Radical root medicine for the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences and outcomes
Miscarriage and Abortion Support
The loss of a pregnancy or the decision to end a pregnancy for any reason is often a taboo topic in our culture. While these events can be as significant in a person's life as birthing a child, unfortunately there are limited resources and support for those who go through them, either unexpectedly or by choice.
As a trained full spectrum doula and INNATE postpartum care provider, I offer a doula model of care for individuals and families before, during, and after abortion or miscarriage. This includes assisting clients in obtaining nonjudgemental information about all possible options available to them, physical comfort and emotional support during miscarriage and abortion whether at home or at a clinic or hospital.
It is my intention to offer miscarriage and abortion doula support services to anyone who is in need; as such, it is a donation-based offering. Contact me for info.
Embodied Birth Story Healing
Embodied birth story healing sessions assist parents around their experiences of pregnancy, birth and postpartum (or post pregnancy-loss) with the intention of seeking a new understanding and healing challenging experiences.
Blending the modalities of Birth Story Listening (Birthing From Within) and Innate Postpartum Care with somatic awareness and practice, each session supports the embodied integration of an individual's pregnancy and birth experience.
Birth Story Healing sessions are open to all genders and appropriate for birthing parents as well as their partners and birth support team.
Postpartum / Post-Pregnancy Care
In contrast to the period of profound growth -- physically, emotionally, spiritually -- during pregnancy, the postpartum period is a time for rest and integration. This is equally true for experiences of pregnancy loss and birth loss.
Throughout time and across cultures, this period was marked by traditions and rituals to support a time of extended rest, warmth and nourishment as a necessary part of healing. Much of this has been forgotten in our modern world.
The radical root medicine I offer comes from my training with Rachelle Garcia Seliga (INNATE Postpartum Care), Tami Kent (Holistic Pelvic Care), Pam England (Birth Story Listening) and from the lineage of women who birthed me here.
-Holistic Pelvic Care, bodywork and wrapping ritual to close the birth portal and honor the profound opening and expansion required to birth or release a pregnancy.
-Scar tissue remediation with castor oil on the perineum and abdomen to prevent fascial adhesions with a focus on self-care.
-Vaginal steams and herbal sitz baths which offer warm moist heat directly to pelvic floor muscles to promote healing.
-Moxibustion treatment on the abdomen or low back to bring warmth, blood flow and healing to the uterus.
-Birth Story Listening supports gaining a new understanding for integrating and embodying the pregnancy and birth experience.
Fees and Scheduling:
$100 - Intake session -online or in-person - 60 min
$100 - Coaching session - online or in-person - 60 min
$150 - Bodywork session - 90 min
Sliding scale rates for BIPOC clients
Original artwork by Clare Mack.
"My visit with Katie came right in the middle of me transitioning away from being our 11-month old's full-time caregiver. I was emotional, ungrounded and feeling totally disconnected from myself. After a thorough check-in, Katie offered some options for addressing my specific needs. Her space and her energy are so healing and supportive. It's one of the few spaces where I can really unwind and be taken care of.
I was surprised how much the holistic pelvic care work felt like other bodywork and massage – just a part of my body that never gets attention! The visualizations she led me through gave me a new perspective on my body and on my transition into finding my own identity again. "
Womb Tending Session
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