INNATE Postpartum Care, was created by Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Rachelle Garcia Seliga, to fulfill the needs of women and families during the postpartum period. Very little has been available by means of holistic postpartum care, and INNATE Postpartum Care-Certified Providers are filling this gap.
Ancient postpartum traditions from throughout the world—while specific to the cultural context in which they come—all share deep common roots. These postpartum traditions all point to the importance of an extended resting period, warmth, nourishing foods and bodywork after birth. These commonalities of postpartum traditions throughout the world are not a coincidence—they are rooted in women’s physiologic design.
‘Physiologic Birth’ is now understood and defined in the birth community as: “Birth that is powered by the innate human capacity of the woman and the fetus. This birth is more likely to be safe and healthy because there is no unnecessary intervention that disrupts normal physiologic processes.’
The same phenomenon is true for the postpartum period. We have a physiologic design of what our needs are postpartum in order for ‘optimal results’ to be achieved.
The ‘optimal results’ in regards to the postpartum period is not just the survival of Mother and Baby—rather the THRIVING of Mother and Baby.
We have been surviving as Mothers and babies in modern times, but on a whole we have not been thriving. When women thrive, families thrive. When families thrive, communities thrive. When communities thrive, so too does our beautiful Earth. We ‘take care of’ the future generations by properly ‘taking care’ of women during the childbearing continuum.
Postpartum care is a crucial, missing piece to our health care as women, and INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Providers are filling this gap through education and application.
INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Providers come from a variety of backgrounds: Midwives, Doulas, Chiropractors, Lactation Consultants, Licensed Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and more. INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Providers, have been trained in the physiology of the postpartum period, and the unique needs and opportunities we have at this time in our lives—to support life-long health and vitality.
Please contact a Certified Provider in your area with questions.
Shadae Bowen – Phoenix, AZ
I am a mama, songstress, and explorer of the healing arts. My offering in this lifetime is my deep remembrance of what it is to be feminine. Through my own transformational dance of motherhood, I am inspired to provide spiritual, emotional, practical, and heart centered support to women during conception, the childbearing continuum, postpartum, and beyond. As a certified holistic doula, vaginal steam practitioner, yoga/meditation guide, and plant based cuisine artist, I channel my various skills and life experiences into my healing work with women. The INNATE postpartum services I offer include comprehensive postpartum education and counseling, Moxibustion, vaginal steams, herbal baths, Rebozo closing, and warming, nutritious plant based postpartum meals. My intention for every woman I serve is for her to feel informed of the importance of postnatal community care, affirmed in trusting her own powerful intuition, and deeply supported in honoring her unique physiological needs as a growing mother.
Kayla Levine – Tucson, AZ
Kayla Levine is a postpartum care provider, Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator and Certified Placenta Encapsulator serving Southern Arizona since 2017. Kayla provides heart centered holistic care to womyn who want to reclaim their feminine, reconnect with their ancestors, and create a more balanced THRIVING life. Her business, Nourishing Her, provides a connection to the elements and guides around us that facilitate healing through the earth, air, fire, and water as well as a calm, loving and embodied presence while you process, heal, and find your path to balance. Kayla’s offerings include vaginal steaming for womb care, holistic postpartum care, placenta medicine making, and postpartum sealing ceremonies.
Stacey Ramsower – Tucson, AZ
Stacey Ramsower is Somatic Sex Educator and full-spectrum doula who blends Yoga and Ayurveda into her coaching, teaching and healing practice. She has trained with Katie Silcox (Shakti School,) Kimberly Ann Johnson, The Institute for the Study of Somatic Sexology, Pam Samuelson, Carriage House Birth and Rachelle Garcia Seliga. As an adopted child, Stacey approaches birth as a primary component of every person’s mythology and healing path, and attending to the grief journey is her greatest privilege and deepest honor.
Krista Tarantino – Santa Barbara, CA
Krista is an experienced Registered Nurse specializing in postpartum care, an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and INNATE Postpartum Care Provider. Through her years of experience working with Mothers and Babies in multiple hospitals throughout California, she realized there must be more we can do to support postpartum mothers. She believes that when women are supported and thriving, our communities thrive. Alongside the hospital, she is the founder of Earth Milk Moon, providing virtual and in-home postpartum wellness care, lactation guidance, postpartum and lactation preparation courses for parents and breast and cycle care for woman.
Megan Doyle – San Diego, CA
Megan is a massage therapist specializing in women’s health. She is passionate about educating, empowering, and caring for women, especially during the childbearing years. Megan is a practitioner of the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, striving to assist her clients on their journeys to reproductive and digestive health. As a La Leche League leader and mother of four, Megan has been supporting breastfeeding families for over ten years. Megan believes that the health of a community starts with care that honors, supports, and nurtures its mothers. Her vision for each family in the postpartum time is to find the healing and wisdom that meets their needs and allows them to thrive.
Melanie Smith – Mission Viejo, Orange County, CA
Founder of Modern Roots Birth & Mothering, Melanie is a mother to two beautiful children, Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, Holistic Postpartum Educator, and
Mothering Mentor in Orange County, CA. She focuses her practice on supporting the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational needs of new mothers and families, and supporting women in building resiliency through a reclamation of self. Melanie’s one-on-one services includes many healing therapies including vaginal steaming, abdominal massage and binding, and nutritional support.
Natalee Estrada – Redlands, CA
Natalee Estrada is a Traditional Postpartum Practitioner, offering various modalities tailored to mothers in the immediate postpartum. She offers comprehensive postpartum education and planning for mothers and their families. Natalee is also a bio-regional herbal medicine apprentice and advocate for holistic family wellness. Her passion is to revive communal care with a focus on mother-centered care in the postpartum. As a mother herself to 7 children, Natalee brings her knowledge, her wisdom and her embodied experience as she emboldens women towards live-giving motherhood.
Amanda Johns – Orange County, CA
Amanda’s passion for supporting women through their postpartum period grew from her own experiences. By the time she was expecting her third baby, she had figured out that prioritizing her own wellness was a necessity for the whole family, not an indulgence. Her business offerings have grown along with that third baby. Amanda now nurtures mamas through education, one-on-one support, postpartum care, meals, and Birth Story Medicine. She is trained as a Lactation Educator and Counselor, Ayurvedic Postpartum doula, and INNATE Postpartum Care Provider. To expand her offerings, she is working toward certification as a Holistic Prenatal, Postpartum, and Infant Nutrition Consultant.
Phoebe Croxton – Oakland, CA
Phoebe has been working with families and children for over 15 years. She is inspired by the power and capacity women have to carry, birth and tend to new life. She believes in your own intuitive knowing and offers support and guidance rooted in mother + family-centered care. Phoebe is a Certified Lactation Educator, DONA trained Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, and has a B.S. in Nutrition Science from Bastyr University.
phone: (415) 326-7829
Jaime Goldman – (North County) San Diego,CA
Jaime Goldman is the founder of Origin Mother and Child, a practice dedicated to providing radical, holistic care, to sovereign women and families, located in North County, San Diego. Jaime holds a Doctorate degree in physical therapy, specializing in internal pelvic floor care, womb and visceral mobilization, scar tissue healing, breast care, body literacy, and embodied pelvic health education for young children. Jaime is a certified vaginal steaming facilitator, certified yoga instructor, and birth witness. Her teachers include Rachelle Garcia Seliga of Innate Traditions, Lynn Shulte of the Institute of Birth Healing, Keli Garza, Joseph Stingley, as well as the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health. Jaime lives in Carlsbad, CA, with her husband and three children. Jaime is a freebirther, herbal medicine student, and aspiring beekeeping mistress. To further her offerings, Jaime is currently enrolled in birth doula training with The Matrona, completion date October, 2020.
Ashley Merrill – Fairfax, CA
Ashley trained as a midwife and practiced for several years attending births at home and in birth centers. After having her first baby, she was surprised at the lack of support “on the other side”. Now the mother of two, she focuses her work on supporting other women in integrating the physical, emotional and spiritual changes that come after birth.
Care M. Messer – San Diego, CA
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, in San Diego, California. She is a certified Hypnotherapist, Childbirth Educator and birth and postpartum doula. Care specializes in connecting parents to their babies and to their birth experience. She believes that trust is the foundation to a beautiful and connected birth and that trust gets its roots in solid, evidence based education. INNATE Postpartum Care education also instills the health and emotional foundation that parents need to begin their life as a family.
Jenna Rubie – San Diego, CA
Jenna is a mother, postpartum Registered Nurse (RN), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and INNATE Postpartum Care-Certified Provider, who is passionate about coming alongside women and families in their 4th trimester. After navigating a child birth injury with her first, she experienced firsthand the void in holistic postpartum care. With her 8 years of experience working in Women’s Health behind her, Jenna holds a nurturing, healing space for new parents to receive support, and to be empowered with education and tools as they navigate the sacred season of postpartum. She offers guidance and coaching to help women develop a postpartum plan in collaboration with holistic health practitioners. Other offerings include one-on-one lactation consultations, and postpartum services such as holistic breast care, castor oil packs, yoni steams, moxibustion treatments and Rebozo therapy.
Gracie DelMar – San Diego, CA
For as long as I can remember, helping others has brought me such joy. Being able to serve them, to help them feel loved, supported and cared for has been of great value in my life. Now I get the highest honor of being able to support mothers as they transition into motherhood, through pregnancy, birth and postpartum care.
