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...
You want to prepare: mind, body and spirit for pregnancy and birth.
You want to approach birth with strength and grace, feeling ready for any challenges instead of afraid of the unknown.
You want authentic information and support for birth that isn’t “one-size-fits-all”.
The idea of another woman, working side by side with you through each step of pregnancy and birth sounds like the gift you really wish you could put on your registry.
You want to experience pregnancy and birth as a time that builds your faith and your relationship with God.
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...
likes good wine, yoga classes and farmers markets.
is passionate, but a planner!
finds reasons to celebrate and appreciates the beauty in simple things like dinner, or breathing.
My name is Sandra Maurer, wife, doula, yogi, creator of Empowered Mama Coaching, mother of one angel baby. 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 began training and 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....
Pregnancy and Birth Empowerment Coaching:The support you need not just for labor and birth, but throughout the whole pregnancy! From preparing body and spirit for conceiving through processing the birth experience, I help you find your best path to motherhood!
Empowered Birth Partner Coaching: to give Dad the tools he needs to feel ready to support you through labor and birth as your advocate, comforter, and love of your life! (Complete with Labor Cliff Notes for Dad!)
Holistic Birth Doula Services: Prenatal meetings to cover the birth vision, needs and desires for both you and Dad, on-call labor support and postpartum follow up. Includes everything from writing a birth plan to a massage in just the right place to ease a contraction. Physical, mental, and emotional support for both you and Dad throughout the whole experience.
Let’s begin envisioning your pregnancy and birth together! Connect with me below.....