Essential Beginnings

I provide birth and ante/postpartum doula service to women in the areas of Hillsborough, Durham, Chapel Hill and Greensboro NC. With a strong sense of community I strive to bridge the gap of emotional and physical support to laboring mothers during birth and into their postpartum phase that is lacking in our modern culture. By understanding the needs of both mother and partner it is my goal to help you achieve the birth experience you desire and to help guide you on your path to parenthood. 

In addition to my doula services I make products for mother and baby in the ante and postpartum period. I utilize 100% pure and, when possible, organic ingredients to create safe and soothing products that can help support a healthy family. 



To contact me regarding services or to order products, please send an email to 

Hannah Smith 

Hillsborough, NC