The Nesting Place is a supportive non-judgmental environment for Long Island moms to gather, share, and grow alongside one another and experts in the pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting.

Conveniently located in Farmingdale, The Nesting Place offers 1:1 counseling services, women’s health physical therapy, exercise & yoga classes for kids and adults, prenatal & postnatal, childbirth & baby prep classes, support groups, mom, parenting & wellness workshops, and more.

2043 Wellwood Avenue, Suite One
Farmingdale, New York 11735

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The Nesting Place was founded by two Long Island Moms, Laura and Jacqueline, who met after the birth of their children. They bonded over a mutual goal: to create a physical space on Long Island where moms of all kinds could gather to find trusted resources and connection to help them feel supported and confident.

Meet Marissa Sherov, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Services

Marissa is a Maternal Mental Health Specialist, Mindfulness Teacher, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She utilizes a holistic approach in helping people navigate parenthood, find balance, decrease their anxiety, improve their mood, and positively connect with their mind and body.

Marissa holds Certification in Perinatal Mental Health PMH-C from Postpartum Support International.

Marissa oversees the Mental Health programs at The Nesting Place and is an integral part of the center.

Meet Jacqueline

Jacqueline is mom to two sons, lives on Long Island and is an attorney by trade. For Jacqueline The Nesting Place is the lemonade that resulted from the lemons she found herself with as a new mom and returning to work. Jacqueline suffered from sleep deprivation and postpartum anxiety and had a hard time trusting her instinct. She noticed that she always felt so rejuvenated when attending in person mom groups such as La Leche League or the support group held at her local hospital. Jacqueline found that women were much more forthcoming with the true struggle of motherhood in person, as opposed to the countless mom groups on social media.

With that in mind, Jacqueline wanted to form a community based space that women could come in to meet other moms, hear their stories, offer support and maybe offer a bit of guidance. She believes there is something so empowering about a group of mothers together, sharing their truth and lifting each other up with a healthy dose of mama wisdom and perspective. Jacqueline hopes that women find The Nesting Place to be their solace, their place of guidance and support, and community.

Meet Laura

Laura has had a passion for moms and babies since she can remember. She became a certified birth doula in 2008 and since then has supported many mothers and families.

Through her work as a doula and own experience in becoming a mother, her passion has only continued to grow. Laura believes in connecting families with resources and face to face support services to help them make informed decisions throughout their unique journey.

Laura works as a patient experience manager for a health care organization and is the current co-president of the Long Island Doula Association. Laura lives in Suffolk County with her husband, and three children. She believes that a mom can never have enough information and support around her; and she is honored to have the opportunity to realize her dream of opening a safe space where moms can gather, share, find and give support.

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