BBL186: How to Deal With People Who Don’t Approve of Your Birth Choices

When you plan a natural birth you often get people who doubt you and who don't approve of your birth choices. They may be concerned that you're doing something dangerous, or that you're suffering when you don't need to. This can really affect relationships, so we're talking through how to deal with it in today's episode!

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How to handle haters when planning a natural birth

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why knowing why YOU want to have a natural birth is critical (hint: it’s not all about avoiding drugs)
  • Tips for standing firm when others doubt your choices
  • Pregnancy is only the beginning - what to do when people try to influence you
  • How to handle it when someone tries to scare you!
  • Stepping outside of the fear cycle… …and away from people-pleasing habits
  • How to share information with your partner in a way that he really listens
  • YOU are fabulously powerful during pregnancy and birth… but your man still wants to protect you
  • Understanding where your parent’s fears, doubts, and comments come from (so you can respond to them appropriately)
  • Boundaries - how to set them, how to stay firm with them
  • Why you need to talk to your care provider both early and often
  • How to hear what your care provider is REALLY saying
  • Tips to prepare for birthing so you - and your loved ones - feel confident
  • The “bubble” you need for certain people (and why)
What you can do when people doubt your birth plans

Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

(NOTE: Want a Perfect Birth Plan Template? Use this template and step-by-step videos to write a birth plan that gets your birth team on your side for a beautiful birth experience! Get the birth plan kit here.)

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