As a doula for the past 7 years, I've helped hundreds of newborn mothers and babies emerge into this bright, wild world. I witness the unique, unpredictable nature of birth and learned how to best support women in these vulnerable, raw moments in their lives. I love helping women see their strength, feel their power, overcome, and turn into warriors.
Schedule your FREE Discovery Call
I would love to meet with you and your partner if available, over Zoom to discuss what your needs are, what services I offer, and to feel out if The Family Nest might be a good fit for you.
Connect & Explore Your Options
Together, we are making a commitment to show up & be prepared. This is our chance to be present with each other, process your goals, gain clarity, and learn about my services and what it’s like to work together.
Make an Informed Decision for Your Care.
Reflect on your unique values & needs along with the information you gathered during our call. Talk it over and decide if The Family Nest is the best recourse to create your winning team, every step of the way! Small steps lead to big changes.
"We have a secret in our culture, and it's not that birth is painful. It's that women are strong."
- LAURA STAVOE
Birth Doula Services
IMAGINE YOU... prepared & confident for a smooth, healthy and meaningful BIRTH experience, no matter how it unfolds.
As your doula, I’ll help you turn “ON” your courageous power switch to build confidence in your body, trust your innate ability to give birth and make informed decisions about pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
I help you explore your beliefs, expectations, and strengths. Together, we create & implement your birth preferences based on your fundamental values and deepest beliefs. With loving encouragement, you will learn tools & techniques to believe in your own resilience as you transition from pregnant family to new parents.
With all the emotional, physical and spiritual changes of pregnancy and birth, having a 'master plan' is a valuable tool. I help you discover and prepare for a meaningful birth experience.
Having continuous support during labor & birth, especially from a doula, has ‘transformational’ benefits. I help reduce your anxiety, enhance labor strategies, boost your self-esteem, improve your relaxation, and reassure by offering physical, emotional, and spiritual support. > Learn more about the benefits of having a doula.
Do you want to MAXIMIZE your chance of giving birth naturally?
Doulalujah, can I get an amen!
"Part of taking care of your baby is taking care of yourself."
Postpartum Doula Services
As an experienced postpartum doula I am there to fully support you as a new family.
While newborn babies do not come with a manual, you can invite me to be your postpartum guide every step of the way. New families are often surprised by how much they really do need help in those first weeks.
I help to cultivate your skills as a new parent and offer assistance with countless little adjustments to make the big things easier, from household management to physical healing and baby care. You'll experience decreased anxiety, family bonding & support for partners and siblings, and improved postpartum mental health.
Nurture your beginnings. Let’s Doula this!
Together, we will build a comprehensive postpartum nest building plan. I can help you:
"I have had the good fortune to work with Hillery as a birth doula with families in my homebirth midwifery practice. She possesses an innate comfort and confidence among laboring women that is a true gift to those she serves."
Dina Bowers, RM, CPM at Mountainside Midwifery
"Hillery has been a vital part of our family team since our first baby arrived. Her support of us as new parents as we learn how to care for our little one has been so very helpful. I highly recommend Hillery and The Family Nest for those looking for postpartum support. She's simply wonderful!!!"
"Hillery’s warm, bright, healing energy was felt in all aspects of labor and delivery. Her ability to attune with my energy and what I needed was incomparable; she was a wonderful asset that we couldn’t have done without."
"Hillery took the time to really connect with me and my daughter. She helped me out with the breastfeeding struggle we faced that led to mastitis. She listened, truly listened to my problems and gave advice that nobody else told us about. She not only helped with breastfeeding, but bathing, swaddling, and soothing our little girl. I am so happy that I was “Doula’d”, I couldn’t have breastfed successfully without her. She is a must have for parents!"
"Hillery was everything I could've asked for in a doula. Patient, knowledgeable, caring, and most importantly, calming, are some of the great qualities about her (and her work!) She is a professional and excellent at what she does. Even when your birth plan goes out the door, she is supportive and knowledgeable to help you make tough decisions."
"Hillery made us feel prepared not only for the birth experience, but more importantly for bringing our baby home. We did the birth class with Hillery as well as having her be our birth and postpartum doula and would highly recommend all 3! It was so reassuring to have her check in after the baby was born and helped us get comfortable with our new routine."