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matrescence :

"The process of becoming a mother, coined by Dana Raphael, Ph.D. (1973), is a developmental passage where a woman transitions through pre-conception, pregnancy and birth, surrogacy or adoption, to the postnatal period and beyond. The exact length of matrescence is individual, recurs with each child, and may arguably last a lifetime! The scope of the changes encompass multiple domains --bio-psycho-social-political-spiritual-- and can be likened to the developmental push of adolescence."

Aurélie Athan, Ph.D.

"She is going to the edge of her being where every resource she has will be called on to assist in this journey."

Jana Studelska

Driven by passion...

As a mother of three, a birth doula, a postpartum cook & care provider, a educator specializing in postpartum preparation, my passion for all things motherhood has turned into a flourishing career in mother-centered care. I believe in the sacred journey of matrescence and in the necessity of proper, individualized care throughout this time of transition and development. Matrescence begins in pre-conception & continues for life. My hope is to show women the value of feeling deeply held, heard nourished & nurtured. I look forward to walking alongside you.

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