Kiana Reeves – Los Angeles, CA
Kiana is a mother and doula who works with the full spectrum of pregnancy including birth, postpartum, miscarriage, and abortion. Her birth doula training was with The Sacred Birthing School on Kauai, HI. She has a BA in “Women, Agriculture, and Spirituality” from UC Santa Cruz. She is a co-founder of The Tulip – a company that educates and provides tools for pelvic and vaginal self care. She is a certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, and incorporates her knowledge of extensive background in nutrition, pelvic wellness, and sexuality into her practice. Her services include traditional emotional and physical healing therapies tailored to the mothers needs. For more information please visit her website.
Cassandra Sohn, HHP, CLT, CMT – San Diego, CA
I am a Holistic Health Practitioner in the San Diego area and my calling is to strengthen families through healing touch. I specialize in Women’s Health, family wellness, and therapy for Oncology patients. For many years, I suffered from a huge variety of female reproductive issues that caused me great amounts of pain and frustration. Because of that, most of my practice focuses on reproductive health issues that western medicine has normalized and people do not discuss, necessitating the need for pelvic floor work both internally and externally. By doing so, I help with bladder incontinence and urgency, painful menstruation, painful intercourse, prolapse, infertility problems, vulvodynia, and a variety of other issues. Another area of importance is breast health, breast work helps mothers who are having problems with lactation and breastfeeding, but also with men and women given the increase in breast cancer. One of the great joys I have is working with mothers and their babies, often treating them together both prior to and post birth. My biggest hope is that I can help change lives for the better.
Marcia Lopez – Redondo Beach, CA
Marcia Lopez is the owner of Women’s True Healing, the South Bay’s premiere holistic healing center for female reproductive wellness, located in Redondo Beach, CA. She uses the old ways in new ways and has been achieving extraordinary results in female reproductive health dysfunction, infertility, and sexual trauma recovery. Marcia blends her expansive knowledge and initiations with her own healing/recovery journey to create a space that is safe, profound, healing, and empowering. She is practitioner of Mayan Abdominal Therapy, an Altamesayoc earth steward of the Quechua shamanic lineage, a Somatic Sex Educator, an Herbalist, teacher of Yoga, Reiki healer, full spectrum doula, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, Master Bodyworker, educator and a continuous student of the old and new healing ways. Marcia’s work aims to give power to the healing of people and planet.
Luka Johnson – Orange County, CA
Luka is a UCSD Certified Lactation Educator, Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, and an educator at OC Doula, hosting breastfeeding classes and Innate Postpartum teachings once a month. She organized “Nursing the Future” in 2005, the first Meetup group in OC for breastfeeding moms, and worked in the baby wearing industry for 8 years, encouraging bonding relationships. Luka’s passion for natural childbirth and breastfeeding started with the births of her own two babies. She has felt called to pursue a career in empowering and supporting women to flourish in their intuitive Knowing as women and as new moms. Luka is aware that birth, and the postpartum period, is not always ideal in our culture and women and families are rarely supported in the process. She cares deeply about preventing birth trauma for women and babies, and holding space for them them. Guided to do her part as a healer and educator, Luka ensures that the neglected areas of care are provided including the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. Luka offers traditional belly binding from bengkung, fajas and rebozo closing ceremonies as well as moxibustion and yoni steaming. To further her own offerings, she is currently dually enrolled in BCTA/NA to become a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) to become a Certified Educator. Luka believes that the importance of this work is not only for the woman who gives birth to the baby, the family who receives the baby, but it’s for the wellbeing of the greater community, of which we are all part. It’s been said that if we get birth right, we have half a chance of getting society right.
Haize Hawke Rosen – Los Angeles, CA
I am a Mother, Doula, Student Midwife, Meditation Teacher, Healer, Long- Distance Birth Coach, a Life Coach, and a Spiritual Counselor residing in Los Angeles, CA. My Doula training began with ACHI and completed with ALACE. I focus on creating the family unit in a way that allows for the most support and relaxation in birth. I also focus on Nutrition, and lifestyle during pregnancy, birth, and delivery. Pregnancy is a spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical journey. The sessions I hold provide the mother with a safe place where she can ask questions, speak freely, and become empowered and supported. In private sessions, I offer birth related issues, including preconception planning your pregnancy, fear and labor, birth trauma (yours or your mother’s) miscarriages, stillbirths, or abortions and postpartum concerns. Phone and Skype sessions are available for those not able to meet in person for a fee. Lastly, I am the facilitator of Sister2Sister/Brother2Brother Coming of Age Spirituals and Rites of Passages Ceremonies. This is a celebration and support for a young girls and boys as well as women and men, evolving into adulthood. This is a wonderful opportunity for all to be taught the responsibilities and gain the support of embracing this new journey to come.
Nicole Love Schiller – Humboldt County, CA
Hello! I am Nicole Love Schiller, and my INNATE Postpartum Care services include 20 years experience as Licensed Registered Nurse (RN), Energetic Healer, studies in Lay Midwifery, and Integrated Womb Care. I weave Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Feather Tapping (a Shamanic modality), Meditation, and Clairvoyant Healing in with Nutrition, Uterine Warming (with Moxibustion Therapy and Yoni Steaming), Rebozo Therapy, and Body Awareness Exercises. I hold a deeply nurturing environment for Mothers to receive wellness, centering, and support. All of this empowers Mothers to release present pain and ancestral wounding/trauma. Mothers have the gift of holding themselves and family sacred, leading to sacred communities, and a sacred world. Thank you Mothers!
Cindy Webster – San Diego, CA
I am a CAPPA certified Postpartum Doula, a trained Lactation Educator, an ICEA trained Birth Educator and an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider. I am on staff at the Birth Education Center in San Diego teaching Breastfeeding 101. My mission is to provide physical and emotional support to a new mother and her family. It is my passion to help new parents transition into parenthood in the privacy of their own home. I felt called to be a ‘mother-to-mothers’ later in life. With my degree from San Diego State University, I have spent the last 25 years in elementary education while raising my own family. It was the experience of being present at my first grandson’s birth that changed my career path. I have mentored friends and my own daughters along the exciting, sometimes scary journey of becoming mothers, and as I look back, I see that my path was always headed here, to birth work. I feel I was led to the to INNATE Postpartum Care training and feel honored to have received this sacred knowledge and to now share it with the women of Southern California. It is an exciting time to be involved in the empowering and renewing of the female body and to help women realize the physiological need to take responsibility for their own postpartum care.
Kaitan Tripaldi – Mendocino County, CA
First and foremost, I am honored to be the mother of two amazing free spirited active boys who are my greatest teachers. I am also the partner of a supportive and gentle man. I am a free birth advocate, holistic birth & postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist, certified midwife assistant , reiki II practitioner, shiatsu massage practitioner, and herbal enthusiast. As an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, I offer moxabustion treatments, yoni steams, herbal baths, homemade infused massage oils, lymphatic breast massage education, birth processing meditation & coaching, belly wrapping, and meal planning. Your healing into becoming a mother is meant to be witnessed.
Ilka Braunstein – Sacramento, CA
Hello, I’m Ilka, I practice Holistic Women’s Health & Relationship Coaching in Sacramento, California. I’m specialized to support new parents in the postpartum time and beyond. I believe that nurturing a bonding family in this vulnerable time is most important and new parents need sensitive, non-judgmental and heart centered support to adapt smoothly to the new life as a family!
Through my experience as a Doula I learned that the 4th trimester is sacred and has unique challenges that need dedicated and knowledgeable care. As a yoga teacher I know the power of presence and aim to include body awareness practices such meditation and breathing in all my sessions. A wild journey around the world and many detours let me to become a well- rounded and passionate birth worker and educator; I’m a natural nurturer and intuitive healer. As an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, I will create a safe space for my clients to rest, heal and grow into motherhood with confidence and strength.
I see myself as an advocate for empowered mothers, balanced intimate relationships and healthy family connections.
Aishat Hasati – Inglewood, CA
Aishat is a mother of four, homeschooler, artist, trained Labor and Birth Doula, and Certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider. She became aware of her passion for working with women and their families after the birth of her first child in 2006, and has been working with women since 2008. She has also studied under traditional Kemetic Master Healers and Priests, learning ancient systems of healing, meditation, language and philosophy. All of this has helped to form a foundation for how she operates throughout her life and how she cares for others. Recognizing the void in postpartum care through her own experiences, both in birth and miscarrying, has given her the motivation to make this her focus. Her goal in working with women is to help them become their best selves through empowerment, knowledge, being cared for and self-care.
With a holistic perspective, Aishat provides council in preparation for birth and postpartum, guidance in connecting with self and or baby through meditation, meal planning, education on breast care including movement and massage, yoni steams, castor oil packs and moxibustion. Most of all she wishes to hold a safe space for women free of judgment. Feeling nurtured, respected, and loved will encourage women to trust their intuition, one of our greatest gifts, and allow them to blossom into who they are becoming.
Sukaynah – Point Reyes, CA
Sukaynah has been practicing the healing arts for over 20 years and is dedicated to serving The Feminine, for the benefit of all beings. She brings a sense of warmth & calm with a basket full of tonics and tools to support you and your newborn on your transformative journey. In addition to INNATE Traditions of postnatal care, she brings a depth of knowledge and practice of the Nourishing Traditions model of dietary needs for the childbearing year. She has studied with midwives, herbalists and Sufi healers and is a trained prenatal and postnatal Massage Therapist, DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula, Reiki level 3 & Flower Essence Practitioner. She offers counsel on preconception planning, pregnancy, postpartum, abortion and miscarriage support.
