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Your guide to pregnancy and gentle birth. Host Deborah Flowers is both a Registered Nurse and a Certified Professional Midwife at The Farm Community, internationally known as the home of Spiritual Midwifery. Co-host Ibu Robin Lim was recognized as the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year for her work as the founder of the Bumi Sehat Clinic Birth Center and Clinic in Bali, Indonesia. Topics for Season 1 include Choosing a Care Provider, the Safety of Home Birth, Prenatal Care Not Prenatal Scare, and Bir ...
 
Pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the experience of listening to Lesley Pascuzzi, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator talk with various guests on the main topics emerging from Lamaze Australia's recent survey on the experiences of pregnant women and new parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Gain some evidence based knowledge and confidence as you approach labour, birth and the 4th Trimester with your baby.
 
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Kate is a Bay Area, California based Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator and an experienced labor and delivery nurse. She's committed to empowering women and families for a calm and peaceful birth. Over the past 16 years Kate has worked in many labor and delivery units and the past year has started teaching HypnoBirthing-The Marie Mongan Me…
 
You're listening to the Happy Homebirth Podcast, episode 93! I’m excited to switch things up today. This podcast episode is going to be all about fertility awareness, and why understanding our menstrual cycle can be hugely empowering. We’ll be discussing this with my good friend Sophia Zafares, who is a Fertility Awareness Method Educator. So… basi…
 
How to jump timelines and avoid self-sabotage. "Everything is happening for you, not to you." Today's conversation with astrologer and attorney Rai Charan Kaur (Nicole Sollberger) delves into ways to navigate these astrologically challenging times. We discuss ways to work with, rather than against, these energies and avoid self-sabotage, as well as…
 
A “stalled labor” is one of the biggest fears women have about natural birth. “Failure to progress,” as it’s called in the medical lingo, can bring on interventions or even lead to a cesarean section. Fortunately there are a number of techniques you can try to get labor moving - and they’re effective. Listen in to […] The post BBL 147: How to Keep …
 
Congratulations to the newest members of Happy Homebirth Academy! Check out myhappyhomebirth.com to access the interview application. It's open this week! Show Notes: In her first pregnancy, Katie felt excited about her birth, but did not think there was anything for her to learn. She knew that God had made her to give birth and she would. She thou…
 
Do mealtimes at your house feel stressed, frazzled, or even non-existent? Is everything a blur of “hangry” people and picky eaters? Our family’s dinner times were feeling more like a battle zone - so we took on a 30-day challenge to get things right. Topics I Cover in This Podcast:How picky eaters and wrestling-match suppers […] The post BBL 146: T…
 
Prosperous people have a connection to a higher force rather than the mental emotions held within the human body. Your original wounds, or childhood conditioning, is what holds you back. What matters is that you are ready to let it go so that you can live your best life, create a more conscious relationship and a better family. This is the journey …
 
Sovereignty is a state of autonomy. It is self-governing. Now more than ever, we must begin to cultivate this state of freedom and liberation within or risk being controlled by outside forces that would prefer we stay in the lower vibrations of trauma, pain and fear. The process of gaining self- sovereignty on the path to awakening is the hero’s jo…
 
Happy Homebirth Academy is open for enrollment through Sat, Sept 19th! Head over to: https://www.myhappyhomebirth.com/hha to sign up! Joelle and her husband did not choose to have a homebirth until only a few weeks before giving birth. She and her husband watched The Business of Being Born early on in the pregnancy, but decided their hospital would…
 
The coronavirus quarantine of 2020 completely changed life for most families - and it had some unexpected benefits for pregnant mamas and for newborn babies. Babies gained weight more quickly, moms had fewer preemies, and stress lowered even during a global pandemic - today I talk about these effects and what you can take away […] The post Fewer Pr…
 
Happy 100,000+ Downloads, Happy Homebirthers!We're celebrating today with a replay of the episode that played when we hit 10,000 downloads (only a little over a year ago... we're growing fast!). This episode is also the story of my own birth... the inspiration for all of the childbirth education I've begun creating since. The 3 Pillars of a Happy H…
 
We all have a story and what we refer to as our “story” is just a perception of reality based off our interpretation by our mind. What if I told you that none of it was real and that you could let go of the painful stories you tell yourself about your life by tapping into your heart? Many stories are unpleasant, some a little more than others, and …
 
*IMPORTANT*: Don't forget to sign up for the FREE 3 Day Event: 3 Pillars of a Happy Homebirth! www.myhappyhomebirth.com/3pillars Happening Sept 8-10th (replay will be available) Show Notes: Jocelyne noticed that pregnancy was listed as a “condition”, which felt incredibly wrong for her. She did a google search and found a birth center located only …
 
