Physical and psychological wellness during the perinatal period is critical for the long term health of both parent and baby. The first years of an infant’s life are foundational for setting up a positive developmental trajectory. For parents, recovery from birth has lifelong implications for emotional wellness and disease prevention.
Nurturely’s mission is to promote equity in perinatal wellness and strengthen cultures of support for infants and caregivers through preventative knowledge-sharing, collaborative exploration, and proactive community engagement
Nurturely envisions a world where wellness for infants and caregivers is a right, not a privilege – where all infants are nurtured by society, all caregivers are informed, supported, and empowered in their childrearing and healthcare choices, and all perinatal professionals excel in compassionate, culturally-sensitive care.
Perinatal wellness should be accessible to all. We practice equity by critically evaluating our internal practices and co-creating programs with the community.
A preventative rather than reactive approach is essential. Prioritizing early health and development naturally provides a means of addressing the root of other societal issues.
Equity in perinatal wellness is a journey not a destination. We are always adapting ourselves and our work based on new learnings and community feedback.
We celebrate cultural variation in perinatal wellness practices. We commit to honoring, understanding, and representing the cultural roots and deep history of these practices.
The same things that degrade our planet are also detrimental to the health of infants and caregivers. We strive to leave this planet better than we found it.