Haley Tanner started her journey to become a doula after the birth of her daughter, Beatrix, but she has always been fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth. As a DONA-trained doula, she believes in carrying into each birth a sense of warmth, compassion, and honesty. In her work she seeks to create a space for families where birth can be exhilarating, strange, profound, safe, and empowering, all at once.

Haley supports all choices in childbirth without judgement, and believes that everyone deserves a birth that is uniquely their own: that no matter the path, no person should feel unsupported or alone in labor.

Haley grew up in New York and lives in Brooklyn. She has a BA in English and Women’s Studies, an MFA in Writing, and is a published novelist. She is CPR certified, trained in the Spinning Babies method, and has studied comforting touch and rebozo, and continues always to expand her knowledge and skills.

In her spare time Haley can be found obsessively listening to podcasts, reading, and chasing her toddler around the city.