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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

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

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.

    81. Grounding for Your Pelvic Floor

    81. Grounding for Your Pelvic Floor

    I have a guest wisdom holder who is bringing a unique view of the pelvic floor and how the practice of grounding can be a powerful tool for pelvic floor function. My guest here is Jenn Lormand of the duo that is Tighten Your Tinkler, two women who are authors, researchers, and moms on a mission to help people live with functional pelvic floor health whether that's after having children or any other reason a person is living with an under-functioning pelvic floor. 
    This conversation, as you will hear me say a few times in the recording, really sparked some interesting connections for me about the pelvic floor and the earth and our feet as she brings together the pelvis and grounding. And as I'm recording this intro, I'm realizing even more how timely this was as Jenn and I actually recorded this back in September, and a busy schedule has sadly, but necessarily put the podcast on hold for a time. Part of what has kept me busy is a month long course I've been doing that is all about assessing and activating the chain of our body that connects the foot to the pelvic floor and core with Dr. Courtney Conley of Gait Happens and Lauren Ohayen of Restore Your Core. So as I listened back to this recording with Jenn in getting it ready to publish I heard even more great wisdom in what she shares here.

    Connect with Jenn & Christina:
    Website: TightenYourTinkler.com (use coupon code UNSCHOOLED)
    IG: @tighten.your.tinkler
    Previous episode from Tighten Your Tinkler with Christina Walsh, PT - #75: Reclaiming Functional Pelvic Floor Health
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

    • 54 min
    80. On Fear, Courage & Finding Your Power with Brittany Wittig

    80. On Fear, Courage & Finding Your Power with Brittany Wittig

    Welcome to the last, but far from least, of the wisdom holder episodes I have for you so far this year. I have been eager for this episode to come out for you because it is so relevant and packed with insightful information from a courage coach named Brittany Wittig. Brittany and I met in a business program we both attended and after meeting her, I was so intrigued by her work I started listening to her podcast, called Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet. Then in October 2022, she released an amazing episode that I will link to here titled, How I Faced my Biggest Fear (again…), and there was so much there that resonated with what many women face in pregnancy and birth, and what I see as the root of a lot of dissatisfaction with birth outcomes, and a path to a birth that feels out of your control. So I wanted to invite Brittany on to talk about this revelation she had, on her own medical journey.
    We also spent a lot of time talking about fear and courage and the nervous system, because it's an important topic for birth. Brittany also shares some nervous system regulation tools and we talk about getting comfortable with the unknown and the ideas of control and surrender when it comes to unknowns in life and birth. This was such a fun and enlightening conversation and I know you are going to hear some valuable gems from Brittany on how to go to your birth or postpartum with more courage in your life. 
    After you listen here, you can connect with Brittany on her instagram @Brittany.Wittig, listen to her podcast, Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet, or take her free class, Discover Your Inner Super Hero.

    Useful Links:
    Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet: How I Faced my Biggest Fear (again....) to hear her amazing insight about being in the medical system on her podcast
    Discover Your Inner Super Hero - Free Masterclass with Brittany
    @Brittany.Wittig to connect on IG
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

    • 56 min
    79. Yoga & More for a Functional Pelvic Floor

    79. Yoga & More for a Functional Pelvic Floor

    In this episode, my guest, Kristen Stevens of Discover Yoga and I talk about why the pelvic floor is so important, how it's so much more than just thinking about the cervix, and we'll share a bit about a workshop we will be hosting in June of 2023.

    If pelvic floor health is of interest to you, find the link to register below before June 4th, 2023.

    This is a live workshop with real feedback and time for Q&A from Kristen and myself, and because of that, space is limited, so reserve your spot soon if you would like to attend on June 4th, 2023 at 12 noon PDT, 3 pm EDT either at Discover Yoga in Redmond, WA or virtually. I hope to see you there!

