WELCOME TO BIRTH OF A MOTHER
HOME OF THE MATRESCENCE PODCAST
Our goal with this series of conversations is to share with you thoughts, ideas, questions and where possible the evidence based research on what Matrescence really is – the mental emotional and spiritual journey of being a woman, not just the physical nature of having a baby – or not!
So much of the discussion about Motherhood is physical and rarely deals with the emotional, psychological and frankly spiritual changes that happen during this season. Without language, we can feel alone. So come with us, your hosts Bree and Kelly, on a journey to entertain and share ideas that will empower!
This is a place for you to find the information and support you need to make the transition to motherhood an empowering one. Combining evidence-based information with personal insight to help you heal from past experiences, make informed and empowered decisions, grow as individuals and mothers and find solidarity in this journey that is Matrescence.
Bree’s Birth Story
Kelly and Bree met in 2014 when Kelly was searching for a nanny to help with her young boys after school, especially for one boy who needed extra support due to being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Ever since then, Bree became part of the family and as the kids grew, they started a new journey together, sharing their personal experiences, insights and values through their Podcast and Blogs. Birth of a Mother grew from their desire to make sense of their own matrescence journey and share with others.
This project is the culmination of many conversations, often short and interrupted by children, but always with a desire to learn and share with others. Find out more about Bree and Kelly and why they started this journey together.
Hosted by Kelly Wilkes and Bree Holling, the Matrescence Podcast combines evidence-based information with personal insight to help you heal from past experiences, make informed and empowered decisions, grow as individuals and mothers and find solidarity in this journey that is Matrescence.
Whether you are a mother, a birth worker or just a woman driven to be the best version of herself, as long as you like belly laughs, heart warming stories and over sharing, this is a place for you.
Have you every wondered what a Doula is, and if you should have one?
Are you thinking about getting pregnant and want to know what are the things you really need to think about, other than what pram to buy?
In our blog posts, as well as our guest posts, we will share insight, advice and our experiences with you so you can make informed decisions, pre and post birth.
We share insightful tips, stories and advice to our followers through our Instagram page.
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Just as adolescence describes the natural but all-encompassing transition from child to adult, matrescence describes the natural but all-encompassing transition from woman to mother.
Acknowledgement of Country
We wish to pay respect to their Elders, both past and present, and further acknowledge the important role that Indigenous people continue to play within our communities.
We acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people in educating all people in this country, which we all share and live in together.
Matrescence: Birth of a Mother
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