I was 21 when I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I had absolutely no idea what was about happen to my life, my body, my mind, my relationships, anything. No idea. My body wasn't ready to carry a baby and shortly after I saw those two little pink lines the pregnancy was over. Just as quickly as it began. But there's something they don't tell you about getting pregnant. Once that spark is there, once you have life growing inside of you, whatever the length of time - be it 9 months or 9 weeks - you are a mama. I was a mama. I was still a mama for the month that followed and once I conceived my now 5 year old son. I was a mama.
I've experienced that loss again in the last 5 years. That elation of being a mother again of having another little one in my world and then - poof - just as easily as it had come it was gone.
I wish I would have known how the female body works. I wish I would have known about hormones and the dangers of low BMI and how to properly obtain the right combinations of vitamins and minerals and nutrients. I wish I would have known that most 'prenatal yoga' is a sad excuse for anything that used to resemble a yoga practice, that running a half marathon while pregnant was probably not the best idea. I wish I would have known pretty much anything about pregnancy and how my body would be affected by these changes and how I might handle them at all.
It's been 6 years since I first saw those two little pink lines and became a mama. It's been 5 pregnancies later, 3 babies, 2 losses and I have learned all the things I was longing to know in those first precious months and more.
It's being a mama that propelled me to grad school to study nutrition education. It's being a mama that pushed me to yoga teacher training. I am a mama. And I am an educator and I am a yoga teacher. I've been learning, growing (and not just my belly), evolving, changing in order to help myself and my own journey through pregnancy and beyond. But what I've really learned is that it's not been for myself at all. It's been for you. All of the classes, tens of thousands of dollars of education, workshops, research, trainings, have been for this. Right here. To educate mamas like myself that are craving the knowledge that I've been gaining.
I have been busy to say the least on creating the yummiest offerings for pregnant mamas, new mamas and those mamas looking to begin the journey of motherhood as well as gatherings so we can all come together face-to-face to support one another along the way.
If you're ready to begin this journey with a delicious nutrition plan, a safe effective exercise module and heaps of support along the way, let's chat! Take a peek at the info through the photos below that fit your stage of mamahood and schedule a clarity call today to get started.