Are you letting fear dictate your birth choices?
In this episode, Betty Ann Davis, an experienced midwife, discusses the culture of fear surrounding childbirth and breech birth. She advocates for normalizing breech birth as a safe option and emphasizes the importance of empowering women with evidence-based information. The conversation calls for a shift towards a more inclusive and empowering approach to childbirth practices.
Betty-Anne Daviss MA, RM has been a midwife for 47 years on various continents and a researcher in the social sciences and clinical epidemiology for 30. She cites learning from traditional midwives from Guatemala to Afghanistan as one of the highlights of her career. While acting as the project coordinator for the Safe Motherhood Initiative of FIGO in 2004, the follow-up to the Term Breech Trial was published, and she switched focus to searching across Europe for best breech practice. She has provided lectures in China, India, Africa, and Latin America on Human Rights in Childbirth, using the return to breech as one model solution.
Leen is a mother of 3, a mom of 2, and married to her soulmate. After the birth of her son, she felt the calling to become a birthkeeper. She is a birth and death doula, Doula trainer, Pregnancy yoga teacher, Hypnobirthing teacher, Birth photographer, Vice president of the Belgian Federation of Doula’s. After the beautiful orgasmic births of their own children, she wanted to experience the magic of pregnancy and birth one last time, so they decided to become a surrogate family.
How can we build a cohesive team that fosters collaborative care in childbirth? Explore this conversation between Debra Pascali Bonaro and Ibu Robin Lim, and learn about the transformative impact of doulas, midwives, and respectful birthing environments.
In this episode, they also discuss the importance of respectful and gentle prenatal care, the recognition of doulas as essential caregivers, and the collaboration between midwives and doulas, highlighting the significance of preserving the baby’s blood supply through delayed cord clamping and emphasizing the need for cohesive teams and access to safe and culturally sensitive care. They also mention Robin Lim’s books and the opportunity to support Bumi Sehat through donations. Overall, it serves as a call to action for creating positive childbirth experiences and celebrating the miracle of every birth.
Don’t miss this conversation on embracing pleasure in childbirth!
Susan is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality. She is also a best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs.Tune in to this episode to learn more about how you can have an empowered and pleasurable birthing experience!