About The Mama Tree
Welcome to The Mama Tree
May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need
It is an honor to welcome you into The Mama Tree where we provide holistic based support to mothers and families throughout the childbearing years. Whether you are in the prenatal stage or have already entered into parenthood. The Mama Tree is here to provide you with the additional love, service and care needed to uplift and honor you throughout this profoundly transformative time.
“My passion for working with women and families began in 2000, when I was working as a Labor and Delivery nurse in a hospital where the personal needs of women were not valued nor were they given the space to birth naturally. Even in low risk pregnancies where statistically they could have labored without any intervention, the medical model of birthing was emphasized. Women were not allowed to move freely in accordance with their own natural bio-rhythms. They were in bed, tied to monitors and not given much privacy or support.
Fortunately, one of my first mentors on the unit was a midwife, who I owe my decision to become a midwife to as well. Through her dedication, I began to see that with a little guidance, support and someone advocating for their right to birth without unnecessary intervention, women had a more positive experience of their birth and often with a more natural birth outcome. Once I began my career as a midwife, I was incredibly fortunate to be taught by one of the best home birthing midwives in the country. Her compassion, energy, education and skill was so inspiring. In an environment supported by trust and love, I witnessed women who felt empowered along their journey into motherhood. I also began to see that with midwifery based support and education, women can experience the joy in natural birthing not only in the home but in any hospital setting too.
It was from this point on that I began to weave together all the areas of my professional and personal life: blending my past as a Midwife and Natural Childbirth Advocate, my training as a Holistic Health Coach and Yoga Instructor, along with my own evolution into motherhood, and birthing our own two incredible little souls into the world. From this, the seeds were planted and the mama tree was born.”
~ Lisa Arshawsky
List of Services
Childbearing is an opportunity to dive within and connect to yourself, your baby and your loved ones in a way that you may never have reached without this portal. Lisa offers that pathway to connection. Please enjoy looking through her website and feel free to reach out and ask her more!