WELCOME DEAR VISITOR!
Let Me Introduce Myself and this Site
Welcome to Transform Your Birth! My name is Jamie Bodily and my focus is on
helping women have positive experiences from pregnancy through the early
postpartum period. Maybe you are
experiencing anxiety or depression? Or
had a negative birth experience? Or lost a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth
and you are pregnant again? Or you have
experienced a history of abuse?
Like every woman, you want a pregnancy through postpartum
experience that is positive and promotes health and well-being for your baby. You have lots of questions about how to
achieve this and I am here to help you navigate this process for the best
outcomes for you and your baby. I am a
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor whose focus is on helping
expectant and new moms. I have 12 years
experience helping moms as a Birth and Postpartum Doula, and I spent 2 years
helping mothers who were recovering from substance addiction. I offer in-home support and counseling
services to make it easier for you! I
remember how it felt to try to pack the diaper bag, get myself ready, and then
the baby has a messy diaper or spit up attack!
The services I provide will help you from the day the
pregnancy tests turns positive through the first year postpartum. Whether you hire me during your pregnancy, or
into your postpartum period, you can expect high-quality, sensitive and
The site is full of information to help you as make choices
about your pregnancy, labor and postpartum choices. Services I provide include:
Individual Counseling Services. These are provided one-on-one and are
designed to focus on personal challenges and obstacles to being your best. I
utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) , Mindfulness and Internal Family
Systems (IFS) therapy to help you explore and discover what may be holding you
back from your goals and aspirations.
Individual services can be provided at my St. Louis office location, at
your home, or via Skype. Cost is $50 per
session for office or Skype sessions and $60 per session for home visits.
Group Counseling Services. I offer a Woman’s Self-Care Group designed to
help you find creative solutions to becoming your best and receiving support
from other women. Cost is $20 per group
Trauma Therapy/EMDR Services: I have been trained in Eye Movement
Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which has shown positive
results and benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic
events, and even life-disturbing events.
This is an evidence-based specialized therapy that usually achieves
positive and noticeable results with a limited number of sessions. Cost is $90 per session.
Current classes include Mindfulness for Birth and Postpartum
Preparation. Additional information on
course content and class schedules can be found on the site. Mindfulness for Birth is $160 for a 4 week session and includes workbook and MP-3’s
for meditations and relaxation exercises.
Postpartum Preparation is a 4
week session class and is a comprehensive preparation for the early postpartum
period. Cost is $160 and includes
workbook and one in-home parent coaching session.
Insurance coverage is a possibility for some of these
services. Please contact me directly and
before registering for classes or services to discuss insurance coverage.
Please enjoy the site and feel free to contact me at
more information. I look forward to
hearing from you!
An Opportunity to hear
Maternal Mental Health Basics.
this is a recording on Maternal Mental Health. walker Karaa is the guest of Jamie Bodily on the Doula Mentor site. ( http://theDoulamentor.net )
Walker provides insight into Mental Health as it pertains to women before and after birth and what can be done to help mother with postpartum mental health issues.
A Look into Maternal Mental health from one Families Personal Experience and how they are dealing with this ongoing mental health problem
WE would like to Thank Patty And Josh for their time and willingness to share their experience. please set aside an hour of tiem to listen to this informative broadcast, Jamie Bodily along With Patty and Josh had quite the experience and the story seem almost surreal as Patty's mental health lead to issues that luckily did not end up worse than they did.
Patty and Josh are still dealing with the repercussions still today. Luckily they have a plan of action. Learn more about what happened and how this has become a story of hope rather than a story of tragedy