From Anxious People Pleaser to Embodied Powerhouse: Heather’s Freebirth JourneyOct 27, 2023
Episode # 237
From Anxious People Pleaser to Embodied Powerhouse: Heather’s Freebirth Journey
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Heather discovered her unplanned pregnancy amidst a hectic trade show circuit, and she realized her life was about to take an unexpected twist. She navigated debilitating pregnancy sickness as she worked in corporate America. She had her first birth in a hospital, supported by a doula.
But Heather wanted more, she wanted better. The gaslighting she encountered from her medical midwife during her labor proved to be a pivotal moment in her journey, enabling her to find her voice and claim her life.
Here’s what you’ll hear:
∙How to navigate intense mental states, anxiety, home birth fears, and gaslighting to find your voice and strength.
∙How Heather faced her people-pleasing tendencies, took responsibility, found a homeopath, and tuned into her body to regain health.
∙How she transitioned from corporate life to pregnancy, joined a prenatal circle, and discussed medicalization and nature's role in motherhood.
∙How her husband had been calling in the baby while she was working in corporate marketing, and running a three-acre homestead, tending to goats in her off hours, going and picking up new goats, adding more farm animals, and tending to a big garden.
∙How her connection with Sister Morningstar helped her to trust her intuition and birth her daughter (and her trailing membranes!) without fear.
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