And want it quickly?
My name is Shalome. I created the big beautiful Rockstar Birth Magazine just for YOU. That’s right – 15 digital issues of awesome positive and powerful birthing insights to line you up for a fucking awesome birth. Want in? Simply sign up here for your subscription and receive immediate access. Too easy.
And here’s the slightly longer, more juicy, version…
It was the moment the obstetrician gloved up and started unwrapping the episiotomy scissors that I thought, ‘Mmm… this is not cool’. The midwife-on-duty whispered in my ear ‘Honey, you do not want her coming near you with those things. Push that baby out NOW’.
And so I did. With gritted teeth and an almighty push, my baby girl was born. And she was amazing, fantastic, breath-taking. But it was hardly the drug-free, water birth I had dreamed of. Strapped to a hospital bed, bright lights bearing down, feet in stirrups, catheter & epidural & foetal monitor & syntocin & antibiotics all tubing into me, a stranger between my thighs threatening me with scissors.
This didn’t feel natural and blissful. This felt fucking awful. What was going on here?
Wasn’t my body born to birth?
And yet when I looked around, pregnant women everywhere were being inundated by friends, family, and strangers on the bus, all describing how (for them) giving birth was ‘the worst pain ever!’. Care providers operate within unsupportive policies and protocols and often play heavy-handed scare tactics if birth isn’t happening on their timeframe. And TV shows consistently depicted birth as a shrieking, chaotic, out-of-control dramatic mess. And I thought… No.
Fuck this shit
And so I started investigating. I mean, what is the alternative to being shit scared of birth? Where can you go if you want a (gasp) positive experience? And because I’m a completely nosy, tell-me-everything kinda gal, I started asking around. I chatted to the medicos that believed in natural birth. I stalked the online bloggers who had mentioned that their births had been smooth experiences. And I connected with the other rad women and men (oh yes!) around the world who were turning the intervention-heavy view of birth on it’s ass (so to speak). And you know what I discovered?
Birth can be fucking amazing
Like seriously amazing. Yes, it is also intense and painful and tough at times, but the overall consensus was that we don’t need to fear birth, we simply need to back ourselves in birth. No more head-in-the-sand ostrich-style-shit pretending that birth isn’t going to happen to you (spoiler alert: it is). Instead, you need to SHOW UP to your birth, Mama.
And so I gathered all the experts and birth junkies and amazing birthing women I could find and I combined their collective awesomeness into my digital baby – the Rockstar Birth Magazine. And she is a beauty! I’m talking a 15-issue digital magazine full of empowering information, positive birthing experiences, and rich expert insights – to help you step away from the bullshit scary view of birth, and balance it out with some hardcore positive birth loving. It’s a virtual source of serious birth juju flowing right at ya, to give you the inspiration and insight to take the empowering steps YOU can take towards creating the birth YOU desire.
So I won’t be reminding you to do your glucose test, or ask if you’ve done your 20-week scan. Oh no. I’m far more interested in encouraging you to crank your self-belief up a notch, Rockstar Mama. To look inwards and start building the vision of your own kick-ass birthing journey. To say to yourself ‘I am a BORN to BIRTH’.
And you can access it all right now. Yep, all 15 issues, all 1000+ pages, all 150+ contributors, all 70+ birth stories. They are all yours, baby, for just A$60. Simply click here to grab your subscription:
And here’s why I believe you should invest in your birth… Because, birthing another human being out of your own body is a big deal. Like a REALLY big deal. And when everyone around you is sharing birthing horror stories of the ‘it was like pushing out a watermelon” kind, it’s tough to not be crapping yourself. It is also completely natural to be sceptical about whether you can really make it happen (and to also be wondering how the fuck your vag is going to bounce back afterwards).
Yet when you read about other women’s positive birthing tales, know that you have options and can make informed choices (your body, your baby, your birth), and understand the physiology of your own amazing birthing body, something will shift inside you. A flame will flicker and start to burn. The fear will subside and the belief that you CAN have a bloody brilliant birth experience will grow. And you will soon realise that…
YOU are the expert in your birth
You can have a Rockstar Birth too. Grab your Rockstar Birth Magazines and fucking DO it.
You’ve got this, Rockstar x