BBL 184: Why Childbirth is Much Safer Than You Think

People think childbirth is at worse very dangerous and at best a gamble. But when women believe only "experts" are qualified to "manage" birth, they lose confidence and fail to see their own strength. Join me in today's episode as we bust some myths about childbirth safety... and talk about what you can do to have a sweet, smooth natural birth.

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Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • How the belief that childbirth is dangerous hurts moms and babies
  • Why the “birth is risky” mentality undermines women’s strength
  • The “mother v baby” cascade that’s overwhelming in our society
  • Serious myth-busting helps you feel strong and ready for birth!
  •  Truths about the safety of childbirth in the past
  • The crucial differences between women in the past and women today
  • Childbirth still worked for most women
  • Why YOU make a HUGE difference in your pregnancy and birth outcomes
  • The #1 thing you can do to have a healthy pregnancy and a safe, natural birth
  • How preparation for birth helps during your birthing time
  • A primer on the physiology of birth (almost no doctors will tell you about this)…
  • …and how to use this as your secret strategy for a smooth, safe (and easier) birth

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