Welcome

Welcome to Baraka Birth! I provide support and education for pregnant mothers and families as a childbirth doula and as a HypnoBirthing childbirth educator, and serve as an herbalist working holistically with women’s reproductive health, from coastal New Hampshire through Boston, and internationally via Skype to women seeking natural alternatives for their reproductive health needs. The work that I do is about building strong, empowered, resilient women, families, and communities.

Baraka is an Arabic word meaning blessing (berakhah in Hebrew), a sort of beneficent spiritual presence that can linger in a place, a person, or an experience. Pregnancy and birth–womanhood itself–motherhood, fatherhood, childhood, family, our incredible bodies, our cycles, the plants around us, and life are rich with baraka, and so worthy of celebration, respect, and awe.

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Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire,
and the secret one slowly growing a body.
—Kabir