Our workshops and services focus on the needs of expectant families and families with babies and children. We provide unique continuity of care, with early pregnancy gatherings for moms in their first and second trimesters, childbirth classes and Doula services, and a multitude of postpartum and parenting workshops and resources. We hope to contribute to Albuquerque’s growing community of informed parents seeking better birth and parenting options.
We are a small, woman-owned business. Our business is family-centered, and we strive to practice what we preach and keep our lives the same way. Our teaching space is small and homey, and thus we restrict class sizes for all of our workshops.
Founded as Body, Mind & Spirit by Erika Harding, our reputation grew steadily in reputation and services. In 2007, Amylee Udell took on a larger role as business manager. At the close of 2008, Erika’s former doula partner and another instructor, Amity Johnson, joined Amylee in purchasing Body, Mind & Spirit from Erika. Renaming the business Inspired Birth and Families, Amylee and Amity enthusiastically supported birthing women and families in Albuquerque, adding parenting classes, a lending library, sling lending program, membership program and expanding doula education.
In 2011, Amity left Inspired and Amylee brought on several birth doulas, teachers and a postpartum doula and lactation specialist and educator, as well as support programs for those suffering from pregnancy loss. The goal of our new cooperative model is to provide for families from conception on, both formally in classes and with a resourceful community. The Inspired family now includes birth educator and doula, Postpartum doula and Lactation Specialist Rebecca Servoss, along with doulas Miyoko Inase and Stacey Karrp. We are also honored to include birth educators Amie Merhege, Mary Lou Singleton, and Karen Arnold, as well as several other teachers. Sara Bergert assists with support groups, including our Postpartum Depression support and Nicole Dodson-Sands offers support during times of loss as our Loss Doula.
We invite you to visit our space and join our supportive community.