I have an exciting announcement mamas! In 2017 there will be a Mother’s Centre opening in the Byron Shire. A place for fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond, The Mother’s Centre will be a sanctuary for families, away from the traditional medical approach to birth, in a Mother and Baby led space. The Mother’s Centre is the brainchild of spiritual birth visionary Maha Al Musa, together in partnership with Doula Cecile Colares these local women hope to support mothers and families through the journey of birth.
“I see birth as pure poetry in motion” – Maha Al Musa
Maha Al Musa has years of experience supporting women and families as a doula, birth educator, breastfeeding advocate and intuitive counsellor. In 1996, whilst pregnant with her first son Maha was lucky to be a part of the vibrant Byron community and also spoke with many mothers outside of the Shire whom felt isolated, unsupported and even battling symptoms of post-natal depression.
This is where her vision for The Mothers Centre was seeded. Over the years and two more children, Maha was able to find the support she needed from her community as well as far reaching sources through extensive research, world wide travel and online discussions. The Mothers Centre idea expanded where Maha saw a place where Mothers and families could connect ‘heart to heart’ and find all the answers they needed for their ongoing parenting journey all under one roof.
Her vision is to create a networking hub that provides resources such as natural therapies, classes, workshops, support and information. Maha hopes to offer a more emotional and spiritual approach that humanizes pregnancy, birth and mothering in a warm, loving space that truly honors this rite of passage.
Working alongside Maha to bring The Mother’s Centre to life is Doula Cecile Colares who specializes in massage and pregnancy yoga.
“I am passionate to support pregnant women to find their strength to birth their baby with love, confidence and trust.” – Cecile Colares