Listen in to Valda Ford as she shares her experiences in giving birth and the hurdles she faced, especially during her second birth. Through her story, she emphasizes the importance of being open and honest with partners, understanding cultural norms and practices, and exploring pleasure in a safe environment. She also sheds light on navigating the paternalistic healthcare system and how it ultimately led to the death of her son due to a lack of listening and miscommunication. Valda became an RN to learn the language and be able to have the necessary conversations with providers, as well as to be an advocate for those who don’t know how to speak up for their needs. Her journey from pain to purpose is now empowering others to find their voice and amplify it in order to ensure they are heard.
Valda Ford is an RN who has worked on 6 continents. Valda sees every aspect of the human condition and strives to make good health easier to achieve. She brings the facts and helps with the fantasy! From what to know to what to do – she has answers and is not afraid of the questions!
She is here to talk about Serious Issues to Satisfying Solutions: Having Healthy Babies and Having Healthy Sex
In this episode:
“Think about the fact that sex is and should be beautiful. It should be amazing because what other thing is going on in our lives that our body is priming us to enjoy?” – Valda Ford
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Orgasmic Birth Podcast: Pleasure in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I believe pleasure is our birthright – from our sexuality, birth, parenting, and beyond, we can find pleasure when we create space for joy and intimacy in our lives. Join me to have deep conversations about breaking the taboos of Sexuality + Motherhood/Parenthood.
Listen to leading experts in sexuality, healing, and childbirth, as well as stories from new parents, doulas, doctors, midwives, and nurses. We will discuss how to positively prepare for childbirth and parenting by expanding love and intimacy in your life.
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