Emily shares with us how to “unpack” your birth experience and understand the story that is yours. So often, the people closest to us are not equipped to understand or support us through a traumatic birth because they haven’t unpacked their own experiences.
- It is possible to work through your birth experience and understand the story that is yours.
- So often the people closest to us are not equipped to understand or support through a traumatic birth, because they haven’t unpacked their own experiences regarding birth.
- We are working within the system to bring change-wether its hospital settings or other, so much of what happens in birth is dictated by the systems
My favourite part of the conversation is how important it is to hold space for new moms, or post partum moms, to just share and process their birth story.
Tools you can add to your toolbox after this episode:
- Understanding the steps to processing your birth experience in order to create a different story the next time.
Meet Emily Edwards
I’m a Registered Nurse with a background in care planning, advocacy, education, and leadership specifically around complex ethical challenges involving capacity and consent. I bring this unique lens into my virtual doula work which includes: birth planning, healthcare navigation support, and birth processing support.
I didn’t start out as a supportive full spectrum doula. I came with strong beliefs about the importance of natural birth. I was heavily influenced by extreme views in the natural birth movement. It really set me up for failure.
It took me a really tough birth experience of my own to discover the power in knowing all of the options. I went on to have 2 really incredible hospital VBACs where I really felt like I had the experience I wanted and was treated the way I deserved. I believe in genuine informed choice where you are given all of the information you need to make your own decision.
I help you plan the birth experience that you want, or process the one that you didn’t.
They’re pretty boring, and maybe even messy, but if you would like to read the unedited show transcripts they’re available for you