Holistic Doula, Shamanic Midwyfe, Energy Worker, Massage Therapist, Womyn’s Wellness Coach, Pregnancy Release Companion, Priestess, Fermentation Foodie, Permaculturist, Rewilder, and Primal Mother of two beautiful children...
I have had two hospital births and recently had a wonderful at-home freebirth. I am a long time advocate of birthing autonomy, women’s and family rights, natural birth, homebirth, and more recently unassisted birth. I have been studying midwifery, herbalism, and priestessing since I was in high school. Besides self-study I have trained through Tierra Soul, LLC/MamaMuse, La Matrona School of Quantum Midwifery, and travel for clinicals throughout the year.
Besides birth, I am a Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ activist, and have an interest or training in, or practice myself: nutrition [particularly primal/indigenous/wild foods diets and Weston A. Price/Sally Fallon-style traditional nutrition], permaculture and ‘feralculture’, spirituality [earth-based pagan and shamanic practices], alternative and energetic healing modalities [massage, Reiki, crystal and sound therapy, etc.], natural movement [vs. ‘exercise’], and off-grid and green-living.
I have been featured in the Pagan Families’ Birth Guardian Series and as a guest speaker for OurRedTent.com and Birth Works! podcast webinars, have been published in SQUAT Birth Journal twice, and have had my booklet “Rituals & Meditations for Pregnancy Release” included in an 800-page instruction and information manual for those training in alternative abortion support and provision.
I love writing, teaching, and just sharing information with others and this blog is a way for me to do just that!
Won’t you join me?
Aileen 'Juniper Wren' Peterson
Bodyworker, Birthworker, Priestess, Teacher