Sukaynah enjoys preparing nourishing meals, broths, tonics and herbal remedies for mother and babe’s optimal health. She offers healing treatments, holds space for emotional processes and encourages each woman’s intuition and style of mothering.
Midwifery is my art, the truest expression of my life, an always evolving devotion to the work of being a woman. My practice is rooted in honoring the feminine rites as portals to the deepest seeds of the Self. Rachelle’s creation— the INNATE postpartum teachings, the vital tending to women’s bodies and spirits- invite integration and allow the rites of our life to more deeply reveal their healings. These teachings are applicable for all of a woman’s life and weave into the fabric of the midwifery care I offer— for all stages and ages and births of all kinds in San Francisco.
O’Nell Starkey – Sonoma County, CA
The postpartum period is beautiful – tender – powerful – vulnerable – potent – emotional – exhausting – and deeply fulfilling. It is an honor for me to support families through it all! I have such reverence for the rite of passage that birth and parenthood are; my work is to nourish and celebrate each member of the family during this profound time of transformation and integration. I love working with families in the perinatal period because it is a time when I can share the best of my heart and skills: empathetic listening, creating sacred celebrations, compassionate facilitation, and nurturing caregiving. I offer intuitive touch with warm oil, hot stone womb massage, Rebozo closing the bones ceremonies, herbal vaginal steams and sitz baths, as well as emotional and physical support, breastfeeding guidance and parenting education.
Lisa Fletcher – San Diego, CA
Hi there! My name is Lisa. I am a mother, doula, mentor, and at heart, an ambassador of love, seeking all opportunities where I can share love to others. It brings me great joy and excitement to follow my heart’s calling to serve women traveling their hero’s journey of motherhood. I received this calling after having emerged from the underworld of my own challenging entrance into motherhood. It was from this profound experience that my desire to study and pioneer a more supportive and compassionate type of care for mothers first started and has since continued to grow. My upmost intentions are to listen, hold space and offer loving guidance, wherever you may be on your own intimate journey. I offer birth and postpartum doula services, ceremonial workshops for mothers, pre/postnatal yoga classes, and Birthing From Within childbirth education classes. It would be a privilege to be of service to you along your sacred birth journey. With love, Lisa
Caitlin O’Neill, RN IBCLC – Sebastopol, CA
Caitlin is a Lactation Consultant and Holistic Postpartum Provider serving the region of West Sonoma County and Santa Rosa, CA. She has a background in Nursing since 2008 in Women’s Perinatal Health and Maternal-Child Health. She has been also practicing as a Lactation Consultant since 2017, and currently runs a private home visit practice to support mothers through the big physical and emotional changes that occur around pregnancy and childbirth. Caitlin is a mother of two young boys and knows how challenging it can be to make time for self-care. Beyond breastfeeding support, Caitlin is dedicated to providing compassionate, empowering guidance to women and families from “womb to weaning,” as well as holistic nutritional counseling, hands-on healing techniques, and group workshops.
Emily Marie Booth – Napa, CA
Emily Marie Booth is a native to Napa, California, a Wife, Mother, Sister and Daughter. She is a Woman. She has been called by her own passage into motherhood to support other women on their mothering journey by providing education and resources for tending to their physiological and emotional needs. Her work is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and support systems for optimal healing after pregnancy and birth, regardless of if its her first baby or tenth baby. Emily believes in community support and postpartum care as potent preventative medicine in woman’s health.
Holly Masgras – San Diego, CA
I am a wombyn, mother, daughter and wife. I first came to understand birth during my courses for my BA in Physical Anthropology. I took a class that forever changed my life and serendipitously led me to this calling. It was in this class that I learned about the intricacies of breast milk and the fact that birthing in the supine position is less than ideal. I am an INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Provider and I am passionate about walking with mothers on their motherhood path. I help mothers and families find the tools they need to access the deep and transformational healing that can occur in the postpartum time. I assist families with physical, emotional and spiritual healing, enabling them to show up as their best selves.
Radha Schwaller – Lyons, CO
Radha Schwaller is mother of two daughters, devoted wife, Certified Ayurvedic Educator, Ayurvedic Birth & Postpartum Doula, Reiki Practitioner, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, Certified Massage Therapist, Aromatherapist and Herbalist.
Radha’s passion is utilizing ancient and natural healing modalities to assist women release the stress of daily life so that they can fully embody their highest potential as a woman and mother. She believes the mother is the center of the family and so as wellness-based rhythms are practiced in the home she singlehandedly assists her family in creating a healthy life through modeling and teaching self-care techniques, herbal remedies, nourishing food habits, creative inspiration, spiritual practices, and time spent in nature.
As an INNATE Postpartum Care Certified Provider, I create an environment for mother’s and families to THRIVE not just survive in the postpartum time through my offerings of: Ayurvedic nourishing foods, herbal teas, aromatherapy baths, herbal infused Ayurvedic oils, yoga, art, meditation, belly binding, yoni steams, abhyanga warm oil massage, and spiritual guidance and ceremonies.
Katherine Coder – Boulder, CO
Dr. Katherine Coder is a transpersonal psychologist and registered psychotherapist. She works with her clients from a trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and transpersonal lens. She considers her work with clients as sacred meetings and holds a deep empathic space for healing to happen. She works one-on-one, in groups and has led a number of classes, workshops, retreats and year-long women’s programs. She sees clients in person and remotely.
Jetha Marek – Boulder, Colorado
Jetha, CD(DONA), MSW, LCSW is a mother, full spectrum doula, INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Provider and shamanic practitioner with a background in clinical social work. Her blended roles assist in creating spaces of support, normalization and empowerment in a time of unknown. With over 15 years experience in the mental health field, she is committed to helping others develop a wholeness in the life that they already have. She is passionate about creating the same container and agency for clients surrendering to the inherent power of their individual journey of birth and into the postpartum time.
Website coming soon!
Emily Manelius – Longmont, CO
Emily is a mother, a doula, and a women’s health advocate. She is passionate about nutrition and herbalism, strongly believing that food is medicine and the Earth provides us with tools for healing. Her work emphasizes the postpartum period, providing self-care education prenatally and postpartum and facilitating the space and time to heal on all levels. Following INNATE’s model of care, Emily helps families to thrive in their newfound dynamics and offers herbal consultations and custom herbal products, yoni steams, individual nutrition plans, and more to aid in holistic healing and restoration.
Special Services — Birth & Postpartum Doula, INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, Yoni Steam Therapist, Herbalist, Certifying Nutritional Therapist, and Owner of Beltane Wellness.
Amy Meilen – Longmont, CO
Amy is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist (WHPT), as well as a birth doula and postpartum care provider, who loves treating women holistically. She sees her clients at home, at her office, and astride her horses to help support them on their journeys as they transition from maiden to mother and beyond. Her work looks at the emotional and physical self, assists mamas with cultural implications/demands, and formulates a postpartum plan that nourishes, strengthens, and supports women to come into their power as mothers, partners and community members. Amy is also the creator of Sage Birth and Wellness Collective- a collective of providers who offer a full menu of services for women and their families throughout all stages of fertility, pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Katie “Aiyanah” Gerhard – Black Hawk, CO
I am a woman, a mother, a partner, and an intuitive healer that utilizes a broad range of holistic modalities to assist women and families on their evolutionary journey. I work as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Healing Touch Certified Practitioner and Instructor, Holistic Birth Doula and INNATE Postpartum Care-Certified Provider, and am currently training in Quantum Midwifery at The Matrona. My heart-centered practice involves a unique and loving approach tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each woman where she is now.
Intuitive Evolution – Serving Colorado’s Front Range and Mountain Communities
Celeste Ma’at – Denver, CO
Celeste Ma’at is a student at Metropolitan State Univerisity of Denver where she Majors in Health and Wellness for Marginalized People. She is a certified Ra Sekhi Practioner (Kemetic Reiki) through the Ra Sekhi Healing arts Temple, Certified MaYoni’at Yoni Steam Practioner through the Yoni Steam Institute and INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, through Innate Traditions. She owns Light as A Feather a Whole Womens Holistic Wellness practice in Denver, CO.
2001 York St. Denver CO 80025
Lo Kawulock – Boulder County, CO
Lo Kawulok is a mother, midwife, and community advocate that has been supporting women and families as a full- spectrum, reproductive health care worker for about 13 years. Lo is deeply connected to the spiritual practices and midwifery traditions of indigenous Mayan and Mexican roots, and mindfully weaves them into her practice. Lo completed the Innate Postpartum Care training and certification in April of 2017, which deepened her understanding of the importance of holistic care during the postpartum period. Lo knits healing therapies into the care she provides for her midwifery clients at Community Roots Midwife Collective and is also available for individual postpartum care for those living in or near Boulder County. Please inquire about her collective midwifery services or postpartum care at:
Cayanne Lane – Nederland, CO
In order to tend to others, one must be tended to. I am here to serve as a resource of information and whole-person care, to support the needs of postpartum mothers and the family unit. I believe when the right kind of support and environment is achieved we can thrive as women, as families and as society as a whole. I offer Yoni Steaming, Sitz Baths, Rebozo Closings, Emotional Support, Paternal Support, Cesarean/Perineal Recovery Support, Meal Preparation and Nutritional Guidance with a focus on Traditional Foods.
