Topics We Explored:
- How being vulnerable during a pregnancy is important in order to be able to do what’s best for you instead of comparing your experience with others
- Why not planning your pregnancy can help to keep your expectations in check
- What you can do to keep balance in the parenting relationship and how to help the birthing partner figure out their strengths
- Why overcoming adversity when there is a shared mission can strengthen the relationship between the parents
“Having a baby is not that the baby itself is the only one that gets born. The mother is born, the father is born – there’s a huge shifting of identity for everyone.” – Barb Suarez (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Barb Suarez
- Barb’s Blog: Birth Happens
- Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
- Becoming Us: 8 Steps to Grow a Family That Thrives by Elly Taylor
About Barb Suarez:
Barb Buckner Suárez is a Health Educator specializing in the transformational events of pregnancy, birth and parenting. In her 20+ years in the field of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Barb has had the honor of teaching thousands of couples about the benefits of embracing the normal feelings of vulnerability that arise as they become parents. She’s a Lamaze-certified Childbirth Educator, a Fellow in the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators, as well as one of the first ever certified Becoming Us Facilitators. When she’s not taking care of her four children, Barb writes her blog Birth Happens and pulls together a few more ideas about the gifts of vulnerability that she hopes will become a book someday. You can find out more about Barb and her passion for all things bellies, birth and babies at her website, bbsuarez.com
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