About

 

HELLO, my name is MELANIE KEETON.

You’re probably here because you are pregnant or a new mom, CONGRATS and WELCOME! Since I bet you’re already super overwhelmed with all of the unsolicited advice from friends and family, let me tell you…

YOUR’E IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

This community is for women with HEART who want a POSITIVE birth experience and to be EMPOWERED to be the best mothers they can be.

I started Returning to Birth to make an IMPACT on birth in the United States. Far too many women I’ve encountered have TRAUMATIC birth experiences that turn the transition into motherhood into a steep uphill battle. Instead of learning how to take care of a baby, they are juggling a newborn AND trying to heal from their trauma.

I DON’T WANT THAT FOR YOU!

I’m here to provide SIMPLE and ACTIONABLE steps you can use for ANY kind of birth to have a positive, empowering experience and TRANSFORM into the mother you were meant to be.

I do this through useful blog posts like these favorites:5 Secrets to Pain Free Childbirth and 8 Ways to Get More Sleep With a Newborn and in sharing ALL types of birth stories. You can read my birth stories here and here). I believe birth is an amazing teacher so I ask all women sharing their birth stories to answer this question:

WHAT DID YOUR BIRTH EXPERIENCE TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF?

Growing up with a mom who was a birth doula and childbirth educator, natural birth has always been a normal part of my life. It took awhile before I realized this was not how most women view childbirth today. The intense FEAR of birth and no shortage of HORROR stories are taking over and I want to change that.

Now that I have experienced two beautiful positive births, survived SEVERE Post Partum Depression, manged exclusively breastfeeding while working full time, and navigated facing motherhood as a sexual assault survivor, I’m ready to share my secrets so your TRANSFORMATION into motherhood can be the SMOOTH and NATURAL experience it was meant to be.

If you’re already a mom, I hope this community inspires you to return to your birth experiences and your birth into motherhood to see new ways it can teach you more about yourself. If you are becoming a mom for the first time, let me walk with you through this experience and offer you the SUPPORT you deserve. Together we can return birth to the positive and empowering transformation it is.

Join the community by subscribing to my email list. You can also join in on the conversation over on Facebook and Instagram @returningtobirth.