Welcome Christy Cozby our new Program Coordinator from Salem, Oregon! She will be in charge of our prenatal education program for expectant parents and parents of children under one. Scroll down to learn more about her!
My husband and I wanted to live in a city where there are lots of things going on and all kinds of people living together and sharing public spaces. We want our kids to experience a different kind of environment. We visited Pittsburgh for the first time for Spring break of 2017. Everyone was so friendly and we thought the city was beautiful. One of the main reasons we decided to move was that we wanted our kids to know you can live your life however you want to. It might seem strange to other people, but if something feels right for you, you should do it.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by the strength and wisdom that I see every day in women as they go through the challenges of becoming parents.
Why Birth Work/Counseling?
I love birth work because birth is a time to learn about yourself and stretch your limits. It can be the most challenging time in a woman’s life, but, with good support, amazing things can happen.
What’s the last book you read?
The Great Cosmic Mother, by Monica Sjoo. It is about ancient people and how women were the inventors of language, technology and culture and describes how women’s power and history was stolen, covered-up, re-branded or buried. But we know it is still alive inside of us!
I learned about MAYA over a year ago, during my first visit to Pittsburgh. Right away I knew that I wanted to work for this organization. Since becoming a birth and family support worker, I have wished there was a organization that offered the full spectrum of what new mothers need: parenting classes, birth classes, counseling, and birth support. And here it is! Since I’ve been here, I’ve been impressed by the way Tomilyn and all the staff are always ready to be supportive and welcoming to anyone that walks through the door.