About Wombsong

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Wombsong is a community based singing circle open to all mothers, mothers-to-be (including trying to conceive), birth workers and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor and life through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to yourself and your baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world.

No musical experience necessary.
Drop-ins welcome.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Wombsong, U.S. is Co-Founded and Co-Led by Amanda West and Megan Jacobsmeyer.

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Amanda West is an award winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, music teacher, and mother. She holds a firm belief in the power of music to heal the world, and is deeply passionate about the empowerment of women and girls. A regular attendee of the Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium, as well the Zen Buddhist community of Tassajara, she loves the weaving together of ancient wisdom and modern music. She has trained with DONA (Doulas of North America), and lives her life at the intersection of motherhood and music.  http://www.AmandaWestMusic.com

 

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Megan Jacobsmeyer is a community leader and mother of two young children. She is a credentialed teacher and is currently practicing as a Doula in the Santa Cruz Family Doula Collective .  Her love for singing from the heart began with the first album she owned as a young child, Raffi. Since her teen years, singing has been a part of her spiritual practice. Singing and music were integral parts of her healing and recovery from Postpartum depression. Her passion for all things maternal began in 2003 when a college professor suggested she read Spiritual Midwifery, by Ina May Gaskin.

 

The name Womb Song came from Maya Waldman, a community musician and singer in the U.K. Through a grant, she created and led prenatal singing circles at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. We are grateful for her generosity and support in helping bring Wombsong to the U.S. Learn more about Maya: http://singingforeveryone.co.uk/ 

If you have birthed beyond the Wombsong stage and are looking for a place to sing with your baby, we highly recommend Mothersong. http://www.mothersong.org/

Megan Jacobsmeyer and Amanda West are also available as Birth Doulas, for Blessing ways, to sing with you during any point of your labor and for special events. Please contact them about these services.