The Mother Hen Friend
Birth | Postpartum | Bereavement
You do not have to journey alone.
My mission as a non-medical, trained professional is to care for the entire family with evidenced-based information as well as emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual support throughout pregnancy, birth, the postpartum period, and in bereavement.
In life and death, all families deserve support and an extra set of hands to hold them up (both literally and figuratively).
The Mother Hen Friend is a proud advocate for mental health complexities and education.
I am here to companion and nurture your family every step of the way.
Who is the Mother Hen Friend?
Meagan is a wife and mom in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.
She is an enneagram 7, a lover of birth, an advocate, a space holder, and a caring companion.
In her free time she enjoys to paint by number and play Animal Crossing.
She was first introduced to the holistic approach to birth in 2012 and a fiery passion was lit. She has had two amazing & empowering birthing center births, with midwives in attendance. An unmedicated water birth in 2012 and an unmedicated out-of-water birth in 2017. It was those experiences and postpartum that propelled her to follow her calling in supporting families navigate their pregnancy journey, birth options, and life after baby.
Meagan has a special understanding for military families, teen parents, and mental illness survivors.
Her professional training includes:
Birth & Bereavement Doula Certification with Stillbirthday since 2021
Postpartum Doula training and member with CAPPA since 2020
Perinatal Nutrition Educator Certification with Doula Nutrition Academy since 2021
Know Your Rights by Birth Monopoly with Evidence Based Birth in 2021
Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional with University of Exeter in 2020
Healthcare Provider CPR with American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc. in 2021
200hr Certified Yoga Teacher with Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2019
20hr Prenatal Yoga, 20hr Yoga for Post-Traumatic Stress, 20hr Sound Healing Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2019
100 hours of Clinical Aromatherapy with Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in 2019
Please contact Meagan directly for more information.
Doula Work In Action
Bohren, M.A., Hofmeyr, G., Sakala, C., et al. (2017). "Continuous support for women during childbirth." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD003766.
I promise to offer unwavering support to you and your family during the first transitional months of new parenthood.
I have you covered with knowledge of postpartum care, bonding, newborn feeding, and so much more to enrich your family's postpartum journey.
Support includes light house tidying, organizing, referrals and resources, and services for other needs you may have in the fourth trimester.
When The Worst Happens...
Walking With You
The Mother Hen Friend provides complimentary emotional and physical companionship to families in the community in an effort to ease suffering. I am here to walk with you through your experience and together honor the life and loss of your child.
Due to the lasting impact of the loss of a child, bereavement support and photography by The Mother Hen Friend is complimentary to those who request it.
If you feel compelled to donate to help offset the cost of complimentary support and services to the community, please click the Donate button on the top right.
For bereavement support please follow the button below.
" Companioning is about going to the wilderness of the soul with another human being; it is not about thinking you are responsible for finding the way out." - Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D
Price: $1,000 - $3,000
Here for You
I am committed to supporting the choices of your growing family. We will work together to ensure your birth vision and advocacy plan supports your needs and desires in labor and birth.
I will be there to hold space for you and your family as well as provide continuous emotional and physical support to you during labor. Other services include labor, birth, and postpartum education, prenatal yoga, and birth photography.
Informative & Compassionate