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The 1st Annual Conscious and Confident Motherhood Event

Conscious & Confident Motherhood Event

Stephanie Radler, a Certified Intuitive Life Coach and Empowering Pregnancy Expert organized and hosted this Conscious and Confident Motherhood Event and was the guide for the day. Colleen Fay and Nancy Freeman also helped with its organization.

The day was dedicated to educating and empowering soon-to-be and new mamas by providing resources to help them trust their inner wisdom and feel confident on their motherhood journey!

With over 25+ top professionals that included speakers and vendors, parents received information and got answers to questions on topics such as pelvic floor health, chiropractic care, childbirth preparation, birth options, maternal mental health, nutrition, fitness, energy healing and infant development. Photographers were also present, helping to remind parents, who have so much to think about and prepare for, of the importance of capturing precious moments during this sacred time.

In addition to 5 main conversations and mindfulness meditations, there were 5 raffle giveaways, with prizes donated by local merchants including Natural Elements Nail Spa and Cuties Children Boutique. Whole Foods generously donated the continental-styled snacks that greeted guests upon arrival. Tea sandwiches from Sickles were enjoyed during the lunchtime break.

10% of the proceeds have been donated to The Parker Family Health Center, a valuable resource in our community, located on Shrewsbury Ave. in Red Bank. 

There were main 5 discussions: 

Body Beautiful: How to stay healthy, strong and relaxed from pregnancy through postpartum recovery.

Speakers: Dr. Alison Ankiewicz of Inner Dynamics, Dr Liza Cherubini of Cherubini Chiropractic and Debbie Peterson and Wendy Bright- Fallon of Nourish Coaches 

Mama’s Mental Health Checklist: How to Navigate life’s big changes with awareness, compassion, love and support.

Speakers: Diana Gasperoni of Be Well Psychotherapy, Angela Mancini of LaLuna Counseling and Cecile Edwards of Mommy Evolve

Sacred Journey Through Pregnancy: Transform fear, doubt and anxiety so you can be calm, conscious and confident as you prepare for labor, birth and motherhood.

Speakers: Dr. Jackie Hines ofConnectivity Therapy and Holistic Health, Danica LaFortuneof Labor of Love Doula, Cas Garcia of Tru ObGyn, and Nancy Freeman of Ready for Birth and Shaklee

Postpartum Healing and Recovery: Stepping into a new identity so you can honor your needs, truth and wisdom.

Speakers: Dr. Jackie Hines ofConnectivity Therapy and Holistic Health, Tara Murphy Lactation Consultant at Monmouth Medical, Danica LaFortuneof Labor of Love Doula, Cecile Edwards of Mommy Evolve, Kelly Van Zandt of Powerful Postpartum 

Baby 101: How to be fully present and grounded so you can raise a curious, resilient and happy child. 

Speakers: Dr. Cecile Augusta, Alisha McCarthy of The Baby Sleep Guru, Colleen Fay of Zen Babies Massage and Shaklee and Chris Apple of Little Rockers

Additional Sponsors and Vendors who contributed to the day’s success included:

  • Rachael Van Schoick of Align Movement 
  • Michelle Amy Photographer 
  • Kellie Mendes of Erin Falco RDN 
  • Stephanie Ankiewicz of BeautyCounter
  • Maria Friedman of Stronger By Touch Massage 
  • Christie O’Connor Photography 
  • Kris Fleischer of Kristina Pauline Lightwork 
  • Jenn Levi of WheeGet+Fit
  • Erin Hanley of Raising Sunshine
  • Jillian Kessler of Awake My Soul 
  • Carla Ward of Your Body Your Birth Doula Services 

This first Conscious and Confident Motherhood Event in the area was a great success, bringing over 70 local residents together, helping to empower mamas and build community. Stay tuned for upcoming events.