Hey mama! Congratulations on your pregnancy! Are you so overwhelmed with the plethora of information coming at you from al directions? Natural birth, epidurals, VBAC, birth center, homebirth, c-sections. I know how crazy the online space is, not to mention your mother-in law.
Hey girl! I'm Aly McClain. I'm a Registered Nurse and Birth Doula who wants to give you all the information you need to know during your pregnancy and postpartum to confidently navigate your way and find what's right for you. Together we will normalize the birth process, reduce fear and enjoy a blissful birth because I promise you don't need to stress about this!
No part of this show should be taken as medical advice as birth is not a medical event. If medical questions do come up please speak to your provider.
Let's dig in and find out how to have an empowered and blissful birth!
Ep 48//Are Your Words Impacting Your Pregnancy and Birth with Kimberly Spencer PART 1
What are your words saying about the beliefs you have about birth? Could your words be influencing outcomes? Join Kim and I today for PART 1 as she shares her empowered birth story and shares her knowledge on neurolinguistics!
Kimberly Spencer is an award-winning high performance coach and trainer, Amazon best-selling co-author, international motivational speaker, and the founder of CrownYourself.com, helping visionary leaders build their empire and stand out boldly in their full potential. Her work has been featured on The CW, ESPN, Netflix, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and NPR, and in Thrive Global, CNBC, and Forbes.
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Ep 47//"My Story is My Own":The 2HBAC Birth Story of Elyse Marie
Many lessons were learned during my second homebirth after cesarean (HBAC). Elyse Marie taught me things I never would have learned without this experience.
Listen along as I share her story to the public for the first time since her birth! I process through the lessons learned and I hope you find encouragement!
There is nothing special about me to be able to have a blissful birth, I'm just a woman who respects the birth process and trusts my intuitive abilities to birth a baby.
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Ep 46//WTF-Welcome to Fatherhood with David Arrell
I’m thrilled to share this episode with you today, mostly because it’s not one that is normal in the sense that I’m interviewing a man on the show! I got to speak with author of the book Welcome to Fatherhood David Arrell.
David Arrell is an Author, Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Men's Coach currently living in Colorado Springs, CO. He is passionate about coaching men on how to more fully embrace and embody healthier modes of masculinity, especially through the powerful modalities of partnership and parenting. His most recent work in this area is the book Welcome To Fatherhood: The Modern Man's Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Fatherhood, better known as WTF.
David and I had an engaging conversation and I promise this is on you're going to want to pass onto your man to help him feel confident in his support role through pregnancy, labor and postpartum!
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Ep 45//Birth Trauma and Finding Hope on the Other Side
Birth Trauma is unfortunately not uncommon. One reason I started this podcast was to expose some reasons birth trauma has become normal and even celebrated. Having experienced birth trauma myself, it's something that comes up during every pregnancy. I've gotten proficient in working through it and not letting it control my thoughts, emotions or decisions.
I want to share some things about birth trauma specifically with you that I hope you find helpful. Whether you have experienced birth trauma in the past or are wanting to avoid trauma for future births this episode is for you! I will give you a disclaimer that if you are close to having a baby this may not be the best time to listen if you are easily triggered.
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Ep 44//6 Things That Could Be Holding You Back From Homebirth
I had dreamed about having a homebirth when I was young. I believed it was something that would be beautiful and empowering and yet for my first I choose to birth in a hospital. What held me back? I believe that there are 6 main reasons people choose not to have a homebirth. What one is holding you back? Or has held you back in the past?
Listen to this episode and see what one resonates with you!
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Ep 43//Second Trimester Reflection: Supporting Systems for Your Physical and Emotional Health
Today’s episode I want to take you through my second trimester and hopefully give you some insight into what it was like and some things I’ve learned this time around. My goal for these types of episodes is to be vulnerable with you and share practical things that I’ve learned. We need more stories of the realities of pregnancy. So let’s get into this candid episode!
**This episode isn't meant to be taken as medical advice. It is meant to give you a starting place on where to research supporting your body as you go through the pregnancy journey.
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