I am Kathryn Fauver Labor and Delivery nurse. I am a wife and mother of 3 grown boys. I have always been connected with moms or children. I’ve been a preschool teacher, a children’s director, and after 16 years as a SAHM, I became a labor and delivery nurse.
For 9 years, I had the joy of supporting moms through labor & postpartum. I received my master's in nursing education in 2020. Currently, I am a community college nursing school clinical instructor. But my true love is preparing moms for labor and motherhood through education and support, that’s why I became a birth educator.
I prepare moms to have a voice in their birth.
Birth is not a medical procedure where the doctor is in total charge. I teach a mom and baby-centered birth. I show moms how to manage their birth.
Together we will define what kind of birth you desire and create a birth strategy with a toolbox to handle each stage of labor.
I believe knowledge is power!
As an L&D nurse, there were two things I kept seeing at the births I attended:
First-time moms often came to the hospital unequipped for birth. They lacked strategies for coping with labor pain or birth because they thought all they needed to know was “I want an epidural” for a great birth experience. So if the epidural didn't control their pain or an unplanned event occured, moms quickly became overwhelmed and felt out of control.
Second, after birth, too many moms were dissatisfied with their birth experience. Because moms were not aware of all their choices. They left many of the decisions to the medical care team and after the birth, they often stated, "I wish I had known..."
Don’t just “let” birth happen to you. Be active in your birth. My heart breaks every time I’ve watched a mom unable to cope with labor pain because her plan A (epidural) didn't work, because nobody told her she needed a plan B.
That’s why I created That Magnificent Mama, so I can give you what you deserve to know before giving birth. Because I’ve been a part of thousands of births as well as my own 3 vaginal births.
I’ve seen many types of births, common and uncommon. I know it is fundamental for moms to have a birth strategy instead of just one set plan for their birth.
That Magnificent Mama is a place for moms-to-be to gain an understanding of the labor process, learn how to increase your chances for a vaginal delivery, comprehend all your pain management choices, be prepared for the unplanned, get your support person ready, and find support through the private community with other moms just like you!
I understand the pros and cons of using the different pharmaceutical pain management options as well as medical interventions.
I’ve personally used pain meds, I’ve had an induction as well as an au naturel birth. So I personally know the good and the bad, the easy and hard of medical interventions and what it takes to have a natural birth.
I want to be your personal online labor coach. I’ll prepare you to have your best magnificent birth.
When I’m not working with new mamas, I love to knit, and hang out with my husband and lab dog Samson.
Family is very important to me. Having my grown children and grandchildren is truly my best days!
My idea of fun is when the sun is shining to fill my pots with beautiful flowers and sit out on my back patio with family and friends watching my hens peck and scratch in the flower beds.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ”
- John 16:33