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Wisdom of the Body

Jun 17, 2021

Listen to Bailey Gaddis break down the walls of shame that many women experience around their fertility, pregnancy and mothering experiences with host Heather Grzych. Feel empowered to navigate some tough or “taboo” concerns that often naturally occur when carrying new life into the world or breastfeeding, and better understand some of the psychological and biological experiences of pregnant women.

In this episode, Heather and Bailey discuss:

  • Importance of nesting for a woman moving into motherhood
  • Why birth is so often depicted as such a traumatic experience
  • Postpartum psychosis, OCD, and anxiety
  • Parenting when you had a rough childhood and how to seek out new parenting role models
  • Breastfeeding orgasms and arousal
  • Hypnobirthing
  • Trust that we place in doctors and healthcare providers vs. our own bodies
  • Why 10% of partners stray during the pregnancy
  • How to deal with the challenges of parenting

Bailey Gaddis is the author of Asking for a Pregnant Friend and Feng Shui Mommy. She is a childbirth preparation educator, birth doula, and hypnotherapist and a regular contributor to media outlets including Working Mother, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Newborn, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Disney’s Babble, and more. She also volunteers for a program where she offers in-home support to parents of newborn babies, specifically single mothers and those with babies with special needs. Visit her online at  

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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