20: Katie Cowles - Stronger than she ever knew.

Today on the show my guest is Katie Cowles. Katie found me through instagram about 2 years ago and she hired me to doula for the birth of her baby! I’ve been so blessed to get to know Katie and her family over the last couple years. We recorded this episode back in the fall and I’m so excited to share it with you now! Katie is a NICU nurse, a mama to her son Oliver who is 17 months, and wife to her husband Cameron. She shares her story of having an unmedicated birth in the hospital setting after being induced. Katie shares about what it looked like for her to trust that everything was going to be okay, and believe she could birth her baby. You’re going to love this sweet mama! 

I loved when Katie shared about how giving birth to her son was one of the first times she realized she could be so strong. So much stronger than she ever knew. How true is that in those seasons of our lives when we are pressed and pushed we realize just how much is IN US. Motherhood is like a daily outpouring of ourselves. We give of ourselves. We nurture, we get up, we rise again, but the craziest part about it all, is that as we give the Lord pours back into us. We pour out ourselves and the Lord pours his identity into us. His strength into us. And slowly, ever so slowly we start to look more like him. It’s beautiful and brilliant and hard as hell all at the same time.

Connect with Katie on IG @katieaerial
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I believe in you and in birth and our innate ability to have babies. I’m here to tell you the truth. To provide you with current, evidenced based information about childbirth, so that you can make the decisions that are best for you and your family and no one else. I believe that when families are informed and educated about their choices surrounding birth, their confidence increases, which provides them the foundation needed for a safe & satisfying birth experience. Remember, mama, you are stronger than you think you are. Everything you’ll need to have this baby, you already possess. You just might have to discover that it’s there. I’m just here to point you in the right direction. Head on over to yourbestbirthcourse.com to enroll and begin your journey! Use the promo code: PODCAST at check out for $50 OFF of your course. 

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