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Hilary Witcher

New Family Needs

Website: https://www.newfamilyneeds.com

Phone: 404.630.5245

Birth Fee: $1200

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

Fee Details: Ever since having my babies 11 and 8 years ago, I have had a growing passion and desire to support women during this amazing time in their lives! My Birth Doula services include: - initial interview/consult, in person if desired - 2 prenatal visits - on call availability from 38-42 weeks - ongoing support during active labor up until birth and 1-2 hours postpartum - postpartum visit - access to me via text, email, phone during pregnancy, early labor and 1 month postpartum for any and all questions. I am also a Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Specialist and am so happy to help make your transition to parenthood as smooth and beautiful as possible. I offer all sorts of postpartum help from education, assistance with latch or bottle feeding, newborn care assistance and education, resources, help around the home, emotional support etc. Please visit my website for additional details! www.newfamilyneeds.com

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smokers
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Professionally assisted home births

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (Lactation Education Resources)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

College Education

  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer Doula at Mt. Auburn Hospital. Lactation Consultant in Training currently earning my Clinical Hours under an IBCLC mentor.

Client Testimonials for Hilary Witcher

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Each birth experience is different and usually involves unexpected decisions and changes along the way. Having Hilary there as a guide as those changes came up was incredibly helpful to my husband and me.
She accompanied my husband and me with patience, grace, and humor for more than 34 hours of labor. She is knowledgeable, professional, humble, respectful, passionate, and reliable; she made such a connection within the first two meetings that felt we had known her for ages. Hilary is a fantastic doula, and I highly recommend her.

Posted 12/24/2019

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Rachael Hager

Hilary was absolutely amazing! We had two meetings before the labor to practice different positions, to discuss the different birthing options, and put together a birth plan. She was an awesome reasource of information and was wonderful for referring further videos and readings for topics on labor positions, breast feeding, and tummy time to name a few. My labor was a bit longer than average, but Hilary was so dedicated and came around 9 pm which is when I went to active labor and spent the night with us, and didn’t leave our side until our little Hannah came into the world the next day at 6pm. She is just such a positive and sweet, caring person to have around, I was so happy she was our doula. She kept suggesting different positions, and was constantly adapting to what I was able to do, and was also super critical to setting a calming mood with vanilla scented wipes, battery operated candles, and helping with playing music from our playlist. We highly recommend Hilary!

Posted 12/10/2019

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Adrianne Schaefer-Borrego

We had such a great experience working with Hilary. Before meeting with her my husband and I were feeling really nervous and unprepared for the birth of our second child. Even though I had been through birth before, I had been induced and had a pretty intense experience the first time, so had a lot of questions to ask, and processing to do in order to get ready for #2. After having our prenatal meeting (where Hilary came to our house), we felt so much more equipped, and at peace! More than just a conversation, Hilary sent some questions in advance, and had some materials for us to review - and since I'm a visual learner, I loved having things to look at. In addition to the information, we talked about expectations, and what I might find helpful during birth. My labor and birth ended up being really quick - 3 hours. Hilary got to the hospital quickly early in the morning when we called her, was super helpful during active labor and delivery, and her position suggestion is what got my baby out. She was there for my initial breastfeeding with the baby, as we let the baby crawl to the breast. I am a true introvert (my husband is too) so was nervous about having a doula during such a personal time - but we immediately felt comfortable with Hilary, like we had known her for longer. We also felt like she really brought a really customized approach in following up with additional articles and resources after our meeting, and texting to check in both before and after the birth. She also let us know when she was going to be away or out of touch and we had a backup doula in place, which made us feel at ease as well. We would definitely hire her again if we have another child, and we have been passing on her name to family and friends. 

Posted 9/24/2019

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Molly Tavares

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 super supportive and asked all the right questions of our midwives and nurses as the process went along to make sure my wishes were honored and wasn't afraid to "get physical" with counter pressure, etc! She checked in with me multiple times after the birth and answered any questions I had with great resources. I was so very thankful to have her on my team! Highly recommend =]

Posted 7/19/2019

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Nicky H.

Hilary has been my postpartum doula starting the day after we arrived home from the hospital. She 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, generally 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. 

It's been great having someone around who has not only had doula training, but also two kids of her own. She really cares about me and my baby in such a way that has really lowered my stress and anxiety levels. Not to mention my husband really appreciates her help, too! He doesn't have to worry about me and the baby as much while he's gone back to work because he knows I have great support at home. He's even recommended a postpartum doula to his friends who are currently expecting based on our great experience with Hilary. 

Posted 7/3/2019

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