In this special bonus collaboration episode Hillary talks to Sara Pixton from the Birth Words Podcast! We got the chance to meet Sara at a recent conference and had a total fan moment as we have been listening to her podcast with great interest. She could not have been more sweet and surprised, as I know so many of us who have a podcast feel like we are always just talking to ourselves or each other if you have a partner.
This conversation focuses on 3 ways to better communicate for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, and we hope you will find it helpful and a thought provoking consideration of language including pronouns, nouns, intention, power, prepositions, and more. If you are interested in the intersection between language, birth, and anthropology, this is a great episode for you. As childbirth professionals the words we choose to use can make a huge difference in our efficacy and how people think about their experience and even themselves sometimes. Birth givers are especially vulnerable to the words we choose to use
A little bit about our collaborator this week:
Sara Pixton became a BBC-Certified Doula after the transformative and empowering VBAC of her son. She has three children and is currently an Applied Linguistics Master’s Student at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She believes that there is a synergistic energy when her two passions—birth and language—come together, and she’s excited to share it with you! Sara currently serves the greater Salt Lake City, UT area as a doula at Summit Birth Utah.
We had so much fun recording this episode, and hope you enjoy Sara’s podcast too!!