Our friendly staff is here to help! From Lactation Consultants and Massage Therapists to Yoga Instructors and Marriage & Family Therapists we’ve got you covered!
Karen Meade, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, CPST, is a longtime Spring-Ford resident and parent of 3 grown children. She has dedicated the last 20 years toward working to improve the lives of pregnant people, parents, and babies in her roles as a pediatric registered nurse, board-certified lactation consultant, Lamaze-certified childbirth educator, and certified child passenger safety technician. Her special interests include the use of mindfulness/meditation during pregnancy and labor, supporting breast/chestfeeding infants with compromised sucking skills, and teaching prenatal yoga and infant massage classes. She believes that every parent deserves access to a local village community of like-minded parents who can empower and support them in their pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding/chestfeeding/bottle-feeding, and parenting journeys. She feels that offering access to the perfect balance of evidence-based information and ancient wisdom is the best way to support and empower expectant, new, and growing families of all types. She is thrilled to have partnered with Molly Modica, LMFT, to bring such a village to Royersford and the surrounding community at B4 Village.
Molly Modica, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the state of PA. Her work as a family and play therapist led her to intensive studies in child development. She has been practicing Mindfulness-Based Play Family Therapy for more than 10 years. She has lived both as a working and pumping mama and a mostly home mama. “As more birthing people begin to share their experiences, it became clear that there just is not enough out there to give new parents the mental health support that they need during one of the biggest transitions they will ever experience.” She developed Birth Retold a method for birthing people to process their experiences, as a reaction to her own experiences as a birther in a sometimes broken system and as a response to the skyrocketing maternal mortality rate and medical abuses that birthers are experiencing in our country. She recognized that as a parent to a fresh tiny human, we don’t have weeks upon weeks to put the pieces back together. We have to patch things up quickly and get to a place where we can be active and fully present for our children. B4 Village is a realization of a long-time dream to create a safe community where we can build each other up and tackle this crazy parenting journey stronger together.