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This podcast is for you if you’ve experienced challenges on your pregnancy journey such as pregnancy or infant loss, infertility, health conditions that impact fertility, a traumatic pregnancy or birth, etc. My name is Natalee Facey and I’m a mom to two angel babies, Resilience Coach, Birth Doula, and Inner Healing Guide. I believe that any experience that brings us unimaginable pain also has the potential to connect us to our deepest source of power. My work is to walk with you through it a ...
 
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I’m baaack! In this episode, I share the deep journey of release, healing, and rebirth that 2022 brought me on. It was nothing I expected and everything I needed! That journey also created clarity and spaciousness for the rebirth of our online community. Check out the episode to learn more! Support For Your Journey: Learn more about this beautiful …
 
I consider myself a life-long learner, so it means a lot when I say that Compassionate Communication or Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been one of the single most important practices I’ve learned. As my teacher, Steve Torma, puts it, Compassionate Communication isn’t just a tool for communication but a shift in consciousness. I’ve referred Comp…
 
If you’re currently pregnant and feel as though you’re holding fear and anxiety in your body, this month’s workshop is for you. Two sessions are being held: the first on Weds, Jul 20 at 7PM ET is for pregnant women/people and the second on Sat, Jul 30 at 1PM ET for pregnant women/people and expectant parents in general (invite your partner!). In th…
 
In this episode, Rada, a client of mine, reflects on our time working together and the impact that had on her pregnancy journey, inner healing, and her relationships. She shares: - Feeling discouraged to try again after her losses even though she wanted to grow her family - The difference between listening to the podcast and being in a session - Th…
 
I had the pleasure of working with Tia during her pregnancy as her “space-holder,” resource-connector, co-strategist, and emotional healing guide. I’ve been excited to share our follow-up conversation because Tia’s story is such a powerful example of what’s possible when pregnancy and birth are supported by community—family, friends, and profession…
 
Today’s episode features one of my favorite Birth & Postpartum Doulas, Kris Bailey. Knowing that you can add a Birth and Postpartum Doula to your birthing team helps to take the “scary” out of childbirth. And so, I’m thrilled to have Kris share more about how doulas can improve your birthing experience. Kris is also the founder of Birth Sent Lisi, …
 
These words are in honor of the “other mothers”…those on the not-so-easy pregnancy journey whose stories I’ve had the privilege of holding sacred space for. If today’s episode resonates with you, please share it with someone else whose motherhood journey might have been different from the one that’s often celebrated, but who knows themself to be a …
 
How do you use your painful experiences to give birth to a more powerful version of you? It's not only possible, but it's the transformation your life has been asking for. This level of inner healing may have felt out of reach if you haven't had the right tools and support. In this recording, I share: An invitation to join me for the Rebirth Group …
 
I thoroughly enjoyed today’s soulful conversation with Thérèse Cator. Thérèse is one of my teachers and mentors, and her work has guided me in walking the path of my own calling with more clarity and confidence…in being able to do the work beneath the work. To know her and share space with her is a gift. In this episode, we discuss: - What led to h…
 
Self-love is hard for most people. It isn’t a practice that’s encouraged in our culture. Instead, we’re continually fed messaging about what’s wrong with us and what we need to change to reach a certain standard. Now, when you’ve gone through a loss or infertility diagnosis, self-love feels even more out of reach. And yet, it is THE single most imp…
 
Welcome to 2022, beloved. How are you arriving? Is it with excitement? Some anxiety? With rules about what you need to do to make this the best year yet? We tend to feel that entering the New Year is like entering a magical portal where everything needs to now be new, better, and different. But growth and healing don’t operate that way. They move w…
 
Acupuncture is one of the healing modalities that support fertility and a healthy pregnancy. In this episode, I chat with Acupuncturist and owner of Sano Acupuncture, Joannie Campuzano-Cepeda, about why acupuncture is beneficial, what happens in a session, and how it can support overall health. Here’s more about Joannie and how to get in touch with…
 
Through working with clients for the past several years, and through doing my own healing work for even longer, this is one of the observations I’ve made: We sometimes get in the way of our own healing. It isn’t that we decide that we won’t heal. It’s that we unconsciously choose to stay where we are in the pain. It sounds irrational, but the reaso…
 
I share a lot about the limitations of our conventional healthcare model. And so, what an absolute pleasure it was to sit and chat with Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Monique Mazza, and learn more about what our care should actually entail. In this episode, we discuss: What Naturopathic Medicine is and how it’s different from Allopathic Medicine (or w…
 
Going through loss or infertility is difficult on its own. And having a history of sexual trauma adds even more layers of triggers and emotions to work through. Because these triggers and emotions intensify during pregnancy and childbirth, I want you to be aware of them. When they’re no longer operating in the background, you get to take your power…
 
