Hello! My name is Hilary Baxendale and I am the founder of Wetschester Birth and Parenting!
In 2012 I began teaching the classes I wished I had taken during my first pregnancy. Classes that didn’t focus on one “right way” or method to birth, but rather gave the power and choices back to the birthing family. And also delivered the information in a fun, practical way!
My classes and approach are evidenced based and non-judgmental. My goal is to inform families of birth options based on current medical recommendations, provider preference and combine that with the birthing person’s goals and values to find what decisions are best for them.
I incorporate many coping techniques in my classes, including pain medication, to help each family find what approach is going to best support them. In addition to being a Childbirth Educator, I’m also a Lactation Counselor and help woman transition to parenthood through new mom groups, home visits and validation that this. shit. is. hard.
I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and my classes do not focus on one particular method but rather on the process of birth, a wide-variety of birth strategies and providing the skills for families to collaborate with their providers and becoming active participants in their birth experience. My classes’ cover natural non-medicated birth, as well as, common interventions and medications including induction, epidural and cesarean birth.
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.
Raised in Rhode Island, educated in Boston and married to an English charmer, I currently call Hastings-on-Hudson home with my family that includes two young sons.