Red Tent Birth – Leah Outten

In this episode, Leah shares the story of her fifth birth, which took place at a birth center surrounded by supportive women. The Red Tent was a hideaway that women in ancient Christian culture retreated to during their periods or to give birth. In these tents, it is said that women shared secrets and traditions of womanhood and motherhood, and cared for each other during times of need. Leah’s midwife named Leah’s recent birth a “Red Tent Birth” and you will soon find out why.

Leah Outten is a mom to four and proud birthmother to one in an open adoption. When she isn’t tackling mountains of laundry or trying to keep up with a ninja 2 year old, she can be found practicing what fills her up outside of motherhood: writing. You can find more from Leah at her blog, The Grace Bond, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Hypnobabies tracks make for great naps and breathing practice!

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth book

Your Best Birth by Ricki Lake

The Business of Being Born documentary

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