Our guest today is Lesha Nelson, who is an expert in somatic therapy and healing trauma.
Lesha has spent over a decade studying trauma, meditation, stress responses in the body, embodiment, psychosomatics, the womb, and birth work.
She believes it’s possible to re-pattern your nervous system from dysregulation, childhood conditioning, and insecure attachment patterns...to a place of connection and deep trust.
Lesha guides her clients to their blueprint of health through womb healing, nervous system alchemy, and somatic trauma resolution.
She offers guidance in calling your spirit baby into life, preventing and treating birth trauma, and creating more coherence with your own soul’s conception and birth process.
I love her vision statement: My dreamiest vision is a world where we feel safe in all of our relationships, feel safe to be authentic, and feel like we belong because we are deeply resourced and open to pleasure.
In our podcast we cover what trauma is. What is big and small trauma and how they wire in the brain body and nervous system. How trauma is released and healed.
What the opportunities are for us as parents being ‘good enough’ for our children. How we can avoid birth trauma and how to think about birth from a babies’ perspective.
Link to Lesha’s meditation
In this episode Emma shares her two beautiful c-section birthing stories and all we love about astrology!
We love the way Emma talks and writes about astrology and birth charts. It is so spiritual and so pragmatic. Plus, Emma relates so much wisdom back to ‘how we mother’ and our moon sign.
In this episode Emma and Nadine take a deep dive into her new book The Astrology of You. Exploring our unique way of thinking and feeling via the stars as well as the critical south and north nodes that reveal our evolutionary soul journey.
Grab it quickly as her book is already being reprinted and translated into Spanish and Swedish.
The Astrology of You: Finding Love, Creativity and Soul Purpose in your Birth Chart is available via booktopia.kh4ffx.net/2rvEP0
You can cast your chart and discover your sun/moon/rising and nodes and learn more about Emma’s offerings at https://theastrologyofyou.com/
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Today you will hear my conversation with She Births® Educator, Danielle Syme.
Danielle is a qualified midwife with over 30 years experience. She works as the team leader of a busy Midwifery Group Practice in Orange, Central West of NSW.
As a mother of three, she is also an IRON MAN and loves swimming, walking her dog and being in nature.
She is extremely passionate about Woman centered care - making sure mums get what they want. And also spontaneous labour.
She loves witnessing the transformation that She Births® couples go through after attending the Weekend Course. She sees firsthand how important quality childbirth education is for an empowering birth experience.
We talk about:
+ The differences she sees when women are educated
+ How to refuse an induction and what it means
+ Preventing tearing and perineal damage
+ Movement and diet during pregnancy
+ The best stories to listen to in the lead up to birth
+ Plus, is the cascade of intervention BS
I hope you enjoy it and we will see you at a She Births® course soon either with Danielle in Orange or any of our other locations, or online.
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Today you will hear my conversation with She Births® Post Natal Expert, Leah Sizeland.
Leah is trained by me to run our magical Soul Mama Circles in Bondi, Inner West and the Northern Beaches of Sydney plus on Zoom.
She is a postnatal doula, yoga teacher and mother of two. In the first half Leah shares how preparing and then chanting her way through contractions allowed her body to open during her first birth. But how she also felt completely shell shocked after birth.
In the second half we talk about the maiden to mother transition, the science of matrescence (maternal adolescence) and the rise of the feminine happening on the planet right now.
Plus of course we talk about why every mum deserves a deeper heart felt community with special support and guidance.
The days and months after birth are such an important time of change where our brains are literally melting and rewiring anew. It is such an opportunity for growth when we have the right container.
I hope you enjoy and we see you at a Soul Mama Circle soon. Click to to view upcoming circles in your area.
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Today’s guest is Lily Nichols. She is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. Lily has worked in prenatal nutrition public policy, consulting, research, writing, and clinical practice.
She has an in-depth understanding of why conventional policy is what it is and where there’s room for improvement.
For me personally what is amazing about @lilynicholsrdn is that she has all the science (over 930 citations in her books) showing us that mums and babies are both impacted by diet, in the short term and the long term.
There was so much to cover in this conversation. Together Lily and I discuss simple ways you can tweak your diet to not only optimise your health but also improve your birthing outcomes.
