About This Show
Welcome to the ReWild Yourself Podcast! I’m Daniel Vitalis, and I’ll be your guide through the world of human ecology and lifestyle design. We’ll explore the strategies that our ancient human bodies and minds need to thrive in a modern world — awakening our instincts and freeing ourselves from the degenerative effects of human domestication.
Most Recent Episode
The Ancestral Biology of Birth - Dr. Sarah Buckley #153
4 days ago
How can you create conditions that are private, safe and unobserved for yourself during childbirth? This question is a core message behind the work of Dr. Sarah Buckley — author of the best selling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering and mother of four home-born children. Dr. Buckley is a New-Zealand-trained GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning and currently combines full-time motherhood with her work as a writer on pregnancy, birth, and parenting. Women were biologically designed to give birth in the wild, and oftentimes, the conventional maternity care system does not effectively support the ancestral and biological needs of a woman during childbirth. Dr. Buckley spent seven years researching and synthesizing the scientific evidence on the hormonal physiology of childbearing. She found that the science confirms the innate wisdom of a laboring woman — following your intuition can allow your hormones to guide you on the pathway to a healthy, gentle birth. In this episode, we unpack how women can tune into their innate birthing wisdom as Dr. Buckley guides us through the hormonal physiology from pregnancy all the way through to the first days spent with their newborn baby. We discuss preparing for labor, hormonal gaps, choosing a healthcare provider, breastfeeding, bed sharing and so much more. Enjoy! EPISODE BREAKDOWN: Show introduction: Why Daniel's excited about Yaupon tea Chewstick update Hunt + gather updates: blueberries, mackerel fishing, clamming & upcoming Florida freediving trip Q&A: Daniel's opinion on sustainably-harvested coffee Q&A: Call to listeners for child-friendly resources with a "rewilding mindset" Introducing Dr. Sarah Buckley Sarah’s background Modern medical research validating traditional birthing wisdom Designed to give birth in the wild Institutionalizing the birthing process Pre-labor physiological preparations Defining a hormonal gap Setting yourself for the least amount of hormonal gap Listening to your intuition when choosing a healthcare provider What to do when hormonal gaps happen during birth Is there an appropriate length of time to breastfeed? Thoughts on bed sharing — a baby’s ancestral hardwiring Sarah’s mission statement
Rated 5 out of
This is an excellent podcast run by Daniel Vitalis. It is very informative and I take many lessons learnt here and use them in my everyday life. The topics of interest are for people of all ages (being only 17 myself). I hope this changes the world. Keep rewilding.
Date published: 2017-06-08