35 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
    • 4.7 • 70 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

    S6, Ep5 Unapologetic Power With Kemi Nekvapil

    S6, Ep5 Unapologetic Power With Kemi Nekvapil

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    Unapologetic Power With Kemi Nekvapil

    How to own your power in birth and life as a woman.

    Kemi Nekvapil is one of Australia’s leading credentialed coaches for female executives and entrepreneurs, author of two books and a highly sought-after international speaker. 

    Her first book ‘The Gift Of Asking: A woman’s guide to owning her wants and needs without guilt’ is a wonderful handbook for each of us.

    But today we discuss her latest publication ‘Power: A woman’s guide to living and leading without apology’, that I discovered via Elizabeth Gilbert’s book club.

    Kemi has studied leadership and purpose at The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and trained with Dr Brené Brown to become a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. 

    She is a powerful advocate for connected, value-based living. You can discover more and follow her on Instagram @keminekvapil and via her site https://www.keminekvapil.com/

    I am not a huge fan of ‘how to’ books but Power is so much more. Filled with anecdotes and a personal narrative, it is so easy to read and enjoy. 

    Kemi gave me a huge insight into the challenges of living as a minority and made me deeply aware of my white privilege. 

    We talk about choosing where to birth and where power goes in the birthing room.

    She shares her two birth journey’s and the work she did in preparation to wholeness and readiness.

    We talk about how we disappear by being a “good girl” and “a good wife”, the journey of transitioning from maiden to mother, and how she knew in her soul she wanted to mother her children in a different way.


    I hope you enjoy this conversation. 

    Nadine xx

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    Links



    Connect with Kemi at @keminekvapil + https://www.keminekvapil.com/

    Preparing for birth? Discover She Births® incredible online course here. 

    Receive our Free Holistic Pregnancy Guide here https://shebirths.com/holistic-pregnancy-guide/

    • 57 min
    S6, Ep4 Connections between birthing and menopause

    S6, Ep4 Connections between birthing and menopause

    Connections between birthing and menopause

    Stop people-pleasing and discover authentic self-care



    Welcome to Episode 4 of Season 6, our Rise of the Feminine season.

    This collection of podcasts talks about how the feminine rises within us during pregnancy, birth and beyond. I’m so grateful you are listening to these conversations about living in a way that fully honours our feminine journey and strength.

    I absolutely loved talking to this remarkable woman, Alison Brahe Daddo. Her honesty and generosity are so refreshing.

    Alison is a screenwriter, podcaster, teacher and former model who appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Dolly and Cleo magazines in the ‘90s.

    She grew up alongside a generation of Australians. Now, she’s all grown up and has gone through menopause, an experience she shares in her new fantastic book Queen Menopause Finding your majesty in the mayhem.

    Menopause changed Ali’s perspective on life, relationships and body image.

    It made her realise the implications of being silent, speaking up, consent, boundaries, and the importance of feeling, of being and of anger. She reveals how all the shifting within gave birth to a new sense of self and her life.



    In this episode, we chat about the following: 


    Menstruation, pregnancy, birth, sex and menopause.
    How the lessons, opportunities and gifts can be so similar.



    Wherever you are along the journey of womanhood, it is time to practice deep self-awareness and authentic self-care.

    Pull together a team of practitioners that can help you the way you want. Invest in your health of body, mind and soul. 

    Remember, we can’t stay busy forever!

    As we continue with our Rise of the Feminine season, stay tuned at the end when Alison shares her vision of what the world would look like with restored feminine power and wisdom.

    I highly recommend Alison’s book so that you can become the Queen of your life, whatever stage you are in.



    I hope you enjoy it.

    Nadine x

    She Births®



    Episode Resources:

    Follow Ali on Instagram at @alidaddo



    Her book is available everywhere, and I highly recommend it. 



    She Births Doula service can be found at https://shebirths.com/doula.



    Free 7-Day Introduction to prenatal yoga: https://shebirths.com/prenatal-yoga





    Tags:

    motherhood, matrescence, prenatal yoga, pregnancy yoga, Birth, Childbirth, Antenatal, birth education, Birth stories, Australian birth stories, positive birth stories, challenging birth stories, Pregnancy, Nadine Richardson, Birthclass, She Births, Birth class, Doula, Midwives, Midwife, Home birth, Australian college of midwives, Hospital birth, Pregnant, Mother, Father, Natural birth, menopause, menstruation, 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S6, Ep3 The Spirituality Of Birth With Jessica Chapnik Kahn

    S6, Ep3 The Spirituality Of Birth With Jessica Chapnik Kahn

    The Spirituality Of Birth With Jessica Chapnik Kahn
    An honest exploration of two births, femininity, shame, rage and deep love. The becoming and disappearing of a mother.
    Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 6, our Rise of the Feminine season.

