Mending Heart Bellies

helping mend hearts broken by the loss of a baby through miscarriage, still birth, or infant death... with doula services, prenatal yoga, and child birth classes geared toward the orphaned parent


Defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of trying to conceive, infertility impacts over 6 million people in the United States. If you are struggling to conceive, it is heartbreaking, month after month, to view a negative pregnancy test and wonder why everyone (except you, of course) is pregnant or has a child. You may be unable to afford fertility treatments or uncomfortable with the idea of the procedures. You may feel ashamed, alone, or unable to cope in situations with children.

Prenatal Yoga

This five session prenatal yoga series is perfect for those in weeks 13-32 of pregnancy and even for escorts from The 60 minute class strengthens the bond with your baby while relieving stress and common pains associated with pregnancy. It combines a few minutes of centering breaths, a slow and gentle progression of asana and finishes with guided meditation and relaxation. (A note from your care provider is required.)Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm-8:30pm...$70.00
2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12

Preparing for Birth Workshop

Prepare for the final weeks of pregnancy and learn techniques to help you as your deliver your new baby! Childbirth preparation techniques, methods of pain relief, and a discussion of what to expect the first week postnatal will be discussed.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3pm$25.00

Contact MHB

I'm sorry that you are here. You wouldn't be here if you hadn't loss a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or shorly after your child was born. And, for that, my heart breaks for you. But you aren't alone. One in four pregnancies ends in loss and, like you, I am part of that statistic.

Early in my marriage, I miscarried my first child in the early first trimester. After battling infertility for nearly a decade, I was blessed with our first set of twins, Nicholas and Sophia. Our pregnancy journey, however, was not meant to reach full term and, at 16 weeks, my son was born, followed by his twin sister, two weeks later. Although Nicholas lived for only an hour and Sophia for five minutes, those are moments that changed my life forever; I am grateful for those moments and, although I miss them, I know they gave me to strength to continue living. I miscarried in the early first trimester again, before conceiving my second son, Alexander, who, like his older siblings, was born in the second trimester at 17 weeks and lived for five minutes. As Nicholas and Sophia did, Alexander gave me so many gifts in those few moments, like peace during his labor & delivery and those few, special moments to treasure him on earth. Following his pregnancy, I once again miscarried in the first trimester before conceiving Bobby and Maya, our 27w5d twins who, after 9 weeks in the NICU, came home to live with us on earth. Parenting them has given me healing and peace, although my heart still aches for the children I will never get to know on this earth. In December 2010, I was blessed by a surprise spontaneous pregnancy, however, I miscarried only a week later. There are not words to express my sorrow, but the loss of this child of Grace, opened my heart to serving other orphaned parents, and Mending Heart Bellies was conceived. November of 2012 brought a new surprise to our family: a new pregnancy. Thanks to a transabdominal cerclage, Michael's pregnancy has the ability to go to his full term, July due date. We are so grateful.