My name is Mandy Fae McCarren, I am located in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. I am a wife and mother of five perfect children. I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, H.E.R.B.A.L. certified Holistic Birthkeeper, Peer Lactation Counselor and Energy Worker. I completed my Massage Therapy training in 2014 at Everest Institute in Norcross, GA. I have taken additional training and I am certified in Prenatal Massage, Aromatherapy and more. I completed my Birthkeeper and Peer Lactation Counselor training through H.E.R.B.A.L. in 2020. I have a passion for massage, natural living and everything birth related!
Maternity photo taken while pregnant with our son
My goal is to support women and their families physically and emotionally throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum by providing education to help them make informed decisions and achieve an empowering birth experience. I also offer massage for stress and pain relief along with energy and crystal therapies for balance and healing. I would love to pamper you with massage, share my knowledge and experiences, help you navigate the world of physiological birth, and support you and your family during this sacred journey in your lives.
Our wedding photo while pregnant with our baby girl
I have personally had medicated, drug free, OBGYN and Midwife hospital birth experiences. All of my births were very different. My last birth was the most empowering drug free birth, which inspired me to assist women in achieving a positive birth experience. I would love to help you succeed in the goal of having a physiological and empowering birth.
Maternity photo while pregnant with our baby girl
Between all 5 of my babies, I have breastfed short term, extended, exclusively, suffered low supply issues, used donor milk, donated milk, supplemented and formula fed. I am currently nursing my youngest baby and recently weaned my toddler after tandem nursing for a year with great success. I would love to offer you support, education, resources and tips to succeed in establishing and continuing your breastfeeding journey.
Tandem nursing our toddler and baby girl
I believe every woman deserves and can benefit from having a Birthkeeper, I support hospital, assisted home and unassisted births. I offer payment plans, please contact me to discuss options. In order to better assist all families during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering a discounted price for my Virtual Doula Package. I serve the Great Smoky Mountain area in Tennessee and surrounding counties, up to 50 miles from Gatlinburg, TN for in person services, but Virtual services can be served to anyone anywhere! ~Blessings~ ~Peace~Love~Happiness~Healing~ ~Mandy Fae~
*Disclaimer: Due to my strong beliefs that your baby's body is made perfectly the way it is and my feelings on body autonomy, I cannot serve any families postpartum that choose to circumcise their baby without medical necessity after the procedure. If you are thinking of choosing this elective cosmetic procedure, I urge you to look further into the serious risks involved in removing a vital piece of your baby's organ. Please visit YourWholeBaby.org before you make this decision.