About MyNestwell

“I founded MyNestwell because I wanted an easier way to give busy, modern moms access to the care and support they need. After all, you hold up a lot people in your life as a mom. It’s time someone holds you up.”

Emily Watson founder of mynestwell

Our Story

I was a hopeful mom in search of a support team to help me get through some of the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of infertility — and then again in pregnancy. But I didn’t know where to turn. I needed one platform that I could go to for trusted providers who specialized in the unique aspects of mom wellness. After spending countless evenings scouring the internet and reaching out to other moms and moms-to-be, I realized I wasn’t alone.

The idea for MyNestwell was born.

What We Believe

We’re a wellness platform that lifts up the modern mom. We’re on a mission to change the paradigm of modern motherhood — to let you know that you don’t have to do everything alone, that there’s a community of unique providers here to support and empower you to your fullest potential on this exciting and fulfilling journey. After all, a happy, healthy mom makes for happy, healthy families.

Our Mission: MyNestwell’s 4 C’s

Care

Even the strongest moms need a little TLC. MyNestwell gives access to care providers who can support them through the challenging times and celebrate alongside them in the joyful times. As a platform, we seek to normalize the practice of moms seeking care at every stage of their journey.

Compassion

We’re cheering on each and every mom out there, whether she’s just beginning to dream of her future family or an experienced mom of three. Because guess what, we’ve been there, too. Our selection of maternal wellness providers offer unique and compassionate care that goes beyond that found in traditional medical settings, complementing these important services. We create our educational materials, blog posts, and events with your motherhood questions, struggles, and triumphs in mind.

Community

We’re reimagining the traditional community that supports and guides moms along their journey. As couples move away from their families, the traditional neighborhood communities of family, close friends, and neighbors is more difficult to find. MyNestwell serves to recreate the care community for women for easy, convenient access in their local area.

Connection

As moms, we thrive with human connection — it’s what lifts us up. MyNestwell brings together moms and specialized perinatal providers through our directory, but we also foster connection between moms and between providers at MyNestwell Events, through social media, and in our Blog stories.

Advisory Panel

Ashley Rizzo

Pediatric Sleep Consultant

I received my certification by the Family sleep Institute in 2017, and since then, my passion for guiding, supporting, and empowering parents through the fourth trimester and beyond has only grown. As a mother to two sets of twins conceived via IVF, I have experienced first-hand the ups and downs of the motherhood journey. I know just how important a mother’s village is during this transition, and I am committed to help families find their village to achieve positivity, calm, and predictability in their own growing families.

Dr. Ashley Hocutt PT, DPT

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

I found my passion of inspiring confidence in peoples’ private parts after having my 2 spirited girls and realizing the “uh-ohs” and “omgs” that go along with it. Since earning my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Columbia University in 2008 and further specializing in pelvic floor health, I​’ve helped countless women gain their own self-assurance in their bodies. I believe that women deserve amazing care and someone to talk to about not just their pelvic health, but all aspects of their health while they make the transition through motherhood.

Dr. Emma Levine, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist in NY and CT and founder of Perennial Wellness LLC, a private practice that provides evidence-based therapy for women. I have a subspecialty in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). As a psychologist, I am honored to help women untangle the many complex emotions and forms of anxiety that may emerge while embracing their varied life roles, especially that of mother. I believe that with the right support, it is possible for women to cultivate the self-awareness and resilience needed to thrive in each season of their life.

Hilary Baxendale, LCCE, CLC

Childbirth Educator Lactation Counselor

After the births of my 2 sons, I became passionate about educating and advocating for families making their own transition into parenthood. As a Childbirth Educator, Certified Lactation Counselor, and New Mom Group Facilitator, I support families in ways I wish I had been supported during my own pregnancies. I don’t believe in any one “right way” or method to birth, but rather I give the power and choices back to the birthing family. The transition to parenthood is hard, 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.

Jeni Howe, CD(DONA), PCD(DONA), LCCE

Baby Botanica, Founder & Owner Doula Childbirth Educator

I am the founder and owner of Baby Botanica, a maternal and family wellness center in Brewster, NY, as well as a professional DONA-certified doula and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. In all of my professional work and as a mother of three, I share a commitment to building a community that serves all kinds of growing and evolving families. I feel incredibly honored to be a transitory part of people’s lives during BIG times.

Laura Hoffman

Licensed Acupuncturist

I am a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and specializing in the perinatal period. I received my Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, studied at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC, and at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. As a mother myself, I appreciate that motherhood is both joyous and fraught, and that we all deserve a community of support and strength.

Laura Meyer, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist

I am a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Greenwich Fertility in Greenwich, CT and mother of three. I completed my Ob/Gyn residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center and pursued fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. As a fertility specialist, I feel incredibly honored to be part of my patients’ village as they strive to build their families. I believe that everyone deserves to feel emotionally, physically, and mentally supported throughout every stage of motherhood, no matter their path to parenthood.

Rachel King, BA, IBCLC, CD(DONA)

Lactation Consultant

As a mother of three, I understand the challenges facing new parents and believe that they deserve non-judgemental support during their parenting journey. Passionate about helping all families navigate nourishing their infant, I received my IBCLC certification and completed advanced training in Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad and on infant reflexes and rhythmic movement. I am a member of ILCA, NYLCA, the Tri-State Breastfeeding Association, and IATP.

Tiere Hessert

Founder of MamaCollective

I founded MamaCollective, a destination for meaningful gatherings and facilitated discussions for moms, in 2014 in NYC after my 1st son was born. After experiencing postpartum depression and feelings of isolation despite a strong support system, I gathered a small group of mom friends to talk about postpartum issues and found others craved a sense of belonging, too. As a mom to 3 boys and 1 little girl, I am passionate about helping others discover their own unique community of support so that they can thrive at every stage of motherhood.

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