What is a physiologic birth, and how is it different from other descriptions like “natural” or “vaginal” birth? Why might you want to have a physiologic birth? And how can you maximise your chances of having a safe physiologic birth without unnecessary interventions?
If you're wondering the answers to these questions (or if you just need a handy, easy-to-understand explainer to enlighten a family member or friend), then you're in just the right place! By the end of this episode you'll know the what, why and how of physiologic birth - and I hope also you’ll share some of my passion for this beautiful, life-changing rite of passage.
And mama - if you'd like to learn everything you need to know to plan your own physiologic birth, you might be interested in my free "The Four Things You Actually Need to Know to Prepare for a Physiologic ("Natural") Birth" - a 20 page explainer, jam-packed with all the evidence-based information and the practical strategies you need to get the safe and empowering undisturbed birth of your dreams.
If you're interested in diving deeper into any of the research or resources I mention in today's episode, you can find all the references in the accompanying blog post, right here.
And if you enjoyed this episode, please share it on Instagram with your mama friends who'd benefit from learning all about physiologic birth (and don't forget to tag me at @drjessicahodgens - I'll do a little happy dance to see you've enjoyed the episode!).
Until next time - stay wild, mama!
Intro and outro music: "Bloom", from the album The Jasmani Garden by Deya Dova, with the kind permission of the artist.
Cover image by Briony Goodsell, The Nesting Place.
I'm living and mothering on the unceded Country of Dharawal people, and I gratefully acknowledge their ongoing work - and the work of indigenous people everywhere - in the service of thriving life on earth.