Ep 255: Deep Familial Connection Through Homebirth with Anna Rivera

Did you know that you can use your birth to deeply unite your family unit?
Today we’re speaking with Anna, a mother of three precious children with a bend towards all things holistic. Anna and her husband decided to use their third birth experience as a catalyst for the entire family– truly restructuring the way that they experienced parenthood and the culture that they wanted to present to their family. I can’t wait for you to hear how this played out.
Anna was a student inside of The Homebirth Collective, and it was so powerful to watch her grow and prepare for this birth experience. Now, being on the other side, I feel honored to have been able to support her into her newest, strongest version of motherhood. If this is what you’re looking for in your life, I would LOVE to have you inside of The HBC. Click the link in the show notes to join today, and use the code PODCAST for 10% off at checkout.
Episode Roundup

  1. For many in the mainstream, it can be easy to be fooled into the belief that complexity is akin to safety. The hospital system- with its procedures, its protocols, its uniforms and medications- it can provide an, unfortunately, false sense of superiority to simplicity. To allowing our bodies to do exactly what they were designed to do- exactly how they were designed to do it. When we put our trust in a medical complex instead of our own brilliant innate physical intelligence, we almost always leave something beautiful on the table.
  2. Next, this very same system… it so frequently minimizes the magnificence of birth. And how can it not? It’s a routine. It’s a job. The goal is to prevent disaster, not to allow for transformation and beauty. When this is the environment we’re in, it can be easy to miss the absolute wonder of what you’ve just experienced. If you find yourself in a hospital, be sure to remember that even though this is a regular day for your OB or midwife, it’s a day of life-change for you. Do not let them downplay the magnificence of what has just happened.
  3. And finally, let’s end where we began. Birth is a family event. It can involve your little ones, and it can serve as a catalyst to a new way of being together. I always say that birth is magnetic– may it pull you all together– never to be separated.

Before we go, I wanted to mention that Anna has started a blog. To learn more from her beautiful wisdom, be sure to follow along at: PARA SIEMPRE