Anxious About Pregnancy, Birth or Postpartum?
I help women overcome their fears around pregnancy
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 Do This
You simply need a guide who has been there

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.

How We Do This
Together.  Address your unique needs and goals.




 

1.  Confidently Navigate Pregnancy

In three months 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 to 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 your unique labor. You will know what suggestions your provider has that are right for you and baby.


 
3. Be Strong and Supported During Your Postpartum Recovery
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. Determine your needs and know how to get them met. Recognize potential problems and have resources to solve those problems.  You can mother without guilt!

Feel Empowered, Confident and Strong
Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond



Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from hiring a birth doula
A Birth Doula generally contracts with you mid pregnancy with limited prenatal support.  Generally you will have some text and phone conversation during pregnancy as well as 1-2 coaching and planning appointments in home.  The doula is on call for several weeks around your estimated due date and meets you for support and stays with you offering encouragement, tips, labor coaching, comfort support  and stays with you until 1-2 hours after the birth.  Generally she will meet with you 1-2x postpartum.

Prenatal Coaching walks you through everything YOU need in order to navigate pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum with grace and ease.  You will learn things you can safely do for common discomforts of pregnancy, how to prepare your body for a great birth, transforming your mind to LOOK FORWARD to giving birth, instead of being afraid.  You will learn the basics of labor and delivery as well as newborn interventions.  We will discuss newborn development, support and your parenting approach.  Additionally we will prepare you for the massive emotional and physical changes that occur during the first twelve weeks after giving birth.  We will create a custom plan for you to get the support that you need during this monumental time.


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 get on board, you will book your first consultation with me and I will summarize your coaching plan.  We will schedule 12 weekly coaching calls and work through your custom plan to bring you to your goals.

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?

Are you excited to not be at the mercy of your fears?


If that’s you, then join me!