The Center for Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth offers a unique and cutting-edge combination of Integrative Counseling, Coaching, and Healing work that is specifically designed to help women and families thrive in pregnancy, Birth, postpartum and parenthood.
"The experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood, when approached in a conscious way, can act as catalysts for empowerment, increased self-care, well-being, and personal growth. Whether one's experiences in this transformation are challenging, are not what we expected, or are deeply fulfilling, this journey from pregnancy to parenthood is a golden opportunity for positive growth, deep healing, and remarkable self-transformation."
--Brooke Radloff, MA, founder of Center for Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth and creator of the IMPC.
We provide Powerful Integrative services and programs that have the capacity to profoundly enhance your experience of pregnancy, birth & early parenthood.
With the Center for Integral Pregnancy & Childbirth, you will receive premier holistic support that not only helps you and your family prepare for and create the best opportunity for a positive pregnancy, childbirth & postpartum experiences, but also acts as a safe and supportive container to help guide and support you through what is often one of the most transformative and challenging periods of life.
With our comprehensive model and cutting-edge approach, you receive powerful support and guidance that has the capacity to profoundly enhance your pregnancy, birth & postpartum transitions, so you can be healthy, equipped with the tools to grow stronger in yourself as a parent and family system, and you are set up for success so you can find as much enjoyment in each stage of the process, from pregnancy to parenthood.
Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are times of remarkably intense change.
Along with feeling excitement and joy for your new and growing family, it is normal for you to have a lot of questions, to need extra support, and at times to feel a great deal of unsettling emotions and confusion about the decisions and road ahead of you. Often times, this much needed support is not readily available to parents-to-be as they navigate the busy maternity care system and prepare for parenthood.
Even challenging pregnancies, Births and transitions into parenthood--with the right support--can be positively transforming.
If the necessary attention, nurturing, time, and space are given to process your experiences, then any difficulties which may have occurred can be healed, transmuted, and integrated--- leaving you feeling intact, supported, confident, strong, and armed with powerful tools to truly thrive in the next chapters of your life. Even if your labor was not traumatic, simply having a birth experience that did not match your expectations can be difficult to process. Regardless of the outcome, it is still highly likely that it was one of the most intense and challenging experience of your life. This in itself merits that attention be given to process your birth so you can positively grow from and fully integrate the experience.
many mothers with difficult past birth experiences have an especially challenging time facing and preparing for labor the next time around.
Women who have especially difficult vaginal births or unplanned Cesarean Births often benefit from additional postpartum support for their physical and emotional recovery. Additionally, as they prepare for subsequent births, these women benefit from attentive emotional support, quality information & evidence based science, emotional healing techniques, and sound guidance that complements their doctor/ midwife's care. We provide specialized VBAC and Cesarean Birth consulting & counseling specifically to address this need.
The Holistic services we provide are:
- Birth Closure Ceremonies
Counseling Support for Childbirth Professionals
Integrative Wellness & Life Coaching for Pregnancy & Postpartum Success
To be pregnant is to be vitally alive. Soul and spirit are stretched - along with body - making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”
– Anne Christian Buchanan and Debra K. Kingsporn
In-Person services available in the north San Francisco Bay Area