Antenatal and birth education is so important in preparing women and their partners for birth and parenthood. But the amount of options for courses can be a bit overwhelming… So today I speak with Nadine Richardson, founder of She Births, all about her scientifically verified childbirth classes. You’ll get an idea of what to expect from the She Births program as well as a look into how attitudes towards birth can impact our experience, and why birth education is so important.
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In this special CALMCAST episode Amy and Nadine speak about what you can do to prepare, no matter what’s going on in the world, how to talk to your partner and birthing team, and how to trust yourself as a capable mama-to-be.
Pregnancy and childbirth can bring its own special type of worry – so much of what is to come is unknown. In fact, in many ways, preparing for birth is a lot like preparing for motherhood: a daily practice of surrendering the need to know and trusting your instincts.
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Naomi and Nadine discuss postpartum and how it takes a village to support a mama during this journey. Nadine shares her own postpartum story and why she included a whole section on how to prepare for post-birth in the She Births® course. They discuss how the keys to a beautiful birth are also essential to early parenting and living mindfully and consciously. Naomi from @cocoonbynaomi who is not only an amazing birthing Goddess but also a cook, a postpartum doula and she has her own podcast ‘Tales from the Fourth Trimester’ in which is dedicated to the beauty and brutality of new parenthood 🙌.
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Grant dives into great conversations with experts in the fields of birth education, parenting, child psychology & behaviour, fitness & nutrition, relationships, and much much more… Grant also speaks with dads in some very intimate & revealing conversations about the challenges men face in fatherhood, and how they have overcome them. New episodes weekly.
Grant has launched this new Podcast aimed at dads and Nadine was the first guest. Chef Tom Walton was second and he has Justin Colson parenting guy coming up too.
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What is a Doula – They play a significant role assisting women through the psychosomatic experience of birth.Why every single woman should do a doula training. It is the primal role of woman. Assisting at births is an important rite for one’s womanhood, femininity and fulfilment
Obstetrician in latin = “to observe.” Are they only observing or doing too much? The Role of the Partner (Mostly Men) In Birth. Have we placed to much expectations on male partners? Are men actually fit for the job of assisting a birthing experience? Let alone asked to be the primary! support person in an experience they have no knowledge of, what so ever!Read More about this Podcast on the The Vital Veda Podcast.
This podcast covers the evidence on childbirth education for pain relief during labor. How many people take childbirth classes and what material do they cover? We discuss the challenges of studying childbirth education interventions and go over the findings from an interesting study on this topic out of Australia.
A new Australian study of first time mothers has found that a combination of massage, yoga, acupressure, relaxation and breathing techniques can significantly reduce the need for medical intervention during childbirth. The study could change the way we think about childbirth education.
In a study just published in the British Medical Journal Open an antenatal (before birth) education program developed by Nadine Richardson called ‘She Births’ has been tested on 176 couples in Sydney. The results were so dramatic the British Medical Journal Open has published them in an article that might be about to change the way childbirth education is delivered in Australia.