11. Sitting in Trust: Rachel’s Birth Story with a Nicaraguan Elder Midwife

Rachel, originally from the UK, shares the story of her first son’s birth in her home in Nicaragua. She talks about birthing her first child with an 82-year-old local elder midwife, and then how things cascaded after birth. This is an important listen to know what can happen when we don’t have people around us that trust us, and trust birth. We also talk about the influences of cultural beliefs surrounding birth and postpartum and how we can weave together the wisdom of the past with our knowledge of physiological + sacred birth.


You can find Rachel on Instagram @la_vida_sagrada_de_rachel