Meet Olivia of Healthy Balanced Birth

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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 and our two dogs, Baxter and Rosie. Last fall, I launched my own health+ nutrition coaching business (Health Balance Center). However, after doing doing my own research on health and nutrition during and after pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, I decided to make the transition to work with expectant people, their partners and families. I have worked with children of all ages for many years, both as a teacher and a Nanny; therefore moving into this line of work seemed like a perfect segue.

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