meet charisse

meet charisse

Meet Jamie

Meet Jamie

mother blessing

mother blessing

birthing from within classes

birthing from within classes

massage therapy for pregnancy and beyond

massage therapy for pregnancy and beyond

birthin' again classes

birthin' again classes

Birth Doula Support

Birth Doula Support

Birth story medicine

Birth story medicine

connect with us

connect with us

"You do not have to be good.  

You do not have to walk for hundreds of miles on your knees through the desert, repenting

You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves…"

   from Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

 When you think about your birth journey, what stirs the "soft animal of your body?" We believe an important part of birth preparation and integration is reconnecting with the wild stirrings and longings of the Soul. For it is from deep within that a woman will birth not only her child, but herself as a Mother. Like the mother bear, gathering and feeding before her descent into hibernation during which she births her babies, a pregnant woman gathers and feeds on what information and items she imagines she will need for the journey into birth, and then surrenders and gropes in the darkness of labor making discoveries only she can make. And like the mother bear emerging from her cave when the time is right, sniffing the air, a newborn mother makes her return journey with slow care and awareness, forever changed.
We are Mentors to you on this journey. We can help you sort the bare bones truths from the clutter, help initiate you and your partner into this rite of passage that is pregnancy and birth, and celebrate with you the beauty of mindfully birthing in awareness. with or without medical support.  Whether you roar your baby out like a fierce mama bear, breathe her through like an inspired spring breeze, or something in between, or both, we honor your unique path.  The path you have walked all of your life, with bare feet, bringing you to this moment. We learn from and with you every step of the way, whether ambling, loping, or charging straight toward the moment where you meet yourself and your baby and beyond.
Welcome to Bearfoot Birth. We look forward to connecting with you soon.