16 episodes

The She Births® Show is a place that will inspire your birth, evolve your parenting and help you live a life you love.

Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®, hosts a collection of conversations with special guests about better births, a philosophy of connected parenting and conscious, healthy living.

Each season includes topics for not only parents and parents-to-be but fellow birth professionals.

She Births® is a scientifically verified childbirth education program (BMJ, July 2016). It combines evidence-based and holistic methods to provide families with the knowledge and skills that empower a better birth and easier transition into parenthood.

Founded in Sydney in 2008 by Nadine Richardson, Director of The Birthing Institute, She Births® is available as a Weekend Course in Australia and as an interactive Online Program accessed by many all over the world. Download the She Births® app and enjoy our free resources.

Please subscribe and leave us a review. Follow us on facebook and instagram. Tell us what you would like to know more of in upcoming episodes.

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The She Births® Show Podcast The Birthing Institute

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 53 Ratings

The She Births® Show is a place that will inspire your birth, evolve your parenting and help you live a life you love.

Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births®, hosts a collection of conversations with special guests about better births, a philosophy of connected parenting and conscious, healthy living.

Each season includes topics for not only parents and parents-to-be but fellow birth professionals.

She Births® is a scientifically verified childbirth education program (BMJ, July 2016). It combines evidence-based and holistic methods to provide families with the knowledge and skills that empower a better birth and easier transition into parenthood.

Founded in Sydney in 2008 by Nadine Richardson, Director of The Birthing Institute, She Births® is available as a Weekend Course in Australia and as an interactive Online Program accessed by many all over the world. Download the She Births® app and enjoy our free resources.

Please subscribe and leave us a review. Follow us on facebook and instagram. Tell us what you would like to know more of in upcoming episodes.

www.shebirths.com

    S3, Ep3: Dylan Smith, Bringing Ayurveda Home

    S3, Ep3: Dylan Smith, Bringing Ayurveda Home

    Welcome to Season 3, Episode 3 - Bringing Ayurveda home with Dylan Smith

    Dylan is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and holistic health educator based in Sydney.
    He runs and operates the Vital Veda clinic offering patients consultations, body treatments and detoxification programs.
    Dylan travels the world to share his passion and is also a lecturer at the Collective Wellness Institute.
    He is continually returning to South India and works closely with the renowned Raju Family Clinic.

    In our conversation today we aim to demystify and simplify ayurveda so that you can adopt some of these life changing and nourishing practices in your home and daily routine.

    We talk about how Dylan went from studying architecture to living full time in India.

    We discuss the three pillars of longevity and the power of finding balance across these key areas in our lives.

    www.vitalveda.com.au
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S3, Ep2: Maggie Dent, Common Sense & Compassionate Parenting

    S3, Ep2: Maggie Dent, Common Sense & Compassionate Parenting

    Maggie Dent is commonly known as the "queen of common sense" - she has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience.

    Maggie's experience includes teaching, counselling, working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention.

    Maggie regularly appears on national TV and radio - she is the host of ABC's Parental As Anything podcast and author of six books, including her bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys.
    Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother.
    In today's conversation we talk about:

    Maggies' personal story and how she ended up being a famous and prolific author . What is her favourite book and why? What she recommends for pregnant families

    We also discuss

    • How has parenting changed in the last generation?
    • Explain lamb v rooster
    • Explain kindness warrior
    • How do we bring mindfulness into the home and why is it so important?
    • How we can cope better during COVID

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    S3, Ep 1: Jane Hardwicke Collings, Healing Before Your Birth

    S3, Ep 1: Jane Hardwicke Collings, Healing Before Your Birth

    Welcome to Season 3, Episode 1 Healing Before Your Birth with Jane Hardwicke Collings.

    She is a grandmother, midwife, teacher, writer and menstrual educator.

    And she was also a home birth midwife for 30 years.

    Jane gives workshops on the spiritual practice of menstruation and the sacred dimensions of pregnancy, birth and menopause.

    She founded and runs The School of Shamanic Womancraft and has recently launched an e-course called Pregnancy - the Inner Journey and Healing from Traumatic Birth Experiences.

    She is a very dear friend and certainly one of the wise women in our birthing world.

    I think our conversation is perfect to include right next to our previous interview with She Births® mum Peta Kelly on scripting your birth.

    Peta and I talked about healing the mother line and generational trauma - but of course it is not such an easy thing to do.

    At She Births® we discuss our belief systems and what fills the subconscious mind. The latest neuroscience that confirms how we live is how we labour...and we know that traumas are passed down as well as fears and beliefs but untangling that ball of wool inside our heads and hearts is not always so easy.

    Jane has many insights that will allow you to understand and unravel perhaps the tangle of a traumatic birth, or the toxic belief systems that could be passed down via your family's 'red thread'.

    Jane, like me, believes that giving birth is an opportunity to heal and the growth and transformation available to women is profound.

