The Yoga, Bellies & Babies Podcast

by Krishna Hassomal

How can you prepare for the journey of pregnancy, birth and parenthood? You can't! It's truly the one journey which can only be learnt from experience. Welcome to the Yoga, Bellies and Babies podcast! I, Krishna Hassomal, together with my guests explore the journey of pregnancy, birth and beyond through yoga, science and personal experiences. Join me for light-hearted and honest conversations with real, everyday people. Learn ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • How to have a safer childbirth, with Attorney Gina Mundy

    How to have a safer childbirth, with Attorney Gina Mundy

    This week we discuss safety during childbirth with Gina Mundy, an attorney specializing in childbirth cases. For over 20 years, Gina’s focus has been investigating and analyzing mistakes that arise during labour and delivery. She has spent countless hours meticulously scrutinizing childbirth cases, conducting interviews with delivery teams, and thoroughly examining medical records to gain an in-depth understanding of every decision made during labour and delivery. Throughout her career Gina has travelled the United States of America, engaging with healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and midwives to explore all aspects of labour and delivery. These interactions have provided her with invaluable insights, enabling her to appreciate the diverse perspectives prevalent in different regions of the country. In June 2023, Gina's book "A Parent's Guide to a Safer Childbirth" was published. The book helps parents to avoid the mistakes during childbirth and have a healthy baby. Instead of getting involved after a mistake was made, Gina is getting involved before childbirth to help prevent the mistakes. In this episode we talk about: Gina’s 3 birth experiences as a mum and attorney What the most common issue in a childbirth cases is How parents can prepare and advocate for themselves for safe childbirth, without being overwhelmed How to manage difficult decision making when they’re in vulnerable positions Will Gina’s book scare expecting parents? Role of prenatal yoga in safe childbirth The importance of a birth plan Advice for families to manage postnatal trauma Find out more about Gina here: Website: www.ginamundy.com Amazon Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C9KFNPNQ The Childbirth Attorney Podcast https://ginamundy.com/ginas-podcast Instagram: @GinaMundy https://www.instagram.com/ginamundy/ Thank you for listening! Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/how-to-have-a-safer-childbirth-with-attorney-gina-mundy/ If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode! If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch! To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.com Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect

  • Adoption and the Mother Wound, with Adisti van Os

    Adoption and the Mother Wound, with Adisti van Os

    *Trigger warning: this episode talks about adoption and trauma* Step into the warmth of a truly special episode this week. Join us as we delve deep into the remarkable journey of Adisti van Os. Born in Indonesia and adopted into a Dutch family at just three months old, Adisti generously shares her deeply personal narrative of adoption, exploring the profound dynamics of the mother wound and her unwavering dedication to nurturing mothers through her career. In this heartfelt conversation, we explore: Adisti's extraordinary journey from Indonesia to the Netherlands through adoption. The profound experience of learning to navigate motherhood without a maternal guide. The spiritual dimensions of pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. The remarkable tale of reconnecting with her biological mother as a young adult. Her personal journey of healing and reconciliation with her past, whilst becoming a mother herself. How Adisti's own story has shaped her compassionate mission of supporting women throughout the transformative journey of pregnancy and beyond. Join us for a conversation that is not just enlightening but deeply heartening, as we celebrate the resilience, strength, and boundless love that defines the journey of motherhood. Adisti van Os run her own business in holistic motherhood and is also one of the founders of Postpartum massage Netherlands. She gives coaching, postpartum treatments/massage, yoga, birthing workshops, and birth circles. She is very passionate about the Fourth Trimester and one of her biggest wishes is that every new mother can have a soft landing into her motherhood. Find out more about Adisti www.yogaensoo.nl and www.postpartummassagenederland.nl On spotify: Rising of the Motherless Podcast Thank you for listening! Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/adoption-and-the-mother-wound-with-adisti-van-os If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode! If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch! To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.com Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect

