COMMUNITY & RESOURCES FOR NEW & EXPECTING MAMAS!

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Originally shared on Ula & Us, OMC Collective Member, Christy Talamo, shares how she survived the first 30 days of motherhood. Okay mama, get ready for some of the most magical moments of your life. Along with sleepless nights, a lot of diaper blow outs, tears (happy and sad… hello hormones), snuggles, bliss, leaky engorged […]

July 2, 2020

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Originally shared on Ula & Us, OMC Collective Member, Christy Talamo, shares how she survived the first 30 days of motherhood. Okay mama, get ready for some of the most magical moments of your life. Along with sleepless nights, a lot of diaper blow outs, tears (happy and sad… hello hormones), snuggles, bliss, leaky engorged […]

July 2, 2020

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Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? I grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington and have spent most of my life in the PNW. I […]

June 23, 2020

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Guest post by OMC Provider Kelsey Dehmer, PT, DPT, OCS  of Therapydia Ballard … Pelvic floor weakness can happen to anyone, whether you’ve had kiddos or not. It is sometimes hard to keep up with gravity itself and we often forget that just like our biceps, if we don’t use it we lose it. So […]

May 19, 2020

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Today we are featuring a gorgeous at home newborn session from Om Mama Collective member, Erin Schedler! We love how she capture the true authentic beauty of new parenthood!  This was a pretty typical newborn session for me! It happened to be my last session of 2019, before I went on break. Such a beautiful […]

May 12, 2020

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I reached out to Om Mama Collective members, Dana + Brittnie of Esva Healing, to share how acupuncture can be beneficial for fertility. As Brittnie mentions in her story, according to the CDC about 10 in every 100 women in the US have difficulty becoming pregnant or staying pregnant. Acupuncture can improve many challenges associated with […]

May 5, 2020

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Guest blogger Carol Blanchet is the CEO + Founder of Talking Crow Coffee Roasters, a DECAF specialty coffee roaster. Coffee is for everyone – Caffeine isn’t. Believe it or not, I haven’t always loved coffee – gasp!  I bet you wouldn’t expect that from a coffee roaster.  I began drinking coffee in college as a […]

April 30, 2020

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Meet OMC Collective Member Sam Chernak. Samantha is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and clinic owner of Emerald Physical Therapy & Pilates located in Ballard. She specializes in pilates-based rehabilitation and has found it to be a fun, effective tool for treating pre-, peri- and postpartum patients. She believes in a holistic approach to healthcare […]

April 22, 2020

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Fresh 48 Session If you have been searching for Newborn Photography on the Google or Pinterest or Instagram…you may have run across the term “Fresh 48”. I know when I was pregnant and looking for new services or products, I would constantly wonder what I was signing up for…and reading “Fresh 48″… I had a […]

April 14, 2020

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Lauren Fink Shea is a professional organizer, blogger, and founder of Organized By Heart, a Seattle based business offering home organizing services, virtual consultations, and group workshops. Her mission and greatest passion is working with moms to help them get organized at home, so they can create more time + space for what they love. […]

April 7, 2020

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Om Mama Collective members are doing big, amazing things to continue to help serve their communities during physical distancing! Omies, thank you for being you!   Virtual Classes Oh Baby! Fitness: Daily Live Workouts, $7/class $25 for a five week session // Details The Works Seattle: Online classes on demand! Sliding scale starting at $0 […]

April 2, 2020

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Om Mama Co Vendor, Chelsea Fechtner, MScN, CN shares some amazing smoothie recipes to energize new mamas. Chelsea is a nutritionist and personal chef that specializes in using food to help women feel happier and healthier in their lives. She is currently offering online training and coaching through her Facebook group, Eat Happy. Do you […]

April 1, 2020

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Meet OMC Vendor Kelsey of Therapydia Ballard! Kelsey practices pelvic floor PT and orthopedics in North Seattle. Outside of her work she enjoys running at Golden Gardens, hiking in the mountains, playing sports, and exploring all the new restaurants and breweries in town. How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you […]

March 26, 2020

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Today, Kelsey of Gather + Co, shares her thoughts during these unprecedented times.  I initially sat down to write a lengthy post about the science of hair and how it changes over time…boring, I know. But then all of this Coronavirus stuff happened and I’ve had some time to really think about how I want […]

March 23, 2020

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By OMC Vendor Brittany Marshall of Blue Rose Pictures, Seattle Newborn Photographer This was the third time I have had the pleasure of capturing Tamara’s maternity session. The last two times were for her boys and this time for her baby girl! I really love being to capture one family’s milestones throughout the years. It […]

