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.
Eileen Rosete is the founder of Our Sacred Women and a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the mother of one daughter and has experienced two losses, which I was honored to be a part of. This episode is about honoring all kinds of births- how to do that and what that process is like. Eileen has an enormous heart of service and is infiltrating the fashion world with her message “Women Are Sacred.” It's about Motherhood, Miscarriage, Loss and Trauma
Ellen Heed and Kimberly Johnson, co-founders of STREAM School for Postpartum Care talk about what's missing in the dialogue about sex postpartum, the biological realities of the postpartum time, and how these affect libido. “Postpartum can be an initiation into deeper sexual potential.”
Emilee Saldaya founder of the Free Birth Society boldly challenges the conventional birth process and refers to the ‘amnesia’ modern women embody when it comes to biological natural birth. She discusses why birth is a feminist issue, why Free Birth has become more popular, her own birth and postpartum process and the reverence it deserves and why it’s a mother’s right to forego choosing a doctor or midwife to preserve her birth experience.
Having a baby is the biggest stretch there is. The postpartum needs to be respected- yoga can be a part of that, but not the yoga we think it is.
Amy Jo Goddard shares about the ramifications of generations of abstinence-based sex education, where we go from the #metoo movement, and new models of medical care that include consent.
What is Sexological Bodywork? What kind of people need Sexological Bodywork? Who would be a good fit to take this training. with international teachers and teacher trainers, Deej and Uma.
Centehua shares her personal journey with her body image-- of becoming a mother at 19, taking on her mother and grandmothers' assessment of her body, and deciding to get a mommy makeover. She takes us through her journey of deciding to remove the implants at 40 as a ritual of self-love and self-reclamation. She does so without general anesthetic so that she can be fully present in the reclamation, and minimize the trauma to her system.
-The story of how Kimberly and Joelle met and how Joelle’s role in The Fourth Trimester (spoiler alert: she edited my book proposal which got me a publisher) -The most successful writers that Joelle works with are the ones who understand where their book fits in their system and their world -What you need to write your first book Why you need a book proposal for yourself and to be able to sell your book- your proposal is your road map
Information for men postpartum, role of the masculine in birth, and why we’re not optimizing our biology How to reframe sex postpartum; why childbirth is the one thing that makes us reconsider the way we’re doing sex Why birth is also a death and other thoughts on rites of passage Natural birth vs. hospital birth and how to choose the right care providers Tid-bits on exploratory sex, the connection between birth and sex, and sexological bodywork
Dr. Kelly Brogan is a board-certified non-prescribing psychiatrist. She is the author of NYT Bestseller, A Mind of Your Own. (Get your copy ASAP). She is revolutionizing the way that we view mental health and how people heal. She is a pioneer and a trailblazer and this interview is full of the fire that propels her. I was honored that she shared her own experience of childbirth and motherhood, and why she didn't think she was "mom material."
Her exploration of feminism and motherhood Her new understanding of career after motherhood How the cultural standards of having to do it all, alone, sets mothers up for burnout How burnout and health issues allowed her learn how to receive help and collaborate with community Her desire to add motherhood, bodies, and intuition to the feminist conversation; plus giving women the permission and agency to do what’s right for them
The inside scoop on Exiting the Shame Matrix course and why comes first in STREAM training The four domains of pelvic health: the biochemical pelvis, the biomechanical pelvis, the all important scar tissue domain, and the emotional pelvis What is the shame matrix is, how it affects access to life as a whole, and why freeing yourself from it is *essential* before helping others with their sexuality Your right to self pleasure and thoughts on radical sexual autonomy and patriarchal culture
Why it’s our job to stay at the center of our daughter’s world How mothering and daughtering can get better (not easier) during the teen years - meaning more connected, deeper, and closer. And how conflict is an opportunity for deeper connection.
Why he works with women (hint: women will save the planet) How standards work: differentiating between what would be nice to have, vs what you need There IS sacrifice in love His view of sex on the first date How to find a good guy (yes, they’re out there, and you can find one if you get uncomfortable/do the work)
Ellen Heed and Kimberly Johnson discuss the four domains of pelvic health so that you can accurately assess your own symptoms and pain, and also those of your client's. Biomechanics, biochemistry, emotions and trauma, and scar tissue.