EPISODE 148

Dr. Nathan Riley: The Doctor of Birth, Life and Death

Are you making the transition to parenthood but having a hard time finding a good doctor who will work with you to prepare for this life-changing event?

Dr. Nathan Riley sheds light on the state of OB/GYN care in America, why a woman should train for her pregnancy and what fathers can do to support their partners in this Living 4D conversation.

Learn more about Nathan’s work at his Beloved Holistics website and podcast.

For Living 4D listeners: Save $50 off a one-hour consultation with Nathan or one hour of a 10-hour package at this link.

SHOW NOTES
  • The story of Zoe’s birth which led Angie and Paul to meet Nathan. (11:12)
  • Why don’t OB-GYN doctors consult with midwives during the birthing process? (30:33)
  • A soundtrack for Zoe’s birth. (43:56)
  • Healthy mom, healthy baby: A toxic platitude used in mainstream medicine. (55:43)
  • Nathan’s big dream. (1:10:59)
  • Women should be training their bodies for pregnancy. (1:21:15)
  • What Nathan learned about being a parent and husband from a nationally renowned midwife. (1:26:07)
  • A woman’s obsession before and after pregnancy with rock hard abs may lead to incontinence problems. (1:35:36)
  • Men: Are you ready to support your partners through the most transcendent experience — childbirth — in your lives? (1:45:59)
  • How Nathan became a man. (1:54:21)
  • An embrace of menstruation for women’s health. (2:02:26)
  • “We’ve trained women in our society to believe they’re dirty.” (2:14:27)
  • The Golden Hour. (2:23:29)
  • Conventional medical values: Reciting facts and rules vs. true experience. (2:30:44)
  • Informed consent vs coercive language. (2:53:28)
  • Nathan’s advice for finding a good physician. (3:10:07)
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