ABOUT JUSTYNA

I'm a postpartum doula, yoga instructor, and most importantly, the mother of a six-year old boy and four-year old girl (born 20 months apart). I previously served as a licensed social worker supporting special needs children and families.

 

I've always been called to serve the emotional and physical well-being of others, with a special focus on the mind-body connection. After the birth of my first child, a wise older mamma described postpartum to me as a period when “mothers need to be mothered." My own postpartum experiences informed my interest and curiosity about the fourth trimester in our culture. I had so many questions about how to navigate this tender period and was curious why so many new mothers experience anxiety, depression and a general sense of longing to connect and create community with other women.  

 

Motherhood is a rite of passage and a transition that often goes unrecognized in our culture. We dutifully prepare for the birth of a baby, ensuring we have all the essentials that the newborn child might need. But what if we paused for a moment to ask what the newborn mother might need to heal, restore vitality, and feel whole and supported in her new role as mother and caretaker? I’ve spent the past couple years researching and training with women who recognize the gaps in care for new mothers during the early postpartum period referred to as the Fourth Trimester. 

 

My goal is to provide non-judgmental and supportive mother-centered postpartum care that allows for optimal family wellness. Through practical, physical and emotional support during this period, a family can find their footing as they cross the threshold to parenthood.

Credentials & Trainings:

  • Postpartum Doula Training, Carriage House Birth, Brooklyn, NY

  • INNATE Postpartum Care & Wellness Training, Innate Traditions, Taos, NM

  • Certified Lactation Counselor Training, Healthy Children's Project, Center for Breastfeeding