An Integrative, Holistic Maternity Wellness program from onset of pregnancy through postpartum year
A comprehensive program that incorporates your prenatal care with thorough guidance and counselling in nutrition, exercise, mindfulness training, lactation, and natural childbirth preparation utilizing a time-proven, mediation focused method and doula support for delivery.
As Wombkeepers enters it seventh year in Montclair delivering unique maternity care, we are still striving to provide our patients with better options for their maternity care. We know that your care should include so much more than a seven minute checkup every few weeks. What if, from the very onset of your pregnancy, someone was there to walk this journey with you? To be there to help navigate a healthy, holistic approach to this transition in your life that is effecting so much more than your physical body. Certainly providing the routine, prenatal care is essential, but equally important is preparing your mind and spirit for the birth journey and new motherhood.
The program is designed for both first time mothers, as well as mothers who are entering their second or third pregnancy, who are looking for a more complete approach to their care, striving for a healthier, more grounded pregnancy, and hoping for a more natural and empowered birth. For mothers desiring a VBAC (vaginal delivery after a previous cesarean), this program is ideal to help you meet your goal.
What would this journey look like for you?
Instead of brief short visits with your provider each month, each of our EMPOWERED MOTHERHOOD patients will join us on Thursday, from 5-7pm, for an evening that will include an individual appointment with Dr. Aristizabal or your midwife, a group education session (topics will rotate monthly and be trimester specific), a meeting with your Mother Mentor, who serves as your doula for the entire pregnancy, and a group support session, again with monthly rotating topics that are specific to your trimester. Yoga will follow at 7pm for those who wish to stay. Throughout these sessions, you will receive complete preparation for a natural birth, breastfeeding preparation, guidance in family transitioning, nutrition, exercise, and so much more. The program will also provide a doula for labor and delivery support for all patients.
Brief outline: (More details to come) Onset of Pregnancy Orientation (On Line Class) Initial Evaluation of Needs and Program Scheduling (Meeting one on one) Assignment of a Mother Mentor for Pregnancy (Yes a doula for your entire pregnancy) Childbirth and Wellness Education at every Visit during Pregnancy Support Group for Every Visit during Pregnancy A Pregnancy Library approved by Dr. Arisitizabal will be included with your participation cost First Trimester classes in nutrition, health, movement and meditation. Unlimited Yoga during Pregnancy (classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) Second Trimester Focus on nutritional needs, exercise, and continued work in conscious birth. Unlimited Meditation classes during Pregnancy (Sundays) New Meditation Daily Series for Home use with music specifically designed and meditations that are original Prenatal Breastfeeding Class Conscious Birthing Mindset Classes, A HypnoBirthing Method Third Trimester Preparation for Labor and Delivery Home Cooking for Postpartum Design a Plan for changes in the home during Postpartum Weigh in Wednesday support during Post Partum Breastfeeding private counseling as needed Check ins from your mom mentor during the postpartum period during the milestones. Priority booking on Dr. Arisitizabal’s evening hours on Thursday from 5:00-6:45 In-labor doula support Access to in office counseling from a therapist with special certification in women’s health. Access to prenatal and postnatal massage at reduced rate and (one free prenatal Massage and Post Natal Massage included with your participation fee) Access to Reiki sessions in office at reduced rate Access to private Hypnosis in office for healing of birth trauma from previous births
Each of our holistic practitioners will participate in your continuing education through pregnancy and postpartum. Truly a circle of women supporting women during this most important time in your life The Wombkeepers, all of us which includes you as a member of your own team supporting your baby in the womb, and you!. Empower YOUR MOTHERHOOD with Wombkeepers.