Birth Heals. A podcast devoted to honoring the profound impact normal physiological birth has on women and humanity. Here we illuminate the inherent gifts of autonomous birth and we breathe life into the underground network of women working to restore birth as the central healing force on the planet. We speak to the old ways by placing women’s wisdom back in the center of the conversation; back to the focal point of the birth room, where her physiology, hormones, and animal body lead the way to spontaneous, powerful birth experiences. We merge story, science and magic as we work to shape a reality where women are held in their true nature: the gatekeepers of LIFE, the guardians of wisdom, the proliferators of peace. We’re so excited to share this space with all of you!
Ep. 11 Not just alive - Surviving the modern birth mashine as a whole being
In today’s exploratory episode, we have an honest conversation about how women’s bodies and births are viewed and treated culturally, and how we sense in our bones women’s bodies deserve to be served. We contrast the mechanical with the sacred and management vs trusting support. This episode is an acknowledgement of the depth and breadth of presence and love women require during the walk of pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Ep. 10 The power of instinctual pushing - Your push is your power
The power of Instinctual pushing - Your push is your power Today we chat about pushing as an intelligent Force. Women’s bodies express the pushing phase differently and each woman will know when to push if she is in a safe and supportive space. We also talk about the hot topic of anterior lips and what we see as root cause and solutions for this.
Ep. 9 The trauma of an out of body experience - a talk on Disembodiment or Disassociation
Disembodiment. The ways in which we manage intense experiences show us the type of support we need. In pregnancy, birth, postpartum and as birth workers, understanding the disassociated response is key to bringing more awareness and healing into our lives.(poor sound on this one, we are sorry and hope you can live with it)
Ep. 8 - Birth your placenta - with love
BIRTH YOUR PLACENTA WITH LOVEBirth Your Placenta~ we’re spotlighting the third and final stage of the birth process! We parse out exactly why it’s often rushed in medical culture and the dangers of active management.On the flip, there is a wellspring of biological benefits to gentle, mother-initiated placental births, which is why this conversation is full of super yummy oxytocin vibes!Enjoy!
Ep. 7 - Love your perineum
Love your perineum. Today we talk about a possible aspect of birth that so many women fear... tearing. We discuss the psychology and shame, root causes and physiologic vs iatrogenic tearing. Always circling back around to our bodies, vaginas and wombs as intrinsically connected to our sexuality and power; this episode is full of flow, fire and practical tips for supporting and loving your amazing perineum
Ep. 6 (5 continued) - Staying calm - your nervous system and birth
Staying calm - your nervous system and birthToday we talk about the nervous system and how it relates to pregnancy and birth. Our nervous system is our biological lighthouse- tuning us into our surroundings and our moment-to-moment needs. Listening to this signaling guides us into alignment with our truths, the requests of our body and our personal sovereignty.(this is 2nd half of the episode - first half is episode 5)