The Journey to Parenthood
Pregnancy requires physical, psychological and spiritual TRANSFORMATION. Gestating and bringing forth human life is an incredible experience full of hope, joy, fear, discomfort, anger…the whole spectrum of colorful human experience.
Many needs of pregnant women fail to be met in our modern lives where we often live in isolation, not part of a community of caring others who can help nurture and shepherd us into motherhood. Many mamas-to-be don’t receive any loving hands on our depleted, transforming bodies or any attention for our wildly growing hearts that are full of new fears and aspirations.
We live in a culture that objectifies babies and mothers, turning new mother’s bodies into weight-loss projects and babies into status symbols sporting name brand products. Mothers-to-be crave and deserve soulful care and attention, and yet many have difficulty asking for the much needed help that comes with growing a new life.
In reality, pregnant mamas:
Need to rely more heavily on the care and support of other people
Priorities and identities are dramatically transformed
Physiology and brains change
Experience difficult emotions that need to be witnessed and validated
We are here to help hold and highlight the soulfulness of this tender, beautiful, elegant, excruciating phase of life.