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The Nesting Place is a wellness, education and support center for pregnant and postpartum women serving northern, central and parts of south NJ, and Rockland County, NY.
The ultimate goal is to nurture, and empower women throughout their journey into motherhood.

We strive to achieve equity and inclusion, and commit to using these practices. We hope our community will join us in embracing diversity.

The Nesting Place NJ
The "Nest" provides a warm and supportive atmosphere where women (with and without their partners) can attend 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 healthy bonding within the establishing family, while increasing support systems and fostering lifelong connections and friendships.

Childbirth Education/Holistic Lamaze

You and your partner will learn to navigate childbirth and labor with confidence while gaining knowledge of the birth process.

Prenatal/Postpartum Massage

Relax, enjoy, reduce pain, and rejuvenate by preparing your body for birth or during the postpartum healing process.

Complimentary Expectant & New Moms Groups

You are not alone! Eliminate feeling overwhelmed and isolated by bonding and sharing with other pregnant and new moms.

Alison Herman

Founder and CEO

Alison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing family therapy in both NYC and Bergen County, NJ for over 15 years. The Nesting Place was born out of her desire to create a safe and nurturing environment, free from isolation, where women can embrace their pregnancies and gain confidence for labor, delivery, and early motherhood.

Alison is also a practicing birth doula with a passion for everything pregnancy and new mom related. She encourages all mothers who desire support during labor to reach out to The Nesting Place. She and her husband, Mark, are raising their son and daughter in Bergen County.

Alison Herman
Barbara Hayer

Barbara Hayer

Managing Director

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.


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The Nesting Place In New Jersey

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LGBTQ Friendly Business in New Jersey

Additional Payment Options

We accept FSA and HSA funds for our services. We also participate in the Carrot Fertility Program. Please check with your insurance company for additional benefits you may not be aware of.

all are welcome in The Nesting Place in New Jersey
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