Transformation Through The Holistic Stages of Birth (Part One)

Season 5 | Episode 1
50m | Mar 23, 2024

We try to make birth practical by measuring, overseeing, and monitoring it… when really, it’s an experience that flows seamlessly from one stage to another, taking the birthing person deep into their physiology and intuitive altered states. Whapio Diane Bartlett shares with Adriana how to better describe what the laboring person goes through, by explaining the Holistic Stages of Birth.

In this first episode of a two-part series, we start with embarking into labor, and just past what is usually considered as transition. In Part Two, we move through the Quietude phase, all the way to the birth of the baby, the magic that happens in the first moments, and the weaving of the story that goes on forever.

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If you liked this episode, listen to our interview on Dealing with Birth Fears and our episode on Straight Talk about the Effects of Electronic Fetal Monitoring on You and Your Baby.

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