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Consulting

A Pregnancy and Motherhood Support

What’s Consulting?

In consulting sessions, we partner together so you can ask your questions and get the valuable, evidence-based information you need to thrive. In contrast to coaching, which focuses on reaching your beautiful and sassy potential, consulting allows us to delve deep into topics that impact your health and wellness, starting from preconception all the way through pregnancy and motherhood.

There are no “stupid” questions, so ask away! Our time together will be rich and meaningful, expanding your horizons and empowering you to have a more complete look at wellness and motherhood through evidence-based insights.

Through this program, you get to tap into my expertise as a women’s health nurse practitioner and perinatal mental health specialist, as well my experiences supporting thousands of women. Although I am not diagnosing, or providing medical care or advice, our down-to-earth conversations will equip you with vital information which you can then also use to have more meaningful conversations with your health care provider.

Popular Wellness Topics

  • Preconception
  • Pregnancy and/or postpartum changes
  • Postpartum preparation and/or survival
  • Pregnancy and motherhood expectations
  • Vaginal births after c-sections (VBAC)
  • Mental wellness
  • Stress
  • Self-care
  • Self-advocacy
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep and rest
  • Peri-menopause or menopause
  • Relationships and healthy communication
  • Boundary-setting
  • Birth control options and pregnancy spacing
  • Intimacy and sex
  • Leave or returning to work or school
  • Navigating the healthcare system
  • Matrescence
  • Other: BYOI (bring your own idea!)

Empowered

Let’s work together one-on-one!

These one-time consultation sessions provide us the opportunity to take a deep informational dive into a single topic or an area of your life. Book whenever you feel like you need a boost of insight. You’re welcome to book this more than once (as a follow-up or for a new topic).

In these one-time sessions, enjoy:

  • One 75-minute session (on Zoom)
  • Curated resources just for you!

Note: Currently, I am only offering postpartum specials. If you’re interested in other consultations, please click here to join my waitlist.

Postpartum Specials

Postpartum Planning

There’s so much to consider when it comes to preparing for your new little love, whether it’s your first or fifth. I’ll help you get organized in various areas of your life so you can better enjoy this upcoming postpartum season and be less overwhelmed.

It’s most helpful for this session to be held later in pregnancy—as early as 26 weeks GA—but not too late (ideally before 37 weeks GA).

Surviving the Joyful Chaos

Made with love for the newly postpartum mama who’s needing encouragement, practical information, and general ideas on how to juggle all the new demands of motherhood (and survive!). Yes, mama, you will survive and there is hope!

Guiding Beliefs

  • Pregnancy and motherhood launch every woman on a grand adventure that changes everything.
  • You matter, are unique, and have a special purpose in this world. There is only one you (how cool!) and you’re not meant to be a clone of your friend, neighbor, sister, or co-worker. You are meant to be—you!
  • We are all works in progress. One of life’s greatest mysteries is discovering who we are.
  • When we nurture our whole person—the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual parts of us—we’re more likely to flourish, enjoy life and positively impact our families and world.
  • Society has a lot to say about what pregnancy and motherhood should look like. Women are bombarded with pressures, expectations, stereotypes, and myths (like what makes a “good mother”). This leads to overwhelm, burnout, mom guilt, isolation, and mental health problems.
  • We live in a patriarchal society that is oppressive and preferentially values masculine over feminine qualities. It celebrates productivity, profit, and individualism and promotes these at all costs. This only benefits a sliver of society.
  • Knowledge is power and allows us to take charge of our lives, health, and wellness. It also allows us to advocate for ourselves and loved ones in the healthcare system.
  • We are not helpless. Harnessing insight, awareness, and courage allow us to live with intention through which we can embrace what resonates with us and ditch what doesn’t serve us or our fellow humans.
  • Growth and self-discovery occur in safe spaces. To Carry Wonder sessions are confidential, and aim to be encouraging, respectful, and non-judgmental. In individual sessions, they adapt to your mood, energy level, and needs for the day.
  • Together, we can redefine motherhood! Women have the power to revolutionize the way motherhood is valued, discussed, and supported by society.
  • Changing our understanding of motherhood is also a gift for our children. They inherit a redefined and more nuanced understanding of womanhood and modern motherhood—something they can carry into their future relationships, work, and life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I the only one who finds motherhood difficult?

Definitely not, dear mama! Currently, modern society is not set up to help women flourish—especially in pregnancy and motherhood. Many mamas feel isolated, overwhelmed, burned out, and under-supported. No wonder perinatal mood and anxiety disorders affect one in five women. However, with more support, self-awareness, and advocacy, we can work to together to change this for ourselves and others.

Is it selfish to invest in myself?

It’s not, and here’s why: When we’re thriving and fulfilled, everyone around us benefits. Being the best version of ourselves is the best gift we can give. We are more present, aware, patient, resilient, vibrant, insightful, and fun. We have more capacity to engage. So, investing in ourselves is an investment into our families, communities and workplaces.

What’s the difference between coaching and consulting?

Great question! Coaching focuses on where you are today and where you’d like to be while consulting is about providing you with specific information. Both are focused on your needs and done through partnering together, however, the structure and goals for our time together differ.

Are you providing medical care through your services?

No. The services are in no way intended to serve as medical advice, or override, delay or substitute your healthcare with your maternity or health care provider. By working together in coaching or consulting, we are not creating a nurse practitioner-patient relationship.

I will not be diagnosing physical or mental health problems; advising or treating existing health conditions; ordering labs or medications; or reviewing health records. However, my hope is that our work together will help support and empower you to live your best life and to thrive.

Where are coaching and consulting services held?

Coaching and consulting services are held on Zoom, in the cozy comforts of your own home. Periodically, I offer in-person group coaching locally in my area (Yolo County, California).

How are payments collected and do you have payment plans?

Payments are collected via PayPal before booking an actual coaching or consulting session (or package). Yep, payment plans are possible for the multi-session packages.

Are payments refundable?

No. Without adequate notice, I will be unable to make up or refund missed appointments unless there are extenuating life circumstances. If you need to reschedule a session, please do so at least 48 hours prior, and will do my best to help you find a time that works for you.

Do you have any scholarship or reduced-fee options?

Yes, there are a limited number of scholarships and reduced-fee options. Please contact me directly regarding their availability.

Can I work with you if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes, of course. I love working with women from all over. Please email me (hello@tocarrywonder.com) to find a time that works, if none pop up on the booking system.