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Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.

If not, leave this gathering.   Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty.

Rumi

DEVI Women's Health is rooted in both critical feminist theory and principles of engaged Buddhism. These ways of thinking lead to my core belief that human connection can lead to greater justice and liberation for all living beings. Trained as a midwife, an inherently radical profession, I seek to create an experience of wholeness in all endeavors, from the birth of a child to the birth of an idea. 
Through the guiding wisdom of feminism and Buddhism- my research centers personal narratives as a starting point while expanding awareness outwards; reflecting the dual paths of inner liberation and outer liberation. In Buddhism, the teaching of unconditional positive regard can be harnessed to create justice and equity within our healthcare systems. These systems of care are failing many childbearing people and families as they are not designed to care for the whole person who lives at the intersections of complex personal, social and cultural identities. 
 
Through my work as midwife, researcher, and activist - I offer
engaged research rooted in contemplative practice
 

The following services are offered:

  • Mindfulness-based Training-focus on developing a core practice through times of personal change and transformation

  • Mindfully crafted research and advocacy focused on enhancing maternity care experiences for both users and providers through critical social theory, reproductive justice theory and emancipatory research methods

  • Counseling & education: specializing in expecting and new parents, role transition, working parents, birth trauma, and preparing for birth (in any setting).

  • Creating ritual: baby blessings, mother welcomings, birth and death rituals, first menses/new moon celebrations, integrating meditation/yoga off the mat.