Pregnancy, Birth and Nesting

I love meeting people from all around the world that are getting ready to have a new baby.

So many people are waking up to the fact that birth is a sacred and life changing event – and have very clear hopes for how they envision that birth to be.

Once parents decide that they want their birth experience to be on their own terms, it takes creative planning and preparation to have it all come together in the best way possible.

The baby is also going through such intense development during the prenatal time, that I always tell parents that I’m working with, that they are doing more parenting now, while the baby is inside, than they will through much of it’s life afterwards.

I like to engage with parents closely – working with them to honor this extremely significant journey of life during pregnancy and preconception.

I also do a lot of work with single mothers. Which I can especially relate to – as I gave birth to my last child and have raised her while being a single mother.

By meeting on a regular basis, we go deep into the whole experience

We spend time exploring the different stages of pregnancy, talking about what is happening in your body and in your babies’ development as well as how you are feeling about the process, what type of birth you want to have, what fears or questions you may have and what elements are important for the nesting (postpartum) time.

We also spend a good amount of time working together to create the perfect nest with the resources and space that you have. From suggestions for dealing with in-laws to how to choose a car seat… to initiation ceremonies – the list goes on and on!

I’m here for you. One on one.

I like for everyone that I work with to use a birth journal, and as we work together, I will suggest activities and art projects, as well as specific “homework” to do on a regular basis. This journal acts as a keepsake for you to look back into the process – and is something you can give to your baby when they are grown.

The sessions are always tailored to YOU.

A lot of times I just listen and let you know that I am here for you. And answer questions, and tell you stories from what I’ve learned working with birthing women over the years, as well as my own experiences giving birth to my 7 children. I also record the video call and send you a copy afterwards.

With the same amount of passion, planning and energy as we would invest for a wedding,(“birth is the new wedding” post here) I envision a time that the same attention is given to the childbirth process and hope to help foster that practice by developing this service.

I’m including two birth stories below – the first is from Jessica, who lives in Pennsylvania, U.S. – the second is from Emma, who lives in Ecuador. Two beautiful, strong women…

Jessica and Dean

Jessica and Dean

“I was lucky enough to have Linda at my first homebirth. It went so perfectly. So when I found out I was pregnant again, I knew I wanted to do it with her again! Since she was living in a different country at the time, I was thrilled to be able to have online consultations with her. She is incredibly knowledgeable in all things baby, and always had an answer for my many crazy questions. The convenience of being able to have appointments without having to even leave my bed was definitely a plus too! She even attended my birth online. I was able to hear her words of encouragement and advice. She checked in for days after my birth, which was what I thought was the hardest part of the birth, the healing process. Linda has such inspired ideas and ways of making this time of healing and bonding so special, and easy on the mother. What I really liked, is her dynamic way of challenging modern societal thought processes of interventions and convenience, and her ability to acknowledge the need of the baby and mother in our most vulnerable and sacred of moments. Her knowledge of rituals and bonding can do so much to enhance a birthing experience to something that can never be forgotten.” – Jessica

 

Emma and Aurora

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My name is Emma and I have had the honor and privilege of being under the guidance and tuition of Linda for the pregnancy and birth of my second daughter Aurora. Linda took not just me but my husband and eldest daughter under her wing from the moment of conception of my second baby, as the service she gives is not just for the pregnant Mama but includes the whole family. My first baby was a C-section (one of the only times a C-section is really necessary, breach, transverse and placenta previa, there was no way she could have come out) and I was devastated that I did not give birth naturally. So for my second I was determined to have a natural birth and do all that I could for me and my baby. In comes Linda…… From the first meeting and consultation my husband and I felt right at ease, from the very first moment we could see, hear and feel that Linda knew what she was talking about and we understood the importance of everything she said. Linda is a fountain of experience and knowledge and is always available if expectant parents have any questions or fears that need answering and releasing. All the way through the pregnancy Linda would send or talk to us about new information that had become available not only about the science, but practical steps that you can take to ensure you have a great stress free pregnancy. Our birthing story is a little unique my husband and I were in the Amazon jungle in north Peru when our baby was due and even though we had midwives, doctors and a hospital at hand, we decided that we did not want their services. And we were so confident in ourselves and in Linda’s guidance that we could birth the baby by ourselves. Please don’t think that we are reckless and we do not recommend this to any new parents and would advise that you do have a doula or midwife with you, even it is just for support. Aurora was born and delivered by my husband, Linda was there on the end of a phone line should we need anything during this time and I have to say it was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life!! With Linda’s guidance I went through all the stages of birth with no fear and with full presence and really had my rite of passage as a woman. This may sound strange to you if you are a new Mama but you will fully understand when you get there yourself. I recommend Linda’s services to everyone I know that is having a baby, her assistance is invaluable!! I really cannot say enough wonderful things about this amazing birthing goddess!! Have yourselves a beautiful pregnancy and birth, we did!!! Love Emma xxxxx

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Greg and Aurora

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I also like to barter and I work on a sliding scale, to ensure that anyone that wants to connect with me is able to.

I look forward to meeting and talking with you.

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