Another Conversation with Jennifer Summerfeldt: Her Origin Story and Eschewing Even the Radical Rules Around Birth | Indie Birth

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Another Conversation with Jennifer Summerfeldt: Her Origin Story and Eschewing Even the Radical Rules Around Birth

May 6, 2022

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Jennifer graciously shares her origin story with us, including her own birth experiences (2 midwife attended and one freebirth), her journey of learning about birth from Gloria Lemay, Jeannine Parvati Baker, Whapio and Michel Odent, two birth center apprenticeship experiences, and the multiple initiations and reckonings she has experienced that have brought her to a more nuanced place around birth and birth work. Lots of questions and beautiful visions for a grounded, authentic, shamanic midwifery are shared. We talk about the need for a deeper understanding of the mystery of birth and it’s counterpart, death, and for a complete cultural shift so that this type of midwifery can even be received.

To learn more about Jennifer’s work and check out her offerings, you can visit her website at www.midwiferyforthesoul.com

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