[PODCAST] You Don’t Have to Give Birth to Be Postpartum with Rebecca Cariati
This episode is especially important if you work in fitness coaching or as a health practitioner – if you’d like to effectively offer gender inclusive care.
[NEW] You Don’t Have to Give Birth to Be Postpartum, with Rebecca Cariati
“If we don’t acknowledge that parents of all genders are part of the postpartum community, how do we expect to get postpartum care? We can’t and we won’t until we broaden membership into this exclusive group.” – Rebecca Cariati.
Rebecca (she/her) wrote me a number of months ago, saying this, and I jumped at the chance to speak with her.
Rebecca Francesca Cariati is a Queer mother of a toddler (using a sperm donor) and a licensed acupuncturist.
Rebecca’s work acknowledges and is rooted in the knowing that the LGBTQX community needs more fertility, birth, and postpartum providers who offer competent, gender-inclusive care.
As she said, “The fact is, that postpartum depression rates for adoptive parents are almost identical to gestational parents…”
Her work fills this gaping hole in postpartum supportive care for LGBTQX postpartum families, so that her community may be well, too.
In Episode 175 we talk through:
1). Rebecca and her partner’s process of conceiving using a sperm donor
2). Her birthing experience and healing from it
3). The first year postpartum and her journey with postpartum depression
4). Her partner’s experience through postpartum and the early months and years of parenting
5). Why fitness and health practitioners needs to do continual work on their own biases and other truths about becoming a safer space for LGBTQX clients and patients
Such a beautiful, honest, vulnerable conversation with Rebecca.
For further training in this, plus a comprehensive education in supporting postpartum clients in their fitness and pelvic health, add your name to the waitlist for the Spring 2021 class of the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy.