Dec 25, 2018
Jenny Silva is a local doula who holds within her in the ancient wisdom passed down to her by her ancestors. It was an honor to share sacred space (or what I like to call ceremony) with her and her mother, Maria Silva, inside the Judy Chicago Birth Stories exhibition in Pasadena, CA in September of 2018.
In this episode we go deep into quite a few places around childbirth. We talk about Jenny's 4 births and her mother, Maria's 11 births. They share with us some of their traditional wisdom around herbs (but they don't give away all the secrets :), frustrations with hospital care, the wisdom of the ancestor and the ultimate lesson: Birth is not an illness, the body always tells us what it needs.
This episode is sponsored by GraceFull where you can find BBJ's host Elizabeth's free ebook Birth Planning: All the Questions to Ask and all kinds of educational videos including Childbirth Education, Advanced Doula Trainings and Lactation Support. Go to GraceFull to download the ebook for free.
If you live in Los Angeles, check out GraceFull's midwives for home births, water birth, and our accredited birthing center. We also have a full wellness facility with NDs, Chiropractic, Therapy, Massage, Lactation and lots of amazing classes.
Also, thank you to our sponsor BEB Organic, a natural, vegan certified, NICU approved line of 5 baby products that do what they say (and I use on my face too!). To get your free gift with purchase go to their website BEB Organic and add "WEEKENDER SET" to your cart and use the code: BBJ at checkout to get the weekender set for free!