Transcendent Birth: A Transformative Birthing Experience

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I wear many name tags, several of which include: baby whisperer, toddler wrangler, pampering coordinator, artwork designer, portrait hanger, memory keeper, joy-bringer, and new mom friend. Welcome to my journal.

Hi I’m Kimberly

Preparing for birth can be a pretty overwhelming experience. It doesn’t matter if you’ve read all the books, listened to all the podcasts, and browsed all the baby boards. You’re probably going to hit a moment in your pregnancy where all you can do is wonder whether you’re ready for this. I’m here to tell you that, yes, you absolutely are. However, if that’s not enough, you might want to consider chatting with a professional! As a Houston motherhood photographer, I get to chat with many parents about their birth experiences. Let me tell you why you should consider Transcendent Birth if you could use a little extra reassurance. 

A mom to be stands in a studio holding her bump while wearing a lace maternity gown after visiting Transcendent Birth

About Transcendent Birth

Transcendent Birth is a one-woman agency started by Candace Menisk, a certified birth doula and Spinning Babies certified parent educator. This Sugarland native is not only a birth expert; she’s also a mom who has personal experience thanks to her own deliveries. In fact, the birth of her son inspired her to start this work in the first place! She now works with parents all across Houston to provide unbiased support and education. Candace is DONA-certified and a member of Evidence-Based Birth.

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Okay, so you have that positive test, and you’re starting to freak out. This is the right time to call Transcendent Birth. Throughout your pregnancy, you will have two prenatal visits. During these meetings, you will chat with Candace and discuss your fears and anxieties. She’s going to work with you to figure out your birth preferences before chatting about pain and comfort measures. Her goal is to ensure you feel completely empowered leading up to your delivery. She will also chat with you about newborn and postpartum support plans before working on labor and childbirth preparation. 

Outside of the prenatal visits, she will provide you with unlimited support via phone and email. She will be by your side throughout your entire labor and will ensure your support person knows how they can assist. You will receive 1-2 hours of postpartum care and initial breastfeeding assistance. She will also provide you with a follow-up visit. 

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Candace can provide you with Spinning Babies Birth Preparation Courses through Transcendent Birth. By the end of these sessions, you’ll feel totally prepared for your delivery. Candace also offers placenta services, including encapsulation, tincture, and salve. You can choose to have an umbilical keepsake made if you’d like. 

Take Control Of Your Birth Experience With Help From Transcendent Birth

With Candace at Transcendent Birth, you will have the tools you need for an empowered and happy birth experience. Call her so you can figure out if she’s the doula for you. 

Are you searching for more ways to prepare for your baby? That’s where I come in! I am a Houston photographer and adore working with parents to give them gorgeous memories of this time. I would love to sit down and talk so you can decide if I’m the photographer for you. Contact me today so we can chat!

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