Helping women feel empowered around their health is a huge motivating factor for me. There is so much we are not taught about our hormones, cycles, nutrition, environmental impacts, and unique experience as women nor are we typically taught to trust our instincts and listen to our body. There is even a lot of confusion around what is normal when it comes to puberty, pms, menopause, thyroid health, and daily discomforts such as insomnia and fatigue. Often women that are suffering from fatigue, low libido, or brain fog are told they are “fine” or maybe just depressed or hormonal when really there is something off balance that can be nourished with lifestyle and nutritional changes.
It is time for a change!
I provide education and dietary/nutrition/lifestyle support for women as they pass through various stages in life to optimize wellness. Choices you make today not only impact your health today but decades down the line. Helping females transition smoothly and healthfully through childhood, puberty, fertility, prenatal, postpartum, menopause, and on is an honor.
Tending to expecting mamas, new mamas, their families, and couples hoping to get pregnant is one of the greatest jobs in the world. I adore it and have done it professionally since 2007 in a variety of ways, including birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, prenatal and postpartum yoga teacher, ayurvedic therapist, friend, mom, daughter, body worker, and now functional medicine nutritionist.
Pregnancy is a natural time to turn inside and learn about ourselves and listen to what our body needs. A time to trust our intuition. If we are mindful during this time we can learn life lessons that will enhance our lives for decades to come. As a new parent we are challenged like we never imagined and feeling supported and nurtured during this time allows us to be the greatest parent we can be. Historically and in cultures all over the world people have and do believe in the importance of taking care of oneself and finding support during this important and short time. Nutrition, lifestyle, and environment are hugely important during this time affecting both babies development as well as mamas hormone functioning today and for decades to come, and long term overall health. This is a critical time to support and nourish your body.
Professionally I have attended almost 50 births and have been part of many many more. Personally I have birthed 4 babies in just about every way imaginable. This includes a natural birth, a cesarean, and a twin VBAC. From this I have learned total non-judgment and the importance of bringing peace, love, joy, and empowerment to every and any kind of birth experience that unfolds. I have also learned first hand how different healing is for different women in different situations. Meeting women where they are at is important and developing unique plans depending on their specific situation is what I love.