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An invitation

It’s a lovely fertile June morning, and I would love to invite you to my deck for a cup of tea and a chat. I’m excited to hear your story, and to share some things I’ve learned with you as well. I’ve worked in the birth professions since 1997 as a doula and childbirth educator, and now as a midwife, Arvigo® practitioner, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I’ve raised four children of my own, so I have the perspective and experience that goes beyond academic training. I have a heart for new families and all that fertility, pregnancy, birth and parenting entails. Please share your stories in the comments, and I hope you will find some things here to learn, value, and take comfort in.

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Arvigo, Self-Care

Self-Care Training

I hosted and assisted the instructor for an Arvigo® Level 1 (Self-Care) Training last weekend. Eight lovely women from nearby (Appleton, Fond du Lac), and farther away (Minneapolis/St Paul MN, Marquette Michigan, and Kentucky) came for a beautiful, intense and supportive weekend. We ate healthy food, learned the self-care protocol for the Arvigo® work, delved into the anatomy of the pelvis, shared stories, laughed and cried together.

Whenever I’m with other practitioners, the gatherings are supportive and welcoming. The community upholds the standards and ethics of the profession, and also supports each other and welcomes new practitioners with open and loving arms.

Self-Care training is open to anyone, regardless of whether or not you plan to move on to practitioner training. Anyone with a belly can benefit from the gentle self-care that is taught during an Arvigo® session and at the full weekend retreat training.

There will be more offerings of class and gatherings! Stay tuned to this space, as well as my business Facebook page for updates on 2018 happenings!