    In this collection of podcasts we are talking about how the feminine rises within us during pregnancy, birth and beyond. I’m so grateful that you are listening to these conversations on living in a way that fully honours our feminine journey and strength.

    Today's conversation is with one of my best friends Jessica Chapnik Kahn. She is co-author of A Repurposed Life with Ronni Kahn from OzHarvest. Author of the children's book Lenny and the Ants and the poetry collection MADRE, which was inspired by the birth of her son, Lev. Jessica lives in Sydney and is married to musician Nadav Kahn. She has worked in theatre and TV, played in the bands of some of Australia's finest artists, and released two solo albums.

    Jessy is an extraordinary human being, and you'll hear how much I love her.

    I wish that every person had such a curious and open minded friend in their lives.

    In this episode we chat about:

    Her two beautiful births. I was Doula at both her 5 year old and her 2 year olds birth.
    The postpartum world and this sense of disappearing as a mother.
    Birth, as a dream, and a rite of passage.
    Posterior labour, epidural and her little girl Shemi needing surgery after birth.
    We also talk about surrender, the hero's journey, the shame and maternal rage that we often feel as mothers.
    Plus, the rising of the feminine alongside the rising of the masculine. That has to happen at the same time.



    I hope you enjoy.

    Nadine

    She Births®



    Episode Resources:


    Follow Jessica on Instagram at @jessicachapnikkahn



    MADRE is currently sold out, but a new paper back edition is weeks away from being launched. DM Jessy to secure your copy.



    She Births Doula service can be found at https://shebirths.com/doula



    Free 7 Day Introduction to prenatal yoga: https://shebirths.com/prenatal-yoga







    Tags:

    motherhood , matrescence, prenatal yoga, pregnancy yoga, Birth, Childbirth, Antenatal, birth education, Birth stories, Australian birth stories, positive birth stories, challenging birth stories, Pregnancy, Nadine richardson, Birthclass, She Births, Birth class, Doula, Midwives, Midwife, Home birth, australian college of midwives, Hospital birth, Pregnant, Mother, Father, Natural birth

    • 1 hr 34 min
    S6, Ep 2 Amelie Patrux's empowered birth story of Elijah

    S6, Ep 2 Amelie Patrux's empowered birth story of Elijah

    Amelie Patrux's empowered birth story of Elijah. From Australian Doula to French Solo Mom; a story of conscious choice.

    Welcome to Episode 2 in our Rise of the Feminine season.

    In this collection of podcasts we are talking about birthing and living in a new way that fully honours our feminine journey and aspects. From caring for the Earth, to honouring our elders and of course how the feminine rises within us during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

    Listen at the very end of each episode for each guest's vision and experience of the feminine rising.

    Today I speak with the wonderful Amelie, who is currently living in France as a solo mum.

    She actually helped found our Doula Service and was a Doula before becoming a mum.

    Amelie tells her story about an assisted spiritual conception and her birth with her sister and mom.

    In this episode we chat about:

    How birth cultures vary in other parts of the world. France has an extremely high epidural rate of 80%.
    We talk about the power of pre labor and altered states of consciousness, going into pain, how time expands, all these wonderful gifts of labor.
    One of my favorite parts is the mother and baby ‘landing, then meeting’.

    I hope you enjoy.

    Nadine xx


    Episode Resources:
    Follow Amelie Patrux on Instagram at @feelingyogabirth and @naissanceholistique

    Connect with her at https://feel-in-g.com/en/

    A little more about Amelie:

    Amelie was raised by a South African mom and a French dad and lived in Sydney for the last 7 years before landing again recently in the suburbs of Paris (in the midst of a global pandemic you might have heard of?!) to be closer to her tribe of women. This melting pot of cultures gave her a profound love and curiosity for the diversity in people’s ideas, cultures, lives and opinions. Amelie is passionate about sustainability, reducing the footprint on our planet and truly believes we can all make a difference, one small action at a time!

    She is 37 yo and the lucky mom of a little boy named Elijah, who is 17 months old.