What happens when your baby flips to breech when you’re 6 cm dilated and planning for a homebirth? Hey there happy homebirthers, and welcome to episode 87 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. I’m your host, Katelyn Fusco, and I’m excited to dive into this week’s episode. Would you take a quick screenshot of you listening to this episode and upload it to…
 
You're listening to episode 86 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Pain-free childbirth is a myth.... right? Show Notes:Laura is a mother of 3, and she and her husband were newly married when they became unexpectedly pregnant. They had recently moved, and found themselves moving back into Laura's parents' house as they got their finances in order. Beca…
 
A midwife's homebirth... it should be easy, right? I mean, come on... you're a pro at this! Madeline, like so many other midwives, shares just how incorrect that assumption can be with the birth story of her second baby. Show Notes: After experiencing a LONG, arduous labor with her first child, Madeline decided to prepare differently for the birth …
 
You are listening to episode 84 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Today, our guest is Dr. Brad Bootstaylor, author of the book Shared Decision Making. Dr. B Bootstaylor helps expecting parents to get an enlightening birth experience without being fearful of having their voices heard by using Shared Decision Making. Drawing on over 30 years of academi…
 
Can you really do it all? Okay, let’s talk about today’s guest. Our interview is with Megan, a mother of 4 and a jack of all trades. You’re going to love hearing all of the activities this woman did throughout her pregnancies, and how she continued to make stronger and stronger empowered decisions each time. Unfortunately we weren’t able to cover a…
 
You're listening to Episode 82 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast. Midwives, are you set up to be in practice for a long, long time, or are you feeling the sensations of burnout taking hold? Today’s episode is going to be of great benefit to midwives and mothers alike. So mamas, if you love your midwife, make sure you share this podcast episode with he…
 
Listen to a conversation with a woman who just found out she was pregnant. She found the Mystical Motherhood process of healing and creating high caliber children coincidentally. She suffered from miscarriages in the past and at the point in the podcast where the healing started for this trauma our recording was cut short. I posted this anyway to s…
 
"When the girl is virgin she wants to break the virginity. Not because she feels sexy, forget it. Who told you that? Now, a stage reaches when her own animosity that She Is She, wants to get out and break it through, she creates the relationship. What is a virginity to a girl? Nothing, it's a simple phenomena. Very simple. Why she wants to break it…
 
Homebirth… despite the podcast name, Happy isn’t the only adjective that can be used to describe it. No, my friends. Birth experiences vary so widely, and things do not always go perfectly easily. Today’s story is one of those tough births, but wow. Our guest, Sophia sheds so much insight and through her struggle brings so much encouragement to us …
 
Babies wait for no one or no thing. No matter what’s going on in the world, they will still be born, and we as mothers have to figure out how to cope. I know that so many of your births were and are being affected by Covid-19. My heart goes out to you, as this has changed the landscape of birth on many levels. Of course mothers who planned to give …
 
In this final episode of Season 1, Lesley is joined by Dr Sarah Buckley who shares her wealth of expertise on the topic of the hormonal physiology of birth, specifically related to Lamaze Healthy Birth Practice No.1. Dr Buckley describes quite beautifully what the consequences are for birthing mothers and their babies when hormonal gaps are created…
 
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception, and monitoring overall health. In her new book The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want chi…
 
Is weight alone a pregnancy risk factor requiring intervention? Brylee is a mom to 3 precious babes, and she’s experienced both negative and positive birthing experiences. Today we’ll jump into the reasons behind both. Show Notes Brylee had been told for many years that pregnancy would be very difficult, as she was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager…
 
Show Sponsor: Happy Homebirth Academy Postpartum recovery is important for some people, but not everyone, right? Not for athletes, right? Show Notes Chelsea, a triathlete, thought that postpartum recovery would be simple for her body after her first. She assumed that she could push through the pain, having no idea that postpartum rest is critical. …
 
In this bonus episode Lesley talks to Alexia Leachman, mother, practitioner, podcaster and author of the book Fearless Birthing. Alexia shares her own story of suffering extreme fear towards pregnancy and birth. Bravely shares her experience of relief when she miscarried in her first pregnancy and how she dedicated the next years of her life to res…
 
Did your birth live up to your expectations? Now, you all know by now that I’m all for the happiest, most rewarding childbirth experiences ever. I mean, come on. Pretty clear by the Show Title. But in today’s episode with Anna, we’ll discuss the reality that sometimes birth isn’t a fairy tale. Even if it goes relatively well each time, it might not…
 
"We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate" - Ilya Prigogine. Today's conversation with astrologer and attorney Rai Charan Kaur (Nicole Sollberger) covers the astrology of these seemingly chaotic times and how your natal chart can help you to navigate them. We discuss practical and more mystical modern and anc…
 
