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About Mother Rising

Founded in 2010, Mother Rising’s mission is to help parents have a more informative, empowering, and compassionate journey to motherhood. This happens through this pregnancy blog, weekly emails, the Morning Sickness Remedies book, and products like Mother Rising’s printable birth affirmations.

If you’re looking to have a healthy and empowered pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, you’re in the right place!

Meet Lindsey VanAlstyne

My name is Lindsey VanAlstyne, the creator of Mother Rising. I am a childbirth educator, birth doula, postpartum doula, breastfeeding advocate, and placenta encapsulator. Through Mother Rising’s mission, I hope to educate, encourage, and empower parents on their journey to motherhood through compassionate, vulnerable, and authentic mentoring.

I am in my 14th year of teaching parents about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum at a local birth center and hospital, and of course, online. I have a BS in business from Florida State University, and am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and trained for many years with Birthing From Within.

Since 2007 I have been attending births and helping parents have the most natural, and healthiest transition to parenthood. I, too, am a mother to three of my own (and have quite the varied birth experiences – I had a baby at a birth center, then I had a homebirth , and for my third birth I had a homebirth in a hospital (AKA homebirth transferred to hospital).)

I hope that through Mother Rising you will have an amazing journey to motherhood! But don’t worry, even when the unexpected comes to your pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum (and it always does!), Mother Rising be with you every step of the way.

About Mother Rising

The beginnings of Mother Rising started long before I became a mother. In fact, when I was a little girl I always knew I was supposed to help mothers have babies… but was turned off by the idea of becoming an obstetrician. As an adult, once I became educated on natural childbirth, midwives, and doulas, it became clear what I was supposed to do.

I began attending births at the age of 25, even before I became a mother myself. It was one of the few things in my life that made perfect sense. It was as if I found my destiny.

Mother Rising began in 2010 after I had my first child, and was a big part of making the leap from working in the corporate world to my birth business. Locally, I attended births as a doula, and midwife’s assistant, but also began teaching childbirth classes.

  • I learned that birth and becoming a parent was transformative, pivotal, and life changing.
  • I also learned that there was an element of mystery in birth, a part of it that was unknown and could not be controlled.
  • Eventually, I figured out that there was more than one way to have a baby, and how to compassionately walk with parents through the unknown.
  • I learned tips, tricks, and how to get through the really tough stuff of birth.
  • I also realized that motherhood should definitely not be done alone.

Later on, I had a second and third child, and in the meantime poured out everything I had been learning on Mother Rising. I never held back, but wrote what I thought would be the most helpful for new moms all over the world.

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In my articles you will find that I am a little bit sarcastic, slightly funny, and a whole lot compassionate. I do my best to be informative and passionate, but still be sensitive to everybody’s choices and journey. And I try to have a good time while doing it!

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