Anxious About Birth, Pregnancy or Postpartum?

I help women overcome their fears around the childbearing year,
I offer them tools for coping with discomfort, worry
and resources for self-advocacy

What My Clients Say
“Stefanie is a phenomenal doula and my son's birth wouldn't have been as smooth without her. Prior to my delivery day, Stefanie met with me to discuss my birth plan, how my pregnancy was progressing and to learn information about myself and my family. She was very open and receptive to my plan and never once tried to sway me to do something different. I was very comfortable with her especially knowing she had first hand experience with birth via her children's births.  She's very knowledgeable about natural birth, breastfeeding and cloth diapers. She was always available by phone or email and scheduled in person meetings as needed.”

-Amethyst
Did You Know more than HALF of pregnant women experience anxiety and depression while pregnant?
Anxiety and Depression are serious issues, and when they go unchecked it can set women up for a cycle of harmful beliefs, behaviors and habits.

We all want what is best for ourselves and our precious babies.  We do well, when we can.  Sometimes we just don’t know the way.

Birth is a separate, mysterious medical  event in they eyes of most.  It is almost secret, and secrets fuel insecurity and fear.

The perinatal year (pregnancy, birth, postpartum) needs  to be brought into the light.  Let’s pull back the curtain and see what we are really dealing with, and embrace the challenges it presents.

Are you ready to learn, in plain english, what’s going on with your body, hormones, you heart when  it comes to the childbearing year?


You Can Totally Do This
Maybe you’d like some help?

You are meant for connection & community.  You are meant for confidence, strength and power.
That is not the common pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience though is it?

Many women worry about every choice they make during pregnancy.  Should I eat that? Can I still have sex? Can I use this oil? Will I pass this on to baby?
Everything says “consult your doctor” but who has time to call the doctor 14x a day?  

How do you move from uncertainty, worry and feeling disempowered 
to confidence, strength & power?

You  learn from someone who knows.

Your doctor or midwife have the role of supporting normal gestation and delivery.
Your doula supports you physically and emotionally in labor.
You are the one and only gatekeeper of your mind and body.
You are the one to carry the baby,
You are the one who pushes the baby out,
You are the one that feeds the baby.

Shouldn’t you be the most empowered person in the team?
 
You want a coach for the for pregnancy, birth and postpartum

With 12 years in the field, I have seen countless moms set up for disappointment, trauma and mood disorders.

Let me walk you through a plan to get you the best perinatal year possible.





 

1.  Confidently Navigate Pregnancy

In this course you will move from confused to confident.  You’ll have an understanding of normal pregnancy signs, symptoms and changes. You will gain an understanding for best practices tpo support healthy baby development as well as your choices to support common (sometimes uncomfortable) pregnancy symptoms.  You will be empowered to chose the best care for you and baby.


 
2.  Feel Empowered to Give Birth
You will learn about the labor process from false labor to delivery of the placenta. You will understand how the process works, what all those terms are your care provider throws around that might have otherwise made you dizzy with confusion.  You don’t need an advanced  degree to understand how birth works.  Because you know, you will feel confident going into the unknowns of labor. You will feel confident you can recognize the different suggestions your care provider offers and know which ones feel right for you.


 
3. Be Strong and Supported During Your Postpartum Recovery
Recovering from birth, adjusting to a new normal post-pregnancy are MAJOR challenges.  Bumps in the process are common, but when mamas are not supported and prepared a common problem can feel like a lost cause.  Enter the beauty of postpartum with a firm understanding of what that looks like physically and emotionally.  Gain and understanding of normal newborn development as well as the best way to feed your baby.  Asking for help is a sign of a strong mom.

Feel Empowered, Confident and Strong
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from other courses out there?
Preparation, Peace and Your Perinatal Year is a HOLISTIC  approach to the perinatal year.  We aren’t just talking one aspect of pregnancy such as nutrition, prenatal care, supplements and coping with the changes it brings.  We aren’t exclusively discussing childbirth education, or birth comfort measures, or breastfeeding or cloth diapering.  We are discussing all of that and more.  Here is the main difference, we are talking about how to prepare and support YOU and your mental and emotional well being during a very important year of your life.

What qualifications does Stefanie have?
I was a Massage Therapist for 12 years which included advanced training in fertility enhancement, infant bonding, infant massage, craniosacral  therapy and pregnancy massage.
I am a certified birth doula with experience working in an out of hospital birth center, serving mothers in home, birth center and hospital for 9 years.
I am breastfeeding warrior navigating a very underdiscussed troubles of chronic low milk supply.  I’ve served on the focus groups of one published breastfeeding book and taught midwives and doulas how to support women in their feeding goals, while caring for baby and preserving their mental and emotional well being.

How Does the Course Work?
Once you are ready to commit to your well being on this journey, you’ll head over here to purchase the course.  Each week, for 12 weeks you will get access to a new video teaching (most are around 1 hour) on twelve different topics related to healthy pregnancy, childbirth preparation and postpartum education and preparation.

What is the Goal?
My goal is to support you to have the EDUCATION  about each topic and the TOOLS to support you on your journey.  Some moms will need a cesarean, some moms will have low milk supply, some mothers will have six weeks off work, some 12, some will love being pregnant, others won’t.  There isn’t a right way to do your perinatal year.  But it is WRONG for mothers to feel alone, unsupported and uninformed.  Most of us aren’t used to advocating for ourselves, that’s where I help.  Because now, you are advocating for two (or more!)
Are you ready to change your mindset ?
Are you ready to feel peace?

Are you ready to find out what’s possible for your birth?

Are you excited to go into motherhood with skills you need to
THRIVE?

To no longer feel at the mercy of your fears?

To experience all the feelings of motherhood without being overwhelmed by them?

If that’s you, then join me!