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Healthy Births, Happy Babies | Prenatal Care | Natural Birth | Pregnancy | Pediatrics


Welcome to the "Healthy Births, Happy Babies" podcast!

Nov 28, 2016

Guest: Laura Shanley is the author of Unassisted Childbirth and is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the natural-birth movement. She also works with women on a one-on-one basis, providing childbirth counsel and emotional support before, during and after pregnancy.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. How Laura came to realization that she could birth her own 3 children by herself, at home, without any medical supervision (**I misspoke in the recording of the episode that Laura had 3 unassisted births-it should have been 5)
  2. What books and resources she read to be certain that she could do this and that you could read to have a more natural, powerful birth
  3. Which 3 negative emotions she believes are the greatest contributor to rising c-section rates and medical interventions in birth

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Laura Shanley:

Laura Shanley is an author, speaker, and childbirth consultant widely recognized as one of the leading voices in the natural-birth movement. 

Laura is the author of Unassisted Childbirth (Third Edition, 2016) and maintains a website dedicated to promoting natural birth: www.unassistedchildbirth.com.

Her expertise is frequently sought out by television and movie production companies, and she has been featured in media outlets such as ABC News, 20/20, The Doctors, the Discovery Channel, the New York Times and the Washington Post.  

She also works with women on a one-on-one basis, providing childbirth counsel and emotional support before, during and after pregnancy.