My guest today Blythe - takes us through her healing journey. It is absolutely essential that we begin to let go of the drama and trauma or our original wounds, or so that we can heal individually and collectively. Most of humanity is lacking self-love and connection to the heart. The way that each person deals with this is different and is based o…
 
When did you begin experiencing Braxton Hicks contractions? And… What did they feel like? Sponsor This episode is sponsored by Happy Homebirth Academy! The premier childbirth education program for homebirth mothers seeking a peaceful, empowering, mindful homebirth. www.myhappyhomebirth.com/hha is where you can find all of the details. Today’s guest…
 
Todays guest, Mary Margaret Skelly, is a career expert. She helps women to navigate changing jobs or making the most out of where they are currently at in their career. We discuss how to best use your time on the planet right now and how to get to your highest destiny. Navigating timelines, staying in your own lane, learning how to say no, simplify…
 
The Podcast Application is Live (through June 7th)! Click Here to Apply! This episode is sponsored by Happy Homebirth Academy, the premier childbirth education program for homebirth mothers looking to have a peaceful, empowering birthing experience. Take a screenshot of you listening to this episode and share it on your instagram stories! Ta @happy…
 
This Episode was Brought to you by: Happy Homebirth Academy The Premier Childbirth Education Program for Homebirth Mothers Do you really need to prepare for birth? Show Notes: Amanda's plan with her first child was a beautiful birth center birth The first 20 weeks of her pregnancy were full of sickness— She even partially dislocated her shoulder af…
 
“The More Real You Get, the More Unreal the World Gets.”- John Lennon. Join this conversation on crystals, galactics, awakening, spiritual journeys, manifestation, Atlantis, love and life with Andrea Wright - The Crystal Curator found on Instagram as @thecrystalsituation. Each day when you continue to be your true self and love yourself then the wo…
 
Joining Lesley in the penultimate episode of Series 1 of Pour The Tea, will you is Hannah Dahlen AM. Grab yourself a cuppa and listen to Hannah's wisdom from a 30 year career as a practising midwife as well as her observations and conclusions from her world class research. Why is a midwife the best first date you will ever have and just why it’s so…
 
Our Guest Today: Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and has consul…
 
Did you know that you could be so intimately aware of what's going on in your labor that you could be the one to reach down and catch your own baby? I sure didn't with my first daughter, and there's absolutely no way I would have been able to take the death grip off of my husband to do any such thing. But Emily... Emily planned and prepared for a m…
 
How do you picture your birth? I this weeks episode, we learn how Amy Lutz, a founding member of Happy Homebirth Academy prepared for her first homebirth. With a combination of books, positive stories, and Happy Homebirth Academy, Amy went into her birthing time feeling confident and at ease (even with her husband having a virus at the very same ti…
 
Joining Lesley in this episode is Kristy Manners from Growth Spectrum. Kristy is an accredited practicing dietician and breastfeeding counselor training to become an Lactation Consultant. She has a wealth of experience in the field of nutrition from working around the world in humanitarian projects with birthing families and from her own experience…
 
The subconscious mind holds all your memories, events, patterns, and beliefs that you may not even know exist. When these are not released, they will overflow to other parts of our lives, creating neurosis, obsessions, depression, or negativity. When you are so full and heavy, you can’t help but repeat the same mistakes, thought patterns, or langua…
 
By your fourth birth, there’s no way you’re trying anything new, right? Hey there Happy Homebirthers, and welcome to episode 71 of the Happy Homebirth Podcast, where we’ll be speaking with Kerrie, who went from a string of 3 inducted hospital births to an intervention-free homebirth. Before we jump in, I’ve got news! Happy Homebirth Academy is set …
 
Join moderator HEATHER GRZYCH, Ayurvedic practitioner and author of book THE AYURVEDIC GUIDE TO FERTILITY, as she facilitates a group gathering between experts in fertility, prenatal, birthing and postnatal care to discuss COVID-19 impacts and how we can move forward with deepened self-care and creating the optimal environment for fertility. Her sp…
 
The Emerald Tablet is an ancient technology put on the planet from the Egyptians. Humanity is currently going through the stage of Calcination - or the first stage of alchemy. Alchemical transformation essentially helps you to find the gold within yourself, the way back home to God, your Higher Self and highest destiny. The secret of this spiritual…
 
Joining Lesley in this episode is Jane Hardwicke Collings. Exploring childbirth as a rite of passage, they discuss the journey to motherhood and beyond. Jane passes on her knowledge not only as a retired midwife but as a mother, a grandmother, a life partner of a blended family, a warrior queen and a modern day teacher of woman’s mysteries. Pour a …
 
Homebirth… on a school bus? If you think that’s the wildest part of this upcoming episode, buckle up, baby. My guest, Caroline Campbell is a homebirth mother of two, and both of her experiences were intense to say the least. I always like to be up front when episodes contain difficult topics, and this one contains quite an emergent situation during…
 
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