Hello there, beautiful mama! Thank you for stumbling upon my tiny corner of this big ol' interconnected web.
I'm Kodiak (like the bear) and I'm here to change the world... one magnificent mama at a time™.
Maternity Maven was founded because I believe down to my core that changing the world is not some big, impossible mission if we start at the beginning... with birth.
With each successful, supported, and beautifully vibrant birthing experience, we establish a rock-solid foundation for your little one to grow up and leave their unique impact on the world.
That’s why I dedicate my life and energy to equipping mothers with an enhanced set of traditional and research-backed tools. This helps to transform your dream of being a amazing, beautiful mother into a reality.
At the end of the day, you are my priority. You will have me there every step of the way, from conception to birth and beyond.
Contact me today to see how I can support you and your brilliant birth and beyond.
With A Big Bear Hug,
Expert Training and Certifications:
Pitzer College, B.S. Healing and Self-Sufficient Practices & International and Intercultural Studies
Bauman College, Certified Natural Chef
Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, Certified Clinical Herbalist
Dr. Sear's Wellness Institute, Certified Health Coach
Postpartum Support International: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Training
So you want to know some more about me huh?
Are you a mom?
Not yet, but I hope to be one day soon.
In my quest to understand what motherhood would look like for me I stumbled upon the vast world of IVF, IUI, and other expensive and magic-less options. I became an expert in the field of maternity through my relentless search for more natural and sexy options to create my future family.
So why do you also focus on pregnancy and postpartum?
I was diagnosed with bi-polar at a young age and after years of learning many alternative modalities I figured out how to balance my brain and live medication-free.
Research is now showing us that a mom's diet during gestation will predispose her baby to diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune disorder later in life, as well as mood and behavioral disorders (ADD, ADHD, bipolar, autism, etc.) in their childhood.
My passion is to help change the future for our next generation and personally ensure my child never has to go through the years of pain and suffering I did to figure out how to manage one of these epidemic illnesses they would likely be at risk for.
What birthing method and location do I think is best for a safe and easy birth?
Trick question. The safest birthing method and place to bring your child into this world is going to be where YOU innately trust in the most, and feel safest. That could be at the top ranked hospital with the best surgeons on the planet or amongst a community of women in the intimacy of your home. It could be orgasming, dancing, swimming, or even being in hypnosis through your birth. It's your choice and it looks different for every single women.
I support you 100%, as the most intelligent source on your own body, in all the choices you make in your journey to motherhood.
How do I spend my time when I'm not the Maternity Maven?
Either in the kitchen, out in the mountains, or with my love dumpling, Jae.
I would also be lying if I didn't also mention most of the time I spend with my head in a book or enrolled in course or program.
What would my last meal be?
Definitely something asian.
Curry, pho, bulgugi, or a dish with bold flavors and rich depth.
Then a creamy and decadent tiramisu for dessert. Yumm.
Still haven't answer all your questions?
Send me a little note and we can get to know one another better over some tea or the phone.