View of the Womb

Baby Mapping

Illustrations

Natural Ultrasound

Traditional hands-on belly palpation guides you to visualize your baby’s position directly on your belly without unnecessary ultrasound.

Whimsical

As a henna belly drawing alternative, mineral-derived makeup creates an enchanting illustration of your baby’s position

Giftable

Add this as a lovely baby shower gift for guests to guess baby’s position, or connection activity for a blessingway

Baby Mapping

View of the Womb Illustration offers mothers the opportunity to become more in-tune with learning the position of their baby throughout pregnancy with an enchanting drawing as a sort of “Natural Ultrasound” (as coined by Naoli Vinaver) through artistic baby mapping.  By palpating, measuring, and listening to fetal heart rate and placenta sounds through a fetoscope, your baby’s position can be located and whimsically revealed on your abdomen with hypoallergenic pigments.  Older siblings, partners, friends, or family can all join in illuminizing for a joy-filled bonding experience, as desired.

While babies are moving often within the uterus, you will learn how to interpret these movements through at-home baby mapping so you can positively influence the position of your baby for a joyful birth.

View of the Womb Baby Mapping Illustration Includes:

  • Alignment Assessment
  • Abdominal Palpation
  • Fundal Height Measurement
  • Fetal Heart Tone Location (with fetoscope only for non-midwifery clients)
  • Baby Mapping Education
  • View of the Womb Illustration

header photo by Ashly Collins Photography

Artistic Midwifery

For me, the art of midwifery is more than sharing the ancient wisdom of birth support.  Along with my four-year design degree from the Art Institute, I have been palpating babies and bellies regularly since 2018 helping mothers to learn how their daily choices influence their baby’s position and guiding decisions for Happier Healthier Birth.

View of the Womb is ideal after 30 weeks when baby is most easily palpated and fetal heart tones can usually be heard by fetoscope.  However, VoW can be shared anytime throughout the childbearing years in a conceptualized way for pre-conception to envision the child to come, prior to 24 weeks to help visualize your growing baby, or during or after a miscarriage of any gestation to support through healing.

 

Session Prep

I will, typically, need at least two weeks to prepare material for a View of the Womb Session.  We will need approximately 1 hour for the session and you’ll want to wear clothes that you are comfortable remaining in for some time and that might get makeup on during or after the session.  Thin and stretchy clothes or bikini are ideal.  Do not add any oils or lotions to your belly prior to the session

I make every effort to use naturally-derived makeup for these sessions.  Some of these I make myself with my own herbal oils and earth pigments.  If you have sensitive skin or a preference for the materials being used, contact me and we can coordinate what you will need to provide to be available.

Due to the nature of my on-call schedule, there are times where I may have to reschedule sessions, and possibly stop in the middle of a session to serve a laboring mother and your session rescheduled.  Refunds will be provided for any session that cannot be rescheduled.  For these reasons, I encourage mothers to schedule closer to their 30 week date so they have some flexibility with rescheduling.