    Amelie has been a Doula and a yoga teacher for the last 6 years, first in Sydney and now in France. She has worked for She Births as the Doula Program Coordinator from the early days of this project. She also created an online program in France, called Naissance Holistique, to support couples through the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She created it with a fellow French doula, Emmanuelle and they surrounded themselves with a team of perinatal experts: a midwife, a pediatrician, a lactation consultant, a psychologist.

    Access your free She Births Holistic Pregnancy Guide: shebirths.com/pg

    Pregnancy Yoga: shebirths.com/prenatal-yoga



    #: French Doula, France, French birth story, AmeliePatrux, Solo mum, yogi, Doula, assistedconception, empoweredbirth, Birth, Childbirth, Antenatal, birth education, Birth stories, Australian birth stories, positive birth stories, challenging birth stories, Pregnancy, Nadine richardson, Birthclass, She Births, Birth class, Doula, Midwives, Midwife, Home birth, australian college of midwives, Hospital birth, Pregnant, Mother, Father, Natural birth

    • 1 hr 20 min
    S6, Ep 1 - Why we need to decolonise our minds - Ella Noah Bancroft

    S6, Ep 1 - Why we need to decolonise our minds - Ella Noah Bancroft

    Season 6 of The She Births Show focuses on The Rise Of The Feminine.

    Listen in to Indigenous activist Ella Noah Bancroft in conversation with She Births Founder Nadine Richardson on why we need to decolonise our minds.

    An enlightening and inspiring conversation on claiming sovereignty and honouring Indigenous wisdom for a return to feminine power and healing.

    Ella Noah Bancroft is a Waalubal woman. She is a descendant of the Bundjalung peoples of Northern NSW, and also has blood lines to Scotland and England. She is a Connection Therapist, Mentor, activist and creative carbon neutral event coordinator.

    She is passionate about rewilding the world and the feminine force.

    Ella runs amazing events like The Returning and Culture Camp and has been working deeply with others at Koori Mail in Lismore since the floods took place earlier this year. They were also recently given the NAIDOC Innovation Award for their leadership and grassroots community work.

    Ella recently released a beautiful new children's book with her mum, titled Sun and Moon.

    In this episode we chat about:

    What the Rise of the Feminine means to her
    How sovereignty and spirituality go hand in hand
    How we decolonise our minds on a personal and broader level and even in our relationships
    The current state of politics in Australia and the 11 Indigenous members sitting in parliament right now
    How listening and truth telling are a teaching for all of us in building healthy relationships and healing
    What has been happening in Lismore and the power of an Indigenous intergenerational led recovery
    And so much more...



    We hope you enjoy today’s conversation.

    Nadine and the She Births team xxx



    Episode Resources:
    Learn more about Ella at @ellanoahbancroft and https://www.ellanoahbancroft.net

    Purchase her new book Sun and Moon @hardiegrantkids

    Follow her mum and artist Bronwyn @bronwynbancroft

    She Births Soul Mama Circles and matrescence program: shebirths.com/mothers-groups

    Get your FREE She Births Holistic Pregnancy Guide here: shebirths.com/pg



    Tags:

    Ellabancroft, ella, bancroft, indgenous, decolonisation, sovereignty, riseofthefeminine, indigenouswomen, ellanoahbancroft, naidoc, Birth, Childbirth, Antenatal, birth education, Birth stories, Australian birth stories, positive birth stories, challenging birth stories, Pregnancy, pregnancyyoga, prenatalyoga,Nadine richardson, Birthclass, She Births, Birth class, Doula, Midwives, Midwife, Home birth, australian college of midwives, Hospital birth, Pregnant, Mother, Father, Natural birth

    • 58 min
    S5 BONUS Ask Us Anything. Nadine Richardson x She Births® Educators Caitlin Siboulet and Sarah Beale

    S5 BONUS Ask Us Anything. Nadine Richardson x She Births® Educators Caitlin Siboulet and Sarah Beale

    A special bonus episode where you can Ask Us Anything.

    Featuring Nadine Richardson x She Births® Educators Caitlin Siboulet and Sarah Beale



    Resources:

    Free Holistic Pregnancy Guide

    Free Release The Fear Visualisation



    Prepare for birth with She Births®:

    Online Course

    Weekend Course



    Follow us on @shebirths to ask your question at the next Ask Us Anything live stream xxx



    #birth #childbirth #birthcourse #birthclass #onlinebirthclass #onlinebirthcourse #sydneybirthclass #sydneybirthcourse  #midwife #doula #shebirths

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

lucyparmitage ,

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

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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