Erin’s Tokophobia Healing Journey
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
1M ago
I’m thrilled to share with you another incredible tokophobia healing journey. As the host of the Fear Free Childbirth podcast, I have had the profound privilege of connecting with many incredible women, each on her unique path to overcoming the fears and anxieties that accompany pregnancy and childbirth. Today, I want to share with you one of the most touching and inspiring stories to grace my podcast – the profound journey of Erin, a woman who bravely faced her tokophobia and emerged with newfound confidence and strength. Tokophobia, an intense fear of childbirth, is more common than many re ..read more
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How Unhealed Tokophobia Can Affect You In Unexpected Ways
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
1M ago
I want to share with you a true story that illustrates the shocking impact of unhealed tokophobia and how it can unexpectedly affect your life. It’s a tokophobia recovery story that’s a little bit different. Well, VERY different! For a start it involves a lady who’s in her late 60s! I was truly taken aback by the profound impact that tokophobia had on her life. This wasn’t just about her decision not to have kids. This was much more far-reaching than that! This fear can stifle our ability to birth not only children but also dreams, projects, and relationships. The surprising impact this fear h ..read more
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Overcoming Birth Trauma: Heather’s Journey to Positive Birth
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
4M ago
In today’s episode, I am joined by Heather to dive into her incredible journey from a fear-filled first birth to two positive and empowering experiences. Heather shares her deep emotional work in overcoming the negative feelings from her traumatic first birth and the steps she took to prepare herself mentally and emotionally for her second pregnancy. From therapy to Emotion Code, to Head Trash Clearance and hypnobirthing, Heather explores the various tools she used to transform her mindset and approach childbirth with a newfound sense of confidence. Key Points Discussed: Traumatic First Birth ..read more
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Celeste’s Journey from Tokophobia to Inner Peace
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
4M ago
In this episode, I sit down with the inspirational Celeste to delve deep into her transformative journey of overcoming fears and phobias related to childbirth and pregnancy. Throughout the episode, Celeste candidly shares her profound and life-altering experiences, providing invaluable insights for anyone navigating similar challenges. This episode is for you if you want to have a peep under the bonnet to better understand what it looks like EXACTLY to clear your head trash (tokophobia, anxiety or indeed anything else) using Head Trash Clearance. We get down to brass tacks and leave no stone ..read more
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Periods & Pregnancy: Learning to love your cycle
Fear Free Childbirth
by Eds Garcia
4M ago
In today’s episode, I have a thought-provoking conversation with Elizabeth Tidwell, a menstrual cycle coach, as she shares her journey of healing and embracing the power of her menstrual cycle. I wanted to talk about periods because even though they’re not front and centre of the pregnancy and birth experience – they are! We obsess over when they stop – are we pregnant??? – and then we obsess over when they start again. They are a HUGE part of this. And, more importantly, I wanted to talk about them because I don’t think that we appreciate our periods much. There’s lots of negativity around t ..read more
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Solo Parenting: Choosing to Thrive and Finding Balance in Work and Motherhood
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
4M ago
In this episode, we dive into a powerful and inspiring conversation with my guest, Steph Bennet, as she shares her experience of choosing to solo parent. Finding Balance in Work and Motherhood Steph’s story is a testament to the strength and resilience of women who navigate both career success and motherhood on their own terms. Join us as we explore the challenges, triumphs, and joys of Steph’s unique journey into motherhood. Steph made the decision to prioritise a career that allowed her to have control over her work without judgment. She is a strong advocate for not compromising but optimis ..read more
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Birth Culture: Resolving Conflict in the Birth Space, with Jenny Kozlow
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
5M ago
Birth is a profound and transformative experience, but unfortunately, conflicts and disagreements within the birth space can sometimes overshadow the joy and empowerment that should be at the forefront. Navigating Conflict in the Birth Space In this episode of the Fear Free Childbirth podcast, Jenny Koslow, a perinatal educator with four decades of experience, sheds light on the issues of conflict and tension within the birth world. Understanding the Birth Space: Jenny begins by sharing her wealth of knowledge and stories gathered from birth workers around the globe. She highlights the confli ..read more
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From Phobia to Calling: From Fearful Mama to Confident Midwife
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
6M ago
In this episode, I have an incredible story of transformation to share with you. My guest, Jessica, was once plagued with fear when it came to pregnancy and childbirth. However, she conquered her fears and had a positive birth experience that inspired her to make a bold career change. From Fearful Mama to Confident Midwife Jessica talks about her journey from fear to becoming a midwife. It’s a remarkable turnaround that showcases the power of overcoming our deepest fears and embracing new paths in life. But before we delve into Jessica’s inspiring story, I want to share with you a tale that h ..read more
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Spirit Babies: Exploring Fertility and Conscious Conception
Fear Free Childbirth
by Eds Garcia
6M ago
In this episode, my special guest is Emma Moon, a cosmic fertility guide and a spirit baby medium. Emma’s unique background includes a Bachelor of Science in nursing and expertise as an integrative health practitioner. She blends both science and spirituality in her work, supporting women through their fertility journey, pregnancy, and conscious birth. Emma’s approach involves connecting with the energy and spirit of her clients, helping them navigate emotional and spiritual blocks that may affect their fertility. Through a combination of nutrition, lifestyle changes, and intuitive guidance, s ..read more
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I Won An Award!
Fear Free Childbirth
by Alexia Leachman
6M ago
I’m really excited to share some incredible news with you all. ???? ???? I am thrilled to have received the prestigious “Best Pregnancy & Birth Fear Support Services 2023 – UK” award from LUX Parent & Baby Awards. This award totally came out of the blue – it’s not one of those ‘pay to play’ ones! This is what makes it so great! I found out I was nominated earlier this year when Lux emailed me to let me know. They asked me to share some more information about the work I did so that they could take my nomination to the voting panel. A Personal Journey of Healing This achievement has a d ..read more
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