My name is Hillary Ebling. I worked in medicine in Memphis for 5 years before choosing to become a doula in Knoxville, TN. I loved working with expectant families, but felt that the priorities and procedures emphasized by medicine didn't align with what my patients or I found most important. I didn't get to counsel new parents as much as I wished at prenatal appointments or have the chance to support a client throughout her entire labor.
I wanted to be part of a more holistic approach to pregnancy and birth so I began my training as both a birth doula and postpartum doula through DONA International.
Working as a doula, I dedicate my time and energy to empowering expectant families so they may have the best chance of achieving their ideal birth. I want you to feel confident, cared for, and respected throughout your childbearing year!
I look forward to working with you and your family!
Meet my back-up doula
Meet Barbara Steppe. She has attended over 1000 births as both a nurse and a doula in her career. She now works only as a doula but also offers placenta encapsulation and childbirth classes based on her training with Birthing from Within. Her love for personal growth fuels the manner with which she’ll work with you!
Barbara attends the labor sessions that Hillary may not be able to attend, due to multiple births happening at the same time. We try to schedule around this but we cant control birth!