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.
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S3, Ep 5: Jo Hunter, Midwives and Doulas
Welcome to Season 3, Episode 5 - Midwives and Doulas
This podcast is a conversation with dear friend Jo Hunter, a private practising endorsed midwife based in Sydney, Australia.
Jo Hunter has been a midwife as well as a doula and educator and been helping families over 20 years. She is also the co-creator of a new documentary film we are all very excited about called BirthTime.
I have wanted to make this podcast for a while because so many people are often confused about the benefits of midwives and doulas. People often think that we do the same kind of work and that if you have one, you don't need the other. Also a common myth is that all midwives are the same and practice the same way in any environment.
Together Jo and I discuss what midwives and doulas really do? How we differ from each other and what it is like to work with a private practicing midwife during your pregnancy, labour and postpartum. We also touch on the importance of Birthing On Country and supporting our Indigneous sisters through birth, closing the gap.
You will definitely enjoy this podcast if you want to understand more about the gold standard of care that comes through employing an independent midwife. And certainly be better informed and prepared knowing the limitations midwives and doulas can have in different birth settings too.
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I hope you enjoy our conversation and please leave us a review. xxx
S3,Ep 4: Paola's Birth Stories, Overcoming Trauma & The Healing Power of Birth
Welcome to Season 3, Episode 4 - Paola's two birth stories - overcoming trauma and the healing power of birth
Paola became a She Births® mum in her second pregnancy.
She has two little girls and her first birth and second experience were dramatically different.
In this podcast, we talk about how dark and challenging birth and motherhood can be - as well as how to come through the other side.
We explore what heals trauma, PTSD and postnatal depression and the trifecta that helps to create a beautiful birth.
Paola's second pregnancy was also far from smooth sailing - with a breech presentation up to 38 weeks and health issues with her baby in utero.
Through her journey of realising she is a survivor, and after a number of miscarriages Paola went on to have an ecstatic and healing second birth.
I hope you enjoy our conversation.
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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.
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
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
Bonus Ep: Yoga makes a real difference to birth
Birth Story by Marja Jacobsen & Joao da Costa
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.