Meet the Team

Ally Balsley and Brittany Noschese, mommies of seven kids altogether, transformed challenges from their own childbirths into a passion of being full spectrum birthworkers. Since 2016, they've guided families on sacred journeys, promoting comfort, confidence, and informed choices. As childbirth educators, birth doulas, and placenta specialists, they advocate for reproductive and birth justice.

Together we are changing the birthing world one wave at a time.



How did we start Hand Waves Birth?​

We met each other through our oldest kids. We immediately clicked, and found that we have a lot in common, including our first birth experiences. We went through some barriers and frustration with lack of accessibility and information. One day, Ally texted Brittany if she’d be interested in joining her in taking a doula training. Brittany said YES! The rest is history. 

Fun fact: our oldest three kiddos are the same age and they are close friends, just like their moms!