Today’s birth story guest is Paula Mallis. Paula is a mother, doula, yoga teacher, meditation guide and facilitator of women circles living in Venice, California.

When she was pregnant with her daughter, Madeleine and traveling on her own journey into motherhood, something shifted within her. She experienced a spiritual awakening that allowed her the opportunity to choose a more conscious way to approach her life as a woman and mother. In her yoga practice, she blends together her experience as a mother, her expertise as a doula and her extensive training in yoga, as a meditation guide and facilitator. Sharing what she knows and supporting women as they make their own journey into motherhood is her deepest passion. You can connect with her on her website or Instagram.

Sacred Birthing Space

In this episode Paula talks about being intentional about the space that she created for her hospital birth and discussing all of her wishes for that space with her doctor ahead of time. She had dimmed lights, candles and quiet when she needed it and she describes that space as being sacred and informing how everyone who walking into the room treated the space.

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