192: HOME BIRTH STORY – Journeying From Cancer to Home Birth with Eva Whipple

How could lessons from surviving cancer empower you in your birth?

For Eva Whipple, going through cancer at age 19 shifted up her perspective on things. It taught her about priorities and her ability to push through. She recognizes that it also taught her to be present. And this carried into both of her births, both on the same day two years apart.

For her first birth of her daughter Lois, Eva was in a birthing center (birthing at home was illegal). Then for surprise pregnancy number two, she decided on a home birth for son Sonny.

We chat about the road to home birth and the comparison of her two births, nursing a toddler while pregnant and how her practice of yoga has been a part of her life as a mother.

Links:

DIAH Store - https://www.bonfire.com/store/diahpodcast/

First Descents - https://firstdescents.org/

Ina May Gaskin’s “Spiritual Midwifery” - https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Midwifery-Ina-May-Gaskin/dp/1570671044

Eva’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/soulyogamama/

Eva’s yoga studio - http://www.soulyogastudiosalisbury.com/

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