Being invited to be part of such an important and life-changing time for a family is both
an honor and a privilege. And so it is with an extra special THANK YOU to these families
that I share some of their stories and experiences (in their own words) from working with me.
Hilary is WONDERFUL. My husband and I feel very grateful to have found Hilary when we did. We had considered hiring a doula for the pregnancy and birth of our first baby, and as soon COVID-19 hit, we were certain we wanted (and needed!) the additional support. We were both so comfortable with Hilary during our initial zoom introduction call that we confirmed we wanted to work with her while on the call. Childbirth is perhaps the most personal thing that a couple goes through, and it was very important to use that we were comfortable with whoever we would be working with. Hilary is warm, compassionate, incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and has a great sense of humor.
Hilary is a reliable and trustworthy postpartum Doula for our family from day 1. We arrived home from the hospital and shortly after she started coming and helping us navigate the first few weeks of being new parents. Hilary helped me do everything from learning to breastfeed and swaddle to helping us choose which bottle was right for our baby... she even helped us learn how to properly change a diaper! Our son loved her warmth and compassion that she arrived with and you could tell they had an instant bond. Hilary also helped us with overnight care which we were so grateful for and were able to get some rest after a lot of sleepless nights! I honestly could not have done the first two months without her. She continues to help our family when we are in a pinch and we are so grateful for her!! Hilary is a mom herself and knows what its like to navigate the vulnerable stages of coming home with a newborn. I could not recommend her enough and we will be calling her again once we have another baby!
Hilary is amazing! Having a baby is a blessing, but it's hard! Even knowing it would be - I didn't know really. But Hilary does - and boy does it help to be "in it" with someone so warm, compassionate and fun. Because it should be fun! As my doula she was there for me and my baby when I had "stupid" questions, just needed a break, or a totally non-judgmental friend. The other thing that was amazing was the parents group. 5 months in and the group is a huge part of my support village. I'm not a joiner and couldn't have immagined just how helpful this group would be - it's almost fair to say lifesaving and certainly sanity-saving. Best thing you can do for yourself is join this parents group. Thank you Hilary!!!!
Hilary is a gem. It’s rare to meet someone who loves their job as much as Hilary does—whether she’s snuggling a baby or supporting a new parent through a tough time, it’s clear that this is her calling.
Like many first-time parents, I underestimated how challenging life with a newborn would be and didn't hire a postpartum doula ahead of time. Hilary fit me into her schedule on short notice when my daughter was a few weeks old, and it's hard to express how big of an impact she had on my mental health and wellbeing in the early days. She's warm, kind, and understanding, and felt like a trusted friend right off the bat.
We used Hilary's education and postpartum services and found her to be an incredible resource to our family throughout the birth preparation and postpartum stages. Every interaction with her left us feeling educated, empowered and more confident in our roles as new parents. She strikes the fine balance between thoroughness and not leaving you overwhelmed or judged - a rarety in the "birth industry" today. In addition to equipping us with practical tips for bringing baby into the world and into our home, she provided a supportive sounding board as we contemplated topics like how to navigate family visits and prioritize our own mental health in those early days. She instantly inspires instant trust and has a genuine passion for new moms and newborns. As an added bonus, she is extremely responsive and easy to work with. I highly recommend her!
Hilary has made the transition from pregnancy to being a mother feel seamless and much less scary than I had anticipated. From day one she has helped me immensely without me having to always ask for help, including, but not limited to: support with breastfeeding, general baby care questions, diaper changing, company during quiet times when I needed company, watching the baby when I needed quiet time, support during walks to get some much needed postpartum/c section exercise and fresh air and other support when needed.
Hilary was a wonderful resource throughout my pregnancy and a great support during my unexpected c-section. As first time parents, it was a great relief to my husband and I to know that she was there to answer questions and help us think through our birth plan. And when our baby had different plans, Hilary was right there with us, in the middle of the night, even though it was 3 weeks ahead of my due date.
I just gave birth a month back and Hilary joined in with another doula to tag - team at my birth. She was great, and even though we hadn't gotten to meet in person before, it was like she could read my mind! She joined my team at the last minute since my original doula had Hilary as a doula and they both wanted to come - I couldn't have survived without both of them.
Hilary was a great source of support and information for me and my husband during the first few months of parenthood. She was patient and kind, great with our newborn son, and helped educate us both in a non judgmental way about things like breastfeeding, tummy time, returning to work, and overall newborn care. She provided helpful info and resources and was also enjoyable to chat with along the way. I highly recommend her services!
We took a Newborn class with Hilary and it was one of the best decisions we made. The course was intimate which allowed us the comfort of asking questions and meeting some expecting parents in the area. Each week we learned value information that is making our first few weeks with the baby so much easier.As a first time parent I felt like I had absolutely no clue what to do when we brought the baby home. I think a lot of people focus on labor, which is a huge part of it however knowing what to expect in the first few weeks home helped me to wrap my mind around what postpartum/newborn care would look like.