Here's the thing. This can be incredible. It really can. There are a thousand different ways this could look - and so many of them can be right. Let's flip the narrative that hospital births are dooomed. Let's put you back in the driver's seat. Let's work together, me and you, to teach you what you need to know.
No bests. No shoulds. Education for you - then you go write your own good + beautiful story.
Beautiful birth can happen anytime, anywhere, and for anyone - and yes, this includes in a hospital. The key to having an empowered birth is learning, because it's true what they say, "The more you know, the better it goes."
Quality birth education shouldn't promise perfect birth (and I don't). But what I do promise is that the things you learn with me will allow you to feel wildly confident in your body, your choices, your responses to everything that may happen, and your (irreplaceable) role in every part of this process.
Your intuitions are real.
Your voice matters.
Let's learn how to use them.
Research shows that those who participate in childbirth education have less fear, increased confidence, less interventions, and increased satisfaction with birth. That can be you - and I can teach you how.
It's a no-brainer.
What if you need to be induced? What if your labor isn't progressing? This mini course will give you all of it - the medications, the procedures, the confidence, the questions to ask. The tools you need to participate in this story.
Ready to get after a VBAC? Curious about risks and benefits, building a supportive team, and how to walk into the process with confidence? Let's dive deep together - so your choices are informed and your voice is heard.
I've been there. Tracking ovulation, peeing on the stick, sitting in the office waiting for results. I've been there, learning in class, aching with contractions, staring at the sterility of the OR. I've been there, nipples cracked and bleeding, hormones wild, spending a whole day staring at a tiny little stranger. And I've been at that bedside, over + over again, while every type of scenario played out in my patients' lives. Let me give you all of it - so you can take this information and craft a birth + postpartum you want to do over and over again.
Is it really worth the money? You tell me.
let's give back
I'm not sure there is anything more lovely to me than women cheering for other women. We all deserve the chance to have safe, healthy births. We all deserve the chance to flourish in mamahood. Join me as we give other women more opportunity to chase their good + beautiful stories.
where your $$$ Goes
“It is in birth where you can feel what it's like to feel the universe shift. To walk the line between two worlds, the before and the after.”
mama of 3, birth & postpartum RN,
story writer, mashed potato lover
You know what I mean? That person who doesn't care if you ask them the weird questions. The one who expects you to send them pictures of diapers + cracked nipples. That friend who knows you are the best mama for that child - and they will do anything they can to remind you of that.
CHOOSE A COURSE
Sure, I learned a lot in the classroom. But you know what? I've learned even more at the bedside. Let me give those real life experiences + stories to you.
Not gonna lie - evidence is my jam too. Do numbers + research tell us everything? Not even close. But can they be a good foundation for making choices? Yes.
I've been the mama 3 times now. And while it's true that you can't predict everything - it's also true that the more you know, the better it goes.
A safe space for you to learn about conception, pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum + mamahood.
Confidence begins with the freedom
to ask questions.
Larken's fabrics take basics to a whole new level. You'll want to live in (and sleep in) all of it. I do.
Baby's skin can be kind of crazy too (so can my toddlers' hair). I'll forever love the all-over ointment + SPF sun stick.
There's something pretty special about clothes + products that feel nice when your body feels all kinds
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You don't have to be one of them.
Fear, tension, pain - it's all related.
You don't have to leave this all up to chance.
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Birth is not only about making babies.
Birth is about making mothers -
strong, competent, capable mothers who
trust themselves and know their
Barbara Katz Rothman
The education never stops over here. Stay in stories - that's where the really good stuff is.