Meet Olivia of Healthy Balanced Birth


Hello! My name is Olivia Friel and I am the founder of Healthy Balanced Birth, LLC. I am a Maternal Support Practitioner (also known as a Doula) with a focus on birth and the postpartum period. I am also currently working on my Child Birth Education Certification.

I live in the suburbs of Boston with my husband, Justin, our daughter Tallulah and our two dogs, Baxter and Rosie. Last spring, I began talking to my husband about the idea of having children. After doing doing my own research and seeing the lack of education and resources surrounding trying to conceive, pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, I decided to launch Healthy Balanced Birth. I have worked with infants and children of all ages for many years, both as a teacher and a Nanny; therefore becoming certified as a birth and postpartum doula aligned wasn’t a difficult transition.

The main reason I founded Healthy Balanced Birth was because of the need for more education and resources regarding nutrition, trying to conceive, pregnancy, childbirth and labor options and the postpartum period. My goal as a birth advocate doula is to educate, empower, encourage and support birthing people throughout their pregnancy journey and birth experience.