#146: Bicornuate Uterus(??) and Reducing Birth Trauma with Kaely Harrod

March 2, 2023



Welcome back to the New Mom Boss Podcast! 


While I want motherhood to be a time of joy and peace, that doesn't mean we should be ignorant of the challenges that come with it. 


In fact, that can actually be harmful.


Join me as I speak with experienced doula and mother of three, Kaely Harrod, about birth trauma and how expecting mothers can minimize it. 


Birth trauma can take many forms, and it's generally defined by the individual that experiences it. For some, it might be a near-death emergency, while for others it could be a loss of autonomy or a feeling of not being taken seriously during the birthing process. 


Kaely shares her personal experience with birth trauma due to a Bicornuate Uterus and how it launched her into her current work as a doula, childbirth educator, and mentor. We discuss the importance of informed consent, autonomy, and advocating for oneself during labor and delivery.


We also talk about how having a birth plan, a team or partner, and education beforehand can empower women to take control of their birth experience and reduce the stress of unplanned scenarios.

 Some big takeaways are:

  1. Trauma is defined by the person experiencing it and can be anything from an emergency to unmet expectations. 
  2. Informed consent is crucial to minimizing birth trauma.
  3. You have complete freedom to pause and consider your options during labor. 

Mama, you are not alone in this struggle. If you found this topic helpful, the Planning For Postpartum Workshop is a great way to get further support! Inside the workshop, I will help guide you through important pillars necessary to entering motherhood peacefully, while feeling empowered and confident!


So if you liked this topic and are interested in preparing for your baby and motherhood the best way, sign up below! 



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Guest Bio

Kaely Harrod is an experienced doula who has been helping families navigate pregnancy, birth, and postpartum for over 12 years. She's mom to 3 awesome kids and they are the driving force behind her passion for supporting parents. 

On top of attending births she teaches hundreds of families a year in her Birth Prep courses, mentors newer doulas to help grow the profession, and is a podcaster herself!


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