This week’s episode with Pleasure Activist, Marisa Sullivan, is now one of my favorites! We discussed how absolutely magical the body’s anatomy is and the many ways in which it was built for pleasure. We also explored how trauma can inhibit pleasure and conception, and practices Marisa uses to help her clients reclaim both. This episode also introd…
 
We are so much better at giving grace to others than we are at giving grace to ourselves. I was inspired to share this mini-episode exploring what it means to have “room for grace” and the sense of peace and openness that can come as a result. If it speaks to you, perhaps you’re meant to hear it. :) If you do enjoy it, feel free to drop me a line v…
 
I believe that we are spiritual beings expressed in physical bodies. It means that even after our babies have made their transition out of their physical bodies, they still exist in spirit. A few months ago, I did a podcast episode reading excerpts from “Memories of Heaven” by Dr. Wayne Dyer (Ep 24). The book features stories from parents whose lit…
 
There is no separation between the mind and body. What impacts our thoughts and emotions also impacts what shows up in the body. As a Birth Doula, I also have the privilege of supporting birthing people as they bring their babies earthside. What I’ve learned is that our subconscious fears seem to come to a climax in the midst of childbirth because …
 
Hey Birth Warrior, I’m hosting a Healing Circle & Experiential Workshop on Sat, Jul 24 at 2PM EST teaching somatic tools to support you in your healing after loss, infertility, or a traumatic birthing experience. Learn more or RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-healing-circle-for-birth-warriors-tickets-162918643047 Or at nataleeface…
 
Today’s episode is a loving heart-to-heart. Listen to it when you have space to process and work through some questions that may potentially be challenging. Key among them: What’s at the root of your desire for having children? This isn’t to discourage you from wanting children. Children are beautiful. However, as you’re on this journey, I want you…
 
Just as heavy emotions or painful memories might come up for you on Mother’s Day and other special occasions, the same might be the case for your partner this Fathers Day (and other special days). What I’ve noticed with fathers though, is that they tend to prioritize your needs over theirs. This may lead to them hiding any emotions that may come up…
 
In this episode, I had the pleasure of connecting with Tasha of @tashastea_ on Instagram and learning about her Birth Warrior Journey through an early-stage pregnancy loss, infertility, and the loss of her rainbow twins. What inspires me about Tasha’s story is her courage to hold space for it all—the love and the pain, the joy and the grief—and her…
 
If having challenges on the pregnancy journey such as a loss or infertility diagnosis has left you feeling as though you're not a mother, I'm here to tell you that you 100% are. We've been using the wrong definition for motherhood. Our children become our children before they're here with us on Earth and our children are still our children even aft…
 
Today's episode is with the powerful, wise and inspiring Naked Yoga Goddess, Kimberly Baker Simms. My spirit guided me to share Kimberly's work with you because our relationship with the body changes to a negative one after a loss or infertility diagnosis. What Kimberly teaches about the healing that’s possible through nakedness may certainly help …
 
Today’s episode was such a juicy, joyful conversation with my cosmic friend, Andrea Gomez. Andrea describes herself as a “creator of things that infuse our life with magic” and our conversation was absolutely magical—exploring what it means to be energetic beings, splashing our feet into the ocean of Human Design, and connecting heart-to-heart on h…
 
In today’s episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the members our Birth Warrior Community on Facebook, Mary Kristine Porter-Chorley. Mary is Mama to her son, Joseph, who lives in the sky, and an adorable cat named Gizmo. She’s also the co-founder of “Love from O,” a baby-loss charity providing support for men, non birthing partners & f…
 
The Black birthing experience in the United States has such deep and rich history. Some aspects are painful and others beautiful, but all of it laced with resistance, a constant fight to reclaim the sacredness of birth, to liberate our bodies, and secure a safer future for our children and families. In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewi…
 
As a Birth Warrior you know that there are certain dates that are especially hard to work through: the anniversary of your baby’s estimated due date, the anniversary of the day they entered the world, and the anniversary of the day they left. My son’s birthday was on February 14th and boy were my emotions high as I moved closer to the date! In the …
 
How do you love and care for yourself when you’re pregnant or think you might be pregnant? And how differently do you treat yourself or ask others to treat you when you’re not pregnant? We’ve entered into the month dedicated to love and while romantic love is fab(!), our first episode looks at the differences in how we love ourselves (love as an ac…
 
This week’s topic on Ancestral Healing is not one that I’ve ever spoken to. And perhaps it was my ancestors themselves who inspired me to share this perspective with you. As I am coming off of the heels on an Energy Healing training based in the ancient African wisdom, ancestral healing is ripe in my being. The topic of connecting with ancestors mi…
 
