Hello, I’m Amy Gates! I’m the mother of a beautiful, smart and funny 7 year old girl. I love being a mom, and I truly believe in the saying “It takes a village to raise a child”. Mother’s Haven for me is part of that village.
I first visited Margaret at Mother’s Haven about 8 years ago when I was pregnant with Penelope. I brought Penelope to Mother’s Haven for infant massage with Margaret. I absolutely loved these classes and I remember Penelope loving them as well.
I have fond memories of Margaret fitting me for a Bravado nursing bra and dropping by the store to learn how to properly wear my Maya Wrap sling. I loved visiting the ladies at the store and always hoped of working at Mother’s Haven one day.
For the past 8 years I have been teaching yoga and prenatal yoga, and I became a certified DONA doula. I have a passion for health, yoga, balance in life, the miracle of pregnancy, the joy of birth and of-course babies! What better place to express my passion than to join the team at Mother’s Haven? The opportunity came to me at the perfect time in my life and I have been with the Mother’s Haven team for almost one year!
My labor with Penelope was difficult and long and afterward I found myself even more passionate about a healthy, happy pregnancy and encouraging women to visualize and work for their ideal birth journey. It’s wonderful for me to see moms each week in my prenatal yoga classes and then have the extreme honor of being their doula! It’s a wonderful bonding experience and each birth I attend it feels like the first. The miracle of birth and the power, strength and courage of a woman in childbirth continues to be awe inspiring.
I love going to work each week and helping moms, dads and babies. I relate so deeply with the moms that come in with tears in their eyes because they are overwhelmed and don’t exactly know how to deal with the extreme hormone changes they are experiencing. I love seeing those tiny babies and helping moms learn to wear our different wraps. I love the patient dads and grandparents that come in and wait while their loved one gets fitted for the perfect bra. I love seeing the smiles and hearing the laughter of our spirited moms group that meets on my day at work.
Our little team at the store feels like family and I love spending time with them and learning from each of them! Margaret often jokes that I have so much fun at work making new friends, and it’s true. Doing what you love is such a blessing. Mother’s Haven is so much more than just a retail shop or a place to work. It’s a support center and a loving home for customers and employees alike!! I look forward to seeing at Mother’s Haven!