Bay Area Birth Justice Fair Summer 2014. Breastfeeding, A gift for Life!

Urban Montessori Charter School 5328 Brann Street, Oakland, CA 94619

Committee Member Highlight – Kara Rupt

Kara Rupf CMT is a Holistic Massage Therapist and Doula, specializing in pregnant Mamas,(pre-natal, laboring, post-natal),and infant massage. Therapeutic touch in pregnancy, provides the developing baby with stimulating and nurturing input. It also encourages a healthy labor, eases muscular tension, increases hip flexibility and reduces swelling and other discomforts. Working with expectant Mothers, you become part of their journey. It’s a blessing and honor. Kara provides a safe space where her clients can let go, express their fears/concerns, acknowledge what may be coming up in their body and walk away feeling loved and supported.

She completed her training at The World School of Massage in Pleasanton and San Francisco and has continued on to train in Non-Violent Communitcation, Holistic Health and Living, Breakthroughs, Womens Empowerment, I.N.O.K.A. working with women of Domestic Violence, and various nutritional modalities. She is certified through CAMTC and is an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. As a doula she works with families starting at 36 weeks of pregnancy, developing a relationship with them, looking for where the needs are and creating a plan for the families ideal birth experience. Postpartum support is also available.

This home-birth Mother of four is available for flex. hours as she knows how complicated Mommy Life can be. Whether in her massage practice or in her doula work, whe understands the vulnerability, fears and sometimes misconceptions about pregnancy and birth, come with your questions, your lower back pain and swelling and she will do all she can to lighten your load.

Kara has a space in Pleasanton right off of 580 and also Oakland, 45th and Broadway area.

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