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S5 EP148: Fiona O'Shaughnessy: Birth Centre/Birth Trauma + Birth Centre + Homebirth
Episode 14824th April 2024 • Positive Birth Australia • Skye Waters
00:00:00 01:18:41

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Welcome to today's episode, where we delve into the transformative journey of Fiona, a birth educator and doula whose experiences in childbirth deeply reshaped her life. Fiona admits that initially, she knew very little about pregnancy and childbirth. However, inspired by the profound insights from Ina May Gaskin's book, Fiona embarked on a path that dramatically altered her perspective on birth.

Fiona shares her first birth experience at a birth center, where she faced a challenging six-hour pushing phase and the looming threat of medical intervention. This initial encounter, marked by moments of trauma, profoundly influenced her approach to subsequent births. Reflecting on her experiences, Fiona gained a deep understanding of how various factors impacted her natural birthing process. These invaluable lessons not only shaped her significantly different approach to her second and third births but also enriched her practice as a doula.

Join us as we explore Fiona's three powerful birth stories and her journey from the corporate world to a deeply fulfilling role supporting women in the birth space.

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Instagram: @bumps_birth_and_beyond


Midwife: @midwifelibbylamb

Charity: @hygieiahealthltd

Fiona's Website HERE.

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Book: Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

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