How to Overcome Fear of Pregnancy (and Childbirth)

Some women have an actual fear of pregnancy, carrying a baby, and/or giving birth. I give some thoughts and hints in today's episode. This is a must-listen episode, even if you don't have these fears.

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • What is fear of pregnancy – and why do some women experience it?
  • Specific causes of these fears, and how to work through them
  • Why care with a midwife is helpful for women with pregnancy and childbirth fear
  • How to deal with the thought of baby as a “parasite”
  • The TRUTH about the movie and TV birth scenes you've seen… and the stories you've been told
  • Do you really “lose your life” to pregnancy? To birth? To parenting? My perspectives
  • Why this is an incredibly important topic for women today, and for our daughters and granddaughters

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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

  • The entirety of – I really strongly encourage you to explore the pregnancy and birthing information I have on this website. It's a wealth of information on the truth about pregnancy and baby.
  • MamaBaby Personal Prenatal – my consulting service, where I “take you by the hand” and walk with you through your pregnancy… no matter where you are starting from <3
  • Birth as an American Rite of Passage – very interesting read, this is honestly something all women pregnant and birthing within the “modern” model should read

(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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Kristen is a pregnancy coach, student midwife, and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! I've spent nearly two decades helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Does complete support for a sacred birth and beautiful beginning for your baby resonate with you? Contact me today to chat about how powerful guidance and coaching can transform your pregnancy, birth, and mothering journey <3

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  1. Kristin, You freaking rock! I am in tears listening to your inspiring speech here. I have had a massive realisation that I didn’t want kids because of the fear our society has put into me. It’s both sad and empowering at the same time. We ARE so incredibly powerful to be able to give birth. The image of the woman working in the fields and giving birth powerfully, naturally, made me realise that fully for the first time, right now. What a miracle! NO wonder they (society and men) have been scared of our power and have disempowered us. Thank you for your spirit, you have a very important purpose in this life, THANK YOU for being strong and getting out there and living that purpose.

  2. Listening to you helped me. I was so scared to give birth that when I went to the hospital to get induced I couldn’t walk through the Labor and Delivery doors. I froze up. All my instincts told me to run away and my body literally wouldn’t let me take even one more step forward. I experienced this several times before I finally decided to give birth at home. My family is freaking out now because I’m “overdue”. My dh was scared at first too but then I showed him all the information I found about homebirth being safe and actual studies showing that being overdue is less risky then Pitocin or a C-section and he calmed down. They don’t say those words but if you compare the studies and percentages the facts speak for themselves. I am glad I got to listen to your podcast before I gave birth. Thank you for helping me understand that what I’m afraid of isn’t what normally happens in natural not interfered with childbirth. I read the facts of the matter but you worded things perfectly to give me the confidence I desperately needed in my own power and ability to birth the way all women deserve to.

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