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Welcome to the Unschooled Homebirth podcast, where we throw away the conventional birth textbooks and talk about homebirth from the philosophy of nature, life, and deep universal truths.

Unschooled Homebirth Tristin

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Welcome to the Unschooled Homebirth podcast, where we throw away the conventional birth textbooks and talk about homebirth from the philosophy of nature, life, and deep universal truths.

    70. Blessing of Birth & Blood

    70. Blessing of Birth & Blood

    There are probably few things, if any, that could be more of a blessing than a new baby being welcomed into the world. While we spend a lot of time focusing on what a blessing a baby is, I think it's important to remember that the experience of pregnancy and birth is seeped in blessing. I wanted to spend my time on today's episode talking about the blessing of birth, which might take, us into some interesting and unexpected places. 
    In this episode, you will hear about:
    Why it's important to honor the role of blood in birthWhat it means to sacrifice in pregnancy and birthThe importance of nurturing and ritual in pregnancy and birth & how you can incorporate this into your pregnancy_______________________

    Further info & opportunities:
    Open your breath, connect to your pelvic floor, and prepare to relax with the Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Worshop Recording for free at NaturalBirthCompass.com/BreatheFree.Learn about  The Natural Birth Compass Prenatal Wellness Program Here

    • 15 min
    69. Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Workshop Recording

    69. Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Workshop Recording

    TLDR: Get the full Stillpoint Prenatal Breathwork Worshop Recording for free at NaturalBirthCompass.com/BreatheFree.

    As I've probably mentioned before, one of the most common things I'm asked about is how to breathe for labor and it's always a difficult question for me to answer because, when you're in labor you should breath in the way that feels most natural to you rather than be directed by someone. The problem I've come to realize is, most people aren't breathing properly before pregnancy, and then it's further compromised during pregnancy by the changes that come with growing a baby, so by the time birth arrives, many women have a breathing pattern that leans toward a sympathetic nervous system pattern, also known as fight or flight, which has a place in life, but is not an optimal state for birth, as you will hear in this episode. 

    The other concern I've noticed is that many women are being given inaccurate information about what functional breathing looks like and this can lead to an increase in pregnancy related conditions like diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, even things like sciatica and hemorrhoids can be compromised by less optimal breath practice technique. So I also covered a bit about that in this episode.

    Rather than just talk about it here, today I have something a little more for you. I'm excited to share an excerpt of a prenatal breathwork workshop where I had the opportunity to dive in deep to the importance of Air and Breath through the lens of the Triple Spiral of Birth Wisdom, the three spirals being Nature-based Wisdom, where I talk about the nature of air and breath and how it creates our connection with the greater world we are within, then the second spiral of Ancestral Wisdom where I shared about how we breathe and how to optimize breath, and the third pillar, Alchemical Wisdom where we did some Qi Gong movement to open the respiratory passageways followed by two of my favorite breathwork practices, Three Dantian Breathing and Stillpoint Breathing to Unlock the Subconscious. 
     Here on the podcast, I will be sharing the first half of the recording, which focuses on and how we can consciously use our breath to regulate our nervous system and to access our subconscious mind in preparation for birth as well as the first spiral of Nature-based wisdom and the second spiral, Ancestral Wisdom until the workshop  reaches a point where you will probably want the video to follow along with the experiential aspect.

     So if you would like the full video recording, I am happy to share that it's available for free at NaturalBirthCompass.com/BreatheFree.

