Conscious Parenthood Starts Now!
We provide womxn, yogis and birthing folx personalized support from conscious living through conception decision and birthing experience to early parenthood through a BIPOC lens.
Our aim is to remove expectations and misconceptions about the conception, pregnancy & parenthood journey. We believe in connecting evidence-based, scientific research with spiritual philosophies, reframing narratives around wxmanhood & mothering and establishing healthy boundaries while working with the healthcare system.
By providing education around the history of birthing across cultures, the evolution of modern medicine, holistic alternatives and by empowering our body’s natural processes, we cultivate a brave space where womxn can express their own experiences and learn from other womxns experiences with transparency and authenticity.
Who is it for?
We center, uplift & amplify BIPOC voices. Healthcare disparities, specifically maternal mortality, in the United States impact Black & Hispanic womxn at a significantly higher rate than their white counterparts. We are also aware of and understand that the maternal mortality rate in the United States greatly outpaces other developed countries. Womxn in America are experiencing preventable negative outcomes and fatalities along their family planning journeys and Great Preparations© aims to combat that.
BIPOC WOMXN CONSIDERING CONCEPTION
BIPOC BIRTHING FOLX
BIPOC BIRTHING PARTNERS
BIPOC FAMILIES THAT ARE EXPANDING
BIPOC FOLX CONSIDERING PARENTHOOD
The COVID-19 pandemic challenged us to develop alternative means of supporting pregnant women and families.
As part of our doula services, you will have access to your assigned doula via phone, text and video messages. We have five (5) LIVE coaching sessions to guide you through your Birthday Prep, serve the actual Birthday and provide personalized After Party (postpartum) support.Schedule Doula Services Consultation
GREAT PREPARATIONS© ADDRESSES THE GENERAL LACK OF WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE EDUCATION & TIMELY PRENATAL EDUCATION
GREAT PREPARATIONS© WAS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO RISING MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES, WHICH ARE HIGHEST AMONGST BIPOC WOMEN BIRTHING WITHIN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
GREAT PREPARATIONS© EQUIPS WOMEN WITH THE PHYSICAL & MENTAL CONDITIONING REQUIRED FOR CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY, BIRTHING, AND PARENTHOOD
GREAT PREPARATIONS© EMPOWERS YOU TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PRENATAL, POSTPARTUM, PARENTING & PARTNERSHIP EDUCATION
What Clients Are Saying:
Normalize conceiving, birthing & parenting with support:
ANCIENT WISDOM LOST
"It takes a village" is a phrase rooted in the tribal nature of our indigenous and ancestral culture for child bearing and the introduction of a woman into motherhood. The women of the tribe would bestow mom-to-be with ancient wisdom passed down in stories and recipes. Much of these traditions, much of OUR story was wiped from recollection when our ancestors were enslaved. Great Preparations© offers an opportunity to reconnect and remember who we are.
TRIBE OUT OF REACH
Although the planes, trains & automobiles of modern society have allowed us to explore the world, many of us are physically further away from our tribe, our elders, mothers, sisters: our support system. Great Preparations© aims to foster communal support by sharing resources and hosting guest expert Q&As.
Most male birthing partners have not received family planning, pregnancy or parenting education, but are expected to serve as the primary support person of their pregnant partner. Great Preparations© minimizes the learning curve for male birthing partners, which affords them the opportunity to be fully present and supported throughout the process.
WEST IS "BEST"
The societal structures in the United States were not built with the BIPOC birthing person in mind. We have been and continue to be under represented, which leads to delays in treatment, misdiagnosis and inaccurate summations of our health standards. Great Preparations© intentionally educates its clients on the skewed history of Western medicine; specifically, Obstetrics and Gynecology, who's teachings still prove problematic in today's healthcare system.
“When I would go to my appointments, even just asking... there are a lot of new moms who don't know what to ask. So it's just being informed, knowing what to ask and then being able to properly communicate that to your providers or anyone else who is going to be in that support circle with you. It's super super important... and times have changed as well, so having up-to-date current information readily available... [my doctor] said I was set up for greatness!”
“I've been promoting Great Preparations ever since! Y'all need to get this doula! Their attention to detail is very big! ”
“Great Preparations was an essential component to my entire journey of becoming a mama of two, practically from start to present! I tell every expecting mama that I come across that having a doula (the BEST doulas) made such a difference.”
“I appreciate everything you have done for my family this will never be forgotten.”
“Great Preparations was an absolute God send to my birthing and postpartum journey. During my pregnancy they routinely walked us through each step in the journey, equipping us with poignant information. Each encounter, they managed to calm our fears of the unknown and empowered us with information to make informed decisions.”
“Great Preparations is great about the information! You're going to get everything you need!”
“That initial meeting with Great Preparations and my husband was the start of an amazing experience! They were there for us both 24/7 via text and phone.”
Meet The Founders:
Nicole Williams (left) is a certified full-spectrum birth doula and certified health coach. As a wife and mother of 2, she exemplifies how each pregnancy differs and speaks to her first-hand experience as a pregnant person.
Tish Torres (right) is a certified full-spectrum birth doula, certified yoga & meditation guide and mindset coach. As a Madrina (Spanish for “Godmother”) of several sweet souls, she is navigating the “To be or not to be a mom?” journey.