June 9, 2024

Ep.7: Birth Is Hard – Understanding Your Baby’s Birth Journey and Embracing Early Motherhood

Mothering From Within
Ep.7: Birth Is Hard - Understanding Your Baby's Birth Journey and Embracing Early Motherhood
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Show Notes

In this episode of ‘Mothering from Within,’ I explore the intricacies of birth from a baby’s perspective, highlighting the challenges and resilience inherent in the journey through the birth canal. 

I chat about how a baby’s birth story influences their early functioning, from feeding and sleeping to overall comfort and shed light on the physical processes during birth. 

Then I move on to discussing ‘life after birth’ for babies!  You’ll learn why babies are so dependent on you, as their special adult, and why closeness and attachment are so important (and not a bad habit). 

This episode serves as a guide for new mothers to understand their babies’ experiences, advocating for informed, intuitive parenting and the support of gentle therapies to foster early development and well-being.

00:00 Welcome to Mothering from Within

01:11 The Journey of Birth from a Baby’s Perspective

07:29 Understanding Baby’s Post-Birth World

09:30 Embracing the Fourth Trimester

11:38 The Magic of Craniosacral Therapy

15:23 Wrapping Up with Love and Recommendations

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