I haven’t interviewed people who work within western medical establishments to this point primarily because the podcast was started to help me gain and share more wisdom from experts that align with my own worldviews around healthcare. These are based around preventative medicine, personal responsibility, the healing power of nature, plants and community care.
I generally avoid western medical practitioners as much as possible and have managed my own healthcare including recovery from anxiety, depression, bipolar and leaky gut over the last 10 years through my own research and application of alternative medicine.
My journey and research (which is presented as the podcast) has been primarily focused around sharing story based wisdom of North American mothers who utilize eastern medicines (Ayurveda, Dao arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine, etc)
There are lots of podcasts out there that talk to medical establishments for birth advice. Less that focus on homebirth, orgasmic birth or the spiritual journey that reclaiming our sovereign power in birth is. That’s where my passions lay, so that’s where I connect with interviewees.
Yet next month I’m going to be interviewing a Labour and Delivery Nurse who is married to an OB!
We have had a good chat via email ahead of time and we both agree to push ourselves to open our mindsets a little bit more and try and find a place where we can meet and provide valuable information to others.
I hope I come out of it with more compassion/understanding of the western medical mindset.