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The 6 Seasons of a Complicated Family-Building Journey

Knowing what season you're in determines the safest, most successful ways we can work together.

A trauma-informed, neurobiological approach to reproductive, perinatal and overall health means we have to work with what's physiologically possible and safe for your body at each phase of your journey.

The graphic and descriptions below will outline

 

  • the 6 Seasons of a Complicated Family-Building Journey

  • what type of support is possible physiologically at each stage

  • how we can work together

Once you identify the phase you're in, you can click on the links to inquire further about how we can partner together on your family-building journey.

We look forward to working with you!

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Transforming

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In this season, you're recovering from your previous pregnancy.


Pregnancy ended weeks, months, or years ago. Maybe you were able to bring your baby home, maybe you were not able to. Maybe your baby had some NICU time, maybe they didn't. You're trying to process what happened. You've tried numerous lifestyle changes and resources like therapy, yoga, journaling, support groups. You may have developed new health complications (autoimmune disease, chronic pain, insomnia, etc.). You know you want to understand what's happening now, what happened before and if you can feel like you again.

During this season, your body is able to...

Begin deep body-based work to integrate the somatic (body-based) narrative of what happened in your previous pregnancy. You can begin deep body-based work to rewire your nervous system and release trapped survival stress to begin healing from pregnancy/birth/medical trauma and restoring neuro-endo-immune balance to improve stress-induced health complicaqtions. 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

 Cultivating

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In this season, you're preparing to try to conceive.


You're ready to think about and plan for trying to conceive again after preterm birth or late term/neonatal loss. You aren't ready to actually begin trying. You may not be medically cleared to try again, but you are ready to think about it, start planning for it and begin preparing to try to conceive. You want a plan and you want to know how to feel ready to TTC when the time is right.

During this season, your body is able to...

Find the gaps from your previous reproductive health care plan and fill them with trauma-informed, neurobiological approaches and health education to improve your overall and reproductive health. You can begin deep body-based work to rewire your nervous system and release trapped survival stress to support yoru fertility and improve stress-induced health complications. 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive,  a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

Fertility Foundations, a supportive program that blends high-level trainings with from a trauma-informed, neurobiological lens with personalized, 1:1 support to help you experience relief from ongoing concerns and suport your body to be ready to be pregnant again.

Budding

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In this season, you're trying to conceive.

 

You are medically cleared and are ready to try to conceive. You are ready to, or have already started, tracking your cycles, or you have scheduled your first appointment with your fertility clinic. You're already anxious about getting pregnant again, and you know that getting pregnant is just one of many milestones you want to support your body to meet. Your goal is not to just get pregnant, but to get pregnant and also have a healthy pregnancy.

During this season, your body is able to...

 

Continue deep, body-based work to release trapped survival stress from your body and restore neuro-endo-immune balance to support your overall health and somatic health. Take a deep dive into your reproductive health and fill the gaps of your current health care plan to reduce the risk of medical errors during your fertility and pregnancy journey. Add trauma-informed health education to understand how your current health may impact your future pregnancy and add trauma-informed, neurobiological practices to support your body to have a healthy pregnancy. Focus not only on getting pregnant but what can you do now to set up a strong foundation to reduce the risk of pregnancy complications in your next pregnancy.

We recommend moving beyond anxiety-relieving strategies. Instead, we recommend focusing on restoring balance to your neuro-endo-immune systems to help you feel ready for a healthy pregnancy while also setting the biological stage to stack the odds in your favor for a positive outcome.
 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

Path to Baby™️, a trauma-informed concierge health strategy program that uses neurobiological techniques to help pregnant women and people have healthier high-risk pregnancies after prematurity or second, third trimester, or neonatal loss.

Flourishing

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In this season, you're newly pregnant (up to 13 weeks)!

 

You're scared of what could happen but you don't want that fear to drive how you experience this pregnancy. You know you want to go through this high-risk pregnancy with peace and joy, being present for every milestone. You are committed to surrounding yourself with care team members who support your self-advocacy, welcome your questions, and encourage you to trust your body. You are determined to ensure that you don't fall through the cracks in the medical system (again) this time. You want to know that no matter what happens this time, you did everything you could to stack the deck in your favor. 