Jenna Handloff – Steamboat Springs, CO
Jenna is a mother of two living babes and one of the stars. She feels called to support the experience of pregnancy, birth and mothering by creating a loving, supportive relationship nurturing with herbs, warmth, steam, tea and ritual. Jenna has been creating healing self care for the past ten years, combining herbalism, ritual building and yoga to enhance the many experiences of Motherhood. Jenna is the mother of Chick + Mum, a line of herbal self care centered on pregnancy and postpartum wellness, an INNATE Traditions Postpartum Care Provider, acknowledging and supporting the transition from maiden to mother, student of The Science and Art of Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and a yoga teacher since 2009, focusing on building strength through breathwork, meditation and core vitality. Jenna’s offerings include preparation for the fourth trimester, herbal wellness consultations, vaginal steaming and bathing rituals, herbal self care gatherings and private yoga for pregnant and postpartum mothers.
Kelly Baker – Snowmass Village, CO
I am an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider as well as herbalist,flower essence practitioner, and environmental educator in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. The mother’s intuition is what informs my support, I listen to her needs and hold the space for her to do the healing and bond with her new baby as well as feel herself coming into this new role. I offer education, postpartum meal planning and preparation, birth story recording and transcription, emotional processing and support with flower essences, moxibustion, closing ceremony, yoni steams, herbal body oils and salves, herbal and sitz baths, as well as general helping out support. I would love to meet you and be honored to support you on this journey!
Amy Leithliter – boulder, CO
I believe that a major key to healing our mother earth, our communities and our bodies is to elevate and nourish women during the childbearing years; this time of transition should be honored. I want to help women to feel grounded in their bodies and in their intuition. To do this, I weave in customized care, education and a listening ear to support folk’s needs so that they and their family may flourish. Amy is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Postpartum Doula, Infant Massage Educator and Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Practitioner.
Natalie Telyatnikov – Stamford, CT
Natalie Telyatnikov is a mother or 2, a trained DONA doula and postpartum support specialist through Postpartum Support International (PSI), INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider and the Founder/Creator of Better Postpartum, a comprehensive, holistic, online postpartum support/wellness program for women. She is also a co-moderator of the Life After Birth CT postpartum support group, and a Baby Care Basics instructor at HypnoBirthing of CT.
Allison Milford – Gainesville, FL
Allison is a heart- centered mother, Licensed Massage Therapist, and INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider dedicated to helping women thrive within their mind, body, and spirit. She offers to hold a loving space for women through their prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum journey through all-inclusive support packages composed of education, the ancient healing art of Thai massage, ceremony, self-awareness tools, uterine warming methods (Moxibustion, Rebozo Ceremony, and Yoni Steam), and nourishing postpartum meal preparation. She believes helping women bring holistic awareness, love to honor to their womb space is one of the most empowering gifts to give ourselves and the Great Mother. Allison carries a mission of unity and harmony bringing reverence to the dance of the light and darkness of life while honoring the Divine in all.
Jennifer Gloodt – Joliet, Illionis
Jennifer is an Advanced Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula through The Matrona, a Plant-Based Cooking Coach, INNATE Postpartum Care Provider and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Jennifer believes that supportive, nurturing care throughout the parenting journey is vital for healthy families, our communities, and the future. She is dedicated to creating safe, nurturing spaces for birthing and postpartum parents, and consults with those in preparation of conception in making healthy lifestyle choices. Jennifer is honored to be the mother of four incredible young people who inspire her passion for learning and growing, natural methods of healing and wellness, and gentle parenting. Jennifer offers traditional warming therapies, womb closing ceremonies, birth story meditation, nourishing plant-based meal planning and preparation, Reiki, herbal preparations and flower remedy consultations. Jennifer teaches the INNATE Postpartum Care- Community Education Series and serves parents in the suburbs of Chicago.
Leah Rose Hagen – Bloomington and Southern Indiana
I have been drawn to babies all my life, doing my best to connect and make them smile- even during my childhood. In 2010-2011, I was living with a family through their last three months of pregnancy and first three months postpartum, and was guided in a “right place, right time” moment to take a postpartum doula training. It confirmed that a major part of my Work on this earth is supporting the coming generations by taking good care of their Mommas. It is an absolute necessity, not a luxury to have postpartum support. In my work supporting families postpartum, I saw how essential good food was! This led me to start the business Nourish: in-home chefs, homemade food delivery and catering. Originally intended for childbearing families, Nourish now serves all people and all food preferences. As an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider I am able to take postpartum care to the next level. I offer warming body therapies like sitz baths, yoni steams, moxibustion, castor oil packs, and abyanga warm oil treatments; to allow Mommas to be fully nurtured. This is the confirming, real, grounded, centering, strengthening and empowering holistic care needed to reinvigorate women and their families!
Katie Glaser – Bloomington, IN
Katie believes pregnancy, labor and birth, and mothering to be an opening for deep exploration, growth, and purpose. She has found the mothering initiation to be a great awakening, providing an opportunity to heal and take root in this modern world. In her work as an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, Katie tends to mothers and their growing families. With a focus on postpartum education and preparation, she serves clients as they make an empowered transition to parenthood. She recognizes community as a necessary pillar and missing piece in the postpartum time; her work strives to foster community support in our individual and often isolated paths. When not in service to mothers, you will find Katie in cahoots with her sweet little family on their urban homestead.
Stephanie Yawa de Wolfe – New Orleans, Louisiana
I was raised in West Africa and come from a Togolese Akposso lineage, where collective care systems and plant-based healing practices are part of the social fabric. I came to postpartum care from intensive study of social determinants of health, racial health disparities, and structural violence—examining how culture and society affect health outcomes and our culture of health, including the beliefs and narratives that are perpetuated by mainstream medical culture. For a decade my work addressed social equity at the community level through grassroots programming, strategy, and organizing with communities— centering indigenous wisdom, trust, relationship and intuition in my practices with African and African diaspora organizations. Healing from my own physical and cultural traumas pushed me to embody my belief that a culture of health and healing starts from within the individual. As a post-partum care provider, I am committed to shifting birth culture. Empowering mothers to unlock their own sovereignty, reclaim trust in their bodies and intuition, and build their capacities not just to heal but to thrive is essential to my practice; I also emphasize inclusion of the mother’s community, including her partner, family, and friends, in the knowledge that each of us has something to contribute to postpartum care. Herbal medicine and food as medicine supplement the support I offer, with an emphasis on the African heritage diet, anti-inflammatory foods, and nervous system support. I studied Community Health Sciences with a focus on community nutrition programs at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and my undergraduate degree was in Political and Social Thought and African American and African Studies with a minor in Public Health from the University of Virginia.
Safi Contreras – New Orleans, LA
Conceived in the stars, birthed from Regina, I Safi am a student-teacher. Remembering the ancient timeless ways and sharing them for the infusion of the NOW. Take a deep breath ….feel the peace. This is your birthright-enjoy.
Offerings: Artist (Brooks Institute of Photography), Natural Hair Consultant/Educator (Ancestors), Birth Sista/Doula (Sista Midwife Productions and The Matrona), INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider (Innate Traditions), Herbal Extract Specialist and Dried Blood Cell Analysis (Michigan School of Natural Health) , Spiritual Diviner (Ancestors)
Ellenie Marie Cruz – Gretna/New Orleans, LA
Ellenie Marie Cruz uses her given and learned talents to promote the art of earth based ancestral practices to heal self, family and community. Motivated by social justice, she has shifted from being a high school English teacher to a free agent and entrepreneur promoting radical change through holistic wellness, self-care and community building. She serves and impacts her community by organizing the NOLA Herb Gathering and providing birth companionship, postpartum support, patient advocacy, a pop-up apothecary, herbal/flower essence/reiki consultations and classes focused on using natural practices for self-care and wellness through her business Asc3nsion Art.
Betsy Anderson – Wells, ME
As a health care provider since 1981, I’ve witnessed the unraveling of true health care in the creation of a for profit industry that can leave people confused, unwell and uncared for. I am grateful for having become an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, and it has greatly enriched and deepened my
work as a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT), Certified Feldenkrais (R) Practitioner and Certified Practitioner of Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (R).
I offer skilled hands-on healing in an extremely supportive, therapeutic environment, assisting women find their own strength and move in the direction of wellness and wholeness. My goal is to empower women with practical information and skilled care.Some insurances accepted.
Muneera Fontaine – Capitol Heights, MD
Muneera Fontaine is the owner of Peaceful Earth, Graceful Birth Womb Services. She is a wife and mother to three children 19, 11, and 3. She currently practices as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Child Birth Educator, Peer Lactation Consultant, and Certified Womb Sauna Practitioner. She also works in early intervention with children birth – 3 with special needs and is an Ed.D Candidate in Special Education at The George Washington University. Her hope is that all women learn how to access their innate connection to the Divine through their wombs.
Nneka Hall-Tamburello – Boston, Ma
Nneka Hall is the mother of four (2 Sunshines ages 19 and 14, an Angel baby who would be 9 and a Rainbow who is 5). She is a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Advocate with a primary focus on infant and maternal mortality within the African American Community. She is a Commissioner on the Ellen Story Postpartum Depression Commission, Full Spectrum Doula, International Bereavement Specialist, TIER Community Evaluator, a Community Centered Herbalist, and a Womb Health Advocate, and an INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Provider. Nneka is a member of Vital Village, Boston’s Community Action Network, Boston’s Breastfeeding Coalition, This Is My Brave, PICCK, and many more.
