BBL 174: How to Speak Up For Yourself During Childbirth

Many women worry they’ll get pushed into interventions they don’t want during birth. This episode covers how to find your voice during childbirth - so you feel confident in saying what you want… and what you don’t want… and can have the sacred birth experience you want!

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Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • Why you have to start by looking inside yourself (and what, exactly, that means)
  • How buying baby stuff can help you find your voice
  • This is why it’s so hard for moms to speak up for themselves
  • The first practical step: understanding your options
  • What to think through during pregnancy
  • Why you need to share what you’re thinking
  • Start talking to your care provider early - and often (here’s how and why)
  • Recognize your own sovereignty over your body and your birth - I share what that means and how you can do it
  • How to develop conviction that carries you through birth (and why you want to)
  • Why you should say “no” sometimes - even if it’s about something silly!
  • This “practice” exercise will help you get ready to advocate for yourself in the delivery room
  • How to speak with conviction and not confrontation - this will get people to listen to you

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