Meet Our Team
Cynthia 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 1,300 women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. 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, but her greatest education has taken place during the hundreds of hours she has spent supporting women at Life After Birth.
With two children of her own, Cynthia has 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 and fulfilling 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 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 remains active and available between meetings and oversees each group's private Life After Birth Facebook page.
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. 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 one other.