Chloe Klopotek – Marquette, MI
Chloe Klopotek is a Educator, Mother, and Therapeutic Bodyworker in Marquette, Michigan. She specializes in Maya Abdominal Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy (for all ages), and Holistic Pelvic Care. Chloe uses Fertility Awareness Method and touch therapies to promote health in women of all ages, with an emphasis on menstrual cycles, fertility, postpartum, menopause, and beyond.
Becky Haderer-Tamburello – Grand Rapids, MI
I am a woman, mother to three wild and free boys, a wife, Certified Lactation Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, and a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator. I get the privilege of providing women with practical and powerful tools so they can take back their health and wellness and be Who They Really Are- one women at a time. I help women find their power and tap into their Essence so they can thrive, feel whole and balanced. The services I offer to my community are ones that have been used by cultures all over the globe for thousands of years as preventative and curative medicine for women and I am honored to share them in a sacred and natural way.
Bonnie Fairbanks- Stangel – Bena, MN
Bonnie is an Anishinabe Grandmother from the Leech Lake Nation. Currently working as the cultural advisor for
Gaa-zagaswassjiiekaag Innadiziwin (Leech Lake Behavioral Health). Working with staff and constituents to access cultural needs and provide appropriate services for our families. I also incorporate these areas in my work: Certified Perinatal Educator (COPE), Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Trauma Recovery Specialist and INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider. Deeply committed to promoting and enhancing the well-being of our families. Supporting the pregnant Mothers and babies that are arriving.
Molly Troumbly – Cohasset, MN
Molly is a loving wife, mother of four, and Traditional Midwife. She has been assisting women through their pregnancy journeys for more than 15 years. With a passion to serve others, she works to educate, guide, and connect women and families through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. As a Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider she offers postpartum herbal baths and steams, castor oil scar tissue remediation, and moxibustion heat therapy. Molly is committed to empowering women in all stages of life and encouraging them to actively participate in their own care.
Opal McCarthy – Minneapolis, MN
I am a poet, witness, and tender of liminal spells. I offer full spectrum postpartum care and vaginal steam therapy. Several deep dreams guide my work… To restore the womb + pelvic bowl as a liberatory source of power. To honor birth, pregnancy loss, and abortion as profound passages worthy of care. And to remember the gifts of these passages as portals into creative potential, interdependence and radical community-weaving. I am passionate about serving people who might not otherwise receive care, and especially at thresholds where grief, shame, or bewilderment need tending. For me, full-spectrum means acting as your companion in the places where the full power of your pelvic truth is as risk of being denied or silenced. Through holistic body therapies, heart-listening, nourishment, ceremony and community-weaving, I offer a refuge where your womb or pelvic passages can find belonging.
Prairie Wolfe – Missoula, MT
Hi, I’m Prairie. I’m a mother, a lover, a dancer, a farmer, a botanist. I work as a Sexological Bodyworker, an intimacy coach, and as a certified INNATE postpartum care provider. I am an inspired and passionate student of the body and find deep satisfaction in helping other people discover what’s inside of them. My work is informed by the social nervous system – knowing that humans evolved as group animals and that our physical and emotional health require authentic and trustworthy connection in order to truly blossom. Like so many of us, my journey began with the birth of my first baby. I was blown open and under resourced; it took me years to be able to look on the experience with some perspective. It was the spark that helped me discover my fiery passion for mothering mothers. Providing truly resourced and physiological care for new mamas can reshape our culture and our future. I provide care through nourishment, mindful presence, bodywork, and holistic pelvic care.
Angee Hock – Kearney, NE
My journey as a birth professional began in 2004, consulting with moms in pregnancy and birth. I began attending births as a doula in 2013, before discovering my calling to help women find their power and ancient wisdom through traditional midwifery. I’m excited and honored to be a part of each birth story. I am very passionate about all things relating to birth and women’s health. My curiosity for the postpartum time, came after suffering from Postpartum Depression shortly after two of my births. Deep down I knew depression and isolation wasn’t the way nature intended new mother’s to be. I’m honored to incorporate Innate Traditions into my services to mothers. I am married with four amazing children and one on the way. I also enjoy many activities including homeschooling, camping, hunting, quilting, and hiking, We all currently live north of Kearney, Nebraska.
Asia Jackson – Aberdeen, NJ
I am simply a supporter and protector of life. After attending my first birth in 2011, I knew that this was the healing journey for me. Initially interested in newborn care, I began my studies as a Newborn Care Specialist. I provided healing support to newborns understanding that they too experience a myriad of emotions during the birthing process. I offered 24 hour care and support to new moms for the first 4 weeks of the postpartum period. My services ensure that baby does not experience a single moment without feeling secure and nurtured as they adjust to life outside the womb. I provide support and encouragement to families as they transition into parenthood, helping them to celebrate each individual milestone. With the knowledge received from INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification Training, I am equipped to provide support to women throughout their reproductive development. I utilize knowledge from various modalities, including nutritional coaching, herbal therapies, Peristeam hydrotherapy, pilates, moxibustion, reiki and meditation. My education background includes studies in Traditional Healing, Massage Therapy, Newborn Care and Early Childhood Development. I strive to build an efficient community by nurturing families.
Alexandra Grajeda –
Alexandra Grajeda, a Colorado native, lives in New Mexico and serves as a certified Community Herbalist, Prenatal yoga instructor, and traditional Mexhika medicine practitioner. She is also a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council and a part of the LGBTQ+ community, with a specific interest in supporting house-less youth. Alexandra’s shared philosophy behind her work is that all that she provides must me approachable, customary, affordable, and with low to no barriers.
Siboney A Rodriguez, LMSW – Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Siboney is a mother, birth-worker, postpartum care provider, licensed social worker and a clinical implementation specialist for her local breastfeeding task force. An advocate and protector for all things sacred and healing- sourcing energy from her intuition and demanding Mother and Family receive the love, care and support they deserve. Siboney has experience and training in caring for families experiencing birth trauma, pregnancy/infant loss, breastfeeding support and holistic well woman/postpartum care.
Gina Ojeda – Raton, NM
I am a mother, spouse, home keeper and lover of nature. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Doula. My mission is to educate, inspire & empower women in their childbearing years offering support, comfort and guidance on a physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual level through all stages of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. I am so grateful to now be an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider. I feel it is my duty to share these extremely imperative & profound practices with the families in my community for mothers and babies to truly thrive, live with more ease and experience deep healing after childbirth.
Victoria Perez – Santa Fe, NM
I offer Sacred Pregnancy circles, Birthing From Within childbirth classes, birth doula support, INNATE Postpartum Care and postpartum Mother Roasting for spiritual and holistically minded mamas who desire soulful, knowledgeable and compassionate support throughout the childbearing journey. I help mamas and their significant others feel empowered, connected and supported throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I am one of the few Spanish speaking doulas in Santa Fe. Soy una de las pocas doulas que habla espanol en Santa Fe.
Sara Philkill – Hudson Valley, NY
I am a mother, midwifery student, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, and student of Maestro Manuel Rufino. I am in service to humanity by supporting woman and families through the childbearing year. I believe that a thriving family is a building block of a peaceful society, mothers being the glue of the family. I support families and postpartum mothers through child care, meal planning and preparation, sitz baths, yoni steams, massage, moxibustion and breath work along with emotional support and a healing, loving presence. It is my honor to work with families through one of lifes’ most delicate, intimate and magical times.
Katy McFadden – Brooklyn, NY
Katy McFadden has her MSN- Midwifery and is practicing being ‘with women’ in her role as a NICU nurse in an intentionally under-resourced hospital in central Brooklyn. In effort to improve the care she is able to provide to patients, she has pursued multiple ancillary certifications and is a Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist, an Advanced Nurse Lactation Consultant, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider and a Child Passenger Safety Technician. Additionally she is completing her certifications to become a Doula, Infant Massage Instructor, and Babywearing Consultant. When not involved in birth work, Katy can be found in the garden tending to her plants and chickens or visiting her adorable nephew in Connecticut.
Anna Raczka – New York, NY
Hello! I am a wife and mother of two beautiful children who changed my entire world. Because of them I started my path of helping other women in their Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum journey. I am DONA trained Birth Doula, Lactation Counselor, Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator and Certified Go Diaper Free Coach.
Melody Balczon – New York, NY
Melody is located in North Brooklyn, NYC. She is a Prenatal Khalsa Way and Kundalini Yoga instructor, Reiki 1 & 2 practitioner, and Sound bath facilitator. Melody feels very passionate about the power of consciousness around conception, pregnancy, birth and the transition into motherhood as a sacred rite and to be treated as such. Her approach is holistic; working with you to create a safe container for body, mind and spiritual support.
Adrienne Barr Chait – Brooklyn, NY
Adrienne Barr Chait, M.S. is a DONA Certified Doula, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Mother of three, including twins. She provides counseling and support through pregnancy, birth and beyond as an INNATE Postpartum Care Provider. Adrienne has been teaching yoga and mindfulness practices for over 15 years in New York, most recently as a faculty member at Bard High School Early College. She also teaches individual Breathwork Healing Sessions and is currently affiliated with Carriage House Birth and the Hypnobirthing Institute. With a BA in Dance, her lifelong study of embodied spiritual practices informs her healing work with families. Her private practice is based in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her family when they are not running wild toward the beach or the mountains.
