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Exposing Birth is a podcast about exposing me, exposing you, exposing us and exposing birth. Centered around birth and business, no topic is off limits. This is where expansion and creativity meet to birth babies, families, businesses, and ideas. Hosted by Lacey Barratt, an Internationally decorated birth photographer and doula, we are here to witness you expand and embrace all of your hearts deepest desires.

Exposing Birth Lacey Barratt

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Exposing Birth is a podcast about exposing me, exposing you, exposing us and exposing birth. Centered around birth and business, no topic is off limits. This is where expansion and creativity meet to birth babies, families, businesses, and ideas. Hosted by Lacey Barratt, an Internationally decorated birth photographer and doula, we are here to witness you expand and embrace all of your hearts deepest desires.

    Our values in birth

    Our values in birth

    We tend to use birth photography and videography to create a model of what we think our birth should look like. All of these images and videos can give us inspiration but they can also concrete the experience in our minds. We look to confirm our views and values with other people’s but it often doesn’t work out that way.

    In this episode, I’m discussing how our values play such an important role in the birth experience. I’ve found by working with clients that our conscious values can often be very different to our unconscious values. By taking the time to explore with your client, you’ll unearth the true values they weren’t even aware of leading to a completely different, but truly aligned, birth plan.

    LINKS:

    Click here to learn more about Doula Unschool visit
    We officially begin on the 17 January 2022 with the cart closing 24 January 2022.

    Sign up for my FREE mini-course Persevering Through Pain In Pregnancy (and birth!) here!

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

    • 19 min
    What Doula Work Means to Me

    What Doula Work Means to Me

    All of the work we do as doulas is prior to being in the birth space. Our job is to teach clients how to advocate for themselves, create a plan that reflects their values, and mitigate pain before they go into labour. This amazing work is centred around powerful conversations that empower our clients to take control of their own birth experience.

    In this episode, I’m exploring what doula work means to me. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to talk about the motivations behind the decisions we make and how my work as a doula is centred around values. I always focus on the ‘why’ behind my client’s choices because it’s so important to bring clarity and ensure their decision is based on their values and not on societal conditioning.

    LINKS:

    Click here to learn more about Doula Unschool visit
    We officially begin on the 17 January 2022 with the cart closing 24 January 2022.

    Sign up for my FREE mini-course Persevering Through Pain In Pregnancy (and birth!) here!

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

    • 29 min
    Being Masculine is the most feminine thing you can do

    Being Masculine is the most feminine thing you can do

    I’m so interested in the energies of masculine and feminine, especially because of the roles my husband and I play in our household. We’ve taken a stereotypical role reversal where I’m the sole income earner and he’s at home with the kids but it’s taken me a while to see how this would affect us emotionally.

    In this episode, I share why I’ve struggled with being in feminine flow and how I’ve come to realise that being masculine was the most feminine thing I could do. I explore the polarity between the two energies and how these work together to make magic.

    LINKS:

    Click here to learn more about Doula Unschool
    We officially begin on the 17 January 2022 with the cart closing 24 January 2022.

    Join the Exposing Birth Conservatory today

    How to Book and Exactly What to Charge 5 Day Training - Exposing Birth

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

    • 10 min
    Diary of a blank

    Diary of a blank

    Manifesting is such a powerful tool, it’s something that I love and I am definitely not alone. One of the steps is to imagine yourself in the future once you have achieved your goal and feel how you would feel at that time. I’m lucky enough to visualise things like this easily but I know it isn't so easy for lots of people.
    In this episode I want to share an exercise in journaling that will help you better visualise, and manifest your goals.

    LINKS:

    Join us in Doula Unschool here
    Discount Code: freakyfriday500 for a $500 discount!

    Join the Exposing Birth Conservatory today

    How to Book and Exactly What to Charge 5 Day Training - Exposing Birth

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

    Receiving

    Receiving

    Accepting compliments is really hard.

    When someone reaches out with something positive, our first reaction is often to dismiss their words and question their judgement. It comes from a sense of unworthiness within us - not believing we deserve compliments and hunting for reasons to deny ourselves them. This extends beyond compliments too, we can't struggle to accept anything that might signal our worth - praise, success, money. This habit leaves us shying away from everything that’s meant for us, unconsciously keeping distance from things we consciously want.
    We need to acknowledge this pattern, to challenge ourselves and to affirm ourselves. If we can make a new habit of holding our worth, we can learn to better receive.

    LINKS:

    Join us in Doula Unschool here
    Discount Code: freakyfriday500 for a $500 discount!

    Join the Exposing Birth Conservatory today

    How to Book and Exactly What to Charge 5 Day Training - Exposing Birth

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

    Who are you drawing your energy from?

    Who are you drawing your energy from?

    Birthing is such a special, sacred time where we are often incredibly vulnerable.

    It’s a time we may want or need support from people we love but sometimes people we love aren't the people we’d love to have with us. If the people at your side are nervous or scared or panicked, it’s natural to pick up on that energy and internalise it.

    It can feel powerful to create boundaries for people you believe would hinder your birth but it can also leave you feeling a sense of guilt. We also can’t be sure if the people we invite will be as supportive and calm as we hope.

    In this episode I want to talk about finding strength in yourself and reflecting negative energy away so you can be your own source.

    LINKS:
    Join us in Doula Unschool here
    Discount Code: freakyfriday500 for a $500 discount!

    Join the Exposing Birth Conservatory today

    How to Book and Exactly What to Charge 5 Day Training - Exposing Birth

    Instagram: @birthphotographer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/exposingbirth2

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

MegMama12 ,

Simply the BEST.

I LOVE how I can finally listen to a podcast that specifically deals with topics that are useful to my own business. As a newb it’s such a valuable resource.
I am constantly using my 1 hour commute to and from work to soak up as much podcasts and educational resources I possibly can to help me be able to say “bye bye” to my current day job so I can focus on turning my dream job into a full time thing.
This podcast is the only one I’ve found so far that touches on everything and anything. It’s so open and honest. I love it. Keep the episodes rolling!

skyhorse101 ,

A mix between bestie and a birthtog colleague

I really Loved the interview with Keziah Kelsey. For just starting up, Lacey is rocking the birth conversation in this new podcast! If you’re new to Lacey, you’ll love how her personality is truthful and unapologetically her. As a fellow birth photographer I can’t get enough and I’m excited to see what else rolls out. Your reaching me in Florida <3

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