Mountains and river
326 Hart Rd
Franklin and Hampshire Counties
Trina Rose Hofreiter

Professional Qualifications

Sliding scale/barter for births, prenatal visits, postpartum visits and fertility counseling.
Home Birth, Other Hospital
Anxiety and Phobias, Birth After Loss, Blessingways/Mother Blessings, Children with Special Needs, Fertility Support, Homebirth, LGBTQ+ Families, Meal Preparation, Nutrition, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Placenta Encapsulation, Single Parents, Sleep, Special Spiritual/Religious Needs, Trauma Informed Care, Unmedicated Birth, Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Waterbirth

  • My grandmother Rose was the midwife of her community; I come from a long line of healers in the Cherokee and Irish/Druid traditions. I joyfully offer fertility counseling, prenatal counseling, birth and postpartum support services for sliding scale or barter.
  • My services are affordable to you because I believe wholeheartedly in the gift economy.  
  • I am often working with LGBTQIA parents, find deep joy in supporting gentle birth alongside indigenous/POC communities and have supported single parent birth journeys as well.
  • I believe the presence of children in our lives is an incredible gift, an opportunity for tremendous growth and healing, and it is a deep honor of mine to offer this work. To work with me, let's first set up a time to talk. I'd love to meet you, hear what's on your heart, and walk a little while together. Call or email to set up a time.
  • Fertility support: I offer Reiki, Hawaiian LomiLomi energy work, custom flower essence blends, nutritional, herbal and spiritual counseling to support your fertility journey.  
  • Prenatal support: All of the above can be a part of strengthening your prenatal experience.  I also offer henna belly art and sacred journey blessing ceremony.
  • Birth work: I will meet with you at least 3 times before your birth, and respond within the hour of being contacted to be present as you labor in the location of your choice. I will accompany you the entire time of your birth experience, and up to 2 hours postpartum. I also offer placenta encapsulation services.
  • Postpartum support: I offer the Mexican-lineage Closing of the Bones ceremony for restoring postpartum vitality. I can also come for 3 hour visits to your home, excelling in shamanic and energy work balancing to restore vitality to both you and your little one.
  • Full spectrum services:  I have supported women through miscarriage and abortion, accompanying them to the clinic or visiting them at home to assist in their recovery.  I find my shamanic training very helpful in this full-spectrum work; let's talk more about how I can assist you in this journey.

Babies have called to me since I was a teenager, gazing at me over the shoulder of their caregiver or from their carrier. It's taken me a number of years to learn how best to be in service to them; I now offer my skills to help facilitate optimal nutrition, positioning, and energy flow to support their birth and development.  I am a healer and nurturer and believe in the power of loving attention to call forth your own body's wisdom and healing energy.  The calling to birth work runs deep through my family line and brings me so much joy.

To give you a sense of my orientation towards birth, my favorite birth book is Sacred Birthing by Sunni Karll.  I've studied with Sister Morningstar, a Cherokee midwife. I'm a Reiki master and energy healer who loves to offer plant spirit medicine in the form of flower essences and deep, intuitive listening to what your body seeks for balance—usually a combination of nutrition, herbal remedies, emotional release and movement recommendations will come from our time talking together.  I see my role as your birth keeper, creating a calm energy field so you can discern what is best for your body and your baby.  

I attended Doula certification classes at BirthRoots in Portland, ME and Childbirth Education training in Northampton with Vicki Elson.  I regularly attend midwife and birth worker conferences, studying first at the Midwifery Today conference in 2014 and later at YoniFest in Quebec in 2017. There, I learned optimal fetal positioning with Gail Tully of Spinning Babies, rebozo massage for prenatal and closing of the bones ceremony for postpartum, homeopathic and flower essence remedies.  I was trained in Reiki by BethAnne Moonstone of Amherst Homebirth Midwifery, and Hawaiian LomiLomi energy work from Bethany Boulger at AlohaOM in Bennington, VT.  I learned placenta encapsulation from Big Belly Services in Portland, OR.  I've also trained in Prenatal Yoga at Kripalu.  Prior to birth work, I studied herbal medicine with Corinna Wood of Red Moon Herbs and Emily Ruff at the Florida School of Holistic Living. I am a regular attendee at the Northeast Women's Herbal Conference, where I learned herbal birth support formulas, Mayan abdominal massage, flower and gem essence creation and belly henna art.

My first training as a healer was with Chetna Helen Lawless of Vision Voyages, where I learned ancient soul-healing techniques in the Celtic lineage to help myself and others connect with guides, ancestors, helping spirits to discover our intuition and heal. This element is very useful in birth work - your field is so much more open to receive help from your guides and ancestors, as well as the baby's own suite of helpers.  I find that one of my stronger gifts is in communicating with babies - often while they're in the womb, sometimes in pre-conception, and after birth until they are verbal - to help ascertain what they desire or require for balance and health. I consider it a deep honor to work with families in this way, and offer my services at a sliding scale or barter with the highest intention to serve in love.

Contact me to set up a time to talk to see if it feels right for all of us to continue moving forward together on this journey.

Reiki, Flower Essence, Hawaiian LomiLomi energy work, Prenatal yoga, Herbal medicine, Placenta encapsulation, Shamanic guidance, Henna art
Trina Rose Hofreiter