This week we are truly blessed to have elder midwife Sister Morningstar sharing her wisdom on the art of traditional midwifery. You may know her from her impassioned letter to NARM resigning from the registry that went viral earlier this year and touched many of our birth keeper hearts. Sister shares how to start village prenatals in your community, the dangers of NRP and intervening with the natural birth process, to her own incredible mentorship in her earlier years. It was a deep privilege to get to speak to one of my personal heroes of the birth world.
Today on the show we have Heidi-Lyn from New Brunswick, Canada sharing the healing story of her birthing in full power with her second baby in the support of her husband and a traditional midwife. After a deeply traumatic childbirth experience in hospital with her first, it took her a long time to even be willing to consider a second child. She was left violated and angry, knowing deep in her gut this second birth needed to be different than what she had at the hospital. So, she did the work. Heidi educated herself, found her new team and dedicated...
Today on the show we have Anna who birthed her baby in Florida. Anna knew years prior to meeting her partner that she was destined to free birth her child. After consciously conceiving her baby she navigated a rough pregnancy but never wavered in the knowledge that an unassisted pregnancy and birth was what was right for her. Anna went into labor in her 36th week, what the medical model would call premature labor, and had a quick and beautiful birth resulting in a healthy baby that breastfed easily.