**trigger warning- positive birth story**
Part 1 of a 4 part podcasts series (one got added on in the end).
I’m finally getting around to sharing my birth story of Violet who’s now 8 years old! It’s a way for me to document but it’s also something I’m passionate about. Not just birth but everything that happens before conception, pregnancy, the birth and the post-partum period.
When I was an osteopath I was fortunate enough to work with some incredible mummas and mummas to be.
For me it not about all natural birth, I work with all sorts of birth trauma.
However, this is my story.
Trigger warning that it is a positive experience so use your discretion as to whether or not this is for you.
I want to share my story as when I decided it was time to have a baby I trawled the internet high and low for positive stories. Some I found, some I had to make my own story.
Part 1 is my journey to getting pregnant.
Feeling it was time, then sitting a meditation course and realising I had more work to do from a health perspective.
The journey to conception is an important one from an emotional and physical aspect and I share more on this episode.
Other podcasts I referenced which go into more detail.
Can you do emotional work whilst pregnant:
My Vipassana experience:
01:57 Why did I decide to do this podcast?
05:31 How and when did I get pregnant?
07:53 Emotional processing I go through before getting a baby
11:25 How did vipassana make me realize that I am not yet ready for a baby?
15:14 Working with Helen and starting a diet using herbal mixes to clear my body and skin
18:24 Journey of trying to get pregnant
20:20 Why discussion and communication with your partner are so important in having a baby?
23:23 Our 6-week holiday plan
25:22 Treating my body and deciding what to do
28:06 Finding out that I was pregnant
31:48 Closing remarks
33:51 My advice and reminders for people who want to get pregnant