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Pregnancy & Birth Your Way

Now offering Spinning Babies® & Body Ready Method® Pregnancy Preparation Classes & Body Balancing

Childbirth and parenting are among the most empowering events in a birthing person's life. 

You matter. Your choices matter.

Hello, my name is Lorie Michaels

Welcome to Namaste Birth

My goal is for you to feel comfortable, empowered, and confident.

Bodywork can help smooth out some of the discomforts of pregnancy. 

You are birthing a baby, and also birthing you as a parent. You will 100% make mistakes, so let's make sure you're loading your toolbox with ways to support yourself and your new family. 

My certifications and trainings:

  • Spinning Babies ® Certified Parent Educator (Birth Prep)

  • Spinning Babies ® Aware Practitioner (Body Balancing)

  • Body Ready Method® Pro

  • PMH-C Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional

  • Certified Lactation Counselor

  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator

  • DONA Certified Doula

  • Size Inclusive Birth Pro

  • Belly Binding

  • Racial & Social Justice for Birth Workers

  • Certified Placenta Encapsulator

  • OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Training

  • Polarity Therapist

  • Reiki Master

  • Tapping Mentor

  • PTSD & Trauma Counselor

  • Energy, Trauma and Healing

  • Touch for Health

  • Matrix Energetics

  • BA Psychology 

  • AA Chemical Dependency Counseling

Crazy as it seems, even regarding birth, women have been trained out of trusting their own bodies and inner knowing.

Pregnancy checklist:

  • Get educated. Do not be the person who regrets decisions later because you didn't know better.

  • Work with a doula who resonates with you, supports your vision, and can give you research-based information.

  • Create a healthy, natural, fulfilling birth experience. This is possible with home, birth center and hospital births.  

  • Embrace and allow support.  Having a partner, doula or close friend with you on the journey is incredibly helpful.  If you don't have an organic support system, create one with a doula and support team.


It's your birth. Let's figure out what you want, what is healthy, what your backup plans are, and be nurturing and loving to you while you're prepping for your huge changes.


I am extremely patient, loving and solid...and you are on a time limit, so let's get the party started.

Rebecca W.

Lorie helped me tremendously during my third pregnancy! My body aches were so bad I had trouble getting comfortable enough to sleep. Lorie would treat me with her Polarity energy work and my body would just release all of this tension and I would be able to easily drift off into sleep. 

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Remember it's your birth.
Your life.
Your reality that you are creating.
You don't get a do-over, so make it the best it can be now.

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