Nicole Libschik – Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY
Nicole Libschik is a client-centered practitioner specializing in Integrated Therapeutic Bodywork and Perinatal Care generating healthy minds and flourished lives through awareness & maintenance of one’s body. Nicole Libschik, Licensed Massage Therapist, is a 2006 graduate of the Swedish Institute of NYC; certified in Prenatal and Postpartum Massage, Infant Massage Education; a DONA trained birth doula; a Cooperative Childbirth Educator certified through the CEA/MNY; integrating Visceral Manipulation and Craniosacral Therapy; and utilizes her past life in Packaging and Branding as a guide to filter through consumer noise for clients to make conscious, educated, and informed decisions.
Paeonia – Asheville, NC
I am passionately supporting folks at the threshold of birth, pregnancy loss, abortion, fertility awareness and the postpartum as an expression of my love for humanity. To companion mothers and womb carriers at the threshold is to foster the well-being of all people. My emphasis is in honest to goodness nourishing food, ritual and talk medicine. I offer non-judgmental education, loving touch and personalized care. My people call me earthy. They are right! I love to garden, eat, dance and be merry!
Folks that work with me can expect to be heard, understood as unique individuals, and to be cared for creatively and attentively.
Mallory Tillotson – Asheville, NC
Asheville, North Carolina
Mallory is a massage therapist and postpartum care provider in the Asheville area. She is passionate about holistic methods of healing and whole-body wellness. Her focus in both her bodywork practice and postpartum care services is to deeply nourish the body in a well-rounded and intuitive way, promoting optimal healing and well being. Just a few of the many offerings she is excited to provide are: cooking nourishing foods; providing healing services such as energetic bodywork, herbal steams, emotional support; support with baby; and general help around the home.
Jessica Reed – Oklahoma City, OK
I am Jessica Reed, Founder/Owner/Operator of Black Fruit International LLC, Intuitive Wellness Practitioner, Independent Community Birthworker, Certified Holistic Doula, INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, Breastfeeding Coach, and proud partner of The InTune Mother Project. My background as a Registered Nurse allows me to use my critical thinking skills to provide culturally-centered Holistic Perinatal Support for Women of Color, including the Father, in the Oklahoma City area and beyond. My passions for Nutritional Consciousness, Fertility Wellness, and Holistic Breast Care are immensely reflected in my craft. Additionally, as an aspiring Herbalist, I simply enjoy the Art of Plant Medicine. I create herbal blends for Wellness Teas, Reproductive Steams, and Bath Teas for both Women and Men which I like to call ‘Black Fruit ’. One of my ultimate goals as a Birthworker is to travel to indigenous villages around the world studying Spiritual Midwifery.
RaShaunda Lugrand – Oklahoma City, OK
RaShaunda Lugrand is a wife of 11 years, mother of three amazing boys, author of ‘The Karma of The Butterfly” and founder of ‘The InTune Mother Project”. Using the ancient principles from various wisdom teachings, RaShaunda is focused on building sustainable communities that hold sacred space for culturally centered families. Her vision is to aid in three points of communal healing: Conscious Conception, Conscious Childbirth, and Conscious Childrearing. RaShaunda is a student of Neurolinguistic Programming and Hypnosis and holds several certifications in community-centered birth work. As a SMP Doula, Holistic Doula, and Holistic Childbirth Educator, along with Breastfeeding Consultant, she is excited to now be a part of INNATE Traditions as a Certified Postpartum Provider.
Rose Hurd – Tulsa, OK
Becoming a parent connected me to my family history of midwives and I became intrigued by the miracle of childbirth. I welcomed my first child without a companion; during that time, having a spouse or birth partner present was not an option. I was young and alone in a room filled with strangers. As my family grew, I started a support group for young parents and witnessed the births of family and community members with the love and care that I was not allowed. After earning my Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Sciences at Oklahoma State University and becoming an educator, I discovered that the first learning environment is in the womb. Understanding that our future lies within each birth, I wanted to make a difference with how children develop and grow by creating warm and caring leaning environments and encouraged parent involvement in the classroom and later in a homeschool setting. With the concern for good health in my community, I help to grow gardens at home daycares in areas considered food deserts. My connection to the birth keepers in my family lead me back to my passion and I became a Certified Advanced Holistic Doula from The Matrona (hosted by The Intune Mother), which enabled me to prepare families for a healthy conception, pregnancy and birth. To help prepare families to make informed choices, I became a certified Childbirth Educator with GentleBirth so that families will be calm, confident and prepared. I am now proud to announce that I am able to extend my care for mothers with my postpartum care provider training from Innate Traditions. My training has encouraged me to help guide women to understand the importance of putting themselves high in the priority of care. Because I am a life-long learner, my journey has not come to an end, as I embark on becoming a certified lactation consultant and maybe, a midwife.
Peace and Love
Sarah Martin – Bend, OR
Sarah is a Postpartum Care Provider Jin Shin Jyutsu Practicioner who specializes in maternal health, cyclical embodiment and traditional care. Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient Japanese dynamic art of working with the energetic systems of the body-mind-spirit to “unlock” stagnant energy through acupressure points, gently alleviating dis-ease and trauma from the body and ignite our innate abilities of self-regeration. Sarah is passionate about working with women are looking to move in fuller harmony with their cyclical nature and alleviate their symptoms of hormonal imbalance through a truly holistic approach of nutritional guidance, herbalism, Jin Shin Jyutsu energetic healing, and lifestyle adjustments. Sarah also offers postpartum in-home support to mothers in Bend, OR with an emphasis on traditional and holistic care. Sarah is passionate about working closely with the guidance and teachings of Mother Earth as the foundation of her offering.
Laura – Ashland, OR
Laura is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, Postpartum Doula and Licensed Vocational Nurse. Laura’s passion for the postpartum period began when she was completing her clinical rounds in the postpartum unit where she witnessed the lack of support there was to new mothers. Her highest intention is to offer a safe space where new mothers feel nurtured, supported and loved. She is here to guide mothers in a loving, and non-judgmental manner so that they can heal and flourish into motherhood.
Laura offers Lactation consultations in the privacy of your own home, INNATE postpartum care visits including yoni steaming, castor oil packs, moxibustion, belly binding, warming and nutritious meals specific to the postpartum time. Laura believes that by supporting and nurturing women through this intimate and transformative time in their lives they will become empowered, trust their intuition and transition into motherhood with joy and confidence.
Website coming soon!
Sinead – Gaynor, OR
Sinead Gaynor is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Postpartum Doula who specializes in Crystal Therapeutics and the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. She draws from the ancestral wisdom of many ancient cultures during a time when women were thriving in the postpartum period. As an INNATE Postpartum Care-Certified Provider, her aim is to re-awaken the body’s memory of what it is capable of, using food, energy medicine, and the ancient healing modalities of those sacred cultures, with honor and gratitude. She resides in beautiful Bend, OR and is working towards making care accessible to all!
Marissa Diebolt – Portland, OR
“I see the postpartum window as a potent time of healing, truly honoring it as a fourth trimester. In my practice I offer full-spectrum services, tending to the needs of the body, mind, and spirit with presence and love. Included in my offerings are traditional warming therapies, medicinal foods, ceremony, loving touch and more.
It is my goal to support your intuitive guidance, validate your feelings and be a humble witness to your process. I am here to help create the village of support around you. See my website ritualpostpartum.com for further details about my services, philosophy, and for classes in the Portland area. I look forward to walking this path with you!”
Camilla Rae – Portland, OR
Camilla Rae is a Full Spectrum Doula, whose care provides a focus on the postpartum period and sibling support. Located in Portland, Oregon, Camilla incorporates holistic healing for parents, infants, and families during the fourth trimester and beyond. With loving compassion, Camilla enjoys caring for the expanding family, sharing baby rearing wisdom, and holding space for the transition into parenthood
Sejal Fichadia – Portland, OR
My postpartum care career is inspired by the person that I am and my background: I feel that when you help a mom, you are helping the entire family to grow and be empowered. I believe that I can be a part of the village that is needed to raise a child for a better future. I am very proud to be from India, a culture that is known worldwide for its heritage and hospitality. Not only is helping moms and families in my nature, it’s also a big part of the way I was raised! I have been living my mission for 3+ years and empowering new parents with the skills that are needed to raise their child. I offer various postpartum support packages, and private as well as group classes in Baby Massage, Baby Yoga, TummyTime!™, Newborn Care and Breastfeeding. I am also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Feel free to reach out: I love hearing from new people, and you can look forward to some yummy food and good ol’ Indian hospitality.
Emily New – Portland, OR
My intention in certifying with INNATE postpartum care is to reinforce the idea that women need support during the early-postpartum period. With the fast-pace at which we move as a society, our mothers are being pressured to return to their pre-pregnancy lifestyle much quicker than their bodies are healing and therefore, suffering later on in life. Through proper nutrition, nurturance, support, exercise, bodywork and with an emphasis on self-care and a slower-pace of living, we can change how mothers are perceived in this society and pass on healthy habits to future generations.
Justyna St. Onde, LICSW – Providence, Rhode Island
Justyna has always been called to serve the emotional and physical well being of others through the mind-body connection. Justyna is a Carriage House Birth trained postpartum doula, Certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, with a foundation in clinical social work as an LICSW. After the birth of her first child, a wise older mamma described postpartum as a period when “mothers need to be mothered.” Her own postpartum experiences prompted her interest in exploring the gaps in care for new mothers. Justyna feels passionately about working with mothers and families during the sacred window of the fourth trimester and beyond. Justyna provides holistic mother-centered postpartum care that allows for optimal family wellness.
