Episode 117

Published on:

2nd Jun 2023

S4 EP117: Natalie Alaska: Wild pregnancy/Freebirth/Cord burning

On today’s episode, Natalie returns to share the freebirth of her third son, Alfie Bloom. This pregnancy was a deeply emotional one, unearthing a plethora of feelings and challenges that she had to navigate. In the face of this vulnerability, the love and unity within Natalie's circle of friends created a nurturing space for her to embrace the journey ahead. 

Natalie's birth unfolded with unexpected swiftness, catching everyone by surprise. She found herself in awe of the intensity and power coursing through her body. After the whirlwind of her son’s entry earthside, they consciously chose to slow down, pausing to honour a sacred ritual - the burning of her sons umbilical cord. This symbolic act serving as a rite of passage, welcoming her newborn into this world and honouring the intricate connection between mother and child.

Natalie shares her extraordinary journey of free birth, the transformative power of community support during postpartum, and the sacred rituals that marked her entrance into motherhood for the third time ⋒

Show Links:

Instagram: @nataliealaska_rewild

Natalie's Previous Episode link here.

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Positive Birth Stories and Advice
A podcast created with passion by a Brisbane mum with a strong desire to learn about all the positive and beautiful sides to birth. This space is created for all women to see, hear, and share empowering birth stories and advice in the hopes to heal and educate others. Each week I'll be chatting with Australian mothers, partners, and professionals to inspire other women on their own journey to motherhood.
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