Motherhood Doesn't Have to Be Overwhelming

I help women live a values-driven lifestyle with autonomy and confidence, so that they have a beautiful, holistic mothering experience.  I help my clients confidently navigate the childbearing year, so that they can enjoy the beauty of motherhood without being overwhelmed by the mundane and difficult moments.  I nurture mothers through the early years of motherhood because, motherhood is on-the-job-training that you can never fully prepare for.  That doesn't mean you have to go it alone!

As a doula, I find most clients want to prepare for the physical labor and delivery experience.  The reality is that your mental strength is the most important piece.  Your birth experience, like all of motherhood, is very much guided by your thoughts.  It's been said, "whether you think you can or your can't: you are right."  This is why I offer created a beautiful birth affirmations PDF.  Simply download & print and practice these throughout pregnancy.


Enjoy weekly blog posts to help you integrate mind, body and spirit so that your motherhood experience is full of joy and peace.

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I offer a unique approach to the perinatal year.  I work with clients from the first trimester through the fourth trimester.  This ensures that you are on the right track from the very beginning, taking steps to ensure that your childbearing year is
everything you'd hoped for.

Birth Affirmations

After a decade of birth work, six of my own labors I can tell you with absolute certainty: birth is mostly mental and emotional strength with just a touch of physical strength. 

If you think you can do this: you can. Affirmations are a powerful tool to train your mind and emotions to have the strength necessary to have a positive experience.

Listen to the Podcast

The Sage Motherhood Podcast Launches June 21, 2023!

After all this time, it's finally happening!!!

We'll be talking about all of the things and kicking off with a mix of prenatal nutrition & birth stories with past clients. 

You're going to love this!

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Hey there! I'm SO glad you found me!
I'm Stefanie and I'm a mom of 5
For fifteen years, my deepest desire has been to be a mother.  After a beautiful homebirth, I experienced trauma due to breastfeeding problems.  Navigating breastfeeding issues caused undiagnosed anxiety and resulted in self-isolation. 

I loved the baby and toddler years. However, my mental and emotional state, at that time, was dark.  As my family grew and the daily pressures increased, I reached a "boiling point" and knew that something had to change.

I started seeking the help I needed and implementing changes that brought me from complete overwhelm and frustration to experiencing joy and peace as my new normal.

I know that confident, joyful and peaceful mothering is available to you, and I'd love to help you experience it.  If we can start you off on the right foot in pregnancy: how much easier will it be for you?  

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Because I know that there are many phases of motherhood, I have several ways I can serve mothers and families.

Check out my "offers" page to learn more about my signature service: Perinatal Coaching.

It is the most nurturing and personalized level of care during what is likely the most significant year of your life.

© Stefanie Melo