From Fear to Confidence: Overcoming Anxieties in Pregnancy and Childbirth

By: Care Messer | Birth Story, Childbirth education, Podcast | December 14, 2023

This podcast episode kicks off our series called Tips from a Birth Educator. I met our guest Latoya Murray Johnson, founder of The Birth Impact, online a few years ago and she is one of my favorite people! I hope you stay around until the end to hear the best birth story a childbirth educator can hope for!

Latoya is a Lamaze childbirth educator in Georgia and is also a doula and doula trainer for the Birth Impact – and international, collaborative birth worker movement.

We discuss the state of birth work in Georgia, the importance of choosing the right hospital, and the need for respect and autonomy in the medical arena. She instills confidence and advocacy in her parents and believes that no one can take away your destiny to birth how you wish. LaToya discusses the challenges and rewards of being a birth worker and how she wants parents in class earlier. This show highlights the transformative impact of childbirth education and the value of community in the birth worker field.

Find LaToya here:   Doula View, LLC     The Birth Impact

Here’s the “OMG! I’m Pregnant Course,” to get you started EARLY with all things birth! Let us help you chill out and get things in order to keep the fears down and the excitement up!

Let’s connect: Have questions or comments for this episode?

Work with Care or Ashley: 858-251-4204

About the author:
Care is the founder of the Birth Education Center, San Diego HypnoBirthing and Cuddle Sanctuary San Diego. She is a Birth Educator, Hypnotherapist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, INNATE Care Provider, Erotic Blueprint Coach and also professional Cuddler. She specializes in connection work between people and increasing self boundaries for a more balanced life together.


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