Dr. Meghan E. Lewis
About Dr. Meghan Lewis
Dr. Meghan Lewis brings nearly twenty years of experience providing unconditional support to people exploring a range of preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting issues. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology with specializations in both perinatal psychology and somatic (body-mind) wellness. She received a BA in psychology from the University of Michigan with a minor in fine arts and continued her research in art therapy at UC Berkeley. Additionally, she is a certified birth doula and certified in prenatal and postpartum somatic therapies including acupressure, reflexology, Reiki, and cranial sacral therapy.
Dr. Lewis also has studied midwifery at the Ann Arbor School of Holistic Midwifery and at Heart and Hands, SF with Elizabeth Davis. She has
been an apprentice midwife and is a birth doula, experiences which have significantly enhanced her understanding of the somato-emotional process of preconception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, as did her own journey of becoming a parent. Her professional experience also includes a postdoctoral clinical internship at the Women's Therapy Center (El Cerrito, CA), offered preconception consultations and fertility services at Maia Midwifery & Preconception Services (Berkeley, CA) and At Home Fertility Services (San Francisco, CA), as a reproductive health specialist at Planned Parenthood (Concord, CA), and as a prenatal and postpartum support group facilitator at Blossom Birth Services (Palo Alto, CA) and at the Tulip Grove (Oakland, CA). Additionally, she has led support groups at Bloom Retreat for Mothers and Children (Walnut Creek, CA), at Natural Resources (San Francisco, CA), Our Family Coalition (San Francisco, CA) and at BirthWays (Berkeley, CA), where she served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Meghan is the founder of LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Center in Oakland, lgbtqperinatalassociates.com. She also is the Family Services Committee Coordinator at the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, and is on the Advisory Board of Then Comes Baby. She has written for the East Bay Express' weekly parenting column, Kid You Not, and is the Alternative Reproductive Technologies (ART) Guide and writer for ESME, Empowering Solo Mothers Everywhere. She is currently editing an anthology, In the Family Way: Unique Accounts of LGBTQ Conceptions.
Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth
Association of Pre and Perinatal
Psychology and Health
LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Associates of the Bay Area
Postpartum Support International
Women's Therapy Center
East Bay Express Kid You Not Column:
Getting Hip to Birth, March 2015
Intentional Solo Pregnancy, April 2015
Its Time to Hang the Hooter Hider Out to Dry, May 2015
Replenishing with PrideTop: My Top 10 Quintessentially Queer Self-care Tips for East Bay Parents, June 2015
Queer Solo Parenting (March 2011, BirthWays Newsletter)
Our Donor: He's One in a Million (June 2011, Our Family Coalition Newsletter)
Artists as Midwives in the Cultural Rebirth of Contemporary Goddess Iconography: A Heuristic and Ecofeminist Inquiry (2000, UMI Press)