EMILY HARDING , LMT, CLC, PCD (DONA)
My passion for gestating persons and newborns began very early in life, at just 9 years old, after the birth of my mom's goddaughter. I was completely enamored of this beautiful, tiny being, and when I held her, a tremendous sense of calm and quiet came over me. To this day, any time I hold a newborn, I’m still engulfed in the same tranquil state. So of course, it’s only natural that I chose to become a doula while simultaneously feeding my need to hold little babes! I find that my sense of calm translates well to new parents, helping new families feel more at ease in their transition into parenthood.
As the owner of my own doula service, Harding Hatchlings, LLC, I offer birth, postpartum and bereavement doula support, in-home lactation counseling, and in-home prenatal/postpartum and infant massage.
I am a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage and have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013. My primary focus is the perinatal phase in women's lives. From a young age, I believed in the power of touch, as I experienced the healing art of reiki routinely from my mother. I am trained in various therapeutic massage modalities, including advanced certifications for fertility, prenatal and postpartum, infancy, connective tissue therapy/myofascial release, Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology. Sessions are offered in home or in studio.