  • 5 Yoga practices while feeding your baby

    5 Yoga practices while feeding your baby

    Have you ever had these thoughts? ‘’How am I supposed to practice Yoga with a baby who I’m constantly feeding’’ Or ‘’ I went to postnatal yoga with my baby and spend more time feeding my baby that in actual poses’’ I’m here to challenge those thoughts and reshape your perspective on integrating yoga into your life with your baby. This episode is not about how to practice yoga with a baby around, but how to turn our time with our babies into yoga practice. Especially, when it comes to feeding. Simply, because that’s where most of our time goes! Spoiler alert: no, I’m not going to be how to latch your baby or give them a bottle whilst you’re in a Warrior 2 position! I hope this serves you anywhere you are! Feed and practice away Mama! Thank you for listening! Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/5-yoga-practices-while-feeding-your-baby/ If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify, it means the world to me! Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode! If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch! To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.com Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect

  • From Sacred to Shame: A Deep Dive into Cyclical Living, with Iris Verstappen

    From Sacred to Shame: A Deep Dive into Cyclical Living, with Iris Verstappen

    Confused about the myriad types of health coaching? Overwhelmed by the multitude of buzzwords surrounding women’s health? Carry a feeling of shame or physical pain during your cycle? You're not alone. Join Iris Josephine Verstappen as she demystifies the terms and complexities. In this episode, Iris guides us on a profound journey into the sacredness of our bodies and cycles, while empowering us to shed the cloak of shame that often accompanies them. From anthropology to unravelling the societal shift from sacred to shame surrounding our cycles, Iris’s soothing voice and vast knowledge will illuminate you every step of the way. In this episode, Iris covers: • Her unique approach: Learn about Iris’s compassionate approach to treating individuals, including insights into hormonal health coaching, orthomolecular therapy and functional medicine. • Cyclical basics: From menarchy to menopause and all the stages in between, Iris provides a comprehensive overview of the cyclical nature of our bodies. • Impact of education: Explore how the information we receive about our cycles during childhood shapes us as individuals and as a society. • Unveiling shame: Iris delves deep into the roots of shame surrounding our cycles, its physiological and psychological impacts, and offers guidance on how to dismantle it. • Anthropology and patriarchy: Discover the historical and societal implications of menstruation, and its relationship with patriarchal structures and ancient civilisations. • Cyclical living: What does it mean, and how can we integrate it into our non-cyclical society and work life? Iris offers simple and practical tools to initiate this transformative journey. Learn more about Iris and her offerings here website | www.cycleseeds.com insta | @cycleseeds facebook | /cycleseeds Thank you for listening! Read the full blog post ->https://www.krishyoga.com/from-sacred-to-shame-with-iris-verstappen If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify, it means the world to me! Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode! If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch! To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.com Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect

  • 12 Months, Infinite Emotions: The Emotional Ride of Pregnancy and Postpartum

    12 Months, Infinite Emotions: The Emotional Ride of Pregnancy and Postpartum

    After bring on a 6 month hiatus, I’m thrilled to bring the Yoga, Bellies & Babies Podcast back! It’s been a busy few months, from being pregnant with twins, bringing them into this world and adjusting into our new life. Today, I'm diving back into the podcast by reflecting on the whirlwind of emotions and challenges I've experienced over the past 12 months. Whether you're expecting or have recently become a parent, I'm sure you'll find elements of my story relatable. From the moment I discovered I was pregnant to the present day, it's been an eventful and transformative year. Join me as I take you on a ride through the highs and lows of my emotional rollercoaster during pregnancy and postpartum. It's been the most significant year of my life, so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the journey! As a token of appreciation for your support and to celebrate my personal growth along with my birthday, be sure to stick around until the end for a special gift from me. Thank you for listening! Read the full blog post -> https://www.krishyoga.com/the-emotional-ride-of-pregnancy-and-postpartum/ If you liked this episode, consider leaving a review on Apple Podcast or Spotify, it means the world to me! Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast or Spotify, and never miss an episode! If you'd like to be a guest on my show, or would like to share some feedback, please get in touch! To learn more about how to work with me go to www.krishyoga.com Share your biggest takeaway on Instagram stories, and tag @krish_yoga so we can connect