The Nesting Place is a supportive non-judgmental environment for Long Island aspiring, expectant, new, and veteran parents to gather, share, and grow alongside one another and experts in their pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting journeys.
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
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 safe space on Long Island where parents could gather to find trusted resources and connection to help them feel supported and confident.
Meet Jacqueline Aiello, Co-Founder
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 Siddons, Co-Founder
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. She currently works as a birth and postpartum doula and teaches childbirth education classes at The Nesting Place.
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 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.
Jenna Samuelson-Seage, Director of Early Childhood Education
Jenna has been in early childhood education for over 15 years. She is a director, a teacher trainer, and a mother. Most importantly Jenna is a student of life, a day dreamer and a believer in ongoing personal growth.
As Jenna grew into the field of Early Childhood Education and her journey towards understanding social and emotional and brain development in children deepened, she was drawn to supporting this side of Education. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is only finally beginning to become a major buzzword in education and this is amazing, but there is so much further to go. Social and Emotional development is part of a Whole child approach to education that needs to be part of the major subject areas taught in school.
As a parent and a human, Jenna has endured personal hardships that, like everyone else, have shaped her life. A few years ago Jenna found herself with a somber outlook on life, trying to figure out “what’s next?”. Everyone in Jenna’s family was going through moments of personal growth and it all felt too overwhelming. Relying on her knowledge of emotional development and interest in mental health, Jenna dove into a journey to support myself. This is the only way Jenna could be available for her children.
During this journey Jenna has realized the need to form a strong community, not only for our youth, but for our families and society as a whole.
Jenna is excited to begin this new journey and share her knowledge and support with others!