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The "Nest" provides a warm and supportive atmosphere where women (with and without their 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.

HypnoBirthing

Learn to put full trust in your body's ability to do what nature intended it to do with confidence and ease.

Massage

Together you will develop a plan that will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pain free while preparing your body for birth.

Expectant & New Moms Groups

You are not alone! Eliminate feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or just a little blue by bonding and sharing with other 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 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 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.

Kim Prekel

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.

Cheryl Klugmann

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. 

Gigi Foley

Director of Therapeutic Massage Services

Gigi has been a certified prenatal and post pregnancy massage and bodywork therapist for over 12 years. She prides herself on providing  each client with an individualized, holistic treatment plan designed to meet their specific needs. Gigi is a talented and supportive professional who is dedicated to reducing stress and discomfort for women throughout their pregnancy and after delivery.

 

She is also a loving  mom of three with a ton of positive energy who puts her heart and soul into everything she does.

Contact

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Give us a call, send us an email, or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 
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