#65 – Our Birthing Stories

Just like the Ancestral Diet is so different from the standard American diet, so the ways our ancestors birthed bears very little relation to how modern industrialised communities bring the next generation into the world.

In this intimate episode, originally recorded for patrons of the podcast, Andrea and I share our birthing stories. We’ve got four births between us and we came to them with very different backgrounds. We talk about the actual births, what we learnt from them, what we regret and much more. There’s so much to learn from how one approaches birth; we hope this episode encourages/inspires you whether you’re planning to birth soon or not!

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Resources:

You can find Andrea’s story of birthing Camille here and an account of Alison’s son Gabriel’s birth here.

Thank you for listening – we’d love to continue the conversation.

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Original Music, Episode Mixing and Post-Production by Robert Michael Kay

2 Responses

  • Hi there! I just recently found your podcast, and I have found such inspiration from all that you share! Thank you! I really enjoyed listening to the recent episode where you both shared your birth stories. My husband and I live in Washington state, and we hope to have a home birth. I think I remember Andrea mentioned knowing of some midwives who would not induce at 42 weeks in Washington. Would you be willing to share maybe about midwives in Washington that you’ve heard great things like this about? And again thank you so much for your honesty in your content – it’s always a refreshing and inspiring listen!

    • Thanks Jamie! I asked Andrea and here’s her response:

      “Hmm trying to remember if I said I did or did not know someone who wouldn’t induce, as far as I know everyone licensed in WA would induce at 42w since it’s a regulation here. But she could reach out to Special Delivery Co, (425) 339-3737, in Arlington! They have a birth center and also attend home births. They are not attached to a hospital.”

      I hope this helps and wish you lots of luck.

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