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The Power in Writing Your Story, with Jaime Fleres

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #120

There’s a unique healing power to writing your birth story, of not having an audience, of getting raw and going to the deep places, rather than just sharing the version suitable for light conversation. How do you get started, and is there a way to make the process a bit easier? What if your birth involved trauma? Jaime Fleres tells us more. Check it out!

 

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What we talked about:

  • Considering the master narrative that you (and your culture) have about birth
  • What is the point of writing your birth story?
  • The 3 layers to a birth story
  • The healing power of writing
  • Reporting vs. Reflecting
  • What happens when you’re not writing for an audience
  • What if you don’t know how to write?
  • How to approach a traumatic birth story

 

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About Jaime Fieres

Jaime Fleres is the author of the new book Birth Your Story: Why Writing about Your Birth Matters.  She is a mother, writing coach, former college professor, doula, holistic healer, and embodied movement teacher. She is the founder of Santosha Birth and Wellness, leads workshops and retreats internationally, and offers her writing and services at JaimeFleres.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*May contain affiliate links. This means that I may get a small percentage of what you buy, and that is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!

 


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Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

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