I have the privilege of being a certified Bodywork for the Childbearing Year™ therapist. I provide prenatal and postpartum massage specialization and labor support services. The exciting moment between pre- and post-, the moment of BIRTH, is one I am lucky enough to have shared with several women and their families as a Labor Support Specialist.
Labor Support begins with a meeting by the 30th week of pregnancy to discuss your birth plan and complete required paperwork. Labor Support can be whatever you need including advocacy for your birth plan, silence, vocalizations, movement, massage, and encouragement, and is not a “coach” unless asked to fill this role. The mother’s preferences are honored at all times and may vary through the stages of labor.
The goal and intent is to support the mother with careful listening and supportive actions, providing a safe and comforting place for her to deliver her baby with the least effort possible and the most joy imaginable!
“My first labor included 3 hours of pushing. It’s exhausting to start motherhood off after that. EVERY muscle is sore, including Continue reading