Melynda Smith

 maternity consulting

Birth is the most profound initiation into spirituality a woman can have.- Ibu Robin Lim

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I'd have to agree wholeheartedly with Yogi Bhajan…

"Preparing for a conscious birth is the best gift to give your child. Your effort to be awake and aware during birthing sets the stage for your child to be awake and aware. Set your intention for a sensitive, conscious birth; prepare yourself and your environments, give your very best..."

The day a woman gives birth is the most transformative and important of her and her baby's life, and this is why every "sage femme" (wise woman) should take the time and effort to learn all they can about their birth options and make evidence based, informed decisions.

I love supporting families who want to...

  • Feel completely confident, prepared and knowledgeable about the labor and birth process

  • Prepare their mind/body/soul for birthing and parenting

  • Approach pregnancy, birth and parenting from a holistic and evidence based perspective

  • Receive compassionate, nurturing, heart centered support from an experienced childbirth professional

  • Approach birth as a joyful and fun experience that is to be CELEBRATED!

  • Tap in to and learn to trust their womb wisdom (maternal instincts and intuition)

  • Prepare and plan for their BEST birth; whether it's a VBAC, Holistic Cesarean, or Home/Water Birth

  • Learn about their full range of birth options so they can make informed and educated decisions

  • Develop a practical Prenatal, Birth or Postpartum Preparation Plan

  • Be honored, uplifted and respected during this amazing life transition

 …IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHERE A WOMAN'S TRUE POWER LIES, LOOK TO THOSE PRIMAL EXPERIENCES WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT TO FEAR... THE VERY SAME EXPERIENCES WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT TO DISTANCE OURSELVES FROM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, OFTEN BY MEDICALIZING THEM SO THAT WE ARE BARELY CONSCIOUS OF THEM ANYMORE. LABOR AND BIRTH RANK RIGHT UP THERE WITH EXPERIENCES THAT PUT WOMEN IN TOUCH WITH THEIR FEMININE POWER.

DR. CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP

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 As a childbirth professional and maternity consultant,

I've been passionately serving families since 2011 and have a deep appreciation for the very important energetic, emotional and psycho-spiritual aspects of conception, pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Regarding the childbearing year; there’s no other time when one is expected to do, be and experience so much. This is a period marked by challenges, beauty and profound transformation; holding space for parents as they navigate this new territory is a joy and honor.

"Peace on Earth Begins With Birth"

is not some lame platitude to me; but a sincere philosophy- if we want to heal this planet, I firmly believe that we should start at the very beginning; think of how quickly the quality of life on this planet would improve if we took steps to ensure that our children were conceived, birthed and parented in a peaceful, loving way. Unfortunately, this has become increasingly hard to do when one is born via the American health care system where birth trauma is the norm, obstetrical practices are antiquated and family leave is practically non existent. Helping parents create practical action plans so they can avoid these common pit falls is something I take great pride in. 

The truth is this: The worlds leading experts in the fields of neuroscience and human development have confirmed what the ancients have always known; that the first year of life, which includes those nine months of the prenatal period, lays the foundation for the child’s primal health and profoundly shape him; mind, body and spirit. This is why I go above and beyond to ensure the parents I work with are healthy, happy and supported. Family wellness is global wellness.

THIS IS WHO I AM AND WHAT I'M ABOUT. VIVA LA FAMILIA!

 

A pregnant woman is participating in an event of miraculous significance, She is bringing into existence a new life that did not exist before. The quality of this life will be defined by the quality of birth. The genius of her body is designed to give birth with grace and ease. In our soft, warm hands we are holding the keys to our future... Within the sacred act of birth lies a pathway to the pure potentiality of life.

Elena Tonetti-Vladimirova

 
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