Lisa Greaves Taylor is the founder of Birth Matters NYC and has been working with NYC-area birthing families since 2010 as a childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation counselor. She teaches group and private childbirth classes in-person in Astoria Queens, virtual live classes, and also offers an online, on-demand version of her comprehensive course. She’s certified with Lamaze International, Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York, Evidence Based Birth, and DONA International and has served on the board and a task force for two of those organizations.
In 2019, Lisa started the BIRTH MATTERS podcast, which shares mostly NYC-based birth and fertility journey stories along with childbirth ed commentary. In 2021, she became the Director of East River Doula Collective with the goal of providing a more comprehensive offering of support to birthing families through doula support and support groups.
She’s devoted to helping equip birthing people with best current evidence, strategic & coping tools, and self-advocacy strategies toward safer, more empowering and positive journeys into parenthood. Lisa is particularly passionate about advocating for change in birthing and postpartum outcomes for Black, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and underserved or marginalized populations.
For more information, check out her website at www.birthmattersnyc.com.