MagaMama with Kimberly Ann Johnson: Sex, Birth and Motherhood
Summary: Cutting-edge, pioneering conversations on holistic women's health, including sex, birth, motherhood, womanhood, intimacy and trauma with doula, certified Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, and author of The Fourth Trimester, Kimberly Ann Johnson.
Dr. Claudia Shares on why the title of her book is actually backwards, her “aha!” moment when she was studying hormones, the difference between sex hormones and stress hormones, and how our spiritual and emotional choices reverberate through our physical bodies
Christine Caldwell, longtime somatic practitioner, educators and author, talks about her activism centered around the bodylessness present in our culture, translating your physical experience to your social interactions and how embracing inquiry and challenges can support your wellbeing.
Lisa Hendrickson-Jack shares the research on fertility, the importance of including men's health in the fertility journey, as well as the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign.
Bari shares about how she lost her shame about money, living through the ebbs and flows of income, and the phases she guides you through in her year-long money school.
Tobin shares the the golden rules of healthy relating, the important ingredients to a flourishing relationship, how to reduce drama in your relationship, regardless of the structure, if you are polyamorous, open, monogamous.
Brigit shares about sensing your own boundaries for invasions and working towards repair, working with imprints from our own conception and birth to find systemic healing, embracing your family dynamic to foster personal expansion and offering safe attachment with others through secure attachment with one’s self.
Heng Ou, author of the First Forty, and founder of MotherBees, shares her threevaried birth and postpartum experiences, learning about nourishing food from her Chinese roots, and becoming a single mom of three and reweaving herself
-How he came into the path of intentional, sexual healing -What a session in NeuroAffective Touch looks like -Discovering your own preferences and those of your partner through Full Body Active Consent -Working with his own mother to repair rupture in her nervous system -How pleasure factors into his work
We talk about what men want, how they connect and how to navigate sexual trauma in a relationship.
How do we untangle hormonal birth control from feminism? What is the sociocultural impact of exogenous hormones on all women?
What Liz Koch Shares: · Why she believe the psoas should be considered an organ of perception · How the psoas is connected to our emotional states and our nervous system · How to find resiliency and tone the nervous system through movement and play
The history of eating placenta Why single CDC case-studies on eating placenta aren’t as trustworthy as are own experiences How her own postpartum period was affected by returning to work after two weeks, being alone with her baby after Day 9, and living with undiagnosed Hashimoto’s How integrated postpartum care would be a dream for new moms How her agency, Baby Caravan, matches women to birth doulas, postpartum doulas, and back-to-work coaching services
How her book, The Big Letdown, explores the connections between medicine, big business and feminism and their effects on breastfeeding women today. How the environment we are currently in sets us up for failure. The importance of using our power as consumers to start dialogues with our care providers about breastfeeding and lactation. The ways feminism has let mothers down. The importance of re-centering mothers in the fight for reproductive justice and freedom.
-How our sexual, emotional and psychological blocks show up in the birth experience -The importance of removing these blocks in order to have an empowering birth -Orgasmic birth; what it means and how to create the best conditions for having one -Preparing for birth with sex; what can orgasms, exploratory sex, and even female ejaculation teach us about giving birth
In this special episode of the Magamama podcast, my right-hand woman Lynn Wolfbrandt interviews four women who have taken my course Activate Your Inner Jaguar. They share their experiences in the course, from decreased social anxiety, increased intuition and inner knowing, a more comfortable mindset around chronic illness, more congruence between what they desire and what they experience, and a newfound ability to shift from freeze during sex to a more fulfilling intimate relationship with their partner.