    • 49 min
    68. New Paradigm for Prenatal Care

    68. New Paradigm for Prenatal Care

    I think it's time we asked the question, how can we continue improve the state of birth and prenatal care for families? I'll start by asking you the question, who are your prenatal visits for? When you set up your visit schedule with your midwife, who was that ultimately for? You, your baby, your midwife? I know this might sound like an odd question and you may not even be sure how to answer it and that's because we need to talk about your prenatal visit schedule. After this episode, I hope you will have the confidence to be the one in charge of making your prenatal schedule for yourself and your baby, and no one else, because that's what we do here, question the routine and get back to what matters for your unique journey. So the essence of prenatal care and a new paradigm for prenatal care is our topic today.
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    Further info & opportunities:
    Learn how to awaken the magic of homebirth with Circle Magic for Homebirth: A Mini-Birth Preparation Course Beyond the Ordinary. Learn about  The Natural Birth Compass Online Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare for your birth by clicking here.See our unique birth plan course Beyond the Birth Plan for Homebirth to write a birth plan that goes beyond ordinary templated plans that don't work for homebirth!

    • 29 min
    67. It's a Freebirth Story

    67. It's a Freebirth Story

    Welcome to a birth story episode on the Unschooled Homebirth podcast. It's been awhile since we've had a birth story, but one of my students, Sarah, who is also a birth wisdom keeper herself, was so gracious to share her birth story with us and I was thrilled to bring this story on the podcast because Sarah had such a simple and straightforward birth.

    We don't hear a lot of simple birth stories out there today, so often there's big decisions and critical moments, and drama in birth, even in homebirth stories, so much so that women who have simple, peaceful births don't feel sharing their story has a purpose or, worse, they feel guilty about their simple, uncomplicated birth. Like some of the other birth keepers I know who want to change this narrative, I want to promote all birth stories, whether they had unexpected situations or just unfolded simply and quietly like Sarah's.

    It was truly an honor serving Sarah and her growing family during this pregnancy and birth, I am in awe of all the work she and her husband did for this birth, the trust they put into themselves and their baby and the Natural Birth Compass program to help them blossom into intuitively guided parents, and I hope you learn as much from her story as I did. Please enjoy Sarah's homebirth story!

    You can find Sarah on IG @telesis.sisterhood

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    Further info & opportunities:
    Learn how to awaken the magic of homebirth with Circle Magic for Homebirth: A Mini-Birth Preparation Course Beyond the Ordinary. Learn about  The Natural Birth Compass Online Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare for your birth by clicking here.See our unique birth plan course Beyond the Birth Plan for Homebirth to write a birth plan that goes beyond ordinary templated plans that don't work for homebirth!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    66. The Secret to Joyous Cervical Dilation

    66. The Secret to Joyous Cervical Dilation

    Today's episode is all about cervical dilation as we explore the energetics of expansion and openness, some of the most important aspects to understand for birth and a natural progression to last month's episode on transition. 

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    Further info & opportunities:
    Learn how to awaken the magic of homebirth with Circle Magic for Homebirth: A Mini-Birth Preparation Course Beyond the Ordinary. Learn about  The Natural Birth Compass Online Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare for your birth by clicking here.See our unique birth plan course Beyond the Birth Plan for Homebirth to write a birth plan that goes beyond ordinary templated plans that don't work for homebirth!

    • 19 min
    65. Deeper Truths of Transition

    65. Deeper Truths of Transition

    Transitions are abundant in birth in so many ways. The most obvious is the stage of the physical labor process referred to as transition, which is a stage that preoccupies many mothers in their preparation for birth. But what isn't talked about, what women aren't taught is why this is normal, why she feels this way, the significance of the intensity of what is happening here, and therefore how to be better prepared for this experience of the cycles of life. So instead many women fear transition and the focus of birth today is on how we get women through the portal of transition, as if they can't do it on their own merit. So today we are going to give some attention to the truth of transitions in birth and life on the Unschooled Homebirth podcast. 
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    Further info & opportunities:
    Learn how to awaken the magic of homebirth with Circle Magic for Homebirth: A Mini-Birth Preparation Course Beyond the Ordinary. Learn about  The Natural Birth Compass Online Childbirth Preparation Program to prepare for your birth by clicking here.See our unique birth plan course Beyond the Birth Plan for Homebirth to write a birth plan that goes beyond ordinary templated plans that don't work for homebirth!

    • 24 min

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