Republished with permission from Unapparenthood an Evio Community Partner
Aminah interviews doula and founder of Birth Boss, Rhiannon Langford to talk all things pregnancy support - support that doesn't end when pregnancy does. Whether a pregnancy ends in a loss or you have a fantastic birth, Rhiannon speaks to how important support around the birthing person is.
Rhiannon is one impressive lady. Look at all she knows about:
Certified StillBirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula
BeboMia Maternal Support Practitioner
Brilliant Birth Academy Essential Oils Training for Birth Workers
Honours Bachelor of Arts in Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Toronto
Bioethics Certificate of Professional Achievement, Columbia University (exp. 2018)
I feel like all people deserve to be supported, especially during major life transitions [like birth]
- Rhiannon Langford, Birth Boss
Listen along with us and learn how to take back your power during pregnancy, what the heck a birth vision board is (hint, it may or may not be like a pinterest board), and why doulas are actually important to help support the dads/other moms/support person in the room.
(4:01) Taking back your birthing power
(9:50) How doulas provide dignity and support during pregnancy loss
(16:15) How can you include the support person in the birth
(19:57) Birth vision board, say what
(26:10) How granola do doulas get
Rhiannon is a full-spectrum doula and founder of Birth Boss Maternity Care. She is all about keeping it real with moms and dads by bringing judgement-free support, knowledge, and a bit of laughter into the birth & postpartum space. Her philosophy has been deeply influenced by her study of women’s health & birth justice during her postgraduate studies at Columbia University, and background in nutrition, aromatherapy, and crystal healing.