"To Birth Embodied is to feel, intuit, and trust completely what your body and your baby are telling you throughout the process of pregnancy, labor, and birth."
As a culture we have learned to prioritize brain intelligence over body knowing. While this prioritization of the brain may have advanced us in some capacities, it leaves us disconnected from our most primal way of knowing ourselves. It is through the language of the body that we can most clearly understand ourselves. Body knowing is transparent and cohesive, un-muddied by the layers of influence and intersectionality that our brain continually sorts through. How and what our body knows is our intrinsic truth.
Pregnancy, labor, and birth is a time that is most suited to becoming reconnected to our bodies. Embodiment fosters a deep and meaningful connection to ourselves and to our babies. Building these relationships enhances decision making in pregnancy and in parenthood. It is the beginning of an attuned and resourced connection between you, your baby, and your growing family.
I offer you my skills as a Somatic Practitioner (MA in Clinical Somatic Psychology) to assist you through the process of finding your innate embodiment and to help you to sort through the narrative of your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum.
“The birth itself went along smoothly and Heather was there every step of the way. I’m really surprised when I think of how many hours she put in and was so attentive and focused. I can’t compare what she gave me and my family to any other service I ever received. She was incredible.”
"In a profession with lots of fear surrounding it, Heather is able to move past the stigma and assist fearlessly and confidently. May we all have the grace to walk through life as she walks through this journey with so many families. My only regret with stopping with 2 children is not having Heather's presence in our lives."
Having experienced the many sides of Heather as a midwife, her emotional support, her labor support, her skills in an emergency, and her postpartum care, I can undoubtedly recommend her as a midwife. She embodies everything that we love about home birth. She is a very special person and one who has had a big impact on me and my family. Thank you, Heather.”
"Heather was so calm, clear, and skilled. She held the wisdom of Steffani’s birthing body and let it move in its way – supporting the wisdom we each have to be and move toward health in the highest sense."
"Heather will make you feel like you are just talking to a good friend, only with the added benefit of this friend being an honest, and caring experienced midwife."
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Embodied Home Birth and Midwifery Care in the East Bay and San Francisco