The Value of Postpartum Stories

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.

 

Powered by RedCircle

Listen directly through our website player, or however you usually listen to podcasts.

[/box]

 

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

 

Additional resources and articles*:

 

Get Your FREE Postpartum Plan!

Sign up to get access to my NEW Postpartum Prep. Plan to help you prepare for life with a newborn! You'll also get updates from me from time to time.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Recent Episodes

Is Homebirth for You?

Is Homebirth for You?

Robina Khalid of Small Things Grow Midwifery explains what it takes to truly consider a homebirth, and shares with Adriana how to prepare for a successful experience. What myths or misconceptions do you have about homebirth? We'll unpack them at @birthfulpodcast on...

Cesarean Risk: What’s Your Place of Birth Got to Do With It?

Cesarean Risk: What’s Your Place of Birth Got to Do With It?

Cesarean rates have increased 500% in one generation, and about half of them may be unnecessary. Harvard Medical School professor and ACOG Fellow Dr. Neel Shah talks with Adriana about how the hospital you choose can be your #1 risk of having a surgical birth, how we...

*May contain affiliate links. This means that -at no extra cost to you- I may get a small percentage of what you buy. That is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!