BirthTouch® is the premier place for pregnant women and their families to find MindBody ways to manage your emotions during pregnancy and after childbirth. Find your identity in motherhood, manage perinatal mood disorders, understand infant bonding and attachment and nurture your growing family’s emotional health.
The creator of the BirthTouch and HeartlifeHolistic.com, Kathy Morelli, LMT, LPC, has written three books and hundreds of articles about navigating pregnancy, birth, and motherhood, as well as Mindbody practices for healthy adults and their families.
Kathy practices integrative psychotherapy in New Jersey. Her clinical practice focuses on trauma and perinatal mood disorders. She utilizes current trauma therapy models, primarily Somatic Experiencing®, with a foundation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Kathy has a longtime interest in mindbody therapies. She is trained in guided imagery, expressive art, Reiki, shiatsu, acupressure, craniosacral and aromatherapy. Kathy has worked in several positions with the Atlantic Health hospital system, including MindBody Specialist at the Cancer Center of Mountainside Hospital and Behavioral Medicine Specialist at Overlook Medical Center.
Praise & Reviews
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Kathy Morelli’s book, BirthTouch® is a powerful guide for the expectant mom to help her be joyful, to address stress, negative thoughts and emotions and fears, and to learn to be in the moment with her pregnancy and her baby.
‘Elaine Petrowski, Postpartum Doula, Owner of Tender Timesdoula
BirthTouch® is an authentic experience for birth professionals because Kathy Morelli makes learning about therapeutic touch so accessible, so easy and so much fun. She is a wisdom keeper who expertly knows the systems of the body and offers her background so doulas and parents feel comfortable and confident with BirthTouch.® I highly enjoyed and easily recommend BirthTouch® by Kathy Morelli. She adds an important learning to all maternal health professionals who want to expand their own skills with Birth Touch and for expectant parents who want to offer comfort for labor and life with BirthTouch®
Jill Wodnick, M.A., Community Doula Coordinator, Hudson Perinatal Consortium, Owner, www.jillwodnick.com, Speaking of Birth
I became interested in Kathy’s techniques as a way to manage pain during a natural labor. It was a huge success and I delivered naturally after only 45 minutes at the hospital. But more than that, her relaxation and bonding techniques brought my husband and I closer together and helped us to connect with our baby throughout the pregnancy. Until I practiced the guided imagery described in this book, I had not considered that I was not just giving birth to a baby but rather a person with an “individual and big spirit.” How exciting! Kathy made it all seem “real” and helped us enjoy the process that much more. Unlike most pregnancy books which stop at labor, this one will help you navigate the emotional transition into motherhood.
Rae Watts LaFountaine, mother, community volunteer supporting new mothers and babies.