Melanated Mamas provides community and resources to Black and Brown mothers during their pregnancy and postpartum journey so that they can feel supported, empowered, and joyful as they blossom into motherhood.
Soooo much newness is happening in your life right now and yes the fear of your life completely changing is valid! You’ve entered into the world of “everyone has an opinion about everything you do moving forward” it can be overwhelming!
What vitamins should I take?
Am I allowed to eat sushi?
What should I pack in my hospital bag?
Why didn’t anyone tell me about…..
Take a deep breath….we got this! You deserve to get allll your questions answered in a way that makes you feel confident and not scared. You deserve all the information you need that is culturally relevant (because let’s face it we Black and Brown mamas have to approach things a little differently). And you deserve to feel joy!
So if you want alll that mama!
That’s where I come in:
Your favorite Childbirth Educator, Extraordinaire.!
Whether you’re just thinking about starting your motherhood journey or you are patiently/not so patiently waiting to meet your baby.
I’ll meet you right where you are
I’m Monica, and I educate busy soon-to-be mamas who are looking for bite-sized but impactful childbirth and self-advocacy education, that leave you feeling like, “ I got this!”
I show mamas just like you how to be active participants in your maternity — all while getting the support you need to feel confident as you embark on this new journey.
I’m probably sipping an Iced Americano and dreaming about a world where birthing people aren’t experiencing different pregnancies and births because of their race.
A world that allows every mother to enter into motherhood not just surviving but thriving and flourishing because that is what we deserve.
When this work isn’t consuming me you can find me listening to a psychological thriller, eating too many tacos or showing my 9 year old how to do a tik-tok dance.
she appreciates supportive and uplifting spaces that celebrate her motherhood experience.
the melanated Mama
FAMILY & WORK
SHE’S PASSIONATE ABOUT WORK AND FAMILY BUT UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF POURING INTO THE WOMAN INSIDE THE MOM.
AT EVERY STAGE
SHE’S THE WORKING MOM, THE STAY-AT-HOME MOM, THE MOM-TO-BE, AND THE NEW MOM.
She understands the importance of pouring into her children because the world we live in won’t do it for her.
She’s a multitasking, efficient, and budget-conscious mama that is down with anything that will convenient her lifestyle.
She loves connection and is always looking for inspiration and guidance from the latest trader joe’s finds, lactation tips, self-care ideas, or how to talk to her daughters about their natural hair.