Meet the Team

Cynthia OvergardCynthia Overgard is the founder of Life After Birth in Westport CT. Cynthia has authored numerous articles in award-winning international publications and has served more than 1,000 women and couples related to pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum support. She is trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Components of Care through Postpartum Support International, the global authority on postpartum anxiety and depression.

With two children of her own, Cynthia has not only been there for hundreds of clients, but she’s been there herself, as a woman whose life changed dramatically after having a baby. She learned that it was possible to adore her baby while also experiencing the isolation and anxiety that comes with motherhood. She left a demanding career in risk management in order to “stay at home”, and understands the anguish women face related to career and identity. She is positive and passionate about Life After Birth, and serves as its lead program director and group moderator.

Natalie TelyatnikovNatalie Telyatnikov is a baby-care instructor at HypnoBirthing of Connecticut and co-moderates the Life After Birth program. She is trained in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Components of Care through Postpartum Support International. In addition to co-moderating the Life After Birth sessions, she serves as the between-meeting point of contact for all women in the program. She remains active and available through text and the private Life After Birth Facebook page, to which all our moms automatically gain access when they enroll.

Natalie’s passion for assisting women through the delicate period of “life after birth” was born out of her own bout with postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her son – something she didn’t even recognize at the time. She wants postpartum women to know everything gets easier in time, and it’s okay to feel challenged by motherhood. Natalie is passionate about her work and feels grateful to connect with the women who participate in this enriching program. She sees Life After Birth as the village that all women deserve – a sacred, trusting sisterhood of like-minded moms who are very much there for themselves as much as each other.