We love YOU @ the Wellnest!
FATS is finally settled in at our Gilbert location so let’s party!!! This Friday July 31st we will bless the nest with food, music and a multitude of friends. Everyone is invited to come see the new place, eat yummy food, hear amazing music and have a blast!
The WellNest was created to house the three amazing women who work there.
Wendi Cleckner, Midwife, Freedom and the Seed
Juliana Bishop, Herbalist/Astrologer, Herbal Jules
Kate Nerthercott-Wilsom, Counselor, Kamaji Tree
We are excited to see you on Friday!
Grand Opening Flyer WellNest
Let’s get reacquainted!
The FATS team has changed so much over the years but I think the names of those serving our mamas right now should be familiar – FATS Students
FATIMA MUHAMMAD, MPH has worked in maternal and child health for over 14 years. Her passion for women, children and babies began with the birth of her niece when Fatima was only 12 years old. Six years later she began her journey to becoming a doula, parent educator, community advocate and eventually a student midwife. Her work with families has guided her to serve both nationally at places like Casa de Nacimiento in El Paso, TX and as far as Atiak, Uganda, internationally. While apprenticing as a student midwife Fatima also works for a community based organization. There she assists numerous teens and families in their parenting practices. She also specifically assists African American women to have optimal birth outcomes through providing information, education and support through the “Birthing Project”.
A rug merchant’s daughter, Mona was born and raised in the heart of the Southwest, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she grew up in a culturally diverse and eclectic community. After hearing the word “midwife” for the first time a passion was ignited, and she has been responding to that call ever since. It is Mona’s sincere belief that the impact of birth extends beyond one moment, and in fact directly correlates to the spiritual, social, and emotional health of the family, thereby influencing the health of the community at large. One day Mona hopes to serve as a Midwife educator in an effort to raise up indigenous resources to promote sustainable women’s wellness in communities around the world.
Beyond her love of all things connected to birth literally and metaphorically, she enjoys spending time with her sweet husband, reading, watching TV, and hanging out with her junior youth group.
Rose is a second generation Arizona Native. She is the mother to seven children, five of whom were born at home.
After a very empowering second birth at a freestanding birth center with a CNM she began attending friends’ births as a support person in ’99. In 2008 she became certified to and started teaching childbirth classes and attending births as a doula. She holds a Lamaze cert for CBE and a DONA doula cert.
I believe a woman is the most qualified person to make birthing decisions for herself and her baby. All women deserve respectful, individualized care and autonomy with that care.
I could not do what I do as a licensed midwife without students. They are my right hand and my sanity! I am blessed to have such amazing students surrounding me and loving the families FATS serves! Come hang out with them every Wednesday 10-12 at mama circle and watch for their posts here as they write about the wisdom they are learning!
Not sure if everyone is able to keep up with the changes surrounding FATS.
Our new office in Gilbert is magical! The space is beautiful inside and out. Plenty of space for LOTS of community. Speaking of community, we are starting Mama Circles back up THIS WEEK!!! Every Wednesday 10-12. We will have a loose topic every week following what has been posted on the blog ~
August – Pregnancy
September – Birth
October – Post Partum
November – Baby
December – Ceremony
Speaking of ceremony, one of the new things brewing at FATS are the ceremonies we are diving into. Visit our ceremony page on our website to find out just how much we are doing in this area.
The new downtown office has been a blessing to many that didn’t want to travel further east to Gilbert. We are sharing Shell Luttrell’s beautiful space one day a week. For that, I am so grateful to my sister. It is perfect!
One last newness in FATS world. We have a fresh 2 month old hanging around the office thanks to Julianna. Perhaps you will have the pleasure of holding Mr. Frenchy Buttons.
Exciting changes at Freedom and the Seed!!!
As of this week we have moved to Gilbert! FATS has joined with Julianna of Herbal Jules and Kate Nethercott Wilson of Kamaji Tree to create a space of love, healing and growth for mamas, babies, and families of a shapes and sizes!.
Julianna, you may remember from the FATS office in downtown Tempe. She is an amazing herbalist in Traditional Chinese Herbs and Medicine. She has also refined her astrology skills and has blossomed into an incredible astrologer.
Kate is a coach, hypnotherapist and consultant. She does coaching and hypnotherapy with women and mothers. On the side she consult for government and international donors in the area of gender equality and social development. This mostly involves policy development, training, project design and evaluation. A true powerhouse!
Our new address is 323 S Gilbert Rd suite 209 Gilbert AZ 85296
We are planning an open house celebration on the full moon of July 31, 2015 from 4-9pm
Stay tuned for more details!