Episode 8: How Birth is Preparation for the Unpredictability of Motherhood With Tashina Benning, Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator

Tashina

Today I talk with the lovely and passionate Tashina Benning. Tashina is a birth doula and childbirth educator. She is mom to an 8-year-old and a 2-year-old. We talked about her transition from marketing work to birth work and about her very different birth stories with her two kids. She reminds us of the importance of childbirth education, choosing your birth facility and the power of a village of friends to support you during postpartum and beyond. One of my favorite things she says is when it comes to guests during postpartum, we should follow this rule: “If you come over, bring something. If you stay, do something.” Enjoy!

You can find more information about Tashina at her website: http://www.indulgentbirth.com/

The International Caesarean Awareness Group can be found here.

The Business of Being Born and Orgasmic Birth  documentaries were also referenced.

Finally, here is the link for the Sacramento Birth Community Group

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