Community partners
Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine
Ayurvedic Postpartum Care
Breastfeeding Support
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
Fertility & Prenatal Support
Herbal & Flower Essence Support
Massage and Bodywork
Maternal Mental Health Counseling & Art Therapy
Midwifery Services
Nutrition Education
Parenting Education and Personal Support
Placenta Preparations
Prenatal Yoga and Mom & Baby Yoga


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Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine

Pamela Gregg Flax
Acazia Gilmore, has been practicing in Santa Fe since 2007. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, she practices Japanese Meridian Therapy, herbal medicine and Maya Abdominal Therapy. She is passionate about supporting women with their reproductive health, from fertility to pregnancy and postpartum. She also practices a non-insertive acupuncture technique to treat children of any age. Call to schedule an appointment at 505-670-3396. She accepts most insurances.





Pamela Gregg Flax
Pamela Gregg Flax
, Santa Fe acupuncturist, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM/2015), uses the best of Chinese Medicine combined with modern knowledge to serve her patients. With herbs and acupuncture, Santa Fe trusts Pamela to treat pre-conception, fertility and IVF/IUI adjunctive treatments; PCOS; pregnancy-related conditions such as nausea, musculoskeletal pain, stress and constipation, anxiety and depression, threatened miscarriage, and prevention of pre-eclampsia, low amniotic fluid, gestational diabetes; labor induction and support; post-partum recovery (often for 6-18 months postnatal); menstrual disorders, such as pain, endometriosis, irregularity or absence of menses; HPV; and adjunct treatment to vulvovaginal disorders. ‘Happy baby treatments’ at each trimester help harmonize pregnancy, attune mother and child, reduce maternal-fetal toxins and clear family ‘karma.’ Schedule an appointment at Full Well Acupuncture 1114 Hickox Street, Suite G, Santa Fe NM 87505-1088. 505.690.8048. Many insurance plans accepted.

$20 off the first treatment for those who take a class or hire a doula from The Birthing Tree.




Breastfeeding Support



Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Elana Sue St. Pierre
Elana Sue St. Pierre My intention is to Facilitate new souls in their journey of fulfilling their highest potential. I offer newborns, infants and mothers sensitive loving hands trained to help them move and release physical and emotional stress to change habitual patterns. I am dedicated to facilitating inner health and harmony as each child’s Birthright.

Training :Pediatric Occupational Since 1980. Specialization in Biodynamic and Biomechanical Craniosacral Therapy with infants/mothers following training with John Barnes; the Upledger Institute; Regi Boehme since 1987; with Micheal Shea since 2001 and numerous Ostepaths. Trained as a Midwife assisting in over 100 births and 300 newborn exams in 1993. Practicing Visceral Manipulation since 1996 including instructional assistance with the Barral Institute. Extensive training and experience with movement assessment and facilitation with medically fragile babies. Exploring Essential Oils, Hydrsols and Flower Essences to enhance sessions. Mother Since1998.

I am happy to be joining the growing team of Conscious Birth Professional at the Birthing Tree. Free Phone Consultation are Available to determine if you feel I may be of service for you or your little one. Please call 505-984-0249



Fertility & Prenatal Support

Tera Judell
Tera Judell, PhD, MSW, RCST, RPP I have been working in the field of women’s health issues for the past 30 years. Over the last 20 years, I have created a therapeutic process specifically geared to working with women’s fertility issues, health and wellbeing prior to conception, through gestation, birth and after birth. The foundation of this process is that it concerns the “body” and the “mind.”

My work is integrative, meaning that it includes both talk therapy and bodywork. This process brings together both my clinical skills together with bodywork modalities, which include trauma therapy, craniosacral therapy, prenatal and perinatal psychology, yoga, breath work, meditation and somatic experiencing. The use of gentle physical touch blends these diverse modalities, and makes this therapeutic process powerful. Negotiated contact helps the body to settle more easily and become present with health and clarity. Settling the nervous system can be missing in a talk therapy session.

I have found that women dealing with fertility issues benefit from a body-mind process. Below are some of the issues that commonly need support:

• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Fear
• Overwhelm
• Relaxation
• Family Concerns
• Self Empowerment

My research and experience also indicate that active support for a woman enables her to become more confident in herself and more comfortable in her relationship with the prenate. Contact Tera at 917.597.9698


Massage & Bodywork

Ashlee Gansberg
Ashlee Gansenberg has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage as well as Ayurvedic bodywork. She also enjoys doing integrated deep tissue work, aimed at alleviating acute or chronic pain as well as incorporating more subtle therapies such as acupressure, cranial-sacral, marma point and aromatherapy to relieve stress.

Ashlee has worked in three different top-rated spas in the country and has trained under exceptional teachers. She spent five years working and studying at the Ayurvedic Institute, where she was privileged to work in the Pancha Karma Center under world-renowned Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Vasant Lad. Ashlee also spent three years massaging, managing and training therapists at the “best day spa” in San Francisco. She has also worked at Santa Fe’s own Ten Thousand Waves.

