Holistic Nutritionist/Founder of Built For This Baby and Yoga For Your Belly - plant based holistic nutrition supporting women everywhere.
Founder and creator of Built For This Baby (B4TB), Georgia Morley is a Certified Doula, Holistic Nutritionist/classically trained Chef and Registered Yoga Instructor. She has been involved in projects such as the very successful Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant in Vancouver and has worked as a private consult nutritionist/chef to the likes of Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks Hockey) and Chip Wilson (Founder of Lululemon). Her years of knowledge as a holistic nutritionist and chef offer new and important ways to eat during pregnancy, holistically and with intention; eliminating struggles with anemia, diabetes, preeclampsia and hormonal fluctuations to name a few. Her work as a yoga instructor is what brings the triumvirate of food, body, and heart to one crossroad.
Georgia’s journey into empowering women with their birthing experiences came from her own experience of birth and postpartum struggles. While on one hand, she felt very out of control and without choice, on the other she had never felt more powerful in her life. She recalls that for a few brief moments while birthing her son, she saw and felt a connection to that which is most tenacious, loving, trusting and courageous - that which was completely within her. She has subsequently committed herself to supporting women everywhere through connection and nutrition to help them feel ready to birth their babies and to choose powerfully, without judgment of themselves.
It was only some years after the birth of my son that I began to be really intrigued by the idea that there could've been someone in the room with me to speak when I could only growl. Don't get me wrong, my midwife Susie was amazing, but she was busy doing midwife-y things like checking blood pressure and filling in paperwork and unwrapping the cord from around my son's neck: um, yes please.
It was the Fall of 2005, when I was four months postpartum with my now 11-year-old son that I was brought to my knees with the dark days of winter and the biggest struggle of my life, postpartum depression. The days began to feel longer and more daunting as I crept into a depression due to imbalanced hormones.
When we are talking about the details of your birthing vision, there are important choices to be made. You may decide that some choices should be adhered to, like delayed cord clamping, because of the benefits for your baby. Other choices will be greatly influenced by factors beyond your control, and your birthing process may require a shift in thinking about how to ascend That Mountain.
I believe we need to shift in how women -- and society -- classify giving birth. We need to spend more time encouraging women to embrace their unique experiences. We need to concentrate on educating women on what the body actually does as well as different methods of birthing and various outcomes -- without judgment.