I’m happy to share a playful, funny, and wonderful story today of a first time mama, Erica, living in Perth, Australia. Erica shares how open she was to birth and how she prepared for her birth to decimate her. Which it did, and in her words, "then I had a baby, and it was cool.” Erica shares what it felt like to birth in total instinct and yet how unprepared she was for the intensity of postpartum.
I’ve got a special episode for you this week, as I am joined by Yolande Norris-Clark, my hero, dear friend, and partner in everything birth. She’s joining us today to share the story of her most recent birth, her 8th child, and why this particular birth may not have actually been an entirely undisturbed physiological birth. We are also thrilled to share that we just released Yolande’s newest creation, Through The Veil, so after you listen to this episode, be sure to head over to our website and get her course.
This week we are joined by Gala, from Montreal, Canada. While Gala did have a vaginal breech birth in a hospital with her first born, she was left devastated at how she was treated and hit with the realization that she had given up her power and authority in the process. Vowing never again, Gala goes on to have an incredible freebirth at home with her second child.
Author Jennifer Block with her new book "Everything Below The Waist - Why Health Care Needs A Feminist Revolution"
If you know me or follow me, you know I am obsessed with the book “Everything Below The Waist - Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution”. The author is Jennifer Block and I’m happy to say she’s on the show today. You may know of her from her previous book Pushed which rocked the worlds of birth workers and parents alike. Everything Below The Waist is a continuation of the work she did in Pushed and is now broadening the conversation into all elements of female health care.