Mary Burgess, MA
Mary Burgess, MA, CD(DONA) is a student midwife, perinatal mentor, childbirth educator and labor doula. In February 2006, she attended the birth of a dear friend whose baby was unexpectedly still. Through his death, this journal was born… a gift to mothers seeking release through creative healing expressions and gentle ritual following the loss of a baby through late-term miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Mary lives and works passionately in the Birthing From Within® tradition with Mamas, Birth, and Birth Healing with her husband, two daughters, and memories of her own sweet Spirit Baby, who died at 11 weeks gestation, in Bellingham, WA.
Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Minister of Sacred Arts has dedicated her adult life to the study and practice of art as a spiritual discipline as well as to helping equip women with the tools and understanding to develop their own creative potential. Her artwork provides healing images and teachings about women and family. She lives and teaches a philosophy that all art forms are tools for individual, social and spiritual transformation. She is the founder of Cosmic Cowgirls Ink, LLC. She has been happily married for over 15 years to Isaiah McCloud, a visionary musician.
Phyllis Klaus, MFT, MLSW
Phyllis Klaus is a licensed psychotherapist and social worker. She practices in Berkeley, California. She has worked with the concerns, both medical and psychosocial, of pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period for the past 30 years. She presents workshops nationally and internationally and is co-author of: Bonding, Your Amazing Newborn; The Doula Book; a video: The Amazing Talents of the Newborn, and When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on the Childbearing Woman.