You are excited. You are a newly pregnant mama (or hope to be soon!) You are receiving the prenatal care you need, but you know there’s more to giving birth and motherhood than just your medical chart, a baby shower and a few belly photos!
You have read some birth books, but found most of them too negative, clinical, or radical for you; they just don’t give you all the tools you need.
Your last birth experience didn't go as well as you think it could have, maybe worse and you wonder if there was something you could have done differently.
You want a ‘natural’ birth, but aren’t sure you can do it.
You love to talk with other women, but many of the women around you just don’t seem to get it.
You want to celebrate this pregnancy and birth, not just survive it.
You want to hear God’s heart for you in this journey.
You’ll find what you need here if...
Take a deep breathe, close your eyes, and envision a birth experience that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and heroism; a pregnancy that adds to your beauty, a pregnancy you can enjoy.
I just know we’ll be a great fit if you’re a woman who...
How I got here....
My name is Sandra Maurer, wife, doula, yogi, creator of Empowered Mama Coaching, mother of one angel baby, and another on the way. I began WholeBeginnings in 2011 when I was a full time nanny and part-time yoga instructor. I spent most of my time with little children and their mothers which means there was a lot of talking going on! So many mothers shared their feelings of loss, confusion, frustration, or disappointment around their birth stories. So many confided feelings of guilt, shame or fear about the events of birth, even a sense of embarrassment. Having struggled with my own self-esteem and body issues, I began to see that women weren’t being supported during their childbirth and pregnancy in a complete and holistic way. Their partners wanted to help but didn’t feel prepared or necessarily included. I wanted to help!
I became certified (through Birth Arts International) and started working as a birth doula to be with women during these life changing moments and to help them find their voice, their power, their beauty.
I believe that birth is a beautiful, heroic, and sacred event to be celebrated. My hope for WholeBeginnings is that I can help other women find this for themselves.
How I can Help you....
Let’s begin envisioning your pregnancy and birth together!
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