Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast!
When it comes to giving birth, anything can happen. We can plan and plan, but at the end of the day, each baby enters the world in his or her own unique way.
Sometimes it’s a joyful experience, but all too often it’s left many new parents frustrated and/or grieving.
My guest today is Holly Rogalski, someone with such a heart for these new parents when they’re in this vulnerable space. She is the owner of kickassbirth.com and has been a labor doula, postpartum doula, Childbirth Educator, and Birth Story Listener since 2006.
The focus of her work is on minimizing trauma and enhancing satisfaction through this transformation in new parents' lives.
We discuss the current healthcare system, the benefits of Birth Story Processing, and the impact that newborn delivery can have on not just the mom and baby, but on the partner and the healthcare team as well.
Some big takeaways are:
Holly shared so much wisdom for new parents, much of which is (as always) not often spoken about in pregnancy circles. You do not want to miss what she has to say!
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Holly Rogalski is the owner of kickassbirth.com. She has been a labor doula, postpartum doula, Childbirth Educator, and Birth Story Listener since 2006. In that 15 years, she has attended around 250 births in the Chicago area and taught over 1000 couples in her unique, irreverent, and entertaining style.
The focus of her work is minimizing trauma and enhancing satisfaction through this major Rite of Passage in new parents' lives. She knows that the interpretations and meanings you give to the events of your birth lay the foundation for your self-esteem as a new parent. She has recently retired from attending births, but still makes time for education and Birth Story Processing. You can attend her Birthing From Within method classes on the zoom platform. She runs classes every 6 weeks. You can also sign up for virtual Birth Story Sessions to fit with your schedule.
Holly has three beautiful children, ages 12-16, a science teacher for a husband, and FIVE CATS. She now spends her free time painting and teaching a Neuro-Creative Intuition Program, an 8-week course she designed to help overthinkers get into their intuitive, subconscious mind. This work is based on her thousands of hours watching women discover their intuition in labor and new parenthood.