uniting to make new parenthood a more supported experience

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ABOUT nessle

Our vision is a more supported early parenthood:  pregnancy, birth, and postpartum marked by caring, connection, and learning--on your terms.

At Nessle, we believe in real parenthood. The ups. The downs. The delight of your baby's gummy grin. The fog of sleeplessness. We are building an online community dedicated to connecting parents with the support they need, whether it's a 15-minute video chat with a certified lactation consultant, a late-night text session with a postpartum doula, or a curated course that answers burning questions with practical, evidence-based guidance.

We are currently seeking perinatal providers who are interested in teaching courses on our platform or connecting with clients for remote online consulting on the topics that matter most to parents. If interested, please reach out using the contact form below, or see our Learning Studio page. We are interested in partnering with certified and credentialed:

  • birth and postpartum doulas,

  • lactation counselors and educators,

  • midwives,

  • sleep specialists,

  • nutritionists,

  • perinatal fitness experts, 

  • childbirth educators,

  • parenting experts,

and other individuals across the U.S. with training in perinatal topics and a passion for educating new parents in their time of need. Please reach out to learn more!


our founder

Carly Buxton, PhD, CPD(DONA) is a DONA-certified postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Consultant (CLC) based in the West End of Richmond, Virginia.
Also a historian, market researcher, and writer, her mission is to promote empathy in everyday action: in our communities, in research, in education, and in business.
After many years of living away from home (in Chicago, Boston, China, and Japan), Carly has returned to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and their daughter, Rose.

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