Hillary Menke, ICCE, is an instructor with Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado. One of Hillary’s greatest passions lies in the exquisite care of young children. She has worked in classrooms, serving infants to kindergarteners, for nearly a decade. She earned her BS in Early Childhood from the University of Northern Colorado and began her Waldorf Teacher Training to further hone her understanding of how to best support children in their learning– beyond just academics–moreover what it means to be deeply, joyfully human.
It was with the birth of her own little one and coming to grips with the awe-filled, wild ride of motherhood that this passion extended to the care of new parents in their journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Hillary earned her Childbirth Educator Certification through the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), and is honored to be serving expecting parents as they undergo this utterly transformative experience of welcoming a child into the world. Hillary strives to not only equip parents with evidence-based information, but to also give them the tools to apply that information in ways that align with their unique values, inner wisdom, and hopes for their blossoming families.
When she’s not delighting all things birth and child development, Hillary can be found adventuring outside with her family, making wobbly attempts at yoga, or settling into a warm beverage and a book.
“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” -Joyce Maynard