March 10, 2020

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Collective member Aga Lawrynowicz, Founder of Choose Clarity is a certified life coach specializing in supporting women to balance motherhood and their personal mission. A former explosives queen — she spent over ten years working as an engineer in the oil and gas industry — now Aga is a mother of two, step-mother of two, and […]

March 5, 2020

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Om Mama Collective member, Kelsey Alford, of Nested Sleep shares her insight on what we actually can affect (or at least understand!) in our baby’s sleep! Sleep and our genes: When it comes to nature vs nurture, what can we teach and what is biologically set?  Many parents that are poor sleepers themselves, either now […]

February 26, 2020

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Meet Om Mama Collective member, Kat Williams, of PROnatal – Pilates Mat & Apparatus Certified Instructor, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Doula and Pre+PostNatal Fitness Instructor. Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a […]

February 21, 2020

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By Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis, Seattle Maternity Photographer I have worked in the field of maternity photography since 1994. Every session reaffirms my awe of the innate power of the mother. When my client J came into the studio for her pre-consultation I was immediately intrigued by her grace, beauty, and empowered sense […]

February 6, 2020

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Guest Blog by Om Mama Collective member, Emily O’Dea: Your body is changing every day, stay nourished with movement that will keep you strong for the big day! Congrats on your pregnancy! For most of us, that first trimester we are fatigued, nauseous, and can feel that life will never be the same again. I […]

January 22, 2020

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Om Mama Collective Member Tiffany Decker of Seattle Sleep Trainer shares how to weather your baby’s ever-changing sleep habits. I don’t know about you, but it seems like the minute you figure out your baby’s sleep they hit a new developmental leap and everything seems to get thrown out the window. It can be anxiety-provoking, […]

January 15, 2020

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By OMC Vendor Julia Kinnunen, Seattle Birth Photographer I first met Erika and Nick over four years ago when they hired me to photograph their wedding. I remember sitting in our first meeting and thinking “holy moly these people are so stinking cool why on earth would they want to hire me?!” but little did […]

January 8, 2020

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By OMC collective member, Julieanne, owner of Vital Flow massage & bodywork The birth plan I remember when the nurse I was working with sat down and asked me if I had thought about making a birth plan. I think I was four months pregnant at the time. I really hadn’t but thought it would be […]

January 3, 2020

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Meet Erin- rockstar mama & owner of Erin Schedler Photography! Erin is a member of the Om Mama Collective – members get exclusive deals & discounts when working with her! Find out more at members.ommamaco.com!  Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you […]

October 30, 2019

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C  O  N  N  E  C  T  I  O  N What’s up Omies?!? Dr. Shea Kramer here, a chiropractor at Tree of Life Chiropractic in Seattle, where I specialize in taking care of mamas (preconception, prenatal and postnatal) and kiddos (but definitely not exclusive to those populations, I care for all spines)! COMMUNITY I love […]

October 22, 2019

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We are so excited to partner with Om Mama Collective member, Nicole, for our upcoming workshop: Training for Labor and Delivery on September 5th! 7:00-9:00pm at Nicole’s office, 4839 S. Brandon St, Seattle, WA, 98118. Free for Om Mama Members, $15 non-member pricing. Additional details, tickets & registration can be found here! Here’s how to […]

August 22, 2019

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Guest post by OMC Vendor, Lexi, owner of Kalon Spa in Bellevue. Find more about Lexi & our other team members in the collective here! Om Mama Members get exclusive discounts & deals for all of the businesses in our collective! We are thrilled to be teaming up with Lexi for our August Event Om […]

August 13, 2019

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Guest post from Om Mama friend & collaborator, Christy, of Ula & Us!  Christy here to talk about exercise and lactation. Most mamas are eager to get back into a regular workout routine postpartum and I was totally in that same boat, but the other question that comes up is whether exercise impacts breastfeeding and […]

August 6, 2019

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Guest post by Om Mama Collective member, Jennifer Loomis! Jennifer is an artistic photographer empowering pregnant women through photography for 20 years, specializing in larger families and large image installations. Om Mama Members get exclusive deals when working any of our curated list of business owners. Learn more about Jennifer here!  … Just had your […]

August 1, 2019

how to baby proof your marriage

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Guest post by OMC Vendor, Jessica Psenski, licensed mental health counselor specializing in couples, perinatal care & sex therapy. Find more about Jessica & our other team members in the collective here!  We are thrilled to be teaming up with Jessica for our May Workshop: Babyproofing Your Relationship on July 24th! Find out more details […]

May 23, 2019

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We are thrilled to introduce you to Om Mama Collective member Lisa Saksons! Lisa is a Professional Organizer at Organized by Lisa! Om Mama Members receive special package discounts with Lisa – if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mama member, click here!   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where […]

