Hello! My name is Hilary! I am a proud momma of two wonderful and amazing kiddos. I grew up in Clearwater/Dunedin, Florida where I still live with my husband, kids, and fur baby (we have a full house!). My journey began in 2015 when I found out I was pregnant with my son. My pregnancy was textbook "perfect", my birth was a cascade of unnecessary interventions that left me traumatized both mentally and physically. In 2017, when I found out I was pregnant again, I was terrified. I finally took control of my own birth and got an amazing birth team. I birthed that baby naturally with complete trust in my body. I felt EMPOWERED!
What an amazing difference between #1 and #2.
Though I still wouldn’t change a thing, our experiences make us who we are. If I had a “perfect birth” with my first, I might not be here today. And I am thrilled to be here with you! That being said, there's a lot of change that needs to happen within our maternal healthcare system. I founded Better Birth Project in 2018 with a big mission...to make births BETTER for our birthing community.
I have my Bachelors in Health Care Sciences. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor (working towards my IBCLC!), as well as a Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula.
If you have any questions, I would love to hear from you! Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello! My name is Katie! I grew up in Dunedin, Florida where I currently live with my husband, our daughter and two fur babies. I am a Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor and Certified Doula and postpartum doula all while working full time as an HR Professional. Additionally, I am a full-time student at the University of Florida completing my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology, graduating in May 2020.
I think it is fair to say that although I have always been passionate about women’s health and fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth, it wasn’t until I had my own child that I understood how important self-advocacy, birth education, and postpartum support could be! I’m hoping that by sharing my passion, my knowledge and providing support more women in my community can make informed decisions about what is right for themselves and their families. I am ALWAYS ready to hear your birth stories and talk about your experiences, so please reach out any time at email@example.com.