From the moment you decide to be a parent, you'll be doing some of the most challenging but rewarding work you may ever do. After walking alongside hundreds of families in Cincinnati, Ohio and across the nation, I believe the key to a fulfilled pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and/or parenting experience is that: 

- Parents must always take care of themselves and allow themselves to be cared for by others. Parents can not give from a depleted source. When parents are healthy, whole, and a balanced, they are more available for their families.

- Nature has equipped parents with the ability to provide everything their children need to become empathetic, intelligent, well-adjusted adults. Parents must listen to their intuitive wisdom by shutting off the noise and trusting what they feel is best for their family. 
 

- Parent–child relationships are improved when parents bring a present-moment awareness to their parenting that includes listening with full attention, emotional awareness, non-judgmental acceptance, and practicing self-regulation, compassion, and patience. 
 

- Each child is a unique being, and should be nurtured towards finding their own identity and purpose in life.
 

I founded The Family Hive because I believe parents and children deserve community, support, and encouragement.  Our mission is to elevate parenthood by creating peaceful environments for parents and their children to feel nurtured, whole, and mindul. 

 

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Hi, I'm Emily

I'm a mother of four, a Clinical Herbalist, Pregnancy, Birth, + Postpartum Doula now studying Midwifery, a Mindfulness Practitioner, an Usui Reiki Master, and a studying Naturalist. 

Education + Training Highlights:

  • Clinical Herbalism through Professional Apprenticeships and Herbal Academy of New England
  • Academics of Midwifery with Ancient Arts Midwifery Institution
  • Ayurvedic Postnatal Doula with Newborn Mothers Certified
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Psychic Development Private Mentorship
  • Folk Herbalism through Traditions and Wisdom Shared 
  • Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula Training
  • Crystal Healing Practitioner Certified
  • Birth Arts International Birth Doula Training
  • Birth Arts International Childbirth Education Training
  • International Placenta & Postpartum Association Placenta Encapsultation Specialist Training
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Certified
  • State of Ohio Food Safety Certified
  • CAPPA Labor Doula Training
  • Usui Reiki Level I, II, and Master Certified
  • International Association of Birth Photography Membership
  • Evidence Based Birth Membership
  • Mindfulness Practitioner Certified
  • How to Help Families Get Evidence Based Care Training with Evidence Based Birth
  • Indie Birth Doula Project
  • Undisturbed Birth Training with Dr Sarah Buckley
  • Complete Tarot Reading Workshop
  • Matriz y Concha Summit