“You breathe. You blink. You digest. You don’t tell your body to do those things… Your body will know how to give birth. The mind-body connection is SO STRONG. The mind can influence the body…” A.L.
Adriana Lozada’s background is multi-layered and multi-cultural. A former print and online editor from Venezuela, the birth of her daughter sparked her passion for being a birth advocate, leading her to open Birthful: a company that helps new and expectant parents take on whatever maternity sends their way.
She is a certified Advanced Birth Doula (DONA International), a postpartum educator, and a healthy sleep consultant, as well as a bestselling author and international speaker. Adriana is also the host of the Birthful Podcast, where she talks to amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate birth professionals every week, to help new and expectant parents inform their intuition, so they can have more rewarding pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences.
“After giving birth, Adriana became passionate about helping others on their maternity journeys. The fire to make a difference started from a place of outrage (have you noticed the broken state of maternity care? the non-existence of paid family leave in the US?), which she has since focused into a torch that lights her way towards supporting new parents to have joyful and satisfying birth and postpartum experiences.
Adriana is an advanced birth doula, an eco-maternity consultant, a postpartum educator, and a child sleep consultant. She’s a bestselling author, speaker, and host of the acclaimed Birthful podcast. All part of her quest to help people have a smoother transition into parenthood.” (from birthful.com)
In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- The Birthful Podcast (0:11)
- Intuition vs fear (0:55)
- How to tune into our intuition (5:30)
- Supporting your physiology during labor (7:07)
- Labor Land (7:30)
- Birthing a 12-pound baby (9:40)
- Reducing anxiety about your upcoming birth (14:35)
- Pregnancy Brain book
- Delivering Miracles Podcast (High-risk pregnancy expert)
- Calming your nervous system (20:22)
- Why an OB Chose to Have a Home Birth with Amali Lokugamage podcast episode
- Childbirth education classes (Which class is best for your personality? Take this quiz.) (20:22)
- Michel Odant
Sail into Adriana’s world at Birthful.com. She’ll help you navigate the unexpected seas of birth with her wisdom in your ear. Add her The Birthful Podcast to your list. What excites her? Hearing from you. Feel free to email her.