Show Notes

Heal Birth Heal the Earth – Calling the Power of Birth Home – Carla Sargent

“Carla is New Zealand’s leading authority on birth trauma. Her background in midwifery & her many years of experience in helping people heal from their birth trauma, combines to offer you reliable, compassionate and trusted support.”

To encounter the mindset that, for a woman, her body is broken and needs to be outsourced to a model of “care” for her to birth, is creating an epidemic of disempowerment. The catch phrase “We’ll you’ve got a healthy baby” is the go-to rebuttal of anything that challenges accountability, retrospection, and deception of sovereignty. What this inhibits is the potentiality of creating an initiation into the innate power of a woman evolving into the new reality of mother and expression of motherhood.  This “groomed” abdication of the innate woman’s sovereignty is creating a significant setting and experience of destabilisation in connection on multiple levels for the woman, child, parental unit and beyond. “Heal Birth Heal the Earth” is more than a proclamation it is an invitation to call our power and sovereignty home.

Carla and I connected through a beautiful mutual friend and my first podcast guest, Lynley. In that first episode, Lynley shared her emotional birth trauma and the healing space that Carla created which empowered her to reclaim this incredible aspect of womanhood. What an amazing and courageous Sol Carla is. It is so evident, through our conversation, that Carla is following her innate calling and tapping into that wisdom to support the healing of birth trauma and empower many women. For me, I can see this is an incredibly pivotal aspect of an individuals, and more so, humanities return to wholeness.

In our conversation we share aspects of our experiences of birth, Carla’s incredible ability to hold space, her courage to create a business to support birth trauma healing for woman, what the invitation is for woman to step into for their sovereignty, her amazing mothers courageous innate birth wisdom, fear as a grooming tool to abdicate women’s sovereignty, then the power and privilege of hearing those birth stories of the amazing women who have worked through their birth trauma, as well as so much more.

This wisdom is so incredible to share, not just with other mothers but also young woman and future mums and dads to be. I really encourage you to tap into Carla’s podcast “Healing Birth with Carla” or if you would love to reach out to Carla to step into the healing of your own birth trauma’s or would like to be trained to support women through their healing, please connect in via Carla’s website:

Also check out Carla’s book “Where The Heart Is – Stories of Home birth in NZ”

Big Love.


The intent for these recordings is to be unhomogenised and unpasteurised conversations that aligns with real life. The falling over words, the poise and challenge in moments to understand how to verbalise what’s wanting to come forward, is part of the realness of nutrient dense conversations. So, with that, I have to say I’m embracing and enjoying watching my own clunkiness as I explore my expression through this space. I hope you too hold space for yourself, friends, family, strangers yet to know and myself as we navigate enriched conversations on this journey.

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