We made it, Birth Warriors! We survived, and in some cases, even thrived in 2020. Here we are stepping into 2021—perhaps with uncertainty or hesitation—but doing it just the same! In our very first episode for the New Year, I reflect on the moments in 2020 that brought me the greatest levels of joy, growth, and appreciation. And I end this episode …
 
I’ve known Sophia for years. She’s one of the dear friends who’ve been with me in the midst of my losses. In addition to being my Soul Sista, she’s also an Endo Warrior. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus. It often leads to debilitating pain and it isn’t uncommon fo…
 
Challenges around fertility and pregnancy activate an ancient wound within us—the fear of being ostracized from our tribe (whether the one we were born into or the one we chose through our partner), the fear of our partner replacing us with another, “more fertile” mate, and the fear of losing opportunities for recognition and upward mobility. This …
 
Pregnancy Loss on its own is difficult. Imagine when that loss happens in a country you've lived in for just a few weeks. And imagine spending all of that time under lockdown during the early, frantic stages of the COVID pandemic. Imagine seeking prenatal care and being told by one medical facility after the other that they not taking in new patien…
 
A few weeks ago during one of our Birth Warrior Wednesday sessions, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Shoshana Vogel, whose many gifts to the world include being a musician and vocal instructor. Shoshana also uses music, sound, and play in her work to support the brain development of babies. Because I intentionally used music and voice a…
 
Today’s podcast episode is all about restoring trust in your body. Wherever you are on the Birth Warrior journey, you may have experienced losing trust in your body, becoming disappointed, or even hating your body when it fails to do what you want it to do. I want to offer a gentle reminder that experiencing a loss or infertility may be our body se…
 
This is where we move from understanding what happens in the body after trauma and difficult experiences in Pt 1 of this episode, to actually exploring ways to process, heal and release those experiences. So if you haven’t already, definitely check out Pt 1 and then come back to this for a deeper dive. While pregnancy after loss or infertility can …
 
Today’s episode is an interview with Elizabeth Ortiz, the founder and CEO of EllisBearyLoved, a nonprofit that distributes comfort boxes to families grieving the loss of an infant. Elizabeth created EllisBearyLoved in 2018 after the loss of her son Ellisander Lorenzo Valerio, who passed away due to omphalocele, eight days after his birth. Elizabeth…
 
I hear this question so often from Birth Warriors: “How do I know when it’s time to try again?” I decided to make it one of the recent topics for our Facebook Live within the private Birth Warrior community. This is a recording of that live session. Listen to this episode to learn what the markers are for getting to a place of “yes” in terms of try…
 
September is NICU Awareness Month, a time when we honor NICU babies, their families, and the health professionals that support them. If you're a Birth Warrior, I also want to acknowledge that the NICU may hold memories of painful experiences for you. It’s certainly where I experienced most of the trauma after my second pregnancy with my preemie (I …
 
We are all inspired by happy endings. After my pregnancy loss I would listen to the stories of women/birthing people with successful subsequent pregnancies as a reminder that this was possible for me too. In this episode, we hear the story of one of the Birth Warriors I've had the pleasure of working with. Katie went through two years of trying to …
 
Shame and guilt are two of the most difficult emotions to overcome after a loss or infertility diagnosis. They hit at such a tender, tender place. And because whatever we feel guilt or shame around, we tend to feel safer keeping it a secret, these difficult emotions fester under the surface. But staying in shame and guilt can have a negative impact…
 
Jealousy, Sadness, Shame, Anger, Fear, Blame...these are some of the emotions we experience after a loss or infertility diagnosis. They are a natural and often necessary part of our healing journey, and yet we stifle them when they show up because they seem so ugly and icky. What if I told you that it’s in creating space for them that you’re able t…
 
Triggers are probably one of the most annoying things you go through after loss or infertility diagnosis. They often sneak up on you and take over your emotions, reminding you of past painful experiences. In this episode, I share some of my techniques for actually using triggers to accelerate your healing. They can become beautiful gifts once you u…
 
After the painful and traumatic experience of a loss or infertility, there are invisible wounds that are often left unattended to. This isn't usually done intentionally, but we don’t always have the space, support, or tools to process and heal our painful experiences. But unless that healing work is done, the imbalance those invisible wounds create…
 
This is the first time that I publicly share the experience of losing my first pregnancy. I recorded this episode with my dear friend, Sophia (pre-quarantine in NYC), which is symbolic on many levels. For one, she was there with me in the hospital as I was losing my little one and she recounted an incredibly powerful moment that I had forgotten abo…
 
Welcome to the Preparing for Pregnancy After Loss Podcast! This podcast is for you if you've experienced challenges in your pregnancy journey—a pregnancy or infant loss, infertility diagnosis, or difficult delivery—and have fears around your next pregnancy. Our host, Natalee Facey, is an Angel Mom x 2 turned Birth Doula, Birthing Coach, and Somatic…
 
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