Birth work is ancestor work. I’m white, third-generation Italian-American and I honor the matrilineal lineage I descend from. My great-grandmother, Incoronata Chiarolanza Del Giudice, grew up on a chestnut farm in Cassano Irpino and brought her healing folk traditions with her when she immigrated. Known to remove the malocchio, make homemade clothes and medicine, feed her friends and family from her garden; she made her community feel loved and cared for. This work has historically gone unpaid and unrecognized.
Like my ancestors, I offer nourishing rituals for you to feel cared for. In my packages you will find homecooked meals and intentional time to rest and process your birth story.
I’m committed to approaching this work through a social justice lens. My approach is intuitive and trauma-informed, anti-racist, and inclusive. I will often use terms such as birthing person, menstruating folks, and bodyfeeding.