One thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are bursting with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of — and then you do, you love him even more.

Anne Lamott

Testimonials

One thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are bursting with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of — and then you do, you love him even more.

Anne Lamott

“Where to beginI’m so happy Mary was recommended because she was the real deal. Very easy to talk to, comforting, reassuring, resourceful, and to this day helps me with random questions. I had a baby in the heart of the pandemic, I had zero family here - and she came to my rescue. I felt so supported by her; she made sure I was taking care of myself and she was amazing with the baby. It was my first baby and I had no idea what I was doing so she helped with just about everything. And her sweet, kind, and genuine personality helped my entire situation. She was so good to my baby and I felt so comfortable with her in my house. We laughed, cried, and learned so much from her…having a baby is no joke! Mary went above and beyond for me and I was in tears when she left. We love her! Also, she was very respectful with covid and vaccines and mask wearing too. I started with 3 months and extended to 4; worth every penny.” — A.F.D.

“I have zero hesitation recommending Mary to anyone in need of nighttime support for their newborn which, let’s face it, really is everyone! Mary cared for both of my babies when they were born, and she made that challenging first year so much easier. Sleep is essential. Mary has an incredible gift with babies--when she was caring for mine, I never heard a peep out of them, and she seamlessly integrated bringing my baby to me if I wanted to nurse. I trust her implicitly, which is so essential when someone is caring for your child and a necessary ingredient for getting to sleep! I was always happy to see and chat with Mary a little when she arrived, and I'm happy to still have her as a friend.” — G.W.

“Simply put, Mary is exceptional. We felt so fortunate to be able to hire Mary as our postpartum doula. She was recommended to us by a friend, and we could not have had a more rewarding and wonderful experience with her by our side. We had a difficult postpartum period with our firstborn and decided to hire Mary as our doula for our second child, who was born after several pregnancy losses with the help of IVF. Mary is there to support you if you experience anxiety and worry. She is utmost professional, extremely helpful and nurturing, and offers you guidance and care in the most nonjudgmental and altruistic way possible. Oftentimes, I felt that Mary handed me a solution before I was able to articulate the concern. My heart got a special treat every morning when I found my little bundle swaddled in the most beautiful careful way or when I heard Mary cooing with our baby. I felt so utterly thankful and could sleep at night knowing that she was there. She was always on time, always supportive, and always reliable. She is the person you want to have by your side when you go through such a life transition. She is more than a doula, an amazing kind-hearted person who holds your hand when you need one.” — M.M.C.

“I appreciated that [Mary] had both understanding of the chaos of life with a newborn & so much knowledge to share that was helpful now & will be helpful in the future. I felt very comfortable expressing my fears & concerns of our situation & [Mary] addressed these issues in a caring & organized manner. And the best was the help for what we thought was a hopeless breastfeeding situation! If any moms are looking for a postpartum doula she has our highest recommendation.” — C.C.

“Mary's patience & loving nature make her a natural around children. She understands child development, in my opinion, almost as second nature. I am a better parent because of Mary, not only because of the break I get when she is here but because of the way I have observed her interacting with my girls. I have learned a lot from her!” — M.M.

“Mary was very self-sufficient, figured out where we needed help and did it. And we really appreciated it! I would highly recommend Mary. She was so attuned to how exhausted we were with a new baby. She helped out so much with housework, breastfeeding, and gave us time for naps!” — C.G.

“Mary was very reliable and so much fun to work with. Our twin daughters loved her. Mary was so knowledgeable with newborns and taught us a lot! Yes!” — S.E.

“[Mary] took the time to have our two year old acclimate to her and look forward to her visits…She never made me feel like less of a mother even though I ran around in a sleep deprived stupor and half dressed. Mary really was great! You only had to tell her how to do something once and then it was done to perfection. She has a very nurturing presence and became part of our family.” — B.W.

“I had a terrific experience with Mary—I'd love to recommend her. My main goal was not to "get behind"—with my health, my children, my house—after the birth of my third baby, and Mary TOTALLY made that possible. When she left I was sad but not overwhelmed with what I had to catch up on. I enjoyed having her and wish she could be here all the time.” — J.S.

“Mary is wonderful with small children. She always is tuned in to [child]'s needs and he responds very well to her. I trust Mary!” — D.C.

“Mary is a baby whisperer. She was organized, low impact and took thorough, loving care of our babes. Exudes confidence in caring for twins.” — G.E.

“Thanks so much for all you have done for us. The peace of mind you have brought us is priceless. You've allowed me to keep my sanity. Beyond that, you have been fantastic with the boys. I love how you interact with them. The spirit of your care will always stay with us.” — J.C.

“Thank you so much, Mary, for your kindness and patient support. You have helped me go in the direction I was struggling so hard to find. I know I will be the parent I want to be now. Thank you! (As if Thank You is enough).” — C.E.

Mary Hill LICSW  (she/her)