Pregnancy• Birth• Postpartum


             Upcoming Retreats


Pregnancy and Postpartum Circles


Nourishing and Empowering the Mother: Pregnancy Retreat

(check in later this month for important details)


first-time father support groups



Discover Michele's Book of Daily Inspirational Affirmations and Wellness Activities to Nourish You on All Levels


Receive Nourishment

Receive a MotherTouch session personalized for you. This combination of modalities helps induce a DEEP state of RELAXATION necessary for releasing unwanted patterns,pain, blocks, and fears, which, in turn lightens, uplifts, calms, balances, and nourishes both mother and baby. Mothertouch incorporates effective yet gentle, healing modalities, infused with sound, and high grade pregnancy safe essential oils, diffused during treatment, to help amplify and accelerate healing and relaxation. Clients who have worked with me say they feel lighter, deeply relaxed, have increased mobility, greatly reduced or no pain,feel mentally and emotionally uplifted, more connected, and grounded during postpartum, and their babies reap all the benefits too!


Explore Nature

Schedule a walk and talk health coaching session on beautiful, moderate hiking trails. Add in a MotherTouch session and sound bowl infusion for added clearing, upliftment,and balancing.


Organic Cuisine

When a woman is pregnant she and her baby are one. Eating an organic, whole foods diet is important for both mom and baby, so mom is healthy during pregnancy, birth, and post-partum, and so baby is healthy, as well. Let's explore creative ways of nourishing yourself and your baby during your pregnancy and post-partum for a healthier, happier mom and baby.



Is this your first baby and you want to know how to support your partner in having the birthing experience she wants and you don’t know where to begin? You have so many unanswered questions and aren’t sure who to talk to? Are you feeling scared and uncertain about what your new role is going to be and how to fulfill it? Are you feeling anxious about how your partner’s birthing experience is going to impact you, her, and your relationship? Are you wanting to meet other pregnant couples to bounce things off of and establish a support network before the big day comes? If you are experiencing some or all of these concerns, then this class is for you. Starting on March 9th, this class is being offered to first time couples or those who have been down this road before and are looking for a refresher or a little extra support this time around. When women are pregnant, so much attention is focused on the mom and baby, and the partner can often be left twiddling their thumbs in the background, like a ship without a rudder, wanting to offer support and not knowing quite what to do. Your life is about to dramatically change, too, but with less of a road map than your pregnant partner. Your pregnant partner needs you to learn effective ways to support her prior to, during, and following birth. You will also need support, in order to most effectively support her. If this rings a bell for you check out Luna Wellness Portland, Or. Website to register. Spots fill quickly, as this is a popular class.

What you will learn in this 2 hour class:

-Effective pain management strategies to help support your partner during labor

-Breathing techniques, visualizations, guided relaxation specific to labor, affirmations for pain management

-questionnaire- to determine how mom can feel most supported during labor

-supportive movement

-how to recognize the different phases of labor and effective acupressure techniques to support during those stages

-aromatherapy specific to labor

-fear release

-why it’s essential to have a postpartum plan and build your support network now and how you can do this to create the most ease for yourself and your partner during what can be the most challenging and transformative time of your life.


Pregnancy and Postpartum Preparation Packages and Up and Coming Workshop: 

Michele Pedersen is now offering Pregnancy and Postpartum packages to expectant parents. She has spent the last 30 years as a holistic body worker, which includes Massage, pregnancy and postpartum massage, holistic massage for birth preparation and babies optimal birth position, cranio sacral therapy for pregnant and postpartum people, reiki, and labor preparation. She incorporates her experience as a Hypnobirthing childbirth instructor, training as a doula, and prenatal yoga instructor , physical therapy background, and Masters in Health and Wellness Coaching and Nutrition in order to help couples navigate this major life transition addressing all of the areas of life that it impacts in order to better serve birthing people and couples in having easier, more connected, empowering birth and postpartum experiences.

These packages include, but are not limited to:

-Childbirth and postpartum preparation introductory workshop( 3 hours in person, Saturday October 19th from 3-6 at Therapeutic Kneads Wellness Center; 2, 1.5 hour online classes( Tuesday October 15th 6:30-8 and Tuesday October 29th  6:30-8). $150 per couple. Early bird special available, $20 off if sign up by October 12th. Part 2 to be announced.

-series of 3-5 Holistic pregnancy massage sessions to help reduce pregnancy related pain, stress, and support optimal birth position of baby and easier labor and postpartum.($20 off 1st session if attended the workshop)

Labor Prep class for couples-$20 off for workshop attendance

Labor prep massage for mom- $20 off for workshop attendance

-Infant massage class- $20 off workshop attendance

- 4 , 2 hour postpartum visits; include birth story listening, postpartum tea, revitalization soup, cranio sacral, holistic postpartum treatment/massage.($20 off first session for those who attend workshop)

Pricing is available on Mother-touch.com. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I’m looking forward to being part of your birthing journey!