May 9, 2019

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We are thrilled to introduce you to Om Mama Collective member Sarah of Mom&Babe! Sarah is a holistic pregnancy consultant based on Bainbridge Island. Om Mama Members receive special package discounts with Sarah – if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mama member, click here!   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? […]

April 9, 2019

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Om Mama Collective member, Amy Kovner of Embodied Wellness, shares her tips on surviving morning sickness. Amy is a mom to 3 (including twins), certified nutritionist and licensed mental health counselor. Join us for a perinatal nutrition workshop with Amy on April 16th – details at the bottom of this post!  The past few months […]

April 4, 2019

first trimester isolation

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Let’s talk about this time because I have a hunch that we’re lacking support in a really big way. Some might say this could apply throughout the trajectory of the perinatal time, but today I want to address the first trimester. This can be a window of overwhelming change, erratic emotions, adjustment and sometimes fear. […]

March 20, 2019

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Healthy Pelvic Floor For A Healthy Life: The Importance Of Healing After Birth The biggest issues I see with moms and women, at my practice, stem from improper healing and lack of restoring deep core muscles after childbirth.   Most women get cleared by their MD, midwife or OB at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum. […]

March 7, 2019

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We are thrilled to introduce you to Om Mama Collective member Desiree Baird! Desiree is a pediatric sleep coach with specialty in multiples! Om Mama Members receive special package discounts with Desiree – if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a mama member, click here!   How long have you lived in the Seattle area? […]

February 28, 2019

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From a Doula’s Perspective Each and every single birth is a wholly unique and individual experience. When Jamie asked if I would help support her as both her doula and photographer, I was thrilled. This was my second birth center birth. While I tend to feel most comfortable supporting clients delivering in a hospital setting, […]

January 30, 2019

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It’s OK Hey, friend. How ya doing? Did you set a ton of big exciting, (hopefully a *little* scary) goals for 2019? I hope you did – but I also wanted to give you a little pep talk… aka give myself a little pep talk. We’re 9 days in to the new year. 9 days. […]

January 9, 2019

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Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? I grew up on Camano Island, about an hour north of Seattle. I spent some time after high-school […]

December 27, 2018

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Dana of Dana Nicole Coaching shares goal setting tips and how to set yourself up for success in 2019! I love this time of year – a time of reflection, celebration, hope, and anticipation for the year ahead. In my work with clients, I find that reflection and visioning are key to creating the life […]

December 17, 2018

prenatal-yoga

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Guest Post: Why Postpartum Specific Training is Important by Maura Shirley, Bodies for Birth WHY IS POSTPARTUM SPECIFIC TRAINING IMPORTANT? So, you’ve had your baby. You’re feeling up to exercise, but you don’t quite know what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes down to it. You know certain areas of your body have […]

December 12, 2018

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Feature: In-Home Newborn Session by Blue Rose Photography This was a very special newborn session for me since I got to capture baby Luc’s birth only a couple weeks before. Karolina and Michael are such a wonderful and sweet couple. I was so excited when she reached out to me to document her maternity photos. I […]

November 6, 2018

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Meet Jessica – perinatal yoga instructor of Movement With Jessica and one of Om Mama’s founding collective members!  Q: Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you move here? What do you do for a living? Have you always done this? […]

October 25, 2018

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Guest Blog Feature: Om Mama Collective member, Jeanna Rice Photography, shares her tips for what to wear for your fall/winter family photo sessions! You can follow Jeanna on Instagram at @jeannaricephotography! Find more amazing photographers in our Collective here!  Hello fellow Mamas! Fall is the most popular time for family pictures, and with good reason […]

October 12, 2018

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Meet Dana – life & career coach for Dana Nicole Coaching and one of Om Mama’s founding collective members! You can also watch our pre-launch Instagram LIVE Q&A with Dana on YouTube here! Your Story – a little “About You” – How long have you lived in the Seattle area? Where are you from/why did you […]

September 10, 2018

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Guest Post: 4 Things To Consider When Choosing A Maternity Fitness Program by Maura Shirley, Bodies for Birth Congratulations! You probably just found out you are going to be mom for the first (or fourth!) time. Perhaps you learned during your last pregnancy that you should have stayed more active? Perhaps you’re an athlete looking […]

September 4, 2018

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Feature: Maternity Session at Rattlesnake Lake by Meredith McKee Photography  I’ve done a couple maternity sessions at Rattlesnake lake now & it is just such a dreamy place to shoot! We did Kelly’s maternity session during the peak of wildfire season this summer & it cast such a dreamy pink haze as the sun began to set […]

September 4, 2018

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