The Value of Postpartum Stories, Chaya Kasse Valier

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #131

For as much as birth stories get shared far and wide, things seem to go radio-silent when it comes to the postpartum period. It can be hard to determine when they begin and when they end, and they also tend to be much messier to recount. However, there’s much value to be found in sharing and hearing these stories. Chaya Kasse Valier tells us more. Check it out.

 

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What we talked about:

  • Why it’s important to share our postpartum stories
  • Where does the story “start” and “end”?
  • Is there really a way to convey the intensity and transformation of postpartum?
  • Moments that stood out for Chaya from the book stories
  • Suggestion on when to tell their stories, how, to whom
  • The healing, cathartic, community-building nature of sharing postpartum stories
  • The learning power of storytelling
  • Reflecting on who you are as a mother
  • Starting point: reflect on the  first 6 months
  • Switching the postpartum conversation from the current cultural fallacy
  • Creating “red tent” events for the postpartum period (we’re looking for names!)

 

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