Birth and Wellness
As a wellness educator and perinatal professional, I will work by your side as you prepare for and enter life transitions (pregnancy and birth, parenthood, college, change of career and so forth). I will be present in each moment with a spirit of love and compassion. Whether you are interested in a birth class, doula services, wellness classes, or fitness consultations, I’ll provide emotional, educational and physical support and help you learn self-advoacy skills as you prepare for the next chapter of your journey.
Overview of Services
As a wellness and perinatal professional, I offer personalized pregnancy, birth, postpartum and wellness services. My goal is to support you and your family in achieving and maintaining health and wellness goals through the childbearing year and throughout the lifespan. Together, we'll access the information and resources you need to make informed decisions. I can help you prepare for an excellent, beautiful postpartum and early parenting experience or walk with you while you enter a new phase of life. To learn more about me and the services that I offer, please explore this site and
email or call today (203) 936-8527.
What I Do
Birth Education and Preparation
(Birth Science, Brain Science and Technology to Support YOUR Positive Birth!)
Evidence Based Birth (R)
Worskhops and Seminars
Savvy Birth 101
(Consumer Education for Families Choosing Hospital Births)
More coming this Spring, including CEU's for Medical and Birth Professionals!
Refresher Workshops &
Techniques for the Birth Room
Professional Doula Support Services
I specialize in Homebirth and also love supporting LGBTQ+ families. Maura Jo has multiple certifications and extensive training to support your family before, during and after your birth.
Extra support after baby arrives can make for a smoother transition.
Some lives are long, others are short. I'm here to support your birth, regardless.
Pre/Postnatal Fitness Instruction
Why workout in pregnancy?
1) Reduce stress, anxiety
2) Improve sleep
3) Boost energy levels
4) Boost immune system
5) Maintain strength and endurance
6) Prepare birth and early parenting
7) Improve overall quality of life
8) Stay low risk
9) Smoother "bounce back" after baby arrives
10) Improve overall quality of life and have some FUN!
"Sleep when the baby sleeps" is wisdom passed down through generations. Is that enough, though, really? For most parents these days planning ahead and having support through the early weeks, days and maybe even months can greatly improve the transition of the growing family.
Always wanted to know how to make your own Salves? Hoping to create a lovely Dream Pillow for your little one or beloved grandparent? Want to find out which herbs are traditionally associated with pregnancy and birth? Looking to create your own natural skin care regimen? Join us for an Herbal Workshop! Classes forming now.
The word REIKI (pronounced RAY-KEY) is two Japanese words. There are several translations, due to the nature of the Japanese language, but one would be REI meaning "Universal Source," KI meaning "Life Force Energy ." As a hands-on (or distance), spiritual healing method, it is a complement to medical care and a great way to increase our relaxation response.
Contact me to learn more about all of the services that I offer.
Hi Maura Jo,
I just wanted to follow up to say thank you for the GentleBirth workshop and to let you know that [our baby] was born.... After the workshop I did listen to the affirmations and some of the hypnosis tracks in the app pretty regularly leading up to the birth. We used a lot of what we learned through the program to put together our birth plan and once the time came we were both feeling confident and ready.
....[When the baby was born] She came straight to me and stayed on my chest for over an hour before being taken to be weighed and measured. We are completely in love with her.
I am so happy with how my birth story turned out and I credit a lot of that to being well-equipped and educated going in. I can't thank you enough for being such a great teacher and helping to make [our baby's] birth one that I will look back on with no regrets!
Kaitlin Clinton (And Matt)
My husband and I couldn't be happier with our decision to hire Maura Jo as a doula and take GentleBirth classes. The knowledge that we obtained from her in this program so incredibly prepared us, that when it came time to alter our birth plan, we were able to confidently and capably navigate the road to ultimately meeting our son. Having Maura Jo as our doula made our birth story incredible. We wouldn't want to imagine this birth without her. She will forever be a part of our journey into the next chapter of our lives. We can't recommend her or this program enough.