Our inaugural She Births® Show was a huge success and so much fun! What I loved the most was that we got to discuss birth in a more juicy and complex way and look at the business / motherhood juggle from a more heartfelt and spiritual perspective. There are lots of questions that I could have asked Peta, Zoe and Kate but I chose to focus on those that you wouldn’t read in your typical magazine Q&A.
So, what can we learn from one mum who had a ‘text book’ birth but felt traumatised years after, and another mum who had a three-day labour with every intervention under the sun… yet feels totally fine about it? And a third mum who ‘scripted’ her birth months beforehand and then it worked out almost exactly as written? SO MUCH! Birth is so interesting and that is one of the reasons why I love it.
It’s really sweet that my marketing team call me a ‘birthing expert’ but honestly, I learn something new every time I hear a birth story or attend a birth. It is this openness of heart and mind that I truly believe makes She Births® so extraordinary, and it is with that openness I hope you also venture into the birthing dialogue.
Stay tuned for the She Births® Show video and podcast that will be released this coming week. I will also be sharing my new ‘Cascade of Birth Perception’ chart too that I am a bit excited about. Our policy keepers and hospital systems definitely need to keep a watchful eye on our ‘normal’ birth rates. However, She Births® and I will just continue to focus on learning and improving continually, and creating beautiful births, no matter what unfolds.
Also save the date for our next She Births® Show on Friday 8 December on the Northern Beaches! This time we will explore: Can we Prevent Post-Natal Depression and is Post-Natal Depletion Inevitable.
Workshop for regional midwives – Bathurst
I’m holding a workshop for regional midwives on Thursday 25 November at Bathurst hospital. They asked for me to cover the awesome topic: The Culture and Spirituality of Birth. Follow the link to find out more and register.
I hope you and your family are well. Get in touch any time – we love seeing your bump, birth and baby photos, tag us @shebirths #shebirths and we’ll feature them on our Facebook and Instagram pages to inspire others.
Love and gratitude,