I want your motherhood to be powerful, instead of a battle with identity loss.
Do you miss your intellect, creativity, and spark?
Are you lost in a wild new territory that you don't know how to navigate?
Are you suffering from birth trauma, burnout, or angst?
Do you feel guilty for wanting a motherhood that sacrifices less of who you are?
After being steamrolled by postpartum life, I left my job at Yale University to develop the first coaching practice devoted to mothers' sense of self.
I'm Meredith Shepard, Ph.D., and I want you to have a motherhood that is in symbiosis with who you are.
Fellow mother, how can I help you today?
Doctors act like pregnancy is just about the body. It's not.
Navigate pregnancy with the clarity and self-confidence you want to enter motherhood prepared.
Birth is unlike anything else, except perhaps death. You just did that.
Process your birth story, recover from childbirth-PTSD, and integrate the power your body made.
Caring for a baby without a village can make anyone insane.
Get the support you crave without the scheduling you dread, designed for new moms with no time.
Community is our best antidote to the isolation of modern motherhood.
Register your interest here for prenatal, postpartum, and birth groups.
“If our national health system were working properly, every new mother would be prescribed you.”
A.H., Austin, TX
Your path to powerful motherhood:
Book a call for a free 30-minute session. We'll discuss where you are in your motherhood journey and decide if we're a good fit.
Receive support designed especially to help the intellectual woman cultivate the motherhood she actually wants to live.
Feel whole with a selfhood that integrates your mothering self and intellectual self in harmony.
I wanted to know if I was alone in experiencing motherhood as identity loss. (I was not.)
...I built this for the mothers that novelist Lauren Groff describes seeing "in glimpses, bent like shepherdess crooks, scanning the floor for tiny Legos or half-chewed grapes or the people they once were, slumped in the corners.”