Ashlee has additional trainings in prenatal and postnatal massage, infant massage and acupressure specific to pregnancy and birth. She is a trained yoga instructor and Doula (DONA 2006, CAPPA 2014) and has first hand experience mentoring with her Aunt who is a home birth mid-wife. Ashlee brings her yoga training and expertise of pregnancy, birth and postpartum care to her massage practice.

Ashlee recently moved her massage practice into the new home of The Birthing Tree. She sees clients there and also makes home visits for late pregnancy, early labor and postpartum massages in Santa Fe.

To learn more please visit: or email her at:


Maternal Mental Health Counseling & Art Therapy


Tiannon Christine, M.A., LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist with expertise in maternal and infant mental health. She is a graduate of Southwestern College and uses art therapy and counseling skills in sessions to assist in deepening self-awareness, honest self-expression, empowerment and helping clients to use everything for their growth and upliftment. Tiannon runs support groups for mothers and is available for individual counseling, and parent coaching through her private therapy practice. Sliding scale fee available.
Contact Tiannon at or call 505-670-8969




Midwifery Services

Monica Larrea
Monica Larrea de Arellano is a New Mexico Licensed Certified Professional Midwife. She has 15 years of experience serving families in various capacities including doula services, breast-feeding education and early childhood home visiting. She is committed to providing care that utilizes both evidence based practices and cultural wisdom. Monica believes that pregnancy and birth are as much spiritual and emotional as they are physical. She is serving families in Northern NM through her private practice Parteria Colibri-Hummingbird Midwifery.

Contact her at 505-204-1359  or 





Nutrition Education

Amadea Morningstar
Amadea Morningstar, M.A., R.P.P, R.Y.T. , Get individualized food and lifestyle support that suits your needs and constitution. Amadea works one on one with pregnant people, their families, and those interested in conceiving, applying Ayurvedic and Western nutrition approaches to create healthy self care plans for positive outcomes and changes. She has a BS in nutrition, an MA in counseling, and is a registered polarity practitioner (a form of energetic bodywork) and an Integral Yoga teacher. Her sessions offer an integrated approach to health care within her private practice here in Santa Fe. The author of four books about Ayurveda, she has long term experience in prenatal education. She served as the nutrition educator for the Austin, Texas Midwives Association in the 1980s, and was an early teacher in the St. Vincent’s Hospital prenatal program in the mid 1970s.
Use this special Birthing Tree code and receive a pregnancy or postpartum session with Amadea for $75 (a 40% discount!) TBTMOM2017

Find out more about Amadea at and



Placenta Preparations

Emily Waltz
Emily Waltz became interested in placenta encapsulation after her significantly different experiences with post partum. She feels that ingesting her placenta after her second child was born was the most effective supplement she used in her postpartum period. The placenta is a precious and essential gift your body provides for your baby during pregnancy and after birth, it becomes a gift to you, the mother, as well. Emily has been encapsulating placentas for postpartum moms since the beginning of 2012. Since she has experienced first-hand how placenta medicine works, Emily is more than pleased to be able to share her personal experience and provide this essential service to other mothers in the Santa Fe community…

Take 10% off if you use Birthing Tree service such as a class or doula service! (not applicable for free classes)
Contact Emily: or 505-577-1406



Kim Atencio, Aside from practicing as a Certified Birth Doula, Kim also does Placenta Encapsulation and Raw Preparation. After the birth of her daughters in 2013 and 2015, Kim was able to experience firsthand, all the benefits of consuming her placenta, and was amazed with the energy she had, the increase in milk production and how quickly her body healed. The placenta is a beautiful gift given back to mom after the birth of her child and provides essential nutrients, Vitamins (such as B6), minerals, iron and is rich in protein which helps with the healing process. Consuming the placenta helps decrease the development of postpartum depression and supports the production of breast milk. Kim wants to share this fascinating experience by allowing Encapsulation and Raw Preparation to be easily available to families. Kim will pick up the placenta, process and return to the mother within 24 hours so she may begin receiving the benefits as soon as possible. Kim is also a certified Postpartum Doula, contact her directly for her services.


Placenta Encapsulation and Raw Preparation Cost:

  • Placenta Encapsulation- $250
  • Raw Preparation- $150
  • Placenta Encapsulation for Doula Contract Clients- $190
  • Raw Preparation for Doula Contract Clients- $75

Contact Kim at 505-929-7229 or


Prenatal & Mama & Baby Yoga

Prenatal Yoga
Kaya Cintron loves to observe the movements of Nature and how they impact each Individual. She has a deep love and understanding for the Elements and gracefully weaves One through their Body’s Nature: using Breath, Fluid Movement and Sound. Kaya has been practicing since 2003 and teaching since 2010, where she finished her Ayuryoga Teacher Training from the Ayurvedic Institute and Primal Core Movement Teacher Training from Dragon Rising in 2015. Since then, she hasn’t stopped weaving and teaching but was curious about the next step. It wasn’t until she got pregnant then did she realize the direction she was headed. Shortly after realizing her direction, she was invited to teach Prenatal Classes at The Birthing Tree. She is beyond grateful and very excited to be part of this Amazing Tree that continues to move and grows in all directions. To learn more about where Kaya is teaching or for private classes Contact Kaya 808.333.9800