[Birth Stories] How Letting Go of Expectations Was Key To Her Bonding With Her Baby

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By Adriana Lozada. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, co-founder of the socially impactful Fourth Phase aftercare boxes, shares how her expectations of when and how she should bond with her baby tarnished her otherwise wonderfully supported and respected birth experience. She tells Adriana how this hyperfocus on bonding impacted her postpartum, and how her mom helped her shift things with lots of wisdom and laughter.

Listen through to the end for Adriana’s “Two Things to Do: One for You, One for the Rest of Us.” Every week, she selects actions, books, and other resources to further inform your intuition and support others on their birth journeys.

If you liked this episode, listen to this interview about the physical and emotional changes you can expect after giving birth and this episode on how to time your pain relief options.

You can learn more about Nana and Fourth Phase on Instagram @fourthphasebox or at fourthphasebox.com.

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