Join host Maryn Green, autonomous midwife of many years, for all things radical birth, midwifery and mothering related. For more info, go to indiebirth.org. To listen to past episodes visit https://indiebirth.org/podcastarchive/
Meditation for Mamas Who Have Birthed Recently
I made this new meditation for postpartum mamas for our new course called Mothering the Mother. If you’ve had a baby recently, or know someone that has, I wish you peace and relaxation with this visualization.
Shoulder Dystocia and “Stuck” Babies!
Here’s another podcast recorded live on Youtube; this one focuses on the complication we call “shoulder dystocia”; but my focus (as usual) is on the metaphysical meaning and some other out of the box things to consider. Join me for this one, which includes some live Q and A and let me know what thoughts you have about this topic.
A Smorgasbord Blab about Postpartum Hemorrhage
I did a new thing this past week, which is I recorded this podcast live on Youtube. You’ll hear other people’s questions, and some more thoughts and pondering on how to label postpartum hemorrhage, the rates of hemorrhage in my own practice (hint; it’s super duper low) and other ideas to consider when excess bleeding happens.
“You’re Not Allowed” to Not Allow Me
Wow, I had fun with this one! We posted a reel this week on Instagram of a beautiful “Closing of the Bones” ceremony that we offered a mama we served. This podcast is a combo of describing that to you AND offering my very transparent truth around this idea of “cultural appropriation”. I won’t spoil it for you, but I’m done listening to the programming around concepts like this that divide women and divide people. NO ONE is going to “allow” me to offer whatever ceremony I want to offer, and I will do my own diligence around respect and honor of the people that came before me. I am absolutely done with other women policing each other and I am here to say that the world I want to live in promotes love, integrity and service above confusion, hate and arrogance.
The Magical Mama Circle and a Webinar Replay
I am so excited to finally launch my Magical Mama Circle! I talked all about it after a quick webinar this week called “How to Raise Magical Children”. If you couldn’t attend live, and (like me) you prefer to listen to podcasts over watching videos, this is for you! I talk first about who this Circle is for and WHY and then include the replay of this webinar which goes into even more detail about what it means to be “magical” and how this Circle will support you in just that.
Get the details here: https://magicalmama.org/circle
A Homebirth After 3 C-Sections with Erny Jett
I am so honored to have interviewed one of my favorite mama clients, Erny, who I met a while ago at an Indie Birth free workshop. She invited me on the journey of her fourth pregnancy and what a beautiful journey it was! Listen in as she tells the story of her ecstatic 4th birth; the first vaginal birth (not to mention homebirth) in her family’s recent history.
You may contact Erny at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solid guidance of living your truth
Love this podcast have leaned so much! I love her guidance on how to choose those you want to share your energy with it’s been so helpful to me in my work space that’s not even birth work just life work. It’s brought me so much peace in my decisions.
Obnoxious and harmful
The host is a midwife who silences the voices of people of the global majority (BIPOC) & does not want to take responsibility for her continued appropriation and exploitation of sacred practices by traditional healers. I recommend taking your birth education from someone else who isn’t stuck in a coloniser mindset & has more respect for the history and ancestors of cultural practices. There are many other respectful podcasts out there that can help you on your birth/birthworker journey.
I look forward to every episode
I set up Taking Back Birth to auto download and I know when I see a new episode out, it’s going to be a good day! Hearing Maryn’s take on things always makes me feel calmer, comforted, understood, and leaves me with a new perspective to consider. It can be easy to get overwhelmed and fearful with all the obstacles and choices we face in birth and in birth work in our culture, but this podcast brings me back to center and reminds me why I’ve chosen the path I have. Every woman deserves to have a wise woman like Maryn to look up to and learn from.