    To learn more about Jane's work go to www.janehardwickecollings.com

    I hope you enjoy and please leave us a review if you do. xxx

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bonus Ep: Yoga makes a real difference to birth

    Bonus Ep: Yoga makes a real difference to birth

    Birth Story by Marja Jacobsen & Joao da Costa
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    Happy Mother's Day to all of you in the southern hemisphere. In this episode we tell the story of Kai's birth.

    Nadine Richardson, who was also the doula for Marja and Joao, talks with them about the power of yoga during birth and in life. The importance of open communication in our relationships amidst all the changes birth and parenting brings.

    We of course go through in detail how birth unfolded from pre labour at home to meeting at the hospital and jumping into the bath. The different inner and outer resources that helped Marja and of course the power of great support from a well educated partner.

    We hope you enjoy and if you do, please take a few minutes to leave us a review.

    xx

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    • 56 min
    S2 Ep5: Peta Kelly, How to Script your Birth

    S2 Ep5: Peta Kelly, How to Script your Birth

    Today's conversation is with Peta Kelly.

    Peta is a She Births® mum and took part in our first live She Births® Show in Bondi as one of the Powerful women who created a peaceful birth.

    Peta has been featured in Forbes Magazine and considered one of the Top 27 Female Entrepreneurs changing the world by inc Magazine. She was a self made millionaire by the age of 25 and proudly retired her hard working solo mum.

    She is an author, speaker, change maker, and closeted stand up comedian. Her fantastic books - Earth is Hiring and Earth to Kids are well loved by our community and she has just published a new book: Stop Missing the Point. Hey Conscious people you can enjoy your life too

    She is the mum to two gorgeous little ones born in Australia and proudly talks about scripting her birth.

    Over the years we have had quite a few mums who have written their own visualisations for birth. And I highly encourage it.

    I provide the background music from our vis. for this very reason - so that you can lie back in the bath and start to dream about YOUR birth you truly wish to have it...

    Now scripting is a little bit different to birth affirmations and - it's kind of like an amped up self written visualisation. To script something has detail, feeling, is written in the present tense and I also believe it requires your intuition...connection to your insight and glimpsing into the future. Leaning into the best possible outcome for you!

    It is a big commitment right - because with birth we also don't know what cards might be dealt to us on the day.

    But that's what Peta did and lots of other mums too.

    To write a script for birth indicates for me that you have a degree of mastery - a strong awareness and connection between your body, mind and soul.

    I hope this chat inspires you to clear the path for yourself - to create and script your best birth possible for you. We are the stories we tell ourselves. Our lives are being created from an inner narrative all the time, whether we are conscious of it or not.

    And right now amidst this COVID pandemic with so many birth restrictions there could not be a better time for you to come into your full power for your own life and for your birth.

    Scripting also provides an opportunity to to heal, to awaken and to craft the story or song, so that every cell in your body is singing it, as Peta says.

    To help you with scripting your birth I have created a guided meditation in our private She Births® Facebook Community for you to access that will also be uploaded to Insight Timer soon. I hope you enjoy.

    It is incredibly important how prepare for birth. We have to pause, feel, contemplate, discuss, share fears, reflect a little bit more and dig a little bit deeper into our own minds, bodies and hearts - so we can create the best birth possible. Sometimes we also need to look back a few generations back before we can go forward.

    www.petakelly.com
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    www.nadinerichardson.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    💌 A Message from Nadine in these uncertain times. 💌

    💌 A Message from Nadine in these uncertain times. 💌

    Now more than ever we need to understand that we are all in this together.

    We are all travelling on the same little cruise ship called planet Earth!

    I hope you are finding access to your stillness in this crazy time.

    Keeping yourself and your family, community and the whole planet safe. #flattenningthecurve

    I hope that your boundaries and flexibility muscles are working hard as you bunker down together at home and ride the waves of joy and stress.

    Please remember the principles of a beautiful birth and life come down to your faith, relaxation and pleasure.

    There is always a choice when we feel fear. Use it and be proactive.

    Notice the tension and resistance then let it go.

    Notice the discomfort or even grief and practice gratitude for all you have, then you will find the joy.

    An opportunity exists for us all right now to come back home to ourselves, back to our hearts, back to our humanity and back to a new vision for our world.

    We want to support you even more.

    I'll hold regular Grounding and Support Sessions in our Facebook Forum. The first one is tomorrow, Friday at 12pm AEST. I look forward to seeing you there.

    Our Weekend Courses are now Live Virtual Interactive via Zoom.
    And our Online Course is and has been here for you to learn anytime and anywhere.

    www.shebirths.com

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

sattie c ,

One of my fav’s!

I so love Nadine’s calming voice and approach to learning all things birth... keep em coming!!

Sorry buddy ,

Best birth podcast out there

Love it! I am learning so much. I love the evidence based approach & focus on natural birthing practices.

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Best birthing/post partum podcast

Inspiring educational information that empowers women. Love it

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