Birth as an Intimate Event, with Nekole Shapiro

We know pregnancy and birth involve great transformation. That’s why it’s such a good time to connect with yourself, and realize what the heck motivates your choices. It can also get you into the awesome habit of bringing more oxytocin into your life. Nekole Shapiro tells us more. Stay tuned!

 

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What we talked about:

  • The humanizing reality of becoming a parent
  • Connecting with yourself, before you can connect with others
  • What this can look like, prenatally
  • Becoming more aware, and gentler with yourself
  • Ways of exploring yourself
  • Your choices represent who you are
  • What is motivating those choices?
  • How that motivating force will play out during birth
  • Creating an intimate birth space
  • Tammy’s amazing, unintended, hotel birth
  • Emphasis on willingness of choice, rather than intuition
  • More oxytocin please!
  • Find those oxytocin-producing moment in normal life
  • Zeroing in on your triggers
  • Expressing emotions takes practice
  • Information fatigue during pregnancy and parenting

 

Resources, links, and other great info:

 


 

Nekole Shapiro

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About Nekole Shapiro

Nekole helps you dive into your body to find your own best expert for your own best life. She combines a lifetime of body-work experience with her Columbia University pre-medical and cultural anthropology studies. As a second-generation grassroots organizer, educator and body worker, she is a go to person for parents, birth pros, sex educators, activists and countless others searching to bring the human back to humanity. Her “almost indescribable” approach is catching on and changing lives!

Connect and learn more at Nekole.com

 

 

 


 
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