She helped to put my husband and me at ease about the entire birthing process and instilled a sense of confidence in us that we could, in fact, have the natural birth that we wanted. I also loved the informal nature of the classes, which allowed discussion and gave us the chance to get to know other expecting parents in our neighborhood. The all-inclusive nature of the class, which includes breast feeding and newborn care, was also a great value. We couldn't recommend Lisa more highly!" - Natalie C.
"Class was incredible! Really exceeded my expectation for this price, or at any price for that matter. Lisa is very knowledgeable and makes the class fun. We are very grateful to have a teacher like this in our neighborhood." - Derek & Sachie
"After having a less than optimal in-hospital birthing experience with our first child, we very much wanted to experience a home birth for our second child. Lisa’s own experiences with home birth, in addition to her formal training as a doula, made her an excellent fit to our goals and personalities. Lisa is highly knowledgeable, attentive, respectful and exceptionally supportive. We had several family members and professionals present at our home birth and Lisa created a collaborative relationship with each member present and fostered a conducive birthing environment. We are extremely thankful for her assistance in helping us achieve a very special home birth." - Diego C. & Teresa B.
"We are so thankful for you and the amazing role you played in our lives!" - Katy (mom)
"Lisa Taylor has my full, official endorsement as a doula - she was great. If the baby had been a girl, we might have named it after her."
"Thanks for your help...we're so glad to have had you there with us. Couldn't have done it without you." - Kristian (dad)
"Lisa was an excellent teacher, gave a very comprehensive review that kept me engaged in every class. I feel so much more prepared for our labor, birth and newborn and ready to take on the roles of labor support and being a dad. Thank you, Lisa!" - Nate F.
"We absolutely enjoyed working with Lisa. She is very knowledgeable on this topic and answered all our questions/concerns. Lisa demonstrates her passion for this work with her friendliness and experiences. She is easy to talk to and was able to work with our crazy schedules, which we greatly appreciate. I will definitely recommend her to others!" - Jess & Sergio
"Lisa is a knowledgable and caring professional who makes this exciting and mysterious time for first-time parents more manageable with her expertise and tips for before, during, and after labor." - Rachael & Chris
"Lisa's wealth of knowledge and experience, delivered through clear and kind instruction, has given us the preparation and encouragement we needed to deal with a hospital delivery in NYC. A fabulous course, I cannot recommend enough to expecting parents." - Peter
"Even after reading a lot of the theory in books, I found Lisa's class was invaluable for us. We learned so many practical tips on achieving natural birth in a hospital setting and got to practice and really talk through some of the really critical aspects of not only the birthing process but also newborn care. It's especially great for couples as men generally won't read the books! :-) It was really nice to have a weekly practice with two other lovely couples we made friends and share our pregnancy experiences as well. Spreading it over time we got to absorb a lot much better than in the usual doctor facilitated half day sessions. It was a little like out pre-wedding dance practice, a wonderful period of prep time spent together. The setting in Lisa's home is so welcoming and comfortable and Lisa is a wonderful teacher, very knowledgeable and just such a pleasure to spend time with. She is also very generous with providing various resources and contacts for other specialists. We just finished our class and we miss our weekly get-togethers already!" - Michaela G.
"I cannot recommend Lisa's class enough. Not only did I get to connect with other expectant parents, but both my husband and I came away from the class feeling confident, prepared, and excited for the birthing process. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable; she presents material in an accessible and down to earth manner that empowers her students. She also creates a warm and safe atmosphere that makes everybody feel at ease. We are so grateful to have found her!"
- Prentiss B.
"Lisa's class was thorough and has given my wife and me greater confidence as we approach the arrival of our son. I wouldn't hesitate for a minute recommending the class to anyone who wants to be more prepared for childbirth and newborn care."
- Ryan T.
"Lisa Taylor has such a sweet spirit and had us all fully engaged throughout the intensive course. Four hours flew by and questions were readily answered with knowledge and care. I feel very informed going into the birth process, postpartum process, and newborn care, and if I forget something there are plenty of resources provided along with Lisa's e-mail to get the answers needed. Thank you Lisa! I'd also recommend her as a doula! She will be ours and has been a joy to work with. As I like to say, 'worth every penny!'" - Sarah & Rick D.
"I had my first birthing class today. It was a 2 day intensive class and I'm just writing because I found it amazing! The childbirth instructor was so great. She put me in the class last minute, was kind and detailed, and offered free samples, coupons, and countless of references from lactation consultants, wic, and doulas even though she is a certified doula herself. She covers everything in the class from newborn care, labor & birth, and breast feeding. My husband loved her and can't wait to go back. On top of that we made great new friends. I highly recommend her for New Yorkers who want to be as ready as possible when the baby comes. After only one class I feel so much more confident. And my husband as well who was freaking out. I love her!" - client on whattoexpect.com forums
"Lisa's a great instructor. I think the most important things learned are the little tips and nice-to-knows that Lisa infused throughout each class. That is invaluable information you don't necessarily get reading books. Plus, her home is very calming and peaceful -- a great place to host the class." - Scott H.
"We absolutely loved having Lisa as our doula. She spent ample time with us to listen to our needs and desires for the birth. And she was a total godsend in the delivery room. Having her support and gentle reminders during the labor really helped us to have the natural delivery we desired. When we had difficulty with breastfeeding after the birth, she even made a home visit to give us some pointers and encouragement. We would recommend Lisa to any of our pregnant friends without hesitation."
- Miryung & Robin
"Lisa's class provided a wonderful overview of the birthing process in a comfortable setting. The courses incorporated Powerpoint presentations with videos and hands on demonstrations, improving the overall learning experience. I can't recommend it enough!" - Adriane A.