Pregnancy transforms us
Birth cracks us open
New motherhood expands us
Pregnancy and early motherhood are a unique time that stretches our minds, hearts, and bodies into something new
The bounds of our bodies and identities are in a constant state of motion
We may feel connected or disconnected to our bodies and baby during this time
We may feel uncertain about the journey ahead, about giving birth, about the after
We are then tasked to define who we are amongst the scatter pieces of self that lay before us
We want to tap into our intuition, connect with our partners, and prepare confidently for what is to come
We want to birth in sovereignty, with support, and surrounded with love
We then want to heal our bodies, process any trauma, reconcile who we were with who we are now, and who we want to be
Giving birth to a baby and to a new version of self can feel overwhelming, scary, or lonely
But it doesn’t have to–
The missing piece in maternity care
The reality of maternity care in the United States is that most women giving birth with an OBGYN will only spend a collective 40 to 80 minutes talking to their provider before birth, and only receive 1 to 2 postpartum appointments after. It’s disheartening to hear how many women are receiving 5 minute prenatal visits after 1-2 hours of wait time. In these visits, it is rare that women’s questions and concerns are being heard and answered as fundal height is measured and a doppler listens to the baby’s heartbeat. This simply is not enough time to get to know the woman or her goals for the birth process. Fortunately, those in the care of midwives receive hour-long visits, but even those women may wish for more support before and after birth.
This is where I come in.
For over a decade, I dedicated myself to serving women during the childbearing year as a birth and postpartum doula. While I have retired from doula work, I hold a special place in my heart for this deeply transformative season of life. I am a mother, too, and know how important it is to feel deeply held and supported as you step into this journey, whether for the first time, or once again.
If you are here, it is because you want what is sorely neglected by the maternity care system: whole-person prenatal and postpartum care. You want more knowledge, more support, more hands on care, more options, more love, and more resources. You want to work with someone who understands your emotional, spiritual, and physical needs in this tender time. You want something that feels deep, sacred, and held.
Allow me to see you and hold you in your transformation from pregnancy to motherhood. Allow me to support you in forging a deeper connection to your sovereignty, your body, your baby, your partner, and your birth process. Allow me to guide you in mining the depths of your psyche, learning your new identity, finding embodiment as a mother, healing generational wounds, and stepping confidently into parenthood.
The Critical Needs of Perinatal Women
Connection to self, body, baby
Tender care & bodywork
Time to explore the inner landscape of pregnancy and postpartum
Traditional healing modalities
Compassionate coaching on a myriad of perinatal topics
Someone who has walked the path and can anticipate your needs, concerns, and desires
Who am I now?
If you are here, you are a pregnant or newly postpartum mother who knows deeply that you desire more, you desire deeper–
Deeper support, more information, the kind that will best serve you as you grow your baby and prepare for your birth and beyond.
You want meaningful coaching that offers guidance in navigating your pregnancy on several levels: the physical, the mental, the spiritual and embodied, the medical, the practical. You want to feel heard and seen as you cast a vision for your birth experience, you want to work with someone who understands your fears and concerns, and who can gently and empathically affirm or dispel them when needed. You want to feel like someone is invested in your experience and outcomes. You want to experience a smooth and joyful transition from birth to new parenthood. You want to feel held as you traverse new terrain of physically and emotionally/spiritually recovering from childbirth, navigating breastfeeding & infant care, redefining your intimate relationship in relation to new parenting roles, and finding who you are through the transformation. You want someone who deeply understands the inner and outer journey, the light and the dark, the joy and the grief of becoming something and someone new.
Your care includes: somatic coaching, inner child work, generational/lineage based inquiry, trauma support, bodywork, traditional healing modalities (including belly binding and vaginal steam), journaling (journals included in service fee), embodiment practices, birth prep info, lactation education and support, newborn care education, infant massage, diastasis recti support, scar tissue education, birth trauma support, babywearing instruction, lots of love, empathy, and care.
Sound like what you are looking for? Let’s work together!
***All sessions are 90 minutes, in office (or virtual), with availability for support between sessions via text, email, or voice call.***
Brand new to this pregnancy? Let’s get started! This container offers 12 prenatal sessions over the course of 6 months, ideally ending no earlier than a month before your due window.
Further into your pregnancy? No problem! This container offers 6 prenatal sessions over the course of 3 months, ideally ending no earlier than a month before your due window.
Clients who may be very late in their pregnancy journey are welcome to sign up for an intensive. These are two 90min sessions done within the same month.
Plan for postpartum now and book these 4 postpartum sessions to take place weekly in the first month after birth. Bring your baby and partner (or a friend!) with you.
New Mama Needs More
Need a little more support in the early weeks? No problem, start a coaching or bodywork series with me. After your first month, we can move to a three month plan for twice monthly coaching or bodywork.
Wishing to learn more about preparing for birth with your Partner?
Please see my Childbirth Preparation container.
Are you ready to start your transformation journey? Let’s schedule a time to chat about your goals, or what has led you to realize you want embodied support in your pregnancy and after. Please contact me here, email me at email@example.com, or call me at (901)336.4168 to schedule a discovery call. From there, we can find a plan of coaching that best supports you!