Who We Are
At Powerful Mamas® we believe every woman has incredible, undeniable strength. With the right mix of support and education, families can have an empowering pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience. Powerful Mamas® would love to help you on your birth journey!
What We Believe
Birth should be a natural and empowering process. It does not have to be a medical event to be feared, manipulated, or controlled. During birth and beyond, women and their partners should be respected, and they have the right to make informed decisions that are best for their family. Quality education helps make that happen!!!
Is Natural Birth for You?
Natural childbirth is the safest way to give birth for most women... but not all women. So how do you know if and when it's right for you??? An independent childbirth education course can make all the difference! We help families ask the right questions so they can make informed decisions regarding when medical interventions may or may not be best for their family.
What does Powerful Mamas® Online Natural Birth Course really want to offer women?
A Birth with No Regrets!
At Powerful Mamas® we know you expect results from the time, energy, and money you put into your online birth course. So here is what you can expect from Powerful Mamas® Natural Birth Course, in plain English!
By the end of our course, you’ll know how to surround yourself with the right birth team to support your goals. You’ll be familiar with the birth process and how to set yourself up for success. You’ll understand the effect interventions can have, both positive and negative, on your intended birth outcome. You’ll have practical tools to help you cope. And most of all, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to ask the right questions to make informed decisions that are best for you, your baby, and your new family.
Obviously, no one can insure a particular outcome for your birth. Our goal is that through education and preparation, you’ll be able to say with confidence that you have NO REGRETS!
“I can’t even begin you tell you how much I am enjoying these classes and how empowered I feel as a woman and as a mother. Between the online class and reading ‘Ina May’s Guide To Childbirth’ I am starting to feel very calm and centered about birth and about how powerful my body can be if I let it! I even feel more connected to my baby on a spiritual level, which is something I never expected. I want every woman I know and love to be able to experience this! The online class is such a powerful tool to help women who don’t have the same resources in the area they live or maybe don’t know who to get in connect with to find these resources. Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into these classes!! They are wonderful!” ~ Kelsey A.
“Who ever is on the edge about this class…..jump in with BOTH feet! You will not be disappointed! It was this class that gave us the courage and tools to deliver our twins naturally!” ~Karen
“We enjoyed your class thoroughly and really appreciated your insight. You never put pressure on us to make any particular decision but rather provided options so that we could form our own opinions and birth plan. Thank you!” ~Sarah & Andrew
“My husband and I decided to take Jacquelyn’s class because although I had already had a child, this was his first. I wanted to take the class because with my first I was not empowered and I didn’t know enough to have any say in my own experience. We were so glad we had taken the class when the time came because my husband was prepared and we had discussed our birth plan together.” ~ Melodie P.
“In the end our birth plan went out the window and nothing went as planned, but we are doing great and are very blessed to have a healthy baby boy! Your class was incredibly helpful and we used everything we could! Nick was a great advocate for me in the delivery room and he even stated I’m so glad we took the class – otherwise we would have been in the dark about a lot of things! Nurses even complimented him on his knowledge 🙂 Thank you for EVERYTHING!” ~ Janet, Nick, and Carter
“I just wanted to let you know how awesome it was to attend your birthing classes with my husband. They were so fun and I felt a great experience for us as a couple. I’ve reflected on the labor and birth of our 3rd child often & I get so happy about it. It was such a beautiful and healing experience, everything was perfect! I used to reflect on the births of my first 2 children and feel sad, sometimes to the point of shedding tears. I needed this awesome experience! I am STILL feeling completely in love with this baby and also with her labor and birth! It was crazy and intense at the time, but looking back I can only see it as so fun! I loved it! Love you! 🙂 Thank you for everything!” ~ Sally & Ryan
“Thank you so much for offering such an informative class! Josh and I both feel like we’re so much more prepared for the labor and birth. We were both struck with how your teaching style conveys tons of information without getting dry or preachy. I don’t mean to sound corny, I just really enjoyed it and feel much more informed. Anyway, I just wanted to send you a note to thank you for what you do! I’m amazed more women don’t seek out this type of class, but I’m so glad its out there.” ~ Deena & Josh
“Thanks again for your awesome help. Like I said, I am so recommending a doula and natural childbirth classes to all my friends who are having or even thinking about having a baby :)…Take care and Happy Holidays to you and yours. My very best, Arnold” ~ Arnold & Melissa M.
“I just wanted to write a quick note and say THANK YOU! We know we made the right choice in choosing you to be our birth educator! Thank you so much for providing an open, real and comfortable environment to learn! I cannot even begin to imagine all the hours you put into this class, but please do know you are very much appreciated! I thought of you last week while I was FINALLY getting around to looking at some of the pictures my mom took in the delivery room. Oh, how I will FOREVER be thankful for you! Without your fabulous class, I know, without a doubt I would have ended up in a c-section! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing all your knowledge during our spring together!
I felt compelled to write to not only thank you, but to give you another story to be able to encourage your future classes. Upon looking through my birth pictures (yes, Elias and Katelyn are 16 months old now, and I JUST got around to looking at them! Twins = crazytown!) I realized that I not only had 1 breech baby (Katelyn, #2), I also delievered a sunny side up baby (Elias, #1)! After asking Eric about it, he vaguely recalled them talking about Elias’ mal presentation, but it was quickly overshadowed upon his birth when everyone was focused on little miss frank breech herself. 🙂 Soooooooo…..without all the knowledge you shared and us understanding what was going on once I was in labor….I was able to labor at home until I was dilated to 10….AND have a drug free natural birth IN THE HOSPITAL with 2 babies in wrong positions!! HOORAY!!! I had to deliver in a surgery room with all the c-section tools laid out and taunting me….and it felt so good to be wheeled out of that room with all those tools untouched! Oh how I hope this story can only encourage so many other mothers that you work with! It….is….possible! Truth be told….all throughout my pregnancy, I could only hope and pray I would be able to have natural birth, but I’m not sure that I ever truly believed it would happen. There were SO few successful stories I came across. Please, go ahead and share my story…I would love it if it could encourage other doubting mamas! I was in their shoes and needed to hear a “close to home” story more than anything! Thank you over and over! You were such a blessing to us and continue to be so for many other families! I know you are crazy busy, but I do pray that time allows you to continue teaching birth classes…it is your calling!” – Karen, KandE Productions (Mother of twins – born naturally!)