[Birth Stories] Birth Is as Mental and Emotional as It Is Physical

Season 5 | Episode 5
1h 6m | Apr 6, 2024

Megan Othling explains how birth can happen as much in your head as in your body and how facing the unexpected feelings she was having during the birth of her third child was just what was needed for them to be born. She shares with Adriana the profound growth and transformation she experienced through her four births and postpartum experiences, and how she stepped into the vulnerability of accepting all her feelings–even the unpopular ones.

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