New & Expecting Moms,

This is a special time in your life.

Savor every moment.

Maternity is a major life transition...

While there are many joys and excitements that come with welcoming a child into the world, pregnancy and postpartum can also be periods of increased stress for mothers (and their partners). From worrying about the health of the baby, to fearing the experience of labor and delivery, all while facing uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms,1 it’s no wonder why 25% of women report increased stress during pregnancy.2

In addition to the physical changes, pregnancy also brings with it other major life changes such as the financial considerations of raising a child, preparing for maternity leave or career transitions, and adjusting to life with a newborn.

The postpartum period can also be stressful due to lack of sleep, changes in routine, and internal and external pressure to be a good parent.

The good news is that there are tools you can learn to reduce stress, be more present, and find moments of joy during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond.

1Healthline, 2019
2LiveScience, 2012

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Maternity was developed to support you during this important milestone in your life.

What is MAPs for Maternity?

Mindfulness for pregnancy and postpartum, taught by doulas and midwives

A comprehensive approach to stress management for expectant and new mothers, as well as their partners.

Our 10 module online program, specifically designed for maternity, is rooted in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion.

You will learn how to create sustainable rituals for self-care, cultivate resilience, and explore various Mindful Awareness Practices.

What Will I Learn?
Meet your PROGRAM CO-HOSTS & EXPERT GUIDES
Cory is a former monk, mindfulness advisor for the Dr. Oz show, and bestselling author. He has taught Mindful Leadership at Columbia University, is an instructor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and for the last ten years has offered mindfulness workshops and retreats around the world. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is the host of the top ranked podcast, Practicing Human, host of the mindfulness app and platform, Mindfulness.com, and author of the bestselling book, Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.
Cory Muscara, MAPP
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor
Jennifer is the Co-Founder of Avalon Wellness Center & Mindful Birth®, offering classes and wellness services to educate and empower pregnant and postpartum women. She is a registered prenatal yoga teacher through yoga alliance, RPYT®, a certified doula through doulas of North America, CD(DONA), is a certified HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method Childbirth Educator, HBCE and is a Mindful Birth® Educator.  Jennifer has three beautiful children and has given birth three very different ways, including one natural vaginal birth after cesarean section, VBAC. She has survived both antepartum and postpartum depression (different pregnancies), and has been able to help others because of these unique experiences.  The balance, spiritual growth, and inner peace that yoga and mindfulness provided her during these challenging times inspired Jennifer to alter her life’s course and use her experiences to educate and empower other mothers-to-be.
Jennifer Watt, RPYT®,
CD(DONA), HBCE®
Program Co-Host
Amanda is the Co-Creator of Mindful Birth® and is a registered prenatal yoga teacher through yoga alliance, RPYT®, a certified doula through doulas of North America, CD(DONA), is a certified HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method Childbirth Educator, HBCE and is a Mindful Birth® Educator. Her passion lies in supporting and educating women through their pregnancy and birth. Her ultimate goal is to help women to birth without fear and to feel empowered by their birth choices.  The day she gave birth to her son was the day she realized her true calling in life as a birth doula and childbirth educator.
Amanda Roosa, CD(DONA),
HBCE®, PTA
Program Co-Host
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