"People are not just birthing babies—they’re birthing themselves as parents.” - Tara Campbell Lussier, cofounder of Arrow Birth Getting ready to have a baby is no small feat.
We've somehow turned this millennia-old rite of the human experience into work. There are books to read. Conversations to be had. Things to buy. Your body and nutrition to prep. Seemingly huge decisions to make.
This beautiful, natural experience can suddenly seem so overwhelming—which is why you want someone who is warm and wise by your side.
My guest in this episode is that person.
As you’ll hear when we first start talking, I first met Tara Campbell Lussier when my wife and I were looking for a Doula before our daughter was born. Tara, Monica, and I quickly hit it off and we’re so glad that we did. Tara was present for the births of both of my kids and she holds a special place in the heart of our family.
But after spending nearly 12 years running a vibrant solo doula practice in northern Virginia, Tara is now the cofounder of Arrow Birth—an online platform that is revolutionizing birth education around the world. I was honored and very happy to have been a part played a part in Arrow's Discover Birth Education Course, and it’s been a thrill to see Tara and the rest of her a wonderful team getting media coverage and winning accolades for the amazing work they’re doing.
In This Episode, We Talk About: What a doula can offer Why I wanted to step out of my doctor role for the birth of my children Arrow’s platform bringing all the best experts from all facets of pregnancy, birth, and beyond—and what Tara learned by spending so much time speaking with them A few lessons Tara has learned starting a business as a busy mom The most important ways a mom can prepare herself for childbirth How to prep for post-delivery The biggest unmet needs in postpartum care What we should be saying to & asking of moms in the postpartum period—both to best support them and to better recognize postpartum anxiety & depression What moms actually need from visitors once they’re home with the baby How Tara & Arrow are supporting moms and babies around the world …and much more! Tag me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn, and let me know what you think about my conversation with Tara Campbell Lussier!
Important Resources for You to Use: Book Mentioned In This Episode: The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression - by Karen Kleiman, MSW