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Nicole’s Story: How My Second Birth Made Me Feel Ecstatic (Episode #2)

What if we told you that, if you take the right steps, giving birth can actually be an ECSTATIC, empowering experience? That it can actually feel GOOD?

Today’s episode focuses on Nicole’s story. Nicole is the mom of a 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. She’s also a trauma-informed yoga facilitator, birth and postpartum educator, and our resident pregnancy and postpartum yoga expert and mindset ninja.

She used her disappointing first birthing experience to have an ecstatic second one using yoga techniques that, in this podcast, she’s going to share with the rest of us.

Our motherhood journeys were different in details, but each had a similar arc, with disappointing first pregnancies and transformative experiences the second time around.


The hope is that, by sharing our stories, more women can avoid the mistakes we made and instead find joy, empowerment and strengths in their own journeys becoming mothers.

ADVANCE WARNING: this episode mentions infant loss and miscarriage for two minutes. If this is a sensitive topic for you, feel free to mute or skip over those two minutes, or refer to the show notes for highlights instead. Notable Quote from Nicole

“Go for the best birth. Aim for it. Go for the best birth and postpartum experience you can imagine. Be bold, get help from people like myself and others of our generation who are seeing other possibilities. In some cases, that might mean you have to be willing to go first. You have to be that pioneer, the creative, the maverick, those archetypes right there.”


Resources & Links


Looking for support to stay active during your pregnancy or start your postpartum recovery? Here are some options to get you started on a great path forward:


1) Take the Pelvic Floor & Core Strength Quiz. After taking the quiz, you'll get a score and based on your results, guidance on what steps to take to move you forward in your recovery.

2) Check out our podcast listening guides: Download the Pregnancy Listening Guide or Postpartum Listening Guide.

3) If you're pregnant, want to be way more active than you have been, AND want connection with other mothers, but don't know where to start…join the Expecting to Flourish™ Membership - a mom-driven and expert-guided virtual space empowering moms with a new approach to prenatal fitness and birth prep that actually prepares you for the physical and emotional hurdles of motherhood.


If you’re postpartum and ready to get moving, need to heal your body but you don’t know where to start…join us for Postpartum Repair & Restore LIVE, a science-backed and fun-stacked, Diastasis and Pelvic Floor Strength program. Start healing your diastasis and eliminating leaking in 8 weeks or less with our guidance.

4) Do you prefer working one-on-one, or have a high risk pregnancy, a severe diastasis or leaking that won’t quit? You might be a candidate to work with us privately. To find out, take this quick self assessment! If you qualify, you'll be invited to schedule a complementary Postpartum Strategy Session with us where we'll take a good look at what's not working in your repair process, and come up with a great plan just for you.

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