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S5, Ep 1 - The Truth About Attachment Parenting And The Power Of Delight In Motherhood With Bethany Saltman
Welcome to Season 5 episode 1 - What Is Attachment Parenting REALLY? In this episode we explore the origins & value of a soul lead motherhood.
Our guest today is Bethany Saltman - an author, editor and researcher whose work has been published in the New Yorker, Parents, and many more.
Strange Situation: A Mother's Journey Into the Science of Attachment, is her first book inspired by the birth of her daughter who although she loved dearly, she feared she was failing. And was not the kind of mother she'd hoped to be.
Bethany spent ten years learning about the science of attachment, traveling to labs, doing training, reading archives - trying to discover what the essence of healthy attachment and good mothering really was.
To me her book is the thinking woman's guide to attachment - a helpful and healing non self help book! It is extremely well written and a pleasure to read.
Among many other incredible reviews and accolades, New Scientist called Strange Situation One of the Best Science Books of 2020.
Bethany is also a bestselling book coach, and was one of the architects of America's first Affirmative Consent Policy. She has a MFA and studied with Allen Ginsberg and is a longtime Zen student - devoted to the fine art and game-changing effects of paying attention.
She lives in the Catskills with her husband, daughter, and two dogs and I was so honoured to have her on our show.
You have to excuse my tears in a few moments throughout the interview - remembering the beauty and delight of parenting sometimes brings up grief for me.
I really hope you enjoy our talk. Bethany's book is available at all good bookstores and is also on Audible.
In this episode we chat about:
•The 3 keys to healthy attachment parenting
•How attachment parenting has nothing to do with what you are doing!
•Healing our family patterns
•How to prepare for parenthood
•The Truth About Attachment Parenting
•The Power Of Delight In Motherhood
Bethany Saltman Website
Bethany Saltman Instagram
Strange Situation: A Mother's Journey Into the Science of Attachment
She Births® Full Online Antenatal Course where we support mums to form attachment while pregnant, during birth and immediately after birth
Soul Mama Circles where we explore soul led motherhood and matrescence together. Pre-book your postnatal support.
S4, Ep 5 - Preparing To Breastfeed And Improving Your Chances Of Success With Midwife Dr Robyn Thompson, Founder of The Thompson Method
Listen in as Dr Robyn Thompson of The Thompson Method and Nadine Richardson of She Births discuss The 3 Golden Hours and The Importance of Breastfeeding Preparation. How 92% of women want to breastfeed and initiate feeding after birth, yet 80% will give formula in week one and only 14% are still exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months. And the number one reason why mums say they discontinue feeding is PAIN. Listen out for: the importance of personalised 1 on 1 breastfeeding and latching expert support, the one thing you must never allow others to do with your newborn, the importance of HOW we hold our babies (especially their little heads) and the numerous ways systems fail families with feeding and birth and what you can do to avoid them. Our friends at TheThompson Method have also been incredibly generous and provided a 40% discount off their program to all our listeners. Code: SHEBIRTHS
S4, Ep 4 - Gail Tully on Preventing Posterior & Breech Birth With Midwife and Spinning Babies® Founder
Listen in as Spinning Babies® Founder, Midwife and Author Gail Tully and Nadine Richardson of She Births® talk how childbirth can be instinctual, pleasurable, and easier. Gail developed a new approach to address fetal positioning throughout labour known prominently around the world. Listen out for the powerful perspective on the power of prayer and becoming embodied to make your birth easier. Plus, the exercises and birth positions every woman should know.
S4, Ep 3 - Birthing a 4.4kg baby naturally in a pandemic
Tessa shares her beautiful birth story. In the ultimate testament to She Births antenatal education this incredible woman birthed a 4.4kg baby naturally at home in a water birth during the height of the pandemic. A story that covers Zoom based antenatal education empowering women in lockdown and doula support. Listen out for the trust, synchronicity and laughter.
S4, Ep 2 - Your Birth Rights Are Not In Lockdown
Listen in as Annalee Atia of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond Media and Nadine Richardson of She Births discuss how even in a pandemic your birth rights are not in lockdown. The conversation covers how the disparity of women's choices change their birth story, induction of labour, fear, doulas and support people in attendance. Listen out for: the one startling legal fact that may change how you perceive your rights when giving birth. So let's say it again, your birth rights are NOT in lockdown!
S4, Ep 1 - Deborah Symond O'Neil - When a birth plan goes to plan
She Births® Mum and Dad, Deb and Ned share their birth story. We recorded this just before COVID and did not want to share at the time because we knew so many mums could not have doula's and some even unable to have their partners in the room during birth!
Inspiring and practical 💗
I LOVED your latest podcast with Dr Robyn Thompson. I loved every aspect of her discussion from the plan-less journey to the intuitive style off feeding. This was a great episode that really captured the practical and intuitive approach to mothering x
One of my fav’s!
I so love Nadine’s calming voice and approach to learning all things birth... keep em coming!!
Best birth podcast out there
Love it! I am learning so much. I love the evidence based approach & focus on natural birthing practices.