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.
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.
Jaiya talks about what inspired her work on postpartum health, how her sexuality shifted after becoming a mom, what the Erotic Blueprints are and why they’re important. She explains how to understand and feed your blueprints through the Erotic Blueprint Breakthrough Course
Bethany Saltman drafted the nation's first "affirmative consent" policy at Antioch College in the 90s. That means she's been having the #metoo conversion and talking about the politics of pleasure for a good long time. She is now at work on a book about attachment- rejecting or revising the work that has been popularized and categorized as "attachment styles." Recorded right before the Kavanagh confirmation, we talk about the behavior during the hearings- body language and attachment style.
In this episode, “Mindfulness mama mentor” Hunter Clarke-Fields talks about the importance of practicing mindfulness in parenting and how she helps stressed-out moms become more grounded in their daily lives. Hunter also shares about her life as an artist and the role that painting played in own pregnancy and entry into motherhood.
Magamama and Shannon Aganza talk about how astrology relates to the body, relationships and our sexuality. We look at the role of the planets Mars and Venus in our charts, as well as the current transits and what that means for our romantic lives.
Rachael Maddox and Kimberly Johnson share about healing sexual trauma, boundary repair, and birth.
How somatic experiencing can help us connect to our core self The pervasiveness of “sexuality trauma” in our society The pushback against sexuality in the United States and how it has affected practitioners’ training Ariel’s unique journey to somatic experiencing and what she has learned from over 40 years of being involved in the healing arts
Marcia uses the old ways in new ways and has been achieving extraordinary results in female reproductive health dysfunction, infertility, and sexual trauma recovery. She blends her expansive knowledge and initiations with her own healing/recovery journey to create a space that is safe, profound, healing, and empowering.
Racha Tahani Lawler is a California licensed midwife and founder of Crimson Fig Midwifery. She has owned and operated a community birth center, and received many awards for her work as a community midwife. She address systemic racism in healthcare, specifically birth and midwifery.
Molly Caro May, author of Body Full of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage into Motherhood talks about the inspiration for Molly’s memoir, her exploration of postpartum rage, the connection between storytelling and healing, anger in our culture today, how it connects to the postpartum period, what anger can teach us about ourselves.
Christiane Pelmas shares her personal experiences with her cycle, abortion, perimenopause and menopause—and the intelligence of these initiations. She shares that rather than closing down and going inward, menopausal women have the medicine the world needs. The menopausal initiation has the potential to awaken whole listening, erotic sex, generative power and a QUEEN existence. She sees this initiation as having a deep global purpose.