Featured Contributors

Meet the people supporting this project. You've seen their faces in our trailer, with your help, you will learn a lot more about the wonderful work they are doing to support women and families in this country. 

Kimberly Ann Johnson From Magamama

Thank you Kimberly Ann Johnson for being a featured supporter of Expecting Support

My mission is to empower + educate women to make their own choices about how to nourish their bodies, how to sustain their relationships + tenderly reawaken their libidos, how to parent their children with wholeness + creativity, and how to fully mine the experience of being ALIVE.

Whether you need a pick-me-up on a hard day, a brief yoga practice to relieve your neck, or some cold hard facts, Magamama brings together personal stories, expert interviews, and ancient healing practices to shine a light on this mysterious post-partum period.

Here in Brazil, “MAGA” means sorceress. I truly believe that as women these days, we all have to activate our inner sorceress to balance work, relationships, family, health and our inner life without surrendering to fear and overwhelm.

I created MAGAMAMA as an offering of hope, empowerment + practical wisdom for new moms all over the world.

Enjoy your time in my virtual home, My hope is that you get inspired + educated to take care of yourself like the powerful MAGA you are.

My whole heart goes out to you.

Visit Magamama HERE

Jennifer Mayer from Baby Caravan and Brooklyn Placenta Services

Thank you Jennifer for being a feature supporter of Expecting Support.

Thank you Jennifer for being a feature supporter of Expecting Support.

BABY CARAVAN

 

We are a roaming band of pregnancy, baby and wellness experts ready to come to you and cater to your every need. We respect that you are busy and we would love to help. It's our job to help you relax, embrace and understand all the changes coming your way. We believe that it is every woman's sacred right to birth the way she wishes while feeling safe, loved and supported. We are here to make your baby having dreams realities.

 

Visit Baby Caravan HERE

 

BROOKLYN PLACENTA SERVICES

Brooklyn Placenta Services offers mothers an opportunity to use the placenta as part of the birth ritual and aid in the mother's recovery after delivery. Through placenta encapsulation, the placenta is transformed into a holistic medicine.

Some women choose to consume their placenta to help prevent “baby blues” and postpartum depression, increase breast milk production, accelerate healing time after birth, increase maternal energy levels and provide an over-all feeling of wellness. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and herbalists have utilized placenta as a healing remedy for thousands of years. We encourage anyone interested in placenta medicine to do your research and find out if it is right for you. 

Jennifer Mayer is the owner and operator of Brooklyn Placenta Services, offering placenta encapsulation in New York City. She brings to the table years of first-hand experience, knowledge, and training in the practice and preparation of placenta encapsulation and placenta tincture. An aspiring midwife, Holistic Health Counselor, Birth Doula, and Licensed Massage Therapist, Jennifer brings her diverse knowledge and resources into this heart felt work. 

If you're interested in placenta services please reach out to info@brooklynplacentaservices.com and our office manager Janice will be in contact. We look forward to hearing from you!

Visit Brooklyn Placenta Services HERE

Tonya Kostenko, LMT

Tonyakostenko

Thank you Tonya for being a featured supported of Expecting Support.  Tonya has interned as an instructor at the Swedish Institute in NYC, is nationally certified by NCBTMB, and travels cross country for home-based massage sessions, passing on tools of massage to families for continued self-care. Connect with Tonya for massage services. CONTACT TONYA

Alice Baca from Cosmic Collage Blog

Thank you Alice for being a featured supporter of Expecting Support. Please visit her blog Cosmic Collage for beautiful creative inspiration.

Thank you Alice for being a featured supporter of Expecting Support. Please visit her blog Cosmic Collage for beautiful creative inspiration.

The Cosmic Collage is an ever flowing channel of inspiration,dedicated to spreading love for those from every corner of the Universe who inspire me, speak to my heart, move my soul and spark my imagination with their endless creativity and passion.

I share this with all of you in hopes that you find something that you connect with, that speaks to your heart or inspires your life... so that together we can continue the flow of inspiration.

VISIT COSMIC COLLAGE 

 

Dia Hollenbeck Minkow from Buddha & Bodhi

Thank you Dia for being a featured supporter of Expecting Support. Please visit Buddha & Bodhi for Pregnancy and Postpartum support services

Thank you Dia for being a featured supporter of Expecting Support. Please visit Buddha & Bodhi for Pregnancy and Postpartum support services

 

Dia Hollenbeck Minkow

"Buddha & bodhi are the nicknames for my two beautiful daughters...

inspired by them, buddha & bodhi is an expecting parents concierge for the arrival of a new family member - a personalized support & resource service for all things expecting parents desire..a-zen planning concierge

we serve as your guide and helper to ensure a beautiful journey from bump to baby to beyond and are devoted to assisting expecting mothers, siblings, family members and friends...Xxx

buddha & bodhi 'the expecting parents concierge' is located in NYC and the Hamptons"

Rachel Lieber, CD, CLC

As a mother of two, Rachel is sensitive to the powerful transformation people undergo as they become parents.  Rachel loves helping guide people along that journey.  She believes that birth is a natural, normal process and that all women and families deserve supported births. 

Rachel's background is in fine arts.  She takes the sensitivity that comes from that training and a strong penchant for working toward woman's rights into how she approaches doula work.  Rachel is a DONA International certified birth doula, a Hypnobirthing Certified Labor Companion, and a Certified Lactation Counselor.  She has trained for massage techniques during labor with Kristy Zadrozny and is thrilled about what that has brought into her practice.  She has experience with cloth diapering, baby wearing, and safe co-sleeping practices.  Rachel also strives to offer all new moms a breastfeeding support system.

Training, Licenses, and Memberships

Certified Doula through DONA International, Certified Lactation Counselor, Hypnobirthing Certified Labor Companion, Rebozo for Comfort in Labor, Spinning Babies with Gail Tully, Advanced Doula Training with Ina May Gaskin and Debra Pascali-Bonaro