Postpartum | Welcome to A Conscious Beginning

Welcome to A Conscious Beginning.


This space has been created by Roxanna who strives for all parents to have a healthy, happy, easy postpartum! Each person’s journey into parenthood is unique and special and should be tailored to them. Healthy individuals begin with conscious choices. Who we chose to invite to our births, what we eat, and knowing when to ask for help are all pieces to making important transitions be as smooth as possible.

The journey into parenthood is full of intense and beautiful changes. The choice to breastfeed/chestfeed is sometimes met with challenges. Being informed at the right time can make navigating this beautiful relationship more enjoyable for you and baby. As we prepare our minds and bodies for birth we should do the same in preparing for the postpartum period and breastfeeding/chestfeeding.

A Conscious Beginning offers Lactation Support services (phone call, Zoom/Facetime, office visits, and home visits), Your Supported Start to Nursing Classes, and How to Prepare for Postpartum Sex Workshops to the Greater Vancouver area including: Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Surrey, and Langley. We welcome consultations with parents of any gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or family structure.

I want to acknowledge that my home, and the places I offer my services, is in the fraser valley area of British Columbia, on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Get started with some Tips for a happy postpartum. Then, when you’re ready, have Roxanna help you have a great beginning to parenthood!
Roxanna is also a Registered Social Worker, you can find her work here:

The Power of Words and Support

Words matter. How we say them, when we say them, why we say them, and what the meaning behind them is, it all matters. The act of feeding a baby is more vast than words can even begin to encompass. Choice matters. Respect matters. Support matters. Being heard, seen,...

Grieving with a Conscious Heart

Christmas Eve 2015 I lost my older sister. While it wasn't totally unexpected because she had been struggling for years with health issues, it was still a shock. She was a few months shy of 34, her birthday was in February. It's always odd to me which details matter...

The Art of Holding Space for Birth

Last year I was birthing my last and 3rd baby. I am having all the feels. The biggest ones being of pure gratitude for the support I was surrounded by. Every time I look back over details I am near tears with how amazing the support I had was. My birth team might not...

Pinch Test

At the base of your nipple, where your nipple meets your areola, place your thumb and index finger. Press in gently but firmly about an inch behind your nipple. As breasts are unique, it is common to have variation in nipple's and their elasticity from one breast to...

Can I still breastfeed if… The myths and truths about breastfeeding challenges

This is a series breaking down the myths and truths about breastfeeding challenges. There are a lot of barriers to breastfeeding happening on a larger scale. Check out this article from Pathways about larger systemic barriers. I want to break down things a little...

Loving Your Postpartum Body

During my third pregnancy I struggled with my body. I was so uncomfortable. I was the heaviest I have ever been in my life, everything hurt, and I hated the way I felt. Logically I knew my body was amazing. That nourishing humans, and birthing these humans, was no...

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