Thanks so much for visiting my website! My name Meghan Harlow and I am pleased to meet you! I have long been an alternative thinker and began to pursue my holistic healthcare education in 2001. I became overwhelmingly compelled to work with women in their childbearing year during my first pregnancy. It was then that I embarked upon the magical journey into the world of birth and discovered labor as a wondrous act of nature. It brings me great joy to witness wise women reclaiming their empowerment and discovering their own innate wisdom.
The path that led me here began when I decided to become a certified massage therapist and I discovered that I had a keen intuition and healing touch. Continuing with manual therapies, over the years I attended several more trainings in massage, myofascial, cranial-sacral and photonic therapy. As I maintained a private practice, I attended University and earned my Bachelors degree in Science with a major in Alternative Medicine. This was an amazing opportunity for me as I became familiar with a multitude of holistic health care options and went in depth with holistic nutrition.
It has been a blessing to be able to make a difference in other peoples lives, as well my own through the use of noninvasive, mind, body, spirit centered care. Now integrating these modalities with my love for birth work allows me to create tailor-made holistic birth services for wise women such as yourself. After the birth of my first son in 2007 I became fully aware of the power of birth as a sacred journey and its ability to heal and awaken.
My birth work training formally began when I attended a postpartum doula certification course at Natural Resources in San Francisco. This course was very rewarding for me as it gave me the opportunity and skills to work with wise mamas during this very intimate time of family bonding. This was, however, just the beginning for me, as I have discovered my hearts true passion. I then went on to become certified in newborn massage instruction and have been able to provide many families with the tools they need to relieve common newborn discomforts.
The next fruitful step I took was becoming part of the "Birthing From Within®" doula and mentor community. This program nourished my soul on a very deep and creative level. The skills I have learned and the capacity I gained through the "Birthing From Within" model are extremely valuable to the families I work with as well as to my own self discovery. I am also certified through Cornerstone Doula Training's, a very in-depth and rich program that taught me how to walk between the worlds of holistic birth and the medical model, all the while supporting mother, baby and family in their unique journey and transformation.
Prenatal Yoga has also found its way into my life by means of the Khalsa Way®. This program not only gave me the skills to guide a prenatal Yoga and meditation practice but was a well-rounded spiritual approach to birthing.
I am a Dr. Sears certified Health Coach with a specialization in pre and post natal. Dr. Sears was an invaluable resource during my pregnancy and beginning years with my children, it was a great honor to be able to train and become certified through his program.
I am a Wellness Advocate and have been working closely with essential oils since 2010. Iteach a variety of essential oil wellness classes including Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond as well as classes teaching other birth workers how to use certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils in their birth practices. If you would like to know more about this please visit my other website WiseHeartWellness.com
I am so grateful to have found my true calling. As a mother I know the magic and fulfillment of having a child and that women will always remember the day they gave birth. It brings me great joy to assist families in creating a positive birth experience.
As a birth professional I am committed to upholding the highest standards of practice with compassionate, nurturing and knowledgeable, educational, physical and emotional support. Through the development of my unique and diverse practice my goal is to assist women in having an empowering birth experience.
Education and Training
1000 hours Certified Massage Therapist 2001
Certified Myofascial Therapist 2002 & 2003
trained with John Barnes
Certified Photonic Therapist 2003
Bachelors Degree in Science 2006
Major in Alternative Medicine
Summe Cum Laude
My own pregnancy and home birth 2007
Certified Postpartum Doula 2008
Natural Resources, San Francisco
Certified Newborn Massage Instructor 2008
Baby's First Massage
Birthing From Within Level One Workshop 2008
Birthing From Within Doula + Mentor Program 2008-2009
Shadowed Traditional Midwife Angelina in Mexico 2008
Cornerstone Doula Training 2009
Optimum Fetal Positioning 2009
Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga Training 2009
Essential Oil Wellness Advocate 2010
Second pregnancy and home birth 2014
Certified in AromaTouch Technique August 2014
Certified Health Coach Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Program 2014
Third pregnancy and home birth 2018
I am a member of:
Thrive Center For Birth
Bay Area Birth Association
Childbirth Education Specialists
Northern California Childbirth Professionals