We talk about my favourite, magnesium! And of course, gluten, grains, glyphosates and soy.
Why knowing and understanding your GI levels is important for ALL pregnant women, not just GD mums. How we minimise the risk of induction by changing our diet and improve the health of our children by what we eat during pregnancy.
Visit Lily’s site https://lilynicholsrdn.com and check out Lily’s bestselling books; Real Food for Pregnancy & Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.
After you listen make sure you share the love with a friend.
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Unapologetic Power With Kemi Nekvapil How to own your power in birth and life as a woman. Kemi Nekvapil is one of Australia’s leading credentialed coaches for female executives and entrepreneurs, author of two books and a highly sought-after international speaker. Her first book ‘The Gift Of Asking: A woman’s guide to owning her wants and needs without guilt’ is a wonderful handbook for each of us. But today we discuss her latest publication ‘Power: A woman’s guide to living and leading without apology’, that I discovered via Elizabeth Gilbert’s book club. Kemi has studied leadership and purpose at The Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan and trained with Dr Brené Brown to become a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She is a powerful advocate for connected, value-based living. You can discover more and follow her on Instagram @keminekvapil and via her site https://www.keminekvapil.com/ I am not a huge fan of ‘how to’ books but Power is so much more. Filled with anecdotes and a personal narrative, it is so easy to read and enjoy. Kemi gave me a huge insight into the challenges of living as a minority and made me deeply aware of my white privilege. We talk about choosing where to birth and where power goes in the birthing room. She shares her two birth journey’s and the work she did in preparation to wholeness and readiness. We talk about how we disappear by being a “good girl” and “a good wife”, the journey of transitioning from maiden to mother, and how she knew in her soul she wanted to mother her children in a different way. I hope you enjoy this conversation. Nadine xx shebirths.com.au
Connect with Kemi at @keminekvapil + https://www.keminekvapil.com/
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Follow Ali on Instagram at @alidaddo
Her book is available everywhere, and I highly recommend it.
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Amelie tells her story about an assisted spiritual conception and her birth with her sister and mom.
I hope you enjoy.
Follow Amelie Patrux on Instagram at @feelingyogabirth and @naissanceholistique
Connect with her at https://feel-in-g.com/en/
A little more about Amelie:
Amelie was raised by a South African mom and a French dad and lived in Sydney for the last 7 years before landing again recently in the suburbs of Paris (in the midst of a global pandemic you might have heard of?!) to be closer to her tribe of women. This melting pot of cultures gave her a profound love and curiosity for the diversity in people’s ideas, cultures, lives and opinions. Amelie is passionate about sustainability, reducing the footprint on our planet and truly believes we can all make a difference, one small action at a time!
She is 37 yo and the lucky mom of a little boy named Elijah, who is 17 months old.
Amelie has been a Doula and a yoga teacher for the last 6 years, first in Sydney and now in France. She has worked for She Births as the Doula Program Coordinator from the early days of this project. She also created an online program in France, called Naissance Holistique, to support couples through the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She created it with a fellow French doula, Emmanuelle and they surrounded themselves with a team of perinatal experts: a midwife, a pediatrician, a lactation consultant, a psychologist.
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The She Births® Show Podcast is now an Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity. Midwives can claim from 1 CPD hour.
Our vision is to make She Births® available to all parents. We understand that the ways people are consuming information is changing and we have created the companion app to make learning more accessible. We are now available in person, and in your pocket. The app is the companion to the Weekend Courses.
Our brains encode negativity 10 times faster than it does positivity. All the more reason to read and share positive birth experiences that encompass every scenario.
Inspiring talks and enlightening conversations as Nadine sits down with some of the most incredible childbirth and parenting professionals out there.
An archive of quality books, film and websites on childbirth and early parenting we recommend to our clients.
Giving the body 20 minutes of deep rest every day is essential when preparing for birth. Experience your relaxation response, rest, recharge and reset with this Quick Connection Visualisation for busy mums-to-be.
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Trying to explain the benefits of good childbirth education to a reluctant partner isn’t always easy. Birth may be ‘women’s business’, but that doesn’t mean dad should be on the sidelines.
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