Welcome to The Motherhood Memoir, an online meet-up where women come together virtually to discuss important topics in the world of women’s health such as hormones, fertility, and many subjects around pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period.
The Motherhood Memoir Network is a way to connect, relate to, and learn from others in the birth community. Each meet-up features a subject matter expert (SME). The SME is always someone who has more knowledge, experience, and qualifications on the given topic than I do. The SME is present to partake in the discussion, share their stories, share information, and answer questions.
How to Participate
The meeting is free and conducted via Zoom, an online conferencing tool. Each meeting has a limited number of participants to ensure an intimate setting, and to give everyone who wants to an opportunity to speak or ask questions.
Take a look at the upcoming meet-up topics and dates below. If you’re interested in participating in one or more of the meet-ups, or you think you’d qualify as an SME for any topic, please contact me using the button at the bottom of the page. If you have an idea for a topic that isn’t listed, I’d love to hear that, too!
Laura is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, and a Certified CrossFit Trainer. She co-hosts the amazing Modern Mamas Podcast, along with many other endeavors in the health and wellness space. She strives to educate and inspire toward intuitive shifts in daily habits and headspace, leading to healthier minds and bodies, increased strength and physical potential, and longevity. Additionally, Laura creates individualized programming for women in all phases, and has a special passion for coaching women in the postpartum period.
Jenny is a Licensed Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, Fellow of Applied Functional Science, and a Certified Massage Practitioner. She is also founder of Mom Strong Santa Cruz, which provides evidence-based perinatal functional strength education to trainers, coaches, and fitness professionals with the goal of making all gyms perinatal fitness friendly to better serve mothers of the community. She became passionate about pelvic-floor education after noticing many mothers she worked with in her physical therapy practice were suffering from low back, hip, and/or sacroiliac pain, and identifying a weak pelvic floor as the culprit. After giving birth herself, her interest in pelvic-floor health increased even more.