Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth, published by Simon & Schuster and the only five-star rated pregnancy guide on Amazon.

Along with Certified Nurse Midwife Maura Winkler (CNM, CD, IBCLC), Genevieve created The Mama Natural Birth Course, the #1 bestselling childbirth education course online. Thousands of their students have gone on to have natural childbirths.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Genevieve is a prominent YouTuber with over 75,000,000 video views.

A mother of three, Genevieve and husband Michael Howland have run Mama Natural since 2010, creating videos, articles, and social media content that has empowered millions of women to embrace natural pregnancy and parenting.

Mama Natural is the web’s #1 natural parenting brand.


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Mama Natural Medical Advisors and Review Board

To make sure all Mama Natural content is high-quality, trustworthy, well-referenced, and fact-checked, we work with these amazing midwives and medical professionals.

Elisa Song MD Pediatric Reviewer Mama Natural

Elisa Song, MD

Elisa Song, MD is a board-certified pediatrician, wife, and mother of two. As one of the country’s most highly regarded holistic pediatricians, Dr. Song founded Healthy Kids Happy Kids to empower parents to take charge of their kids’ health naturally!

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Maura Winkler, CNM, IBCLC

Maura is a Certified Nurse Midwife, Registered Nurse, Certified Doula, Board Certified Lactation Consultant, wife and mother of two.

Cynthia Mason, CNM, APN, MSN medical reviewer at Mama Natural

Cynthia Mason, CNM, APN, MSN

Cynthia is a Certified Nurse Midwife who has attended more than five hundred births. She works in Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology for Cleveland Clinic.

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Kendra Tolbert, MS, RDN

Kendra Tolbert, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in preconception and reproductive health nutrition. She completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition and Public Health at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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