Hillary Brass earned her RN in 2012 and her MSN in 2015, both from Marquette University. She worked in the birth center of a local hospital as a nurse and attended births as a student nurse-midwife with the University of Wisconsin Nurse-Midwives before becoming a CNM. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and licensed by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Prior to becoming a midwife, she studied anthropology, earning a BA in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and an MA in linguistic anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2010. It was during her anthropology coursework and teaching that she learned about and become a passionate advocate for midwifery.
Hillary is excited to join Eastside Gynecology and Obstetrics as a nurse-midwife. It is her mission to support women through all stages in their lives, from adolescence to menopause, with compassionate, individualized, and expert care. She believes that pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful, life-changing, and natural experiences. Her strengths are connecting with women and their families on a personal level, providing continuous labor support, and advocating for clients so that they receive the care they deserve.
Hillary recently moved to Grosse Pointe from Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and four month old son. When she is not working, she spends her time playing with her baby, exploring the metro Detroit area, doing yoga, and baking.