We’re closing out an incredible Season 5 with Molly from France. After an unexpected pregnancy at a young age, Molly describes her traumatic birth with her first daughter as a "a second rape".
She suffered physically, mentally, and emotionally, and promised herself she'd never give birth in a hospital again. With her second pregnancy, she dreamed of a freebirth, and with her third, she brought her dream to fruition-after removing herself from the spiral of medical pathology, and choosing a peaceful pregnancy. She gave her family the biggest gift- and birthed her daughter in full freedom.
From the jungles of Costa Rica, Luba tells us the stories of expanding and surrendering through her pregnancies and births. We discuss birth as authentic self-expression, pleasure and orgasm in pregnancy and labor, and committing to bringing the birth of her dreams to fruition.
Today, Shayoon tells us the stories of the births of her two sons: her first in Ibiza, Spain, with a male doctor in her home, and her second, a freebirth in Bali. In this episode, Shayoon speaks of her experiences with typhoid during pregnancy, the healing powers of plant medicine, consistently clearing fear and stress from her birthing space- and how she experienced complete healing in her maternal lineage through remaining true to trusting in her body.
After a sabotaged first birth with medical midwives, Madison began her mothering journey feeling depleted. When she fired her medical midwife in her second pregnancy, Madison fully embraced the idea of a normal, peaceful pregnancy and an undisturbed birth. Today, we discuss the normalcy and wildness of birth, the importance of finding community who really "get it", and what it means to put your life (and your needs) first.