Ep. 93 - How To Have A Lot More Wow And A Lot Less Ow In Labor with Rachel Yellin

“If you feel good in your body, your baby is going to feel good in your body.” —Rachel Yellin


While birth can be a natural and beautiful process, it may also involve a wide variety of sensations. As the baby moves down, the cervix must dilate fully and the perineum may stretch considerably. For some, these physical changes can cause intense discomfort, pressure, and even sharp pains. However, with the right techniques and practices, women can learn to let go, which actually helps them feel more in control and confident during this powerful initiation into parenthood. 

In this episode, Birth Expert, Rachel Yellin of Yes To Birth, reveals her top techniques for having more “WOW” and less “OW” in labor. Rachel has helped thousands of women have satisfying and empowering birth experiences. Through her classes, programs, and private sessions, she empowers women to reconnect with their bodies, trust their instincts, and feel confident about birth. 

Listen in as Debra and Rachel share techniques for down-regulating the nervous system to align with instinctual birth, practices to help activate the parasympathetic nervous system for gentle and easy birthing, plus helpful tools and resources to feel fully supported and in control of your body during the birthing process.


Episode Highlights:

02:52 Personal Birth Experience and Its Impact on Life Choices 

06:37 Birth Preparation and Nervous System Regulation 

12:26 Breathing Techniques for Relaxation and Childbirth

16:52 6 Techniques to Regulate the Nervous System

20:48 More WOW!, Less Ow!

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Rachel Yellin is an alternative therapist, coach, childbirth educator, and yoga teacher who specializes in nervous system rewiring, pleasure training, trauma healing, and depth hypnosis.  For over 20 years, Rachel has attended hundreds of births and helped thousands of women have satisfying and empowering births. 


She believes that the way a baby comes into the world really matters. After all, it is their first impression of life. Her job is to help mothers feel totally confident and ready for birth, along with providing the education they need to make informed choices that support their baby’s peaceful and intuitive transition.


Rachel has an enormous passion for helping people access their innate wisdom and power through her classes and audios that put moms into relaxed states of focused concentration, reprogram the subconscious mind, and teach the optimal physiological responses needed to feel fully supported and in control of her body and the birthing process. This is done with lots of humor, stories, science, facts, and sweet partner connection. 

Website: www.yestobirth.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yestobirth
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yestobirth/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RachelyellinChildbirthClass

You can find Rachel at www.yestobirth.com and you can receive a 15% discount when you use the promo code “Orgasmicbirth.”



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