Have you ever worried — like really worried — about what your life will look like post-kids? Don’t stress, it’s nothing to be ashamed of! Having kids is a boundless and beautiful step that transforms every area of your life forever. Which is why this week I’m thrilled to be chatting all things motherhood, pregnancy, rebirth, identity death and more to the magnificent Angela Gallo, an incredible doula who birthed a 6-figure empire with morals firmly grounded in pure love and feminine energy.
Angela is a true powerhouse of wisdom and positive feminine energy. In the last 5 years, she’s given birth twice (45 hours of labour anyone?), got married, worked through heartbreak, and followed her entrepreneurial spirit on a whirlwind ride to success. Through her work, she has witnessed the birth of countless babies while guiding mothers through challenging yet magnificent rebirths themselves. Her unique experience has given her a wealth of wisdom and inner strength to draw on in both her professional and personal life. As one of the few globally recognized doula’s she embodies values of sexuality and wealth in her life with electrifying success.
Her calling? To grab an outdated healthcare system by the hand and pull it forward in a way that celebrates positive feminism. This episode is all about unfiltered love for yourself, your family, and the journey of motherhood. So if you’re worried or even not sure about having a child, giving birth or how to rock your professional life after having a baby... this conversation is for you!
In this episode we chat about:
- Angela’s story and how she got to where she is today working as a doula (07:52)
- Why birthing a child is also a rebirth for the mother (10:14)
- What a doula does (and why it's so important) (14:44)
- The difference between a doula and a midwife (and how they work together to support you) (18:50)
- Why expecting parents should consider getting a doula (the extra support is so transformative) (24:55)
- The biggest lessons she learned after giving birth twice and witnessing countless births (so much wisdom and insight here!) (28:57)
- How to move through identity death when you step into motherhood (there’s such a powerful takeaway here) (36:11)
- Her top best books of all time (44:23)
- How she is working on herself by working within herself (46:59)
- Her epic morning routine that’ll get you ready to handle anything life throws your way (50:12)
- Her gratitude list and how she handles everyday stress (56:34)
- Plus so much more!
Angela Gallo’s website
Angela's List of Top 40 Books
Follow Angela on Instagram
Follow Angela on Facebook
The Business of Being Born Documentary
Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali
Parenting for Legends by Shannon Kelly White
Join the Melissa Ambrosini Tribe on Facebook
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
Open Wide Video Masterclass
P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified practitioner before starting any new health practice.
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