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 non-judgmental services.  

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 session.

·         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.

·         Classes:  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 

(636)699-2839 or 

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for more information.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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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.

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