During this season, your body is able to...


Continue deep, body-based work to release trapped survival stress from your body that is tailored to your physiology of the first trimester to support a healthy pregnancy now and reduce the risk of future complications.. This means any somatic work you've done before must shift to accommodate the neuro-endo-immune changes that are happening in the first trimester (and then change again in the second and third trimesters). Review your health care plan and fill gaps with trauma-informed health education and neurobiological support that is tailored to your health, your history, and every stage of this pregnancy. 

This is not the season to begin deep trauma healing work due to rapid physiological changes that are happening in the first trimester. We recommend focusing your energy on neurobiological practices and health care management guidance to ensure you are setting the stage to reduce your risk of complications and optimizing your chances for a healthy high-risk pregnancy.
 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

Path to Baby™️, a trauma-informed concierge health strategy program that uses neurobiological techniques to help pregnant women and people have healthier high-risk pregnancies after prematurity or second, third trimester , or neonatal loss.

Tending

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In this season, you're looking for help with a health issue during pregnancy.

 

You're between 13 and 26 weeks pregnant and you've started experiencing anxiety or panic attacks to preterm contractions, hypertension, insomnia, or PPROM. The very thing you didn't think would happen (again), did. You're looking for guidance on how to support your body through the rest of your pregnancy, manage this complication, ensure that your health care team isn't missing anything (again), and to have hope that things you and baby will still be ok. 

During this season, your body is able to...

 

Fill the gaps of your health care plan with trauma-informed health education and neurobiological support that is tailored to your history, your health, and every stage of pregnancy. Focus on staying in your body so you don't become disembodied through overwhelm. This is essential to protect against encoding the rest of your pregnancy, prenatal care, or your birth as traumatic.

This is not the season to begin deep body-based trauma healing work due to the profound physiological changes that are happening in the second trimester. Additionally, because a health concern has popped up, your body has gone into protective mode and will not allow deep nervous system rewiring as a protective mechanism. 

We recommend focusing your energy on managing your health concern as gently as possible, while being mindful of how the management strategies work with your changing body in the second trimester. We also recommend learning how to stay in your body through the rest of your pregnancy to help protect you from encoding the rest of your pregnancy or birth as traumatic.
 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

Embracing

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In this season, you're in the home stretch of your pregnancy!

 

You're between 27 and 36 weeks pregnant. You want clarity about what's happening to your body, why your health care team is recommending what they're recommending for the end of your pregnancy, and what lies ahead for you through labor and delivery, and post delivery.

During this season, your body is able to...

Fill the gaps of your health care plan with trauma-informed health education to support confident decision-making as you prepare to meet your little one. Practice staying in your body to protect against encoding the rest of your body, your prenatal care, or your birth as traumatic.
 

This is not the season to begin deep body-based trauma healing work due to the rapid physiological changes that are happening in the third trimester. Additionally, there is not enough time for trauma-informed, neurobiological practices to be successfully implemented to make a meaningful difference for most health complications that arise at this stage of pregnancy, because your body has gone into protective mode, and will prevent the body-based shifts that are at the foundation of neuro-endo-immune support.

In this season, we recommend focusing your energy on translating, into plain language, your health care plans and future decisions that lie ahead for you. We recommend focusing on staying in your body and receiving support and trauma-informed health education to support confident decision-making as you prepare to meet your little one. 

Partner together...

Make it Make Sense™️, the best way to get targeted, personalized information that answers the question “What happened to me, and how does it makes sense?” so you can move forward with new strategic insights into your health.

Arrive a supportive 8-week program guiding you through gentle neurosensory practices to help you come back home to your body, without overwhelm.

Each of our programs are designed with your physiological state in mind, which is why you'll see certain programs are available during certain seasons of the journey.

Our goal is to ensure that you get exactly what you need, when you need it, while matching the physiological capacity of your body during each season of the journey, to maximize chances of improved health before, during, and after pregnancy.

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