Created to Increase Awareness and Access.

 

This stage of becoming a new mother is extremely challenging. Many report this time as one that is "unexpected". How could we as a culture communicate that this is not all cherries and roses? Birth can be traumatizing both physically and emotionally, and we are not in control of our bodies, or our time. Mothers need support, that is not always covered by insurance, or can be seen as a luxury. It will take  knowledge that is gained only from many years of experience. This is not something that you need to do alone. 

 

Service Providers

 

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Jennifer Murdock
Founder, Photographer

Jennifer has twenty five years experience photographing her hearts desire. After her birth, photographing women in the childbirth phase of their life was the desire. It felt the most meaningful.  

Daniele Strawmyre
Partner, Yoga Instructor

Daniele is a professional choreographer, dancer and movement educator of over 25 years, with a focus on prenatal and postpartum health for the last 5 years. 

Rosemary Ragusa   Partner, Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula  Rosemary has fifteen years experience photographing newborns. She has just finished a one year intensive for lactation and doula support, with a highly reputable lactation company in Portland, OR.

Rosemary Ragusa

Partner, Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula

Rosemary has fifteen years experience photographing newborns. She has just finished a one year intensive for lactation and doula support, with a highly reputable lactation company in Portland, OR.

Calle Fruscello   Personal Chef  Calle has served individuals and families since 2011, including teaching at Whole Foods downtown Portland. She is certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Calle Fruscello

Personal Chef

Calle has served individuals and families since 2011, including teaching at Whole Foods downtown Portland. She is certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Erin has been in private practice specializing in women’s health since 2007. She has been honored to support women’s physical and emotional transitions with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and functional nutrition.

Erin has been in private practice specializing in women’s health since 2007. She has been honored to support women’s physical and emotional transitions with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and functional nutrition.

I became a licensed massage therapist in 2007 here in Portland, OR, USA. In the beginning of my work, I had no idea people were suffering so profoundly from abdominal adhesions and the related complications


I became a licensed massage therapist in 2007 here in Portland, OR, USA. In the beginning of my work, I had no idea people were suffering so profoundly from abdominal adhesions and the related complications

Ruth Baunhuber   Stoller Strides Instructor  Started in Austin after seeing some new moms in the park working out with strollers. She caught the passion after they expressed how beneficial it was for them. Three months later she was teaching, four years as a fitness instructor under her belt in 2018.

Ruth Baunhuber

Stoller Strides Instructor

Started in Austin after seeing some new moms in the park working out with strollers. She caught the passion after they expressed how beneficial it was for them. Three months later she was teaching, four years as a fitness instructor under her belt in 2018.

Leslie’s journey as a yoga student and teacher, she realized the power and importance of setting an intention at the beginning of each day. Adding affirmations to the candles is just a natural extension of Leslie’s personality and life. She believes that we all get to choose our attitudes and perception of life every day, and affirmations can be that helpful tool to steer us in a positive and intentional direction.

Leslie’s journey as a yoga student and teacher, she realized the power and importance of setting an intention at the beginning of each day. Adding affirmations to the candles is just a natural extension of Leslie’s personality and life. She believes that we all get to choose our attitudes and perception of life every day, and affirmations can be that helpful tool to steer us in a positive and intentional direction.

Trista Okel   Founder and Developer of empower Bodycare  Trista had been committed to finding a formula that successfully addresses common ailments. Trista’s mother was experiencing arthritis pain with no relief from pharmaceuticals. Trista spent seven years finding a product that works.

Trista Okel

Founder and Developer of empower Bodycare

Trista had been committed to finding a formula that successfully addresses common ailments. Trista’s mother was experiencing arthritis pain with no relief from pharmaceuticals. Trista spent seven years finding a product that works.