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The Midwitch Podcast, hosted by Anita, is a virtual portal to the ancient practice of women gathering in circle.

It is a platform for the reclamation, reparation and resurgence of Birth, through the centering of Women, Nature and Spirit.

The Midwitch Podcast is a space for conscious women to listen and remember, as they take a seat in the circle of wise women sharing their medicine stories.

The intention of this space is to invoke a woman's remembering and reconnection to her own inner wisdom, power and knowledge - by awakening her to the new, yet ancient, paradigm of Spirituality and Birth.

The Midwitch Anita Katherine

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

The Midwitch Podcast, hosted by Anita, is a virtual portal to the ancient practice of women gathering in circle.

It is a platform for the reclamation, reparation and resurgence of Birth, through the centering of Women, Nature and Spirit.

The Midwitch Podcast is a space for conscious women to listen and remember, as they take a seat in the circle of wise women sharing their medicine stories.

The intention of this space is to invoke a woman's remembering and reconnection to her own inner wisdom, power and knowledge - by awakening her to the new, yet ancient, paradigm of Spirituality and Birth.

    Celebrating Death in Birth: The Early Freebirth of Freya Rose

    Celebrating Death in Birth: The Early Freebirth of Freya Rose

    Celebrating Death in Birth: The Early Freebirth of Freya Rose

    After experiencing a traumatic first birth, Erin decided she was going to freebirth her second child and during her pregnancy weaved a beautiful web of wise women around her; who would later become her supportive tribe when she birthed her babe early.

    Erin speaks so powerfully and so candidly about the loss of her baby girl and the medicine she received in being able to do so. She touches on the stigma around miscarriages and the unspoken process that becomes so dehumanised by the way society speaks about it and her newfound understanding that she wishes to share with other women - that death is sad, but not scary.

    Erin shares about the painful moment she first realised her baby had died, she describes the physiology of birthing her baby undisturbed and freely in her home, the difference between fear and body wisdom/intuition, the ways in she which she honoured her daughter, herself and her experience - and expresses so perfectly the duality of celebrating life and death together.

    Erin shares the gratitude and growth she leant into, her new relationship to life and birth via the desire she had to experience it all (physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally), the reclamation of, and reconnection to her body wisdom, through witnessing her body birth her babe unassisted - and the beautiful way she speaks about it all with her youngest daughter.

    Erin now facilitates Early Birth Shamanic Healing and Celebratory Ceremony and Ritual for women and is also now teaching Birthworkers how to come into relationship with death as a part of birthwork, so that they are able to support birthing women without fear.
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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 48 min
    Fertility Awareness for Sovereign Women with Laura from Beldam Woman Care

    Fertility Awareness for Sovereign Women with Laura from Beldam Woman Care

    In this informative episode, Laura shares her knowledge and wisdom around a topic that has been denied to women for so many generations; autonomy in managing our own reproductive health.

    Laura speaks about Body Literacy for Girls and the ways in which we can create spaces to guide young women in reconnecting with their mammalian nature - to come into their power before they outsource pharmaceutical products or medical advice.

    We speak about the Pill and it's damaging effects, the natural forms of contraception and conception (that no one is speaking about), the difference between The Rhythm Method and FAM (The Fertility Awareness Method), learning to observe the body for hormonal health and fertility and our common dislike of Period Tracking Apps.

    We chat about common female reproductive health issues such as PCOS, Endometriosis, cysts and fibroids - some of the causes of these and offers some wise woman practices to correct them. Laura delves into Postpartum Tracking for Mothers and squashes the myths around a postpartum mother's cycle returning.

    This episode if full of the wisdom we wished our Grandmothers and the Crones in our communities had of passed down to us!
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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 55 min
    Kendall: An Aussie (roadside!) Freebirth

    Kendall: An Aussie (roadside!) Freebirth

    After an older wise women in her community told Kendall that Mothers used to birth their babies in the local river, she decided to birth her first babe at home - and that hiring a Midwife would be a 'happy medium' as a first time Mum.

    But once there was meconium in her waters, and her Midwife had consulted the hospital behind her back, she didn't feel supported anymore. Kendall's homebirth transfer resulted in a traumatic first birth. She lost trust in herself and became confused as to why her experience was so different from the birth vision she had worked so hard to manifest.

