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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Why?

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

 Who Are...

OVERWHELMED by the process of gathering accurate information to support their conception, pregnancy & parenthood journey

FRUSTRATED with navigating medical racism biases and societal narratives that do not make you feel seen or heard

CONCERNED about the maternal mortality disparities in the United States

 OVER  being judged about how they came to be a parent or not

And Want...

EVIDENCE-BASED EDUCATION to make conscious decisions about their conception, pregnancy & parenthood journey

 ADVOCATES who can assist with navigating medical racism & biases from health care providers

a PLAN unique to your circumstances because no two conceptions, pregnancies or parenthood journeys are the same (even with the same biological parents)

a COMMUNITY that affirms giving ourselves grace as we share and learn from each other's experiences

to SURVIVE the disparities BIPOC folx face which directly contribute to the staggering maternal mortality rates in the United States

What We Offer:  

We believe in providing as much flexibility and ease throughout your conception, pregnancy & parenthood journey. We provide you with a combination of LIVE coaching and ON-DEMAND access to valuable resources, guides, progressive education and wellness classes.

Everything is virtual!: 

COMMUNITY 

MASTERCLASS COURSES 

DOULA SERVICES

 

Outreach Opportunities:

We also believe in being as proactive and preventative as possible, which often requires bringing awareness to pitfalls and pain points that the greater collective may not be aware of. Invite us to partner with your company, organization, or brand - we are all about uplifting the community!

CORPORATE & ORGANIZATIONAL WORKSHOPS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

Community  

The Great Preparations© community affirms giving ourselves grace. We are just trying to figure out what works best for our journey AND…

it’s OK to not know what you want …

it’s OK to do better, once you know better …

it’s OK to respect and honor our different paths.

 We post helpful resources and guides, host monthly Q&As and support circles and monthly Meditate & Chill classes for sustainable self care - all of which is FREE to access! 

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Masterclass Courses  

We serve as companions and guides throughout the various intervals of conscious decision-making as it pertains to:

CONCEPTION - TO BE OR NOT TO BE A MOM©

PREGNANCY - GREAT PREPARATIONS©

PARENTHOOD - INTIMATELY ROOTED©

Each masterclass grants you six (6) months of unlimited replay access, which allows you the time and space to receive the information, process it with your partner/tribe and have the candid conversations needed with your healthcare team.

Masterclass 

CONCEPTION - TO BE OR NOT TO BE A MOM©

You have been decisive and intentional about all of the other major life decisions you have made (i.e. schooling, career, real estate, etc.) - don't leave motherhood up to chance! We seek clarity in five (5) pivotal aspects of your life in this course so that you may unapologetically own your decision about whether or not you want to be a mom. We examine the landscape of our mental space to understand our beliefs about motherhood; then, we determine whether our physical body can carry a pregnancy, safely and healthily. We crunch the numbers on the financial investments motherhood requires and gain alignment with the partner we will be entering into parenthood with. We identify if we are being energetically called to mother a child or to mother something else: ourselves, our career, fur or plant babies, business, relationships, etc.

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 PREGNANCY - GREAT PREPARATIONS©

Our flagship course centers the conversation around how you may want to bring life Earthside. We gain a deeper understanding of the connection between your breath & body by mentally and physically preparing you for the impending push party with prenatal yoga, breathing techniques, & birthing positions. We pack it up & pack it in for your parental leave and git it right by understanding your pregnant patient rights. We encourage birthing as naturally as your body will allow with holistic pain management & induction methods and review the common complications you may encounter when it is push party time. We delve into the anatomy of the breastfeeding journey to understand what makes this golden nectar so special and provide insights on how to transition into the after party that is postpartum with grace.

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PARENTHOOD - INTIMATELY ROOTED©

2 + 1 = 3, Oh Baby! We discover what parenting looks like for you as you navigate the postpartum phase of pregnancy. We learn different communication and parenting styles to navigate the toughest conversations with your partner, child(ren) and tribe. We impart techniques and tips on how to balance the multiple identities you now possess (ie. womxn, partner, mother, etc.) confidently. We also redefine the intimacy in your partnership, as you navigate your parenting journey. 

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 Doula Services

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.

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Speaking Engagements & Brand Partnerships

As certified full-spectrum doulas, we educate, advocate for and serve the collective by reframing narratives about womanhood & mothering  through a BIPOC lense. We create brave space for women & birthing folx can learn from each other's unique experiences authentically and transparently.  

 

Let’s discuss how we can partner together to bring awareness, education and support to the greater collective around the conscious conception, pregnancy, postpartum & early parenthood journey.

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GREAT PREPARATIONS© ADDRESSES THE GENERAL LACK OF WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE EDUCATION & TIMELY PRENATAL EDUCATION

We provide a basic review of women's reproductive anatomy and its associated processes. We also explore the physiological and psycho-emotional impacts of these processes. All of our education is supported by evidence-based, scientific research which allows us to remove misconceptions about the pregnancy & parenthood journey.

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We believe in making conscious decisions along the conception, pregnancy & parenthood journey. Conscious decisions require time to receive, digest and have conversations with your partner, tribe & healthcare team about the information. With 6-months of access, you have the flexibility to craft your education schedule!

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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

 

In the USA, Black women and Native American women are 4 to 5 times more likely to die from childbirth related causes than white women. Many of these causes can be avoided or their impact lessened with proper education about and implementation of preventative measures.

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By providing education around:

  • the history of family planning, birthing and parenting across cultures
  • the evolution of modern medicine and holistic alternatives
  • the language of our body's parts and processes 

We empower women to express and communicate their own experiences with conviction. We also teach women how to effectively advocate for themselves while establishing healthy boundaries.

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GREAT PREPARATIONS© EQUIPS WOMEN WITH THE PHYSICAL & MENTAL CONDITIONING REQUIRED FOR  CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY, BIRTHING, AND PARENTHOOD

 

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning "breath expansion." This practice, combined with meditation and mindful movements:

  • reduces stress responses
  • improves memory and sleep quality
  • builds stamina to endure labor
  • cultivates mobility to safely transition through a range of birthing positions
  • strengthens muscles to efficiently push your baby through the Earthside threshold. 
  • increases patience through a lifetime of parenting

Your 6-month access provides unlimited replays of our wellness classes guided by our certified yoga & meditation guide - Tish Torres - to breathe, meditate and move (yoga) yourself from conception through pregnancy and far into parenthood.

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GREAT PREPARATIONS© EMPOWERS YOU TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PRENATAL, POSTPARTUM, PARENTING & PARTNERSHIP  EDUCATION

ENROLL TODAY!

  • Evidence-based education for conception, pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood & partnership 
  • Wellness classes to move breathe, meditate and move (based on yoga traditions & philosophy) 
  • ON DEMAND courses with unlimited replays
  • Q&As with guest experts
  • Monthly support circle
  • 6-months of access 
  • Payment plans available
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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.

 

PARTNER PRESSURE

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.  

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“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!”

Brittany

“I've been promoting Great Preparations ever since! Y'all need to get this doula! Their attention to detail is very big! ”

Andre

“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.”

Anna

“I appreciate everything you have done for my family this will never be forgotten.”

Phil

“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.”

Tiffany

“Great Preparations is great about the information! You're going to get everything you need!”

Kim Marcus

“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.”

Ashlee

 

I AM READY TO BEGIN MY CONSCIOUS PARENTHOOD JOURNEY! 

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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.

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