Shaundra Fontaine, a midwife who has worked as a midwife in rural Africa and at a birth center in Boise, Idaho talks about how she prepared for her pregnancy and delivering using mindfulness and yoga. Shaundra was planning a home birth, but her baby had other plans! She talks with Holly about how even though her labor took her by surprise, (at 36 weeks and on vacation in a cabin!) it was perfect for her and her family!

Bio: When my mother asked me as a 3-year old child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always replied,  “A Mother.” This is the most honest & sincere answer I could provide today. I can’t think of a better way that I would like to be introduced than a mother & teacher to the future generations. I have had many other experiences in my life which have lead me to this dream which include becoming a Midwife, which ultimately helped me to birth myself & other woman into becoming a mother. I have had the privilege to witness & guide woman in several different cultures in the pregnancy, birthing process, and now through the challenges of motherhood as a co-owner & teacher at a local preschool.