Prior to motherhood, I knew nothing about my pelvic floor, perineum (including how to spell it), placenta and quite honestly not a whole lot about the transformation that would actually take place and still continues to occur in mind, body and relationship with my partner.
Holy cannoli how much unknown and untalked or misguided information about one of life’s most important acts. The fact that I knew so little living in a progressive place like Los Angeles, California and surrounded myself with an already spiritual, wise and professional team of midwives, teachers, doulas, pre and postpartum workers is beyond baffling and furthermore the very reason why conversations like the ones within these podcasts are crucial for modern society to reflect upon. There’s just so much to learn beginning with ourselves, and the whole reproductive life cycle from start to finish on every possible level. The depth of the topic of the transformation of motherhood, fatherhood and parenting is merely being touched upon in mainstream media and in our modern culture.
In my own personal relationship with my beloved (a.ka.a baby’s daddy), I’ve found keeping the communication open and flowing, listening to each other and working towards finding solutions, along with making time for ourselves and each other has been crucial to healing wounds and understanding point of views in the realm of intimacy. To be totally honest we’ve found our sexual relationship to be something we now have to work more consciously at to properly maintain a healthy and thriving one. We both find the work is worth the reward of a deeper connection, a loving relationship, and the added bonus of being able to mirror to our son what a healthy, positive, and loving (not perfect) relationship looks like.
I feel I’d be doing you mama’s, papa’s, and families out there a great disservice if I didn’t share the following podcasts with you, as they’ve helped me in understanding more about the myriad of changes I was going through post-childbearing. Whether you’ve had kids already, don’t have children but want to understand more about women and the right of passage that occurs after pregnancy and childbirth, or just get to know more about physiology, sexuality, pelvic floor and so much more then these podcasts will hopefully shine a light and spark a conversation within your world and relationships.
I am beyond grateful that my journey (struggles included) on this path of transitioning has guided me to these resources and that I am able to share them with you. I hope you’ll do yourself a favor and have a listen and start a conversation with someone about this expansive time in human beings lives. Oh, the understanding, compassion, healing, and change there is to be had thanks to this type of conversation being shared!
Last but not least I want to give a very big hug and thank you to the women who have shared their knowledge, wisdom, insight, and time creating these podcasts.
You can find direct links to Lara,
Korenna, and Kimberly here:
Additional links to Lara’s empowering work:
Love Fed & Grateful,
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Thank you for being here with me!