PREGNANCY & BIRTH
Check Out Our Expansive Prenatal Program
We offer a robust prenatal program to support ALL pregnant families. Our program includes comprehensive virtual childbirth workshops, in-person birth classes, weekly prenatal yoga, postpartum and newborn preparation classes, and weekly virtual pregnancy circles with our expert team!
We will also offer tailored consultations for family-centered care.
Where we customize guidance on birth preparation, breastfeeding, and beyond.
Embracing Pregnancy is an opportunity for pregnant families to come together, talk to local birth and postpartum experts. The Nest has cultivated an amazing and experienced team to lead weekly gatherings, monthly conversations along with additional
classes for more support.
We welcome all families and birth plans to participate in our Embracing Pregnancy gatherings. Whether your care is through a midwife or OBGYN, our doulas offer a personalized experience for the entire length of your pregnancy. We aim to offer a mix of in-person and virtual offerings to welcome all families.
Join the program for FREE, thanks to local grant funding!
Weekly Prenatal Support Circle
The Embracing Pregnancy Circle is a welcoming, safe, and confidential space to connect with other pregnant women and mothers-to-be. So often the journey of pregnancy feels like a solo journey, however, most women do best with a supportive community around them. We are offering a space and dedicated time to sink into your journey with others to support all of the shifts and changes inherent to becoming a parent.
Monday's circle is held and facilitated by Ashlee Sakaishi-Wilkin, an experienced Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, labor and birth doula, Innate Provider, prenatal yoga instructor, and holder of sacred space. All birthing people are welcome to join us, please bring your dinner, your journal and a pen, and yourself.
BS Nutrition, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Pancha Karma Specialist, CMT, Ayudoula, Labor Doula, Prenatal Yoga Instructor,
Center for Sacred Window Studies
Instructor and Mentor
Meet the Doula with Shalin
Each month join birth doula, Shalin Butterworth, as she leads a discussion with a local birth and wellness expert to help you answer your pregnancy questions. Hear from birth doulas, local midwives, lactation consultants, wellness practitioners for bodywork, yoga, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and more.
These virtual meet-ups will be scheduled month by month - join our community to receive notifications and invitations for each event.
Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Doula and Parent Mentor
So Zen Birth Services
Join the Embracing Pregnancy Community
LIVE VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS
Our cornerstone and comprehensive birth class package includes childbirth preparation, stages of labor, comfort measures during labor, pain management, birth positions, infant feeding, and more!
PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM CLASSES
We offer a variety of additional birth and postpartum preparation classes,
taught by our Doulas and Lactations Consultants.
THE FOURTH TRIMESTER
We gather to share, listen and connect with others who are caring for a newborn. We can talk about everything from postpartum healing and maternal health to infant sleep and breastfeeding to preparing to go back to work. For those with older children, we can also explore the challenges that come with welcoming another baby.
Our postpartum group remains online for the convenience of parents with newborns to join from home and not have to worry about traveling, car seats or even getting dressed! Join as you are, from wherever you are. Audio only is welcome also.
Facilitated by Katie DaMota, IBCLC & Ashlee Sakaishi-Wilkin, Postpartum Doula.
FREE TO JOIN!
Every Thursday at 1 PM