*genea is the ancient Greek root word meaning origin, generation...and family. We believe that the act of Birth creates not only a new baby, but a whole new family in all its myriad forms.
I believe that birth works. Sometimes it happens quickly, and sometimes it happens slowly...but it works. The female body was designed to give birth! We have been taught to fear what we don't know, and we no longer know about birth. Fear of birth has been instilled in us from a young age. It comes from every movie made with a birthing woman in it and every TV program, where women are "rescued" from pain. It also comes from every well-meaning friend who tells us all of the reasons we will get "our" epidural.
I believe in women. I am constantly in awe when I am in a birthing woman’s space. There is so much power there, and so much vulnerability. Wouldn't it be great to JUST GIVE BIRTH? Every woman is capable of it! For some, it means letting go of pre-conceived notions about birth. It means letting go of their inhibitions. It means a lot of study. For some, it means hiring a doula to attend to her during birth. And for some women, it means they need to birth at home in their own environment.
I am adding a complimentary 90 minute prenatal,postpartum or hot stone massage to my midwifery care package.
Also available will be three extra 60 minute prenatal, postpartum or hot stone massages for an extra $200.00.
The massage room is across the hall from my prenatal space in W St Paul and the massage therapist is Amber! She uses Young Living Oils and is trained in prenatal/postpartum and infant massage. She is also trained in the Raindrop Technique and Auriculotherapy.