Hello Sweet Friends,
Are you ready to experience LOVE in an intensity you've never felt before?
Do you want to feel magic all around you even when parenting challenges come your way?
My name is Rebecca, also known as "Mama Nunu," meaning "Nunu's Mom" in Tanzania, East Africa (where my daughter's father is from). And I help couples prepare for pregnancy, childbirth and parenting in a holistic way that gets to the bottom of their fears and helps them make a realistic plan for success in their birth and beyond.
I work with couples one-on-one, because that is the kind of attention every birthing person and their partner deserves in their journey to parenthood.
After giving birth to my daughter, I realized what an incredible rite of passage it is to become a parent.
Pregnancy, labor and birth are hard, there's no way that you can go through those experiences unchanged. And with the birth of my daughter, I felt the birth of a whole new me, but who was this person?
In the beginning, I felt like superwoman.
I experienced love in a way I'd never known before. That love would give me all of the answers I needed to rock my parenting gig too, right?
In a way yes, love is the answer, always.
But as time went on, I realized that I didn't have all of the right tools to rock my parenting gig.
I met sides of myself I was ashamed of, ones I didn't know existed and did not want the world to know about.
Where were these dark thoughts coming from?
Just the responsibility of being constantly on for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (yes, I even felt like part of me was still thinking about the well being of my daughter when I was asleep) left me feeling exhausted and burnt out.
Where was the magic of birth I'd experienced? What about those first precious days when I felt like my daughter was an angel sent from heaven?
On a particularly challenging day, while reflecting on my parenting journey, I remembered the tools I had learned in childbirth class that enabled me to feel empowered and successful in my labor and birth.
And then it hit me.
What if the whole of parenting was just like labor, with it's ups and downs, with it's highs and lows and that in order to have a positive parenting experience, I needed to use the same coping mechanisms and tools to get through the inevitable challenges?
And so my journey began.
With the help of some amazing mentors, I slowly shifted,
-my daily self care and relaxation
-my connection with my intuition
-the way I thought about nutrition and exercise
-my relationship with my daughter and with myself
As I began taking trainings and pursuing certifications to learn everything I could about pregnancy, birth and parenting, I knew I needed to share this combined knowledge with the world. Not one part of it, all of it.
I have a vision of a world where all people who hope to one day be parents will be given the tools needed to lay the foundation for Rock Star Parent Success.
If you're ready to experience LOVE in an intensity you've never felt before through the magic of childbirth and parenting, I'd love to chat!
Schedule a free consultation today to get started with tools and resources you need to go from surviving to THRIVING on your parenthood journey.
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Rebecca Blankinship is an internationally certified Childbirth Educator through ICEA, An internationally certified Infant Massage Instructor through Infant Massage USA, a certified postpartum doula through NAPS and a certifying birth doula through PALS. She is also a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader a Perinatal Support Group Facilitator and a JJ Way® Maternal Child Health (MCH) Specialist. Reviews of her services can be found at doulamatch.net.