    Second time pregnant, Kendall spontaneously cancelled her one and only Midwife appointment to go surfing with her husband - and from that day forward took sole responsibility of her prenatal care. Kendall rented an Air BnB and found a supportive birth partner in her sister, alongside her husband.

    A momentary lapse in confidence during labour saw Kendall heading back to the same hospital she had birthed her first son. But divine intervention (and 2 cattle grids!) swept in en route to stop that from happening. I'll leave the rest of this epic story for you to listen to!
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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 57 min
    Chantelle: An Aussie Freebirth

    Chantelle: An Aussie Freebirth

    After a traumatic and painful induced first birth, followed by a disconnected postpartum; Chantelle swore she would never birth in the same rural hospital within her South Australian town ever again.

    Chantelle shares her journey to an unassisted second birth, including her early birth and loss in between and the visitation form her Spirit Baby that guided her in learning to trust herself again.

    She shares the ways in which she navigated a wild pregnancy in a small Australian town and the boundaries required when those closest to her disagreed with her birthing choices.

    Chantelle describes the way every part of her sacred and powerful freebirth healed her, including the revisitation to the hospital she had sworn never to return to, after an issue with her placenta delivery.

    Her story is one of powerful intuition and trust - and a perfect example of the ways in which we can, and should be able to, access medical care if needed.

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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 56 min
    The Hidden Herstory of Herbalism with Julie Bell from Blissful Herbs

    The Hidden Herstory of Herbalism with Julie Bell from Blissful Herbs

    Well known Australia Herbalist, Julie Bell, is on The Midwitch Podcast this month, teaching us about our ability as women to get in touch with the wild!

    Grab a pen and take notes on this episode mamas, you're going to learn about the wisdom of weeds, your herbal allies, the synergistic partnership between woman and plant (that science can't quite put their finger on!), the correlation between the names of herbs, their feminine archetypes and their energetic constituents - plus much more in relation to Nature's Medicine Cabinet.

    Julie and I also delve into the hidden herstory of herbalism, the absence of women healers in the archives of medicine, the patriarchal attitude towards natural healing, reintegrating women into their own womanly wisdom, the sacred art of Yoni Steaming, the menstrual cycle and, of course, birth!


    @blissful.herbs

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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Unpacking Childbirth Rights + Obstetric Violence

    Unpacking Childbirth Rights + Obstetric Violence

    This episode came from deep within the archives of 2020 unedited interviews, and it couldn't be unearthed at a more perfect time as women and birthworkers are exploring women's rights in childbirth within the system. 

    I had an in depth discussion with Tina Charlton, Freebirth Witness and Support, starting out with her research in Obstetric Violence in her home country of Germany and then within her second home, Australia.

    We touched on the questions that so many women ponder, and the facts so many mis-educate on: 

    Is it really enough to know your birth rights?
    The loose language used around these.
    Even when you know them, are they going to upheld?
    Is anybody ever held accountable if they're not?

    We dove deep into the reframing of birth trauma by the system, the normalisation of inflicted birth injuries, the grooming of women starting in teenage years under the guise of reproductive health, how to truly research birth and educate yourself with independent information, what true birth trauma support looks like and who you should be turning to for that, what is consent, what is medical negligence and lastly - why are there so many men in positions of care within women's reproductive health?

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    Connect with Anita at www.themidwitch.com
    Anita Katherine, The Midwitch
    Reconnecting you with your medicine, magic, & power.
    Follow me on IG: @themidwitch
    Freebies: https://themidwitch.com/thecauldron
    Pregnant? Work with Anita in the Intuitive Birthing Method: https://themidwitch.com/theintuitivebirthmethod
    Are you a birth worker? Make sure to follow me on IG @themidwitch to keep an eye out for my birth worker group programs!

    • 52 min

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4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

bblanch1234 ,

Thank you!

As a young woman (24) just listening to a few of Anitas podcasts have given me so much confidence in learning about my body. In particular trusting I what I already “know” from within and going with my intuition over anything.
Could not recommend more. ✨

Nicola Pano ,

Thank you for speaking up about

topics women have always known but have been taught to forget

Dkekkj ,

Coming in to my power

Anita has taught me so much through her podcast. I am so glad there are woman talking about the important issues addressed in this podcast series & providing thought provoking conversation. I’ve gained so much valuable personal growth through this podcast

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