Lucy Bloom is an award-winning leader and speaker, with an epic birth story of her own. Her book 'Cheers to Childbirth' is a birthing guide for dads and birthing partners.
This episode explores the 'dream' image of what we expect our journey to motherhood to be. From having all the 'ducks in a row' before being pregnant, to birthing and trying to live two lives as both mum and professional.
By the end of this episode we hope to have planted a seed for women and their birthing partners to learn all they can to be able to go into childbirth feeling prepared (with having a chance to work through any fears).
Lucy says; 'if your support person knows the right things to do, it will make birthing easier'.
This episode is for you if you want to know about;
- how to support your partner during childbirth
- epic birth stories
- birth trauma
- pelvic organ prolapse
- how to love being YOU and forget judgement
- vaginal tearing with vaginal birth
- how to stay away from birthing culture and birth politics
- balancing being a parent and a working professional
- how dads and birthing partners can best support their birthing person
- Beer and Bubs Childbirth classes
- men's (and birthing partners) perspective on childbirth
- knowing when to advocate for your birthing mumma
- cut through medical jargon in birth
- midwifery care and obstetrician care
- forceps births and cesarian section birth
- birth trauma and systemic birthing failures
Favourite quote: 'There's no convenient time to have a baby'.
Language warning: a few f*bombs are dropped within this conversation.
LINKS FOR YOU
Grab yourself a cuppa from Madame Flavour and use code: BRAVEDR to receive 20% off, plus a FREE gift box of tea.
Grab a FREE copy of from ‘Lads to Dads’ which is a collection of birth stories by blokes: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/r4e2tqptw7
Find the book 'Cheers to Childbirth' here: https://cheerstochildbirth.com.au
Host - Stephanie Thompson
Executive Producer & Editor - Dave Stokes
Podcast logo artist - Khrystyna lukashchuk
Brand Designer - Brodie-Rose
Original Soundtrack - Steven Robinson