Nessle is a two-sided telesupport and remote learning platform for new moms and the perinatal specialists who serve them. Our mission is to make new motherhood a more supported experience.
I’m Carly Buxton, founder of Nessle.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Nessle is in its very early stages, so much of my time is dedicated to research and to building relationships. I also work as a postpartum doula and lactation consultant, so I spend a few hours each week caring for new parents and helping them adjust to their new roles. The balance of my time is spent with my family (I have a two-year-old daughter who loves books, bubbles, and baby dolls), editing my manuscript (I come from a background as a historian and have a book coming out in 2020), and being active (Peloton and walks around the U of R Lake).
What inspired you to start your company?
As I struggled to adjust to the challenges of new motherhood amid the chaos of online trolls and WebMD, I quickly learned that many other new parents shared my confusion and frustration about how hard it is to get judgment-free, evidence-based guidance. This experience inspired me to pursue a second career as a doula, which led to the creation of Nessle, a platform that not only serves the new parent community but also the birth provider community.
What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
I grew up here in Richmond but have only just moved back after 16 years of living in different cities around the world. My favorite part about Virginia is that my whole family is here – mom, dad, brothers, niece, nephew, cousins, and best friends I’ve known since preschool – so now there’s lots of quality time to be spent with the people I love most.