Motherhood :: Wellness

Becoming a mother is one of the most significant transitions in a woman's life.  Giving birth changes a woman in all aspects of her being; mental, emotional, spiritual and physical.  

Throughout history, and currently in many other cultures around the world, there are beautiful traditions focused on supporting the mother.  Today in the United States we don't have traditions that focus on the wellbeing and recuperation of the mother.  As mothers are bringing the next generation in to the world, they need to be nurtured in return. 

My goal is to offer care that is centered around the rejuvenation of the mother so she may feel whole and vibrant during the incredible journey of motherhood.

 

Who are my patients? 

Some women are just starting their families and come to see me when they are interested in optimizing their health before baby, or they have been having fertility issues. 

 

Other women come to see me during pregnancy for adjunctive prenatal care and to learn how to best prepare for the postpartum period.

 

Many women come to see me when their babies are small and they are still in that tender time immediately after birth.  Often we work with breastfeeding challenges, nutrition, pelvic floor therapy and hormone balance.  

 

Other women wait to come and see me once their babies are toddlers or older.  They find that their health either hasn't been the same since being pregnant, or new health issues have developed.  I often help these mothers with pelvic pain, balancing their menstrual cycle, fertility for their next baby, fatigue and many others.

 

Hi!  I'm Dr. Potter

I have been studying and working in nutrition, midwifery and women's health medicine for over 10 years.  After having my own baby I saw a need for more resources to support postpartum women. 

Becoming a mother, whether it's your first or fifth time, is a profound shift in a woman's life that needs to be honored.  It's my joy to create this space where mothers feel understood, encouraged and uplifted.

Favorite book: Love in the Time of Cholera

Biggest joy in motherhood: Seeing my son's face light up when he discovers something new.

Favorite food: It changes with the seasons, right now it's a warm bowl of polenta topped with gruyere cheese.