    🔗Click here to find the registration link & info for Yoga & More for a Functional Pelvic Floor Workshop
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

    • 34 min
    78. Natural Pelvic Floor & Scar Support with Pauli Hannan of Beyond the V

    78. Natural Pelvic Floor & Scar Support with Pauli Hannan of Beyond the V

    Take a tour of the pelvic floor, learn why a reflexive pelvic floor is more important than a tight pelvic floor, and learn the first steps to increase the suppleness of scar tissue in this interview with wisdom holder Pauli Hannan, PT of @beyondthev.bypauli.
    This episode of the Unschooled Homebirth podcast will have you looking at your pelvic floor from a whole new perspective and Pauli has great explanations of the anatomy and physiology of our bodies. 
    Plus, she covers a topic that few people are talking about in regard to postpartum healing, and that is scar formation. Pauli will walk you through what to do to support supple scar tissue for anything from the smallest tear to a c-section.
    If you have ever had a question about your pelvic floor or about healing from tissue trauma, this episode is for you!
    Connect with Pauli:
    Beyond the V by Pauli Website
    @beyondthev.bypauli on IG
    Click here for free access to the No Leakage Starter Kit for Unschooled Homebirth listeners!
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

    • 56 min
    77. Sacred Songs & the Magic of Music for Birth

    77. Sacred Songs & the Magic of Music for Birth

    My dear friend Laura Otter of Birthing Mamas will be sharing stories of her forthcoming album, Birth and Beyond: Sacred Songs for Mother and Baby, she will share how this album came to be, how the songs came to her, how they are impacting the families she works with, her own birth stories and how they were the portal to the music, and how music is such an important tool for birth.
    If you are listening to this episode before April 25th, 2023, Laura and her team have a Kickstarter to help fund the costs of producing the album. After costs are covered, all additional profits will be donated to special causes that raise money to improve access to midwifery care and family health in low resourced areas. If you believe in midwifery care and the magic of rhythms, rituals, and keeping traditions alive in birth, this is a project you won't regret supporting.

    Reach out to Laura on instagram @laurabirthingmamas or facebook @Laura Birthing Mamas Doula.

    All the Links:
    🎧Hear the full version of Yemaya Assessu here
    🔗Visit Laura Birthing Mama's website here
    🙏Visit the Kickstarter page here by April 25th, 2023
    All profits from album sales will go to support projects like these:
    💛Robin Lim's Birth Centre Bumi Sehat in Indonesia
    💚Ruth Ehrhardt's work in South Africa, with Zimbabwean Refugee Midwives
    🧡Angelina Miranda Martinez, Traditional Mexican Midwife
    🎶Listen to Welsh Folk Music from Eve Goodman, one of the musicians involved in Birth and Beyond: Sacred Songs for Mother and Baby
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

    • 49 min
    76. Birth Story: The Medicine of Birth & Finding Yourself

    76. Birth Story: The Medicine of Birth & Finding Yourself

    My guest for this episode, Courtney, had two very different out-of-hospital births to share and each one brings so many lessons. 
    Courtney's first birth is a beautiful story, that also taught her a lot about who she was, who she wanted to become, and what she needed to do to become that woman for herself, for her family, her new little daughter, and for her next birth when that time came. 
    And between her first and second birth, she did the work and exploration and growth she needed to transform into that version of herself she knew she was, but hadn't embodied fully prior. She learned what it meant to trust her intuition to advocate for the care she needed, to find a birth team that would respect and support her just as she was. 

     If you want to connect with Courtney, you can find her on Instagram @southwestbirthworker and on her own podcast The Intuitive Mothering podcast.
    Watch now at NaturalBirthCompass.com/FreeClassAfter watching this 15 minute video, you will know:
    What physiologic birth really is and why stages of labor, lists of hormones, and cervical dilation rates are not enoughThe most common points in labor where tissue damage occurs and how to prevent the causes of tears or episiotomiesThe difference between being 10 cm and being ready to push_______________________

    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

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