Shanika Malcolm – Tennessee
I’m a soul-centric woman, following the calling I hear deep within my heart. My journey began many moons ago when I started hearing the voice within and following my intuition. Becoming a mother at a young age & experiencing the death of my first child woke me up. Feeling restless and seeking purpose and wisdom set me on a path of discovery, learning and healing. In my 20’s, I’ve had 3 home births, the first two being unassisted births. After my first home birth, I became a Doula while nursing dreams of becoming a Midwife. Since then I’ve balanced being a mother while traveling and learning. I’ve attended many classes and trainings to enrich my life and to gain tools to assist those I work with. Some of these include: Reflexology Study & Certification; Integrative Nutrition Certification; Permaculture Design Certificate; Holistic Pelvic Care Certification w/ Tami Lynn Kent; Reiki Master & Teacher; Integrated Energy Therapy (I.E.T.) Master/Teacher; Kundalini Yoga Teacher; Vinyasa Yoga Teacher; INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Provider; Soul Contract Reader. I’m currently a Student Midwife and also study Ecology, Ecovillage Living & Community Building.
Ashley Oros – Nashville, Tennessee
Ashley Oros-Robinson is a Certified Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher, specializing in holistic child development, and a Parent-Teacher Educator. Her heart and soul are currently poured into her work as a Postpartum Doula, trained by Dona International and Ayurvedic Mamas; and she is honored to be an INNATE Postpartum Care – Certified Provider. In addition, she offers consulting work as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach, facilitates Blossom and Bee, Mommy and Me Circles as a Mothering Arts Group Leader. Her most important work is being a loving and present Mama to Zavier & Zeo. She holds a BA in Humanities from CSU, Chico. She certified as a LMT in 2003, and continues to immerse herself in studying healing modalities and nutrition. She weaves her extensive knowledge as an educator, healing artist, and compassionate caregiver with her passion to empower a connected community to facilitate deeply nourishing in home services, workshops, gatherings, and ceremonies.
Anna Demetra Badoian – Houston, Texas
Anna Demetra is a full spectrum Doula focusing on postpartum holistic care and Birth Listening. She is also a trained body worker in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration focusing her work with postpartum women and children. Her services also include long distance birth coaching, prenatal yoga and movement therapy.
Melissa Bates – Katy, Texas
Melissa Bates is a Certified Professional Midwife providing home birth services in and around the greater Houston area since 2012. In love with midwifery and having developed a passion for the postpartum period, Melissa’s goal has always been to educate and empower others. During times of rest between births and appointments she takes time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.
Corrina Snow – Burlington and Mont Pelier, VT
Corrina Snow is a wife, sister, mother and a practitioner of asian bodywork and holistic nutrition. As an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, she is rooted in a tradition of medicine – made accessible to women during the weeks months and years postpartum. At home, in the wilds of Vermont, she practices archery, fiddle and dreams big dreams with her family.
Shannon Kelly – Montpelier, Vermont
Shannon is a mother, dancer and personal trainer. She is passionate about resourcing families with information about the postpartum time so they can feel more empowered and knowledgeable about what is necessary and/or what they can expect. She loves using embodiment through movement and meditation to center families and people in their bodies and help them speak their truth.
Rhonda Barnhill – Virginia Beach, VA
I am an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, a Certified Holistic Doula with the Matrona, an Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage Practitioner, a Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner & an 85 hour prenatal yoga teacher with Khalsa Way. I strive to empower women with wisdom, nurture them with heart and hands so that they may heal and thrive. Empower~Nurture~Heal.
Shatia M. Owsley, MS – Washington, DC (Metro Area)
The supreme calling that transformed my life was being blessed to carry my energetic and loving son. He transformed my world and penetrated the very depths of my soul with his wise existence. So I blessed to be called Mommy! I am also a Maternal & Reproductive Health Educator, Preconception Counselor, Certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider, Trained Full-Spectrum Doula and Holistic Maternity Nutrition & Fitness Educator. My educational quest and stimulating life experiences led me on a journey of profound self-discovery, allowing me to connect with several families and individuals from all walks of life. Understanding that reproductive, maternal and family health is a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical journey; I provide families with a supportive, encouraging, and transparent environment that fosters full body healing. I offer Preconception Counseling and Planning, Family Life Counseling (Adjusting to life after baby), Fitness and Nutritional Healing, Guided Meditation (Preconception, Pregnancy & Postpartum), Yoni Steams, Herbal Baths, and various reproductive health education trainings (i.e. STI support/prevention, sexual wellness, teen parenting, etc.).
I believe that I was placed on this earth to serve others, allowing for an abundance of universal healing. I will continue to expand my knowledge in order to provide a full range of services to the community. I am honored that my ancestors saw fit to choose me to support families on this humbling passage and I looking for to growing with you. Peace, Love & Light!
Lydia LaRae – Tacoma, WA
Lydia is a holistic birth doula and postpartum care practitioner who works with families in the Tacoma, Olympia, and Seattle areas. She offers birth and postpartum support that supports the mother (or birthing parent) as the center of the whole family system with an educational mentoring approach combined with hands-on support. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Holistic Health from Evergreen State College and is a graduate of the Matrona School of Midwifery.
Ceci Córdova – Seattle, WA
Ceci Córdova is a Traditional Healer, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP), and, now, Certified Practitioner of INNATE Postpartum Care, as well as the owner of Sacred Good Medicine and Full Moon Midwifery, serving families in the greater Seattle, Washington area. She provides home birth midwifery, Craniosacral Therapy, Ancestral Hands on Healing, Infant Massage and Peruvian and Maya Abdominal Massage. Ceci practices Sacred Midwifery Care for all phases and ages of a woman’s life including: pregnancy, home birth, and postpartum care, as well as pelvic floor work.
Sacred, functional midwifery is expert midwifery care with attention and respect to your spiritual being and needs. This includes the wisdom available to us through many and diverse modes of understanding, supporting, and healing for your baby, body, heart, and soul. Ceci also offers Sacred Functional Integrative Holistic Health Care for the entire family, including: breastfeeding support, birth injuries, allergies, spiritual wellbeing, chronic and acute injury, chronic and acute pain, most acute and chronic health concerns.
Ceci incorporates INNATE Postpartum Care into her midwifery and family practice as part of her Holistic Functional and Integrative health care, body work, and spiritual and ritual practice. She offers Postpartum Care, Pelvic Floor, and Diastasis Recti care through individual visits and through her Integrated PostPartum Care program, providing sacred and reverential postpartum care for your mind, your body, your heart, and your soul, as you integrate your birth experience with who you have always been and who you are now becoming.
Maeanna Glenn – Orcas Island, WA
Maeanna is a postpartum care provider who is dedicated to offering holistic, mother-centered care during the 4th trimester. Maeanna holds a B.S. in Human Development and a Master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education with an Emphasis in Women’s Right’s Education. Maeanna is trained as a birth doula, is an INNATE certified postpartum care provider as well as a Newborn Mother’s certified postpartum professional. She believes that a woman’s health is her birthright and is passionate about helping empower women to claim their wellbeing, especially during the transformative window of the postpartum period. Maeanna lives on Orcas Island, WA with her husband and two young boys.
Stephanie Seliga-Soulseed – Trout Lake, WA
My name is Stephanie Seliga-Soulseed. My family’s ancestry is indigenous to Eastern and Western Europe and to the United States. I come to postpartum care as a mother, waldorf-inspired outdoor preschool teacher and food activist. Foundational to my work is a belief that all people deserve healthy, culturally appropriate nourishment for their bodies, minds, spirits and emotions. This goes beyond what we eat to include the whole gamut of how we nourish ourselves as human beings. The fortitude of the family lays the foundation of the future. My post-partum care grows out of my commitment to support families from pre-conception through early childhood to thrive. I work with families in the Columbia River Gorge, to educate and empower the creation and implementation of holistic support system in the postpartum period, throughout early childhood and beyond. I live with my husband, three children and friends in Trout Lake, WA.
Caellyn Everson – Seattle, WA
I am a Certified Birth Doula (DONA), an INNATE Postpartum Care-Certified Provider, a passionate advocate for reproductive justice, a story teller, maker and aspiring birth assistant. I have been attending births since 2014. My time as a birth doula has cemented that this work is my path. I love sharing stories and helping folks find their own way, what works with their family and their body as they usher in this new life and enter into this new phase of parenthood. My hope is that by hearing each other’s stories, we weave a net of support to catch each other, lift each other up, and begin the process of healing. I offer INNATE Postpartum planning for families and postpartum birth processing and grounding ceremonies.
Heidi Bracher – Seattle, WA
I specialize in reproductive and digestive wellness for women, the LGBTQ+ community and their families. I believe in the body’s ability to heal itself with the appropriate support. My goal is to find what that is for you in a safe space, so that you feel heard, healthy and vital at a root down level. I’m an adventurer in holistic crafts; a wildcrafter and medicinal plant lover. Most of the products made in treatment are handmade by me and all are of the Earth.
Touch is an integral piece of community that can awaken the lineage stored within our cellular structure and our daily experiences. Craniosacral and energy work are knitted into each treatment nourishing the healing process. As a Certified ATMAT® practitioner and intuitive bodyworker I primarily, but not exclusively, focus on the childbearing years; fertility, conception, pregnancy, menopause, and digestive well-being and spiritual health. For postnatal healing and care I offer ATMAT sessions, warming therapies (pelvic bowl steams & moxabustion), rebozo closing ceremony, Maya healing baths, and meal preparation to name some.
