Nina Nelson is an unconventional mom determined to live a life of adventure and purpose. She does that alongside her husband, Ian, and their four crazy, adorable kids. She loves reading, snuggling and giggling at miniature horses. She writes regularly at her blog, Shalom Mama, where she helps moms with simplifying natural family wellness.
Hailey Joy is a young and ambitious 23 yr-old (second-generation) student midwife. She started Joy Within Birth Services LLC as both a business and ministry offering childbirth education, doula care, and placenta encapsulation to the beautiful mamas of Louisiana. She got her Bachelors of Science from Millsaps College where she majored in Biology, studied Pre-med, and played volleyball as a setter for the Lady Majors for four consecutive seasons. She comes from a big family who loves holistic health, the outdoors, and kids. She is passionate about women and children, choice and freedom in healthcare and pregnancy, and a natural approach to healing. She considers being a doula (and in the future a midwife) a calling God has placed on my life. She aims to preserve normal birth through education and preparation, and She hopes to steer women to true joy within their pregnancy experience!
Sara Elizabeth enjoys writing about her family as they discover the joys of homeschooling, natural living, and strengthening their home through Biblical principles. Learn more by visiting her blog, A Mama’s Story, to see how her family is “creating culture and breaking tradition.” Join discussions regarding the blog’s topics by liking A Mama’s Story’s page on Facebook.
Wendy Staas isa birth doula who is passionate about educating, encouraging and empowering women during pregnancy, birth and motherhood. She does this through her own blogs, guest blogging, and her membership community. It is important to her that all women know their rights when they are pregnant, giving birth and as a mother. So often women ‘go with the flow’ not realizing that they do have options when it comes to medical care, diagnostics and treatment. She hopes as women learn that they have choices that they start demanding change from their doctors, which in turn changes Western Medicine for the better.
Sara Beth was named after a Fleet Wood Mac song and born to hippy parents whom she still adores. The only girl surrounded by 3 brothers, She is now living out the sacrifices her own mother made daily on this wild journey called parenthood. She has 4 (mostly) sweet children: Evan (9), Addy (7), Sawyer (5), and Rosalie (2). They fill her life with lots of commitment and activity– and more joy than she could even imagine. Her husband, Tyler, is her favorite person in the whole world and she hopes to love as selflessly as he does one day. She stumbled into being a doula after a handful of her own experiences lead me to want to help women make informed and supported decisions. Sometimes the days are long, but she can’t imagine doing anything else. She works with her sister-in-law and her best friend (how cool is that?) inspiring mamas and daddies through Birth InSight (birthinsightva.com.) She is thankful everyday to be a servant of the most loving Father and Friend–Jesus.
Dr. Lindsey Mathews is a chiropractor that specializes in the biomechanics of the body and balancing the musculoskeletal system. She focuses on women’s health, prenatal and postnatal chiropractic, and pediatrics. Lindsey aspires to create purity in pregnancy in today’s modern world and empower women to become “birth fit.” She has a doctorate of chiropractic. Lindsey is also trained in the Webster technique and as a D.O.N.A. doula. She is trained in energy healing, the graston technique, kinesio taping, laser therapy, and specific myofascial therapies. Dr. Lindsey Mathews, D.C., is a Whole Nine Life partner. She is also a member of Primal Docs, Paleo Physicians, International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and Holistic Pediatric Alliance. Lindsey is a Texas native. She received her Bachelors of Science at Texas A&M University before moving to California to further her education. Lindsey completed her doctorate at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Lindsey is the founder of BirthFIT, which is designed to empower and educate women in regards to an organic and functional pregnancy and birth. BirthFIT has a solid foundation of chiropractic, nutrition, and fitness. Lindsey works with clients near and far in whole life health consulting. Lindsey also coaches the Functional Fitness on the Bluffs and Deuce Gym in Venice, CA. Dr. Lindsey Mathews has teamed up with Dr. Elliot Berlin to provide prenatal and postpartum chiropractic care at Berlin Wellness. Lindsey practices what she preaches. She eats a clean diet that excludes grains, dairy, and processed sugars. Lindsey exercises five to six times a week, gets adjusted, and takes fish oil. She currently donates one weekend a month to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). She is immersed in research and is relentless in her mission to naturally improve the lifestyle of women, mothers, children, and others.
Doña Bumgarner is a late-life mama to a 2-year old and step-mom to a teenager and caretaker of three cats and three chickens. She lives on the Central Coast of California, happily surrounded by mamas practicing alternative lifestyles of all varieties. She writes about the struggle and necessity of mothers taking good care of themselves and their dreams, even while raising little ones, at Nurtured Mama.net. Join in the discussion by liking the Nurtured Mama page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.
Hannah Landis is a DONA certified birth doula and mommy to Moses, Lucy and Honora . She is passionate about the real food lifestyle, which became a necessity after the birth of her third child who immediately showed sensitivity to many foods via her breast milk. She loves the crazy challenge of balancing it all…being a wife to her brilliant husband, homeschooling her energetic kids, making all of their food from scratch and living the constant on-call life of a doula. She strives to become better everyday at serving her family and other area families with Christ as her example.