Kids & Family:Parenting
What does it look like to have full confidence in yourself, your body and your baby? How does this look in the birth setting?
This week we’re speaking with Talise Homebirth Queen, who lives up to her name in every way. She gave birth to all 6 of her babies at home, without pain or fear. She’s given birth to twins, she’s gone unassisted, and she’s written a book about it: Home is Where the Birth is
Talise brings so much insight and wisdom to today’s conversation, I can’t wait to get started.
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Okay, let’s dive into Talise’s story. Please remember the opinions of my guest, and this show is not meant to prescribe or treat- it’s an educational tool, so continue to take empowered responsibility for your health and your family.
Talise was raised in a homebirth family- she was a breech c-section, but her mother did more research and realized that it wasn’t necessary to have a c-section just because it was a breech baby.
Keep your children and yourself away from the false narrative that birth MUST be painful
“You put in what you get out” when it comes to birth and preparation- She halfway prepared for her first birth, because she didn’t fully understand that you “should” prepare.
There was lots of screaming, cussing, and it was very dramatic. She realized that she wanted to have a different experience.
With her second birth, her midwife helped her heal from her first birth— this is highly important, learning to heal from previous birth traumas.
With the second birth, she exercised more and read more affirmations. The birth went much smoother.
With her third birth (twin birth), she did hypnobirthing and visualizations every day.
She changed her wording
Pain —> Pressure
Contractions —> Waves
She exercised daily, visualized daily, ate well and focused on mental preparation.
Talise encourages women to use their voices to help their babies come down (low tones)
She only had a doula for this birth (not a midwife)
Her doula came in and Talise had her leg up. Her doula said “Stop! That’s the baby’s booty!”
Baby was born, an hour later, she realized she was still pushing. And suddenly another baby booty came out with two little “chicken legs”
Talise always reminds women how important it is to really interview and meet with your doula and midwives and find someone you’re comfortable with. They hoped to have a specific midwife, but she wasn’t going to be available because her own daughter was going to be giving birth.
They decided to have an unassisted birth.
All of her children were there until the very end— she gave a massive roar and all of the kids left!
Once again with this birth, she was incredibly consistent with preparation.
For her next birth, she had another unassisted birth again.
Talise prepared the MOST for her postpartum to make it easier for everyone.
She woke up her husband- he filled the pool
She was talking and laughing until her baby was born.
Talise said her baby’s name just came to her.
Home is Where the Birth Is Book : https://www.amazon.com/Home-Where-Birth-Stories-Homebirths/dp/1704081637/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=home+is+where+the+birth+is&qid=1624035215&sr=8-2
Isn’t Talise such an encouragement? Her energy and confidence just radiate, and they’ve got me feeling like a homebirth queen, too. As we head into this week’s episode roundup, here are a few topics that came to mind for me.
Leslie and Kevin‘s Birthing Journey
Birth Uprising with Dr. Sarah Leahy
Healing Bodywork for Babies
Kelsey Improves Her Intuition Through Birth
An Aloha Homebirth
From Reluctant to Triumphant: Kelli's Happy Homebirth
Simplifying Birth, Simplifying Childhood with Ginny Yurtich
Trusting Your Gut and The Importance of Care Provider Selection
Girls Who Know with Laurisa Paul
Erin's Essential Lessons in Homebirth
Assessing Your Risk Tolerance in Birth
A Reluctant Homebirth?!
Elizabeth's Peaceful Surprise Twin Homebirth
Influencing Your Own Hormonal Responses in Birth and Breastfeeding
Fertility and Freebirth with Noelle Kowalski
Healing Trauma Mamas: How Trauma Can Impact Pregnancy and Birth and Why We Must Heal
The Importance of Mindset and Language in Birth
Maple Syrup and Two Sweet Homebirths
HBACS and Healing Your Metabolism
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