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Welcome to Mother Rising! My name is Lindsey VanAlstyne and I’m a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE), doula, placenta specialist, childbirth assistant – and the woman behind Mother Rising. Founded in 2010, Mother Rising is an evidenced based and holistic resource for new parents and birth workers, covering everything from pregnancy, childbirth, to postpartum. Learn more about Mother Rising here.


How Can Mother Rising Help YOU?


Best of Mother Rising 🔥

Lost and not sure where to start? No problem. Here are some of the most loved posts on Mother Rising.


What’s New 🐣

Here are the most recent posts on Mother Rising’s blog.


If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.”

Diana Korte and Roberta Scaer

Healthy Pregnancy🤰

Pregnant or know someone who is? Learn the foundational elements to a healthy pregnancy, how to fix common pregnancy ailments, tips for self-care, and much more!

  • Easy Protein Punch Pregnancy Smoothie – 6 Ingredients!
    This amazing protein punch pregnancy smoothie must be added to the daily culinary repertoire. I know you’ll love it! Protein Punch Pregnancy Smoothie Protein and pregnant ladies go together like …
  • Signs of Labor – Is It Baby Time?
    Towards the end of pregnancy, women experience new symptoms that leave them wondering if these are signs of the first stage of labor or just more “end of pregnancy stuff”. …
  • Hilarious and Fun Pregnant Halloween Costumes
    Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween during your pregnancy? Do the pregnant zombie mom costumes freak you out? Look no further than my favorite 19 FUN …

Natural Birth 🌱

Mother Rising wants to help you learn the basics of a natural birth, how to plan for a natural birth, ways to cope with labor pain and much more! Lindsey LOVES to teach informed consent and decision making, and pain management!


Mom Life 👶

Parents spend so much time preparing for childbirth, but what about everything after birth? Here is everything about life after birth with baby – mom life.


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Explore Printables for Pregnancy and Birth

Bring the encouragement and beauty of Mother Rising’s printables to your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Below is a sneak peak of my bible verses for birth. Bible verses not your thing? No problem. Make sure to check out my empowering birth affirmations.


Mother Rising is a holistic resource supporting new parents and birth workers in natural pregnancy, healthy birth, and strong postpartum.