Have you ever taken a moment to pause and think about the most transformative moments of your life?
The beginning of you finding your power and achieving your dreams?
Was your beginning influenced by someone? Have you told them and thanked them?
I have told the story of my journey into birth work, many times. It began as a small child, sprung from hearing my great grandmother, Angelina’s birth stories, hearing my grandmother’s birth of my mother and the way my own mother believed in her body, and her story of birthing me. These were foundational moments that gave me my belief in my body, and a deep knowing that birth could be powerful and pleasurable!
Today I want to share with you an interview with Suzanne Arms- whose book Immaculate Deception – played an instrumental part in my first birth – inspiring me, helping me to question what I wanted for myself and my baby in childbirth. Suzanne’s book played a part in putting me on my path to becoming a loving mother, a birth activist, educator and doula. I am so happy I could thank her again and share more part of my story and inspiration with you!
I even share about my “Book Club” with the Doctor that attended my first birth…
Not only do I hope you will enjoy learning more about my story and journey in life, I also believe you will be inspired by Suzanne’s insights if you are planning a pregnancy, are pregnant or will support someone as a partner, doula or birth keeper. Her words of wisdom rang true to me years ago and today she touched me again with even more wisdom.
There is a lot here, so grab some tea to sit down and enjoy her insights from preconception, to birth, to early parenting to healing as an adult! Watch the video below or download the audio for on the go listening!
Arming Yourself with Knowledge: 5 Tips from Suzanne Arms
- Become a detective of your own life
- Treat the baby as conscious
- Recognize the paradox that what happens at the beginning of life is critically important.
- Do some detective work on your life -your primal period may have had a huge influence on your patterns
- Find or create a community for yourself as a parent
Suzanne holds nothing back… hear her story, her pain, her passion, her wisdom, her recommendations for healing and recommendations to create healthy, whole MotherBabies and Families.
If we hope to create a non-violent world…
Since 1973, Suzanne Arms has been an outspoken visionary, multi-book author, photojournalist, inspired teacher and public speaker: wise, passionate and compassionate. She synthesizes earth-based wisdom and modern science about how best to bring humans into the world and care for the mother-baby bond, so that everyone benefits and families can thrive. Her perspective is both broad and deep, as she weaves history, politics, economics, psychology, spirituality, public health, cross-cultural issues, eco-feminism and the feminine into a beautiful tapestry of knowledge.
“Suzanne Arms tells the truth, and she does it with great clarity and compassion.” – Christiane Northrup, MD, Ob/Gyn, Author of Women’s Bodies: Women’s Wisdom
“When childbearing women are informed, supported and empowered, and their rights protected, and when biological processes are honored, children – starting in the womb – can thrive.” – Suzanne Arms
For more information about Suzanne Arms visit Birthing The Future.