Hilary Baxendale, founder, childbirth educator, birth doula
After the birth of my first son in a large New York City Hospital, I was drawn to Childbirth Education and birth work as a way to help pregnant women have a satisfying and positive birth experience in any setting. My approach is balanced and client centered. There is no one “right” way to give birth, I believe in science but also the magic of birth and I feel very honored to be able to empower new parents to welcome and care for their babies with knowledge, confidence and a good dose of humor.
In addition to being a Lamaze trained Childbirth Educator, I am also a Certified Birth Doula serving families in all of Lower Westchester, specializing in hospital births. In the immediate postpartum I combine my lactation counseling training with my newborn experience to help families transition to parenthood through new mom groups, workshops and home visits.
Raised in Rhode Island but a New Yorker for the past 20 years. I currently live in Hastings-on-Hudson home with my family that includes two sons and a pug.
Grace Morningstar, childbirth educator, certified birth and postpartum doula, CLC
Inspired by my own birth and miscarriage experiences, I feel strongly that no parent should face this process without consistent support, compassion and kindness. My approach is equal parts intuitive and research backed. I empower families to tap into their “gut” feelings and use evidence to support their decisions. By helping families to advocate for themselves, they can walk into parenthood with a sense of confidence and fulfillment.
In addition to traditional birth doula support, her services include lactation, Spinning Babies, Mindful Birthing and postpartum support. Grace lives in Fairfield County, CT with her two young kids and husband.
Leah Katznelson, certified birth doula, childbirth educator
I am a DONA international certified birth doula and mother of two. Having used a doula at both of my own births, I learned first-hand how important it is to have a supportive, knowledgeable, intuitive birthing team around you to help shape your pregnancy and labor. I approach every birth as its own unique experience. By providing emotional and physical support as well as evidence based information, I hope to instill confidence and to empower my clients. I live in Westchester, NY and provide services in Westchester, New York City and southern Connecticut.