The Nesting Place is a wellness center for pregnant women with and without their husbands or partners located in Ridgewood, NJ.
The ultimate goal is to educate, nurture, and empower women during pregnancy, as well as during the postpartum adjustment once baby is here.
The "Nest" provides a warm and supportive atmosphere where women (with and without their husbands or partners) can attend various classes and workshops designed to prepare them for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. In this warm and inviting space, moms are also encouraged to connect and share with one another, as well as with a variety of professionals in a small group setting.
The hope is that while utilizing the services offered to nurture themselves, these women can stay mentally and physically in tune with their bodies while connecting with their partners and baby throughout their pregnancy.
The vision of the Nesting Place is to create and facilitate healthy bonding within the newly created family, while increasing support systems and fostering lifelong connections and friendships.
Founder and CEO
Alison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing family therapy in both NYC and Bergen County for over 15 years. The Nesting Place was born out of her desire to create a safe and nurturing environment where women can embrace their pregnancies and gain confidence for labor, delivery, and early motherhood.
Having completed her doula training, Alison is also a practicing birthing doula and currently working towards her full certification. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their son and daughter in Bergen County.
Barbara holds dual degrees in both Business and Education. She has over 20 years experience working with children of all ages, both in the classroom and one on one settings. She has enjoyed successful careers utilizing both her degrees and comes to the Nesting Place to combine her expertise.
Barb resides in northern New Jersey where she is raising her teenage son.
Paola A. Escobar
Certified Nurse Midwife
Paola A. Escobar, MSN, MBA-HCM, CNM, is an experienced Certified Nurse Midwife serving women in Northern New Jersey for close to 20 years. She offers customized, patient-focused care, hospital, birth center and home birthing, In addition, she provides well care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and care of the newborn during the first 28 days of life.
Paola is passionate about women's health and birthing choices.
Director of HypnoBirthing
Kim is a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner and a mom to two little ones. She has many talents including her ability to empower her students which fully prepares them for a positive experience during both labor and delivery.
Kim’s warm, welcoming, and bubbly personality makes all of her students and the rest of us at The Nesting Place feel the sky is the limit.
Director of Doula Services
Cheryl has been a certified birthing doula since 2012. This past year she added the credentials of postpartum doula to her resume. After becoming a mother to two daughters, Cheryl felt a calling to support other women at the start of their journey through motherhood.
Her warm, gentle, and confident approach makes her an invaluable asset to every mother she works with and to all of us at The Nesting Place.
Carol Videtti, MSW
Director of Nutritional Health and Wellness
Carol is a practicing psychotherapist and certified nutrition counselor. She received her nutrition certification at the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute in NY. The joining of these two professions has made Carol a truly dynamic and extremely well rounded clinician. She is a staunch advocate for women’s rights and deeply committed to her clients.
Carol is a devoted mom of two, with her calm and nurturing demeanor. She is truly a gift to The Nesting Place.