Sophia Scheller – Seattle, WA
My name is Sophie Scheller and I live and practice doula work in the Seattle area. I enjoy being in nature and connecting with people. As a doula I help to create time and space for women to listen to their natural bodies. I’ve seen the inner spirit of a woman take over during birth. If we honor that inner spirit we as care givers can come closer to a perfect balance of care and love towards the ones we care for. I offer help to women who want to align themselves more with that inner harmony of balanced care. I believe that one path to this harmony is the quality of care towards oneself. Caring for oneself as a postpartum mother means creating a structure of support around you in the postpartum period (6 weeks after birth) along with proper rest and nutrition. Support makes our bodies feel safe, when we feel safe we can have a properly functioning, non-stressed system. When safe space is created listening to our inner voice becomes easier. Our heart and inner voice can lead the way to rhythmic and balanced living with ourselves and our loves ones. I believe that this balanced living leads to a happy Mom and a happy Mom leads to a happy baby, that’s why my practice is called Happy Baby Doula Services.
Amanda Valdez – Seattle, WA
My name is Amanda Valdez and I am an INNATE Postpartum Care- Certified Provider, a postpartum doula, and the owner of Innate Love Doula Services. My passion is to provide holistic support and education to women during their postpartum period. Women are the caretakers of life and deserve to be honored, warmed, nourished, and cared for after their baby’s arrival.
I feel called to this work because proper care and adequate rest during the postpartum period is vital to women’s lifelong health. We currently have little to no postpartum care in our society unless we create or search for it ourselves. It is not a standard or expectation. Having two children of my own I recognize the lack of attention we give to the postpartum period. The services I provide and the work that I do is dedicated to the revival of traditional and holistic postpartum care.
Katie Spataro, CSB – Seattle, WA
Katie is a mother and doula who works across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences including miscarriage, abortion, birth and postpartum. She holds the belief that our sexual health and reproductive choices are basic human rights. Katie is a certified provider of INNATE Postpartum Care, a Birthing From Within Mentor, a certified SexologicalBodyworker, and a Holistic Pelvic Care practitioner. Her services utilizes ritual, touch, breath and movement to tap into the wisdom of our bodies to support our personal and collective healing journeys.
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Phone number: 206.407.6577
Davinah Simmons – Seattle, WA
Davinah is a labor + postpartum Doula and Birth Assistant, working and living on Duwamish land. She came to this work after a lifelong magnetism to pregnancy, babies, and the intense love from the pack of powerful women who raised her. She holds great reverence for the shifts and growth that life-altering transitions create in the human experience. Her support often utilizes listening, loving touch, connection to nature, nourishing food and drink, and an over abundance of humor. She looks forward to supporting you on your journey to healing and wholeness.
Suzi Zobrist (LMT, E-RYT500, CSB) – Orcas, WA
Suzi Zobrist is a yoga teacher, women’s pelvic health specialist, traditional medicine healer and somatic sex educator. Suzi is passionate about women’s health and has been following the root of her own healing from ovarian cancer the last 20 years. This led her to explore sacred sexuality, scar tissue remediation, womb wellness, yoni steaming, pelvic floor education, trauma healing, traditional Ceremonial practices and postpartum care. Suzi believes in the body’s innate capacity for healing and a woman’s own intuition around her well-being. Her Workshops and Healing Sessions offer practical and powerful self-care tools to inspire and empower Women for long-term vibrant health. Her Primary influences are; INNATE Postpartum Care, Holistic Pelvic Care™, STREAM (Scar Tissue Remediation Education & Management) Sexological Bodywork, Craniosacral Therapy and Ceremony.
Shelley McClure – Manning Valley, Mid-North Coast NSW Australia
Postpartum doula, real food enthusiast and educator, home herbalist dedicated to the revitalisation of postpartum care culture. Largely inspired by my own growth and challenges of crossing the threshold into Motherhood. By practicing the ancient art of postpartum care culture, in a modern context, I believe we can nurture and nourish women, children and families to have a fulfilling and supported transition into motherhood. By caring for the mother we inherently care for the babies and children, creating a ripple effect into our wider communities. The core ethos of being an INNATE postpartum care provider is that maternal health is foundational to healthy communities and this is at the heart of my work and service. I offer nourishing meals, teas, massage, herbal support, breastfeeding guidance, referrals to other specialised practitioners and importantly, a safe space of emotional support to allow families to find their own unique innate wisdom amongst the glorious messy chaos.
Penny Burrows – Dorrigo, Mid-North Coast NSW Australia
I have worked for over 20 years supporting families through the postpartum time. For 17 of those years I have worked as a birthkeeper, trained by apprenticeship in the art of being with birth, herbal medicine for the childbearing year and craniosacral therapy. I am also an accredited Childbirth Educator. I support women to birth their babies at home and couples through the rite of passage that makes them a family. I am dedicated to reinspiring my community about the necessity of comprehensive postnatal care and deep rest at this time for the long term health and wellbeing of our women.
Angela Esplin – Fraser Valley, BC
Angela is a full-spectrum doula, supporting women through miscarriage, abortion, labour and the postpartum period. She has been working with women in the realms of birth since 2000. Angela incorporates Reiki, Reconnective Healing, homeopathic remedies, plant-based medicine, touch, breathwork, Rebozo and Spinning Babies technique, along with placenta encapsulation and honouring ceremonies into her practice. She is a certified INNATE Postpartum Care Provider who offers yoni steams, castor oil packs, postnatal herbal bath, Rebozo closing and moxibustion treatment, as well as comprehensive self-care education in scar-tissue remediation, vaginal massage and holistic breast care.
Julie-Anne Mauno -Ramore, Ontario, Ca
Julie-Anne Mauno is a Perinatal Support Worker and a Postpartum Practitioner who is passionate about facilitating transformation in women and parents’ lives through postpartum practices and emotional support. She has worked in the perinatal field for over 20 years providing support and education to families. She also supports families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. She is a mother of 7 children who are all bright lights and a source of joy and growth in her own life.
Leslie Switzer – St. Marys and surrounding area, Ontario
I am a mother of 3 grown daughters and am blessed in my new role as grandmother. I was a DONA certified Birth Doula for 10 years where I experienced the tremendous strength, resiliency, power and wisdom of birthing women and mothers, following their instincts. I continue to support women during weekly Dancing For Birth™ classes as a certified instructor and also enjoy my role as a DFB™ Trainer. I have witnessed the value of education shared in a supportive environment; transforming challenge and trauma into life-giving awareness. I look forward to sharing the INNATE Postpartum Care to assist women and families to find balance and honor the sacredness of life.
Joan Stock – Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Joan has worked with children from infants to children in grade 3 for the past forty years. She is the mother of four and grandmother to an ever expanding group of young people. She has been a teacher, consultant, observer and trainer in the field of early childhood. She became interested in doula work after her son asked her to help following the birth of their son, and her daughter asked her to attend the birth of her daughter. After that she was hooked on wanting to become more supportive during pregnancy, labour, delivery and postpartum recovery and so started her journey of training in labour and breastfeeding, and cold and hot jade stone massage. With her past experience as a mother and educator in psychology and learning disabilities she has been fascinated with brain development and its importance in child development. Joan feels that every birth is unique. Each woman requires individual support and the doula’s job is to determine how best to address the needs and fears of the laboring woman and, if present, her partner, in a sensitive and caring way. There are many variables in birth and many choices to be made; Joan believes parents need information to make informed decisions. Her background in early childhood as well as her individual path through parenthood has blessed her with a sense of confidence in the unknown, a dose of reality and an appreciating sense of humor. When not working with young children she can be found in her garden, sewing or creating alcohol ink paintings.
Lira Lee – Saskatoon, SK, Canada
The journey into my work began with the birth of my first daughter in 2007. I had an empowering and spiritual home birth that changed me deeply. My first step on my path began with CAPPA for birth doula training in 2009. In 2011 I began my training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and in 2017 I took the INNATE Postpartum Care- Certification Training. I am so happy to offer this vital work combined with Craniosacral Therapy to support mothers and their families. As an Innate Traditions Care Provider I offer comprehensive postpartum education and counselling for the health of mother and child. The Innate care I offer for the postpartum woman includes; yoni steams, moxabustion, breast care and lymphatic massage, body alignment education for the healing postpartum body, pelvic floor awareness, faja belly wrapping, castor oil packs, herbal bathing, sitz baths, birth processing meditation and clearing, c-section scar care and rebozo closing of the bones ceremony. I offer nutritional education for the specific needs of a postpartum mother, provide counsel in birth and postpartum planning and give basic attachment awareness education. It is my heartfelt desire to provide support to mothers and their families for a soft landing into this most precious period of life.
(I am compassionately committed to supporting LGBQT families. I also support woman in the full spectrum of experiences in the postpartum time which includes; birth, miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion.)
Joanne Hill-Dunn – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
As a mature woman and Mother I have learned the value of self-care. It is my mission to encourage, educate, and promote women of all ages to practice self-care. Postpartum care is essential in maintaining a woman’s health throughout her childbearing years and into her postmenopausal years. I combine many forms of self-care philosophy into my energy healing practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
Talya Freitag, Jerusalem, Israel
Silvia Urbani – Vicenza, Italy
Gabriela Mckenzie – Durban, South Africa