Emily Marie Booth
Mother. Woman. Creator.
I was born and raised in California. I spent most of my childhood right here in the Napa Valley and like most kids, I had no idea how good I had it. The weather here is perfect, there is an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables to be had all year round, we all had our health and a nice roof over our heads. But all I cared about was the fact that I didn't have my own room until I was 14 and I wore hand me down clothes unless my mom sewed matching outfits for me and my 2 younger sisters to wear on a holiday. I am one of seven children and only now that I have 2 children of my own can I even begin to appreciate what it must have been like for my saint of a Mother. I honestly don't know how she did it. As a matter of fact I often find myself how Mothers in general manage all that they do. It is truly admirable.
If you have ever had the unique opportunity of having an uninterrupted conversation with a Mother of young children you may have heard her refer to her pre-child years as her "past life". This expression really resonates with me. In the short years since since my eldest was born I have done more living, more loving and more growing than in the squandered decades that preceded. I never could have imagined how truly different my life would be once I became a mother. It was in fact my own passage into motherhood which called me to support other women on their mothering journey by providing education and resources for tending to their physiological and emotional needs. My work is to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and support systems for optimal healing after pregnancy and birth, regardless of if its their first baby or tenth baby.
I believe in community support and